Yuima-e (維摩會) in Sixteenth-Century Japan_ Recently Acquired Manuscript Now Available in McGill's Rare Book Collection

Yuima-e (維摩會) in Sixteenth-Century Japan: Recently Acquired Manuscript Now Available in McGill’s Rare Book Collection

By Jingjing Li. This March, a sixteenth-century Japanese manuscript arrived in the Rare Book Collection room of McGill’s McLennan Library. Currently the most ancient East Asian resource preserved at McGill, the text, which dates back to 1539, documents the Yuima-e (維摩會), a popular ritual conducted among monks in the School of Hossō (法相). On March … Continue reading Yuima-e (維摩會) in Sixteenth-Century Japan: Recently Acquired Manuscript Now Available in McGill’s Rare Book Collection

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Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism_ A Talk by Prof. Mikael Bauer (November 9, 2017)

Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism: A Talk by Prof. Mikaël Bauer (November 9, 2017)

By Shuyue He and Jingjing Li. On November 9th, 2017, Professor Mikaël Bauer delivered the talk “Buddhism and Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism” in the senior common room of Birks Building at McGill University. Throughout his lecture, Prof. Bauer inquired into the way in which Buddhism was an integral part of the major political discourse, … Continue reading Sovereignty in East Asian Buddhism: A Talk by Prof. Mikaël Bauer (November 9, 2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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