[Blog] Autumn Canadian Conferences

A guest post by Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk This autumn I had the opportunity to attend two major conferences dealing with Buddhist Studies and more broadly Asian Studies, both of which were hosted at Canadian institutions. It is always heartening to see an international community come together at a university in Canada, much like in August … Continue reading [Blog] Autumn Canadian Conferences

[Blog] Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

By Ngoc Le Dr. Schwerk’s working paper “Drawing Lines in a Maṇḍala: A Sketch of Boundaries Between Religion and Politics in Bhutan” was published in August 2019. I had an opportunity to chat with her about the research, the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” project, her upcoming monograph and more. Can … Continue reading [Blog] Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An Interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

[Blog] The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019) – A Conference Report

By Ngoc Le “The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland” workshop/ conference took place at the University of British Columbia from June 28 to 29, 2019. Sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, … Continue reading [Blog] The Politics and Pathways of Return: Trans-regional perspectives on a Buddhist homeland (June 28-29, 2019) – A Conference Report

[Blog] On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: A Lecture by Dr. Huqun Li

By Maggie Mitchell and Sarah Fink Photo courtesy by Carol Lee (UBC FROGBEAR) On March 14, 2019, Dr. Huqun Li, associate professor at the School of Humanities at China University of Political Science and Law, delivered his lecture and performance, "On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: to learn from the performance of Guqin" at … Continue reading [Blog] On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: A Lecture by Dr. Huqun Li

Tibetan Monastic Education_ Challenges and Reforms

[Blog] Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

Author: Weiyu Lin Affiliation: Graduate Program at the Asian Studies Department of the University of British Columbia   On February 25th, 2019, the UBC Himalaya Program hosted a lecture by Khenpo Choying Dorjee at the University of British Columbia, with co-sponsorship from the Khyentse Foundation, Siddhartha’s Intent, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program … Continue reading [Blog] Tibetan Monastic Education: Challenges and Reforms

“The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

[Blog] “The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

By Jing Le On November 21, Professor Tang Zhongmao, professor at the School of Social Development at East China Normal University and researcher for the National Institute for Inheritance and Innovation of Chinese Culture, gave a talk on the Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan (the Area South of Yangtze River) through a folklore … Continue reading [Blog] “The Life-world of Chinese Buddhism, Temple-town Relationship and Everyday Life in Jiangnan” A Talk By Professor Tang Zhongmao

“Reimagining East Asian Buddhism_ Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

[Blog] “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

By Jisi Fu and Jing Le On September 20th 2018, Professor Albert Welter from University of Arizona delivered a talk on “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond” to students and faculty members at the University of British Columbia. Professor Welter specializes in Chinese Buddhism. His research interests include the … Continue reading [Blog] “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond,” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

“‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’_ Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness”_ A Lecture by Khenpo Chöying Dorjee at UBC, February 28, 2019

[Blog] “‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’: Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness”: A Lecture by Khenpo Chöying Dorjee at UBC, February 28, 2019

By Sarah FinkOn February 28, 2019, Khenpo Chöying Dorjee gave a talk titled, “‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’: Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness.” This lecture was co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia’s Robert H. N. Ho Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society and the Himalaya Program, with support from the Khyentse … Continue reading [Blog] “‘How to Milk a Painted Cow’: Considering the Buddhist View of Emptiness”: A Lecture by Khenpo Chöying Dorjee at UBC, February 28, 2019

Buddhist Young Adult Fiction_ In Search of a Linguistic Connection

[Blog] Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

By Ngoc Le I was drawn to The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan due to its intriguing premise. The novel revolves around Leigh Chen Sanders, a teenager searching for her deceased mother who has turned into a bird. It follows her to Taiwan where she attempts to reconnect with her maternal … Continue reading [Blog] Buddhist Young Adult Fiction: In Search of a Linguistic Connection

A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

[Blog] A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC

By Meng Zhang The International and Intensive Program on Buddhism was held at University of British Columbia from July 27 to August 15, 2018. This program consisted of six seminars delivered by six international scholars. Each seminar combined a close reading of primary sources with lectures on the implications of the study of these sources. … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on the International and Intensive Program on Buddhist at UBC