Conferences

Call for Papers: Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit — 19–21 May 2017 Buddhism and Business, Market and Merit: Intersections between Buddhism and Economics Past and Present Buddhism and economics is emerging as a significant field of scholarly inquiry. Having long ago abandoned the vision of Buddhist practitioners as recluses seeking individual soteriological ends at a remove from the “ordinary” world, students of history, philosophers, and specialists in the subdiscipline […]

Public Lecture: Prof. Richard Jaffe on Japanese Buddhism’s ‘Western Turn’ The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Professor Richard Jaffe, who will present a keynote address for our annual conference, “Buddhism in the Global Eye”: “Japanese Buddhism’s ‘Western Turn’: South/Southeast Asia and the Forging of the Japanese Buddhist Modern” Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 7:30 to 9:00 pm […]

Public Lecture: Prof. David McMahan on Buddhism and Global Secularisms The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Professor David L. McMahan, who will present a keynote address for our annual conference, “Buddhism in the Global Eye”: “Buddhism and Global Secularisms” Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 7:30 to 9:00 pm UBC | Asian Centre | Auditorium | 1871 West Mall The […]

Conference Page Posted for “Buddhism in the Global Eye” We are happy to inform you that the conference website has been updated with registration information, abstracts, schedule, links to detailed posts for the keynote addresses and more. Click here to visit the conference webpage Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West University of British Columbia • August 10–12, 2016  Click here to register This […]

New Sound Recording Available A sound recording of C. Pierce Salguero’s keynote address given at this past summer’s conference, Buddhism and Wellbeing, is now available! Click here to listen to Dr. Salguero’s talk. Stay tuned for information on next year’s conference, and please sign up for our mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming events! On May 29, 2015, The Robert […]

Conference: Paper, Print, and Cyberspace: Interdisciplinary Studies of Buddhism — Oct 4-5 Paper, Print, and Cyberspace: The Perspective of a Global Network for the Multimedia and Interdisciplinary Studies of Buddhism and East Asian Religions This academic workshop, co-sponsored by Dharma Drum Vancouver Center and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum, brings together scholars to discuss Buddhism and other East Asian religions from a variety of perspectives. This free […]

Call For Papers: Buddhism in the Global Eye — August 10–12, 2016 Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West The 6th Annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference, hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (Jessica L. Main, director) and co-sponsored by The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective Project (SSHRC Insight Grant, John S. Harding, […]

Buddhist Studies Today: Report from the Vancouver Sun Scholars talk Buddhism’s value in modern society Symposium hints at Vancouver’s rise as global cultural centre By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun, July 5, 2015 An elite group of Buddhism academics have gathered in Vancouver to advance the study of the religion’s philosophies and applications in the modern world, a gathering that organizers say shows the […]

Keynote Address: Pierce Salguero on the Global History of Buddhism & Medicine The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is pleased to welcome C. Pierce Salguero (Assistant Professor Penn State University / Abington College) as this year’s keynote speaker. He will present a lecture entitled, “Toward a Global History of Buddhism & Medicine” Friday, May 29, 2015 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm UBC | Asian […]

Conference Page Posted for “Buddhism and Wellbeing” http://buddhism.arts.ubc.ca/conferences/buddhism-and-wellbeing-may-28-30-2015/

Call for Papers: Buddhism and Wellbeing Conference: May 28-30, 2015 Full conference webpage may be found here: http://buddhism.arts.ubc.ca/conferences/buddhism-and-wellbeing-may-28-30-2015/ The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, University of British Columbia, will host the fifth annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference at UBC’s Point Grey campus. “Buddhism and Wellbeing: Therapeutic Approaches to Human Flourishing” We are pleased to welcome […]

Conference: Buddhism and Politics in the Twentieth-Century UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a conference on Buddhism and Politics on June 6-7, 2014 at the C.K. Choi Building, Point Grey campus. ***Event is free and open to public registrants***  Register here Refreshments, snacks, and lunch will be available for registered guests. The organizers […]

Workshop: Buddhism and the Work of Care UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program will present a workshop on Buddhist perspectives on the work of care: Date: Friday, May 9th, 2014 Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)  Place: C. K. Choi Building, Room 120 Lectures are free and open to the public. To account for numbers, please RSVP here.

Call for Papers: Buddhism and Politics in the Twenty-First Century (June 6th – 7th) “Buddhism and Politics in the Twenty-First Century” UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a conference on Buddhism and the politics in the twenty-first century June 6-7, 2014 at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Abstract and short biography submission deadline:  March 28, […]

Call for Papers: Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care (May 9th – 10th) “Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care” UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a workshop on Buddhist perspectives on the work of care May 9-10, 2014 at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Abstract and short biography submission deadline:  March 28, 2014 […]