[Event] McMaster: Symposium on New Directions in The Study of Chan Buddhism (May 11, 2018)

The symposium will take place on May 11, 2018 from 2:30pm at the Great Hall, University Club, McMaster University. Please see the poster for more details. RSVP to bennjam@mcmaster.ca.

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Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen_ A Talk by Dr. Christopher Byrne at McGill University

“Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen”, A Talk by Dr. Christopher Byrne at McGill University

By Jingjing Li and Nahid Widaatalla. On February 15th, 2018, Dr. Christopher Byrne from McGill’s Department of East Asian Studies (EAS) delivered a talk on ‘Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen’, as part of the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) Lunch Lecture Series of “Buddha and the Other”. His presentation centred around the … Continue reading “Buddhism and the Barbarian in Chinese Zen”, A Talk by Dr. Christopher Byrne at McGill University

Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition

[Talk] UofCalgary: Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition (February 9, 2018)

Focusing on the Platform Sūtra 六祖壇經, Dr. Morten Schlütter discusses how bodhisattva precepts and the notion of formlessness (wuxiang 無相) became associated in the early Chan movement, yet ultimately failed to maintain lasting appeal. Mass bodhisattva precepts ceremonies for both lay people and monastics became very popular in eight-century Chinese Buddhism. The emerging Chan movement … Continue reading [Talk] UofCalgary: Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition (February 9, 2018)

Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism

On January 18th, 2018, Dr. Yi’nan Zhang 張軼男, invited by The Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at UBC, delivered the talk “Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism” in Asian Center at UBC. Dr. Yi’nan Zhang is a literary and cultural scholar whose research focuses on Chinese … Continue reading Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism

[Guest Lecture] UBC_ Du Fu_s Poems and Chan Buddhism (Jan.18, 2018)

[Guest Lecture] UBC: Du Fu’s Poems and Chan Buddhism (Jan.18, 2018)

The Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures at UBC cordially invites you to attend a lecture to be given by their visiting professor, Dr. Yi’nan Zhang 張軼男 of the Beihua University 北華大學, China, on “Du Fu’s 杜甫 (712-770) Poems and Chan Buddhism”. When: 4-6pm, January 18 (Thursday), 2018. Where: … Continue reading [Guest Lecture] UBC: Du Fu’s Poems and Chan Buddhism (Jan.18, 2018)

[Call for Application] 2017-18 Winter Program: Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: An Intensive Program of Lectures Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork

The Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Sheng-yen Education Foundation, the Buddhist Studies Center in the Humanities College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou 廣州, China, and the Buddhist Studies Forum at the University of British Columbia (UBC-BSF) in Vancouver, Canada cordially invite applications for a 9-day program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on … Continue reading [Call for Application] 2017-18 Winter Program: Buddhism and East Asian Cultures: An Intensive Program of Lectures Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork

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Emptiness and the Perfection of Wisdom: A Reflection on Venerable Chang Wu’s Lecture “The Diamond Sūtra: How It Applies to Our Lives,” held on February 9th 2017 at the University of Calgary

On February 9th, 2017, the University of Calgary welcomed Venerable Chang Wu, current Abbess and Director of Dharma Drum Vancouver Center, to present her lecture, “The Diamond Sūtra: How It Applies to Our Lives,” as a part of our Numata Speaker Series. The Numata Speaker Series at the University of Calgary is coordinated by our … Continue reading Emptiness and the Perfection of Wisdom: A Reflection on Venerable Chang Wu’s Lecture “The Diamond Sūtra: How It Applies to Our Lives,” held on February 9th 2017 at the University of Calgary

[Updated Agenda][Event Announcement] Lines and Enlightenment: Chan Buddhism and Literature in Medieval China 語與悟:中古中國的禪學與文學 (Aug. 9, 2016)

The relationship between literary and religious activities has been a lasting theme for any society of any time all over the world. One lens to see through the patterns of interactions between the religious and literary practitioners is provided by the relationship between Chan Buddhism and literature in medieval China. This one-day workshop, co-sponsored by … Continue reading [Updated Agenda][Event Announcement] Lines and Enlightenment: Chan Buddhism and Literature in Medieval China 語與悟:中古中國的禪學與文學 (Aug. 9, 2016)