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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2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference Reflection

Recently, I have been in contact with the manager of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. Since I was about to attend the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 meeting for the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion at Ryerson University in Toronto, from May 27th – 30th,  I was asked to … Continue reading 2017 Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference Reflection

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

By Jingjing Li 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 … 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

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