A Reflection on Dr. James Robson’s Public Lecture on Meditation, Mindfulness and Mental Health at Emmanuel College

After reading the title of Dr. Robson's lecture, "A Crazy History of Buddhism: On Buddhist Mental Institutions and Meditation / Mindfulness," I anticipated a very interesting evening. Indeed, Dr. Robson did not disappoint his audience. Dr. Robson is the James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His [...]

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The Birth of Insight and “Crossing the Dharmascape”: Professor Erik Braun’s Visit to Toronto and Hamilton

On January 26th and 27th, Professor Erik Braun visited the University of Toronto and McMaster University as a warmly welcomed Numata speaker, meeting with students, leading a reading group, and delivering a public lecture. In Toronto first, the Associate Professor from the University of Virginia led a reading group on the fifth and sixth chapters [...]

[Event Announcement] Public Lecture: Prof. David McMahan on Buddhism and Global Secularisms

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Professor David L. McMahan, who will present a keynote address for our annual conference, “Buddhism in the Global Eye”: “Buddhism and Global Secularisms” Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 to 9:00 pm UBC | Asian Centre | Auditorium | 1871 West Mall The [...]

The Mindful Teen: Secular and Buddhist Mindfulness for Adolescents – A Talk by Dr. Dzung X. Vo (UBC, March 22, 2016)

On the night of March 22, scholars, Vancouver’s Buddhist community members and interested public attended Dr. Dzung X. Vo’s talk on mindful clinical therapy for adolescents and controversies surrounding secular mindfulness. Dr. Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of [...]