July 12-15, 2017. Great Sage Monastery of Bamboo Grove, Mount Wutai
A video of the 2016 Winter Program. December 10-19, 2016 at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.
By Charles D. Orzech . 4pm, February 9, 2017. UBC Department of Asian Studies, Room 604.
Professor Paul Groner. May 30, 2016. Asian Centre Room 604.
January 20-22, 2017. Princeton University.
Prof. Michael Como. April 5, 2016. C.K. Choi building room 231.
March 25-27, 2017. Shanxi, China.
June 16-18, 2017. Vancouver Canada.
August 27, 28, 2016. Madrid, Spain.
As one of the world’s three major religions, during the long process of its transmission, Buddhism continuously disseminated Indian art across vast regions outside of South Asia. At the same time, Buddhism fused with local native cultural and artistic traditions, unceasingly creating new from the old and bringing about the development of numerous new dazzling artistic traditions. The history of the far-reaching transmission of Buddhism is an extremely important, inseparable part of the overall process of development of the arts of mankind.
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.