On behalf of the University of Toronto Scarborough, I invite you to attend our upcoming event, which is part of the 2013-2014 Tung Lin Kok Yuen Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture series (a TLKY Canada event). We are honoured to host Dr. Markus Viehbeck, . . . Read More.
Bob McDonald from CBC’s Quirks and Quarks science show interviews Professor Robin Coningham from the University of Durham in England , the archeologist who recently transformed our understanding of Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal.
The segment is about 10 minutes long: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Quirks+and+Quarks/Excerpts/ID/2421298166/
Via NBC News…
Archaeologists in Nepal say they have found traces of a temple structure linked to Buddha’s nativity going back to the sixth century B.C.
The remnants of a timber structure — unearthed at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal, which has traditionally . . . Read More.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO / McMASTER UNIVERSITY YEHAN NUMATA PROGRAM BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM
RUPERT GETHIN (Bristol University) NUMATA LECTURE AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 2nd BIENNIAL UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE:
The Quest for the Historical Buddha and the Path to Enlightenment FRIDAY, November 1, . . . Read More.
Via The Lethbridge Herald…
A small southern Alberta town’s early acceptance of Japanese culture helped shape Buddhism in Canada, making this region a hub of religious growth.
Raymond was the centre of the Canadian Buddhist movement after the Second World War, according to University of . . . Read More.
Before there was Angkor Wat, there was Mahendraparvata, King Jayavarman the Second’s capital city, which flourished more than 1200 years ago. It was as big as the current capital, Phnom Penh and very sophisticated. However, like many ancient cities, it fell into obscurity and remained . . . Read More.
Here’s a short video from Glenn Mullin about Lumbini, with pix of all the temples and gardens. The site is much more well-developed than it was even 25 years ago, in part because the United Nations was pressing the international community to take its designation . . . 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.
We are pleased to inform you that we have received a “new” article for our History of Buddhism in Canada page: Buddhism in Metropolitan Toronto: a Preliminary Overview, by Suwanda Sugunasiri, originally published in the Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies, XXI, No. 2, in 1989. . . . Read More.
We are pleased to announce that our first four e-book titles are now available through the iTunes bookstore, Barnes and Noble, and Chapters/Indigo.
Currently available titles:
Rimey Lama Chopa, by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Rimey Lama Chopa
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (translation, Glenn Mullin; foreword, Ven. . . . Read More.
DIXIE DHARMA Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South by Jeff Wilson 296 pp., 18 illus., 6 tables ISBN 978-0-8078-3545-6 $36.95 cloth http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-9131.html
From the publisher: Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the . . . Read More.
Even though some of the details are wrong, these articles are still cause for sadness. Buddhism in Canada has come a long way in the past 40 years.
Many of the original members of the community which became Greatheart (including me) have gone . . . Read More.
Jeff Wilson, University of Waterloo
Jeff Wilson (Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and East Asian Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario) has a great article in the new September issue of the journal Religion Compass.
The article is called: What is Canadian about Canadian Buddhism?
ABSTRACT: Buddhism . . . Read More.
Charles Prebish, whose latest book An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer was published by Sumeru earlier this year, was recently profiled in the Salt Lake City Tribune. The story was picked up by The Buddhist Channel and is their lead story . . . Read More.
Various people have written about the Buddhist Council of Canada, which operated in the 1980s, but none have given a definitive account of the who, what, where, when, why and how of it. Now Suwanda Sugunasiri has written a comprehensive history which has been edited . . . Read More.
We recently received a copy of
CRITICAL BUDDHISM Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought James Mark Shields Ashgate Press (Surrey, England, 2011) 216 pages ISBN 978-1-4094-1798-9 hardback An e-book edition is also available
Dr. Shields received a PhD at McGill University and is currently Assistant . . . Read More.
The Politics of Food and Diplomacy in the Imjin War (1592-98) By Nam-lin Hur, The University of British Columbia / Korea Colloquium Series Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:00 PM 11377 Bunche Hall, UCLA
What dictated the 1592-98 war in Korea? In this talk, Hur suggests that the . . . Read More.