A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

The International Association of Buddhist Studies 18th Congress began in earnest on Monday, August 21st 2017. After a day full of engaging panels, participants had the opportunity to attend an evening round table at the Royal Ontario Museum. This event, entitled "Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies," featured a group of talented Buddhist Studies scholars, including … Continue reading A Reflection on the “Bridging Divides in Buddhist Studies” Round Table at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, August 21st 2017

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Vinaya Studies at the 18th Congress of IABS, in Toronto

Studies of Buddhist monastic literature (vinaya) were in full swing at the 18th congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS). This should not surprise anyone familiar with the current academic climate within Buddhist studies in the province of Ontario. This year, IABS took place in Toronto, Ontario from August 20th–25th. Having hosted a … Continue reading Vinaya Studies at the 18th Congress of IABS, in Toronto

[Roundtable] Toronto: Buddhist Studies in Canada (August 22, 2017)

This roundtable will be an open and wide-ranging discussion considering several aspects of Buddhist Studies in Canada with a view to sharing information on the current situation and stimulating discussion on possible future opportunities and directions. Panelists will consider: the historical development of Buddhist Studies in Canada, the general status of graduate and undergraduate programmes … Continue reading [Roundtable] Toronto: Buddhist Studies in Canada (August 22, 2017)

XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, August 20-25, 2017, Third Circular

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends: I am very happy to send you the Third Circular for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which will be held in Toronto at the University of Toronto campus, August 20th to the 25th, 2017. On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning Committee, I … Continue reading XVIIIth IABS Congress, Toronto, August 20-25, 2017, Third Circular

XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) (August 20-25, 2017)

Click here to access the electronic copy of the circular Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends: Preparations are well underway for the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS), which takes place at the University of Toronto, August 20th to the 25th, 2017. On behalf of the IABS, my university, and the conference’s Planning … Continue reading XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) (August 20-25, 2017)