[Guest Lecture] UBC_ The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai by Dr. Paul Groner (October 23, 2017)

[Guest Lecture] UBC: The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai by Dr. Paul Groner (October 23, 2017)

The From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions Program at UBC is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Groner, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture titled  “The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai” on October 23rd at 5 pm in [...]

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A Reflection on the “Pre-Modern Japanese Buddhism: The Pure Land in Nara Schools Workshop” at McGill University (Sept 29, 2017)

By Jingjing Li and Shuyue He. On the 29th of September 2017, McGill University’s School of Religious Studies (SRS) convened a whole-day workshop “The Pure Land in the Nara Schools,” in the senior common room of Birks building. With the support of McGill’s Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) and Numata Canada, SRS invited scholars [...]

[Workshop] McGill University: The Pure Land in the Nara Schools (Sept. 29, 2017)

A Report on Dr. Mark Rowe’s Talk: Bikers, Widows, and Bodhisattvas: Female Priests in Japanese Buddhism (Japan Foundation Toronto, March 15 2017)

On March 15, 2017, a small crowd fills the gallery room at the Japan Foundation in Toronto. The long narrow room is dimly lit beautifully decorated with delicate scrolls showing pictures from Tōdai-ji. The exhibition, Road of Light and Hope: National Treasures of Tōdai-Ji Temple, Nara, debuts today, but it not the star of the [...]

A Reflection on Dr. Asuka Sango’s Yehan Numata Lecture at the University of Toronto, December 1 2016

A write-up of Dr. Sango's lecture on Medieval Japanese Buddhism at University of Toronto.

Modernized Buddhism & Secular Religion: A Write-Up of Dr. Victor Sogen Hori’s Presentation at UBC 2016 Conference

On August 10th 2016, the Sixth Annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference “Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West” commenced at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Co-sponsored by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society at UBC and The Modernization of Buddhism in Global [...]

[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: Prof. Richard Jaffe on Japanese Buddhism’s ‘Western Turn’

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Professor Richard Jaffe, who will present a keynote address for our annual conference, “Buddhism in the Global Eye”: “Japanese Buddhism’s ‘Western Turn’: South/Southeast Asia and the Forging of the Japanese Buddhist Modern” Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 7:30 to 9:00 pm [...]

Madness and Buddhist Compassion – A Talk by Dr. Mark Unno (UBC, March 21, 2016)

On March 21, 2016, the Buddhism and Contemporary Society at the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Mark Unno from the University of Oregon, with his guest lecture titled “Madness and Buddhist Compassion.” In his lecture, Dr. Unno examined various definitions of "madness" in both Western and Japanese contexts, its social impact on individuals, as [...]

A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s Final Yehan Numata Reading Group with Dr. Levi McLaughlin

The Religious Studies department at McMaster University wrapped up its 2015-2016 Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program on Friday, April 8 2016. Our department hosted Dr. Levi McLaughlin from the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. Dr. McLaughlin's research interests include Chinese and Japanese religions, methodologies and theories employed in Religious [...]

Buddhist Violence: East Asian Perspectives – A Public Lecture by Dr. Jinhua Chen (UBC, February 3, 2016)

On February 3rd 2016, Professor Jinhua Chen, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC), held a talk on East Asian Buddhism’s involvement in warfare and other forms of violence. It was part of the Wall Wednesday Afternoon Public Lecture Series of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWAIS), UBC where he is [...]