Information on launch of the Centre and the activities for the Centre’s inaugural week 22-25 March 2017 in Paris.Continue reading
January 20-22, 2017. Princeton University.Continue reading
2017年8月8－11日. 山西忻州五臺山大聖竹林寺Continue reading
2017年7月31日－8月2日. 河南嵩山少林寺Continue reading
A video of the 2016 Winter Program. December 10-19, 2016 at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.Continue reading
By Charles D. Orzech . 4pm, February 9, 2017. UBC Department of Asian Studies, Room 604.Continue reading
Professor Paul Groner. May 30, 2016. Asian Centre Room 604.
Prof. Michael Como. April 5, 2016. C.K. Choi building room 231.Continue reading
國際研討會規劃 作为新興的交叉研究領域，佛教與經濟之關聯正日益受到學術界的關注。富有影響的德國著名學 Continue reading
August 27, 28, 2016. Madrid, Spain.
August 9, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
The relationship between literary and religious activities has been a lasting theme for any society of any time all over the world. One lens to see through the patterns of interactions between the religious and literary practitioners is provided by the relationship between Chan Buddhism and literature in medieval China. This one-day workshop, co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum, invites several top scholars based in China and Canada to jointly shed new light on this intriguing issue.Continue reading
May 29, 2016. Vancouver, Canada.
This workshop aims to throw light on East Asian Buddhism’s involvement in warfare and other violent and semi-violent activities (e.g., military chaplains and counsellors, warriors, practitioners and promoters of the martial arts, and spices). In addition to bringing to light an important (and severely understudied) front in which the samgha (i.e., Buddhist community) intervened in the secular world, this workshop will also underscore the necessity to move beyond studying the “real situation of Buddhism” through the prism of the Buddhist precepts, which prescribed, rather than described, the circumstances under which the samgha grew and was transformed. Another aim is to study new features and patterns of state-samgha relations in East Asia.Continue reading