With students having begun planning their course schedules for the next academic year, I would like to send out the announcement of the new year-long Pali beginners course “Reading Pali with Burmese Manuscripts, I will be offering starting September, pasted below. It is . . . Read More.
You are invited to a Buddhist Dharma lecture in Toronto by Venerable Hueiguang, the Abbot of IBS http://www.ibs.tw/. Free admission. All welcome. Feel free to circulate the attached flyer to your friends. RSVP please to email@example.com,
The Truth of Life
April 26, 2013 / 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sidney Smith Hall, . . . Read More.
The RELIGION GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM at the Department for the Study of Religion of the University of Toronto presents:
The Earliest Recoverable Language of Buddhism, Linguistic Ambiguities, and the Process of its Transmission Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2.00-3.30 pm, JHB 318
Respondent: Christoph Emmrich
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Winter 2013 Anthropology Colloquium Series presents:
Prof. Jason Neelis (Religious Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University)
Shipping Dharma: Long-distance Mobility and Cross-cultural Transmission between South Asia and Southeast Asia
Friday, April 19, 2013 / 2:00-4:00pm
Location: UTM, 262 North Building, Dean’s Lounge. A limited number of bus tickets will . . . Read More.
NEW ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES
LECTURES IN THE ARTS, HISTORIES, LITERATURES AND RELIGIONS OF BURMA
presented by the Southeast Asia Seminar Series
Van Gennep’s Rites of Passage and Vipassana: What ‘Circular’ Life-cycle Rituals Might Look Like in Burma
Gustaaf Houtman Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental . . . Read More.
Buddhism and Science: An International Workshop
An International Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough / April 12th-14th, 2013
Organized by Prof. Geoffrey Samuel. Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen 東蓮覺苑 Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture Series, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, . . . Read More.
Lamas, Spies, Gentleman Scholars, and Trans-Himalayan Traders: The Meeting of Religion, Colonialism, Politics and Economics in Twentieth Century Kalimpong
A Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough, April 5-6, 2013
Organized by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa and Jayeeta Sharma
Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen . . . Read More.
The 2012-13 Tung Lin Kok Yuen Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture series presents
“Between Buddhism and Science, Between Mind and Body”
A lecture by Geoffrey Samuel, the 2012-13 TLKY Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
April 12, 2013 at . . . Read More.
Heart-Mind 2013: Helping Children Thrive Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Heart-Mind 2013 brings together some of the leading minds in child development and contemplative practice – from scientific researchers to practitioners – to address the Dalai Lama’s . . . Read More.
Friday March 22nd, 3-5 pm Jackman Humanities Building room 317 University of Toronto, St. George campus Prof. Geoffrey Samuel
The Concept of Zomia and its Relevance to Tibetan Studies
The term ‘Zomia’ was introduced in 2002 in an article by the Dutch sociologist and Bangladesh specialist . . . Read More.
Tibetan Bibliographic Instruction Workshop East Asian Library Classroom, 8th floor Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)
Date: Tuesday, April 9 Time: 11am-12:15pm
Led by Dr Lauran Hartley, Columbia University’s Tibetan Collection librarian and the U of T’s new Liaison librarian for Tibetan Studies (see story . . . Read More.
CSRS Public Lecture Series Conflict in the Life Stories of Tibetan Buddhist Masters
Speaker: Ben Wood CSRS Religious Studies Teaching Fellow, Senior Instructor in the Religious Studies Program
Traditional Tibetan monasteries are often conceived of as places of cohesion, harmony and peace, yet some . . . Read More.
UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, in conjunction with the UBC’s Tzu-chi Buddhist Studies Forum, Kameyama Lecture Series, and Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program, presents three lectures on Buddhism this March:
Dr. Weirong Shen, research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, will present his . . . Read More.
Virtuous Silence: Buddhism and the Unforgetting of the 1976 Massacre in Bangkok Southeast Asia Seminar Series
Thongchai Winichakul Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, March 8, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: SS 3130, Political Science Conference Room, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. . . . Read More.
Danny Fisher has written a thoughtful review of Charles Prebish’s book – An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Buddhist Pioneer – published by Sumeru in 2011, for the Journal of Global Buddhism.
“Honestly (even, at times, surprisingly so) and engagingly written, An American Buddhist . . . Read More.
There are currently 483 Buddhist organizations operating in Canada in 2012. In order to better understand these organizations, a survey was created by John Negru, publisher of Canada’s largest online database of Canadian Buddhist organizations, www.canadianbuddhism.info, in association with the Department for the Study of . . . Read More.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
August 11 – 16, 2013 Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
We’re pleased to let you know that registration for the retreat will open this Monday, February 25 at 10 am eastern time.
To register, go . . . Read More.
Anthony Kennedy Warder – in memoriam via Christoph Emmrich
Professor A.K. Warder was born in England September 8, 1924 and passed away at the age of 88 on January 8, 2013.
He studied Sanskrit and Pali at the University of London (SOAS). His doctoral thesis, later . . . Read More.