A Reflection on the Buddhism and Economics in Medieval and Early Modern China at the Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit Conference at the University of British Columbia (June 16th to 18th, 2017)

From June 16th to June 18th 2017, I had the good fortune to attend a conference at the University of British Columbia (UBC), entitled "Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present." Sponsored by UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the newly funded multi-year, international and interdisciplinary SSHRC partnership project [...]


2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference Reflection

Recently, I have been in contact with the manager of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. Since I was about to attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 meeting for the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion at Ryerson University in Toronto, from May 27th – 30th,  I was asked to [...]

A Reflection on DDVC’s Second Academic Workshop, by Lisa Su

A Workshop co-sponsored by DDVC and UBC A congregation of Buddhist scholars gathered at the Dharma Drum Vancouver Center on Saturday, October 4th, in the late hours of the afternoon. They come from all over the world to attend the conference on Paper, Print and Cyberspace: The Perspective of a Global Network for the Multimedia and [...]

UBC Asian Studies Lecture: “The Medical, Religious, and Diplomatic Travels of Tuệ Tĩnh 慧靖” (Oct. 15, 2015)

When the Vietnamese monk physician Tuệ Tĩnh慧靖 (c. 1330-c.1389) was approximately fifty-five years old he was sent, along with nineteen other monks, with the diplomatic mission of 1385 as a living present to the Ming Dynasty from the Vietnamese royal court. Despite the fact that his travels were involuntary Tuệ Tĩnh’s journey to China and [...]

The 6th Annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference, UBC – Call For Papers: Buddhism in the Global Eye Aug. 10-12, 2016

Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West The 6th Annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference, hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (Jessica L. Main, director) and co-sponsored by The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective Project (SSHRC Insight Grant, John S. Harding, [...]

Book launch of UBC Professor Peter Nosco’s new edited volume: Dissent on Core Beliefs: Religious and Secular Perspectives Sept. 25

Dr. Peter Nosco has recently returned from his sabbatical over the last year in Japan and has published a new book this summer via Cambridge University Press. The book, co-edited with Dr. Simone Chambers of the University of Toronto, is titled Dissent on Core Beliefs: Religious and Secular Perspectives and compares the ways in which nine ethical and [...]

Paper, Print and Cyberspace: UBC Buddhist Studies Forum Oct. 4-5

Dharma Drum Vancouver Center (DDVC) is pleased to co-sponsor “A Local Workshop on a Global Network” with the UBC Buddhist Stdies Forum on October 4th and 5th of 2015. The keynote speeches will be given on October 4th by Dr. T. H. Barrett of the University of London, and Dr. Masahiro Shimoda of the University [...]