A Report on the Buddhist Studies in Canada Round Table Discussion at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

The Buddhist Studies in Canada round table discussion was one of many exciting evening events that took place at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. It took place on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017, at the University of Toronto's Bahen Centre for Information Technology. Invited participants travelled from all over Canada, and … Continue reading A Report on the Buddhist Studies in Canada Round Table Discussion at the XVIIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies

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[Event Announcement] Conference: The End of Life: Dying, Suicide, Death at Institute for the Humanities, SFU (Nov.2-3, 2016)

Questions regarding the end of life––about dying, suicide, and death––have been with humanity from ancient times. Many thinkers have wrestled with the realities of suffering and mortality, and how we as humans, individually and collectively, can be the most humane, compassionate, and just in face of such certainties. Only one thing appears sure, and this … Continue reading [Event Announcement] Conference: The End of Life: Dying, Suicide, Death at Institute for the Humanities, SFU (Nov.2-3, 2016)

[Event Announcement] Mutual Influence of Huayen School and Yijing 《華嚴思想與易經交涉》 by Professor Qiugao Xing (Jul.30, 2016)

佛教在東漢初年傳入中國後,早期的譯經多採用格義方式,被稱為“格義佛教”.而被用來作為格義資源的,除了最常見的老莊思想外,易學也是其中一種重 要的資源.三國時康僧會即用《易》中“積善之家,必有餘慶”的觀念來解說佛教的善惡報應觀念.此後的支遁、慧遠等善說易,以易說佛,成為中國佛教僧人解說 佛經的一種方式.唐代華嚴思想家和實踐者李通玄(635-730)和華嚴四祖澄觀(738-839),都嘗試結合《易》來理解《華嚴經》,將易學應用於對 華嚴思想的理解中.李通玄的易與華嚴的結合,有“方山易”之說.澄觀則有比較清醒的華嚴宗立塲,强調“借語用之”. Date: 1:30 - 3:30pm, Saturday, 30 July 2016 Venue: Universal Buddhist Temple 世界佛教會, 525 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver BC It's a free event, please call UBT at 604-325-6912 to register. About the Speaker: Visiting Scholar of SFU David Lam Centre, Qiugao Xing is Professor and Dean of  College of Humanities and Social … Continue reading [Event Announcement] Mutual Influence of Huayen School and Yijing 《華嚴思想與易經交涉》 by Professor Qiugao Xing (Jul.30, 2016)