[Blog] A Report on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s 50th Anniversary of Graduate Studies Celebration

By Crystal Beaudoin McMaster's Religious Studies Department was a hub of activity on the weekend of May 13-14 2016, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our graduate program. The weekend commenced with an opening reception and barbecue on Friday evening. Saturday began with a 50th-anniversary luncheon, during which we heard from Professor Eileen Schuller, … Continue reading [Blog] A Report on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s 50th Anniversary of Graduate Studies Celebration

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

By Crystal Beaudoin 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 … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s Final Yehan Numata Reading Group with Dr. Levi McLaughlin

[Blog] A Post-Reading Group Reflection on Jowita Kramer’s Visit to McMaster University’s Religious Studies Department

By Crystal Beaudoin On Friday, March 18 2016, the Religious Studies Department at McMaster University hosted our second Yehan Numata Reading Group. Our guest scholar was Dr. Jowita Kramer from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany). Dr. Kramer's research focus is on the history and philosophy of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism, intertextuality in Buddhist commentarial literature and … Continue reading [Blog] A Post-Reading Group Reflection on Jowita Kramer’s Visit to McMaster University’s Religious Studies Department

[Blog] A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s Yehan Numata Lecture with Dr. Constantino Moretti

By Crystal Beaudoin On Friday, February 12th 2016, several members of McMaster's Religious Studies department took a break from our usual work to join Dr. Costantino Moretti in embarking upon a fascinating journey to the Chinese underworld. Dr. Moretti was our second speaker for the 2015-2016 University of Toronto / McMaster University Numata Buddhist Studies … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s Yehan Numata Lecture with Dr. Constantino Moretti

[Blog] A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s First Yehan Numata Reading Group with Dr. Stuart Young

By Crystal Beaudoin On Friday, December 4th 2015, McMaster University's Religious Studies department was pleased to commence our 2015-2016 Numata Buddhist Studies Program. Dr. Stuart Young from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) joined the department for our first reading group of the school year. Dr. Young introduced his latest project “Bald-headed Destroyers of Living Things: Vinaya … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on McMaster’s Religious Studies Department’s First Yehan Numata Reading Group with Dr. Stuart Young

The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program Lecture Series, 2015-2016 Schedule

By Larissa Fardelos The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program in Buddhist Studies hosts an annual lecture series that invites Buddhist Studies scholars from around the globe to Southern Ontario for public lectures and reading groups at both University of Toronto and McMaster University. A uniquely collaborative Buddhist Studies program between the two universities, … Continue reading The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Program Lecture Series, 2015-2016 Schedule