A Reflection on Two Lectures in the “Buddha and the Other” Lecture Series (Oct 19 & 26, 2017)

In October, McGill University’s Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) organized two lectures on the theme of “Buddha and the Other.” On October 19th, Professor Arvind Sharma’s talk investigated the relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism. The following Thursday, Professor Lara Braitstein enquired into the differences and distinctions presented in the narrative of the history of Tibetan Buddhism. … Continue reading A Reflection on Two Lectures in the “Buddha and the Other” Lecture Series (Oct 19 & 26, 2017)

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“Spontaneous Presence_ The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava_s Iconography in Image (and Text)” Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg, Oct 20, 2017 at McGill University

Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

A Talk by Professor Daniel Hirshberg on October 20, 2017 at McGill University Students of the history of Tibetan Buddhism are familiar with the renowned tantrika Padmasambhava and his eminent role in establishing Buddhism throughout the kingdoms of the Himalaya in the eighth century. They also learn that Padmasambhava is venerated by his followers as … Continue reading Spontaneous Presence: The Rapid Normalization of Padmasambhava’s Iconography in Image (and Text)

Engaged Minfulness, A Talk by Dr. Fleet Maull at McGill University

Engaged Mindfulness, A Talk By Dr. Fleet Maull At McGill University

On October 5, 2017, Dr. Fleet Maull, Director of the Prison Mindfulness Institute visited McGill University, School of Religious Studies, as part of the CREOR lecture series Buddha and the Other. In his presentation, entitled “Engaged Mindfulness,” Dr. Maull shared his insights into, and experience with socially engaged Buddhism, which he sees as the most … Continue reading Engaged Mindfulness, A Talk By Dr. Fleet Maull At McGill University

CREOR Lunch Lecture Series_ Buddha and the Other_ Encounters between Buddhism and Other Cultures, Mindsets and Peoples during the Ages (2017-18)

CREOR Lunch Lecture Series: Buddha and the Other: Encounters between Buddhism and Other Cultures, Mindsets and Peoples during the Ages (2017-18)

Co-organized by the School of Religious Studies, Department of East Asian Studies and Centre for Research on Religion, McGill University. The lecture series will take place on Thursdays, 11:30-13:30 at Birks Heritage Chapel, 3520 University Street on the 2nd floor. For full schedule, please see below.

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)

Transmitting Buddhism in the Secular Setting: A Reflection on McGill’s School of Religious Studies’ Reading Group on The Making of Buddhist Modernism

On the sunny afternoon of April 24th, students and colleagues of the School of Religious Studies (SRS) at McGill University reunited at the Redpath Library for the third session of their reading group[1] on “Multiple Facets of Secularism.” Starting at 2 p.m., their discussion on David McMahan’s The Making of Buddhist Modernism lasted for two … Continue reading Transmitting Buddhism in the Secular Setting: A Reflection on McGill’s School of Religious Studies’ Reading Group on The Making of Buddhist Modernism