Events Archive


  • Guest Lecture: Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions with Dr. Jimmy Yu

    22nd Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre
    Event presented by From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions (FROGBEAR). We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jimmy Yu, a Sheng Yen Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the Florida State University, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture with the title “Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions”...


  • Keynote Lecture: Prof. Natasha Heller on Buddhist Children’s Picture Books from Taiwan

    4th Nov 2017 6:30 pm
    Venue: St. John's College
    The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is delighted to welcome Dr. Natasha Heller, who will present the keynote address for this year’s annual symposium on the theme of “Buddhism and Youth”: “How to Read a Buddhist Picture Book (if you are not a kid)” The Buddhist picture book is a uniquely late 20th...


  • Guest Lecture: Dr. Vivek Kumar on Decoding Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar: Ideas and Praxis

    2nd Nov 2017 5:30 pm
    Venue: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building
    Join us for the new Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture on November 2, 2017 at 5 p.m., with Professor Vivek Kumar. Dr. Vivek Kumar is a Professor of Sociology & Professor Dr. Ambedkar Chair (I/C), Member Committee on Global Studies Programme in the Center for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,...


  • Guest Lecture: The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty with Dr. Kai Sheng

    26th Oct 2017 2:15 pm
    Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre
    Event presented by From the Ground Up: Buddhism and East Asian Religions (FROGBEAR). We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kai Sheng, a visiting professor from Tsinghua University, China, will give a guest lecture with the title “The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty” on October 26, 2:15pm to 3:45pm in Room 604 of...


  • Lecture: Paul Groner on the Japanese Monk Shunjō (1155-1227) and Tendai Monastic Discipline

    23rd Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre
    Dr. Paul Groner from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia will come to UBC and give us a Guest Lecture with the title “The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai” See the post here. on October 23rd at 5 pm in Room 604 of the UBC Asian Center (1871 West...


  • Searching for the Right Buddha: Procedures for Locating Incarnations (Tulkus) in Tibetan Historical Literature

    16th Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    Venue: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building
    “Searching for the Right Buddha: Procedures for Locating Incarnations (tulkus) in Tibetan Historical Literature” UBC Himalaya Program is hosting a talk which will consider the topic of incarnate lamas (tulkus)—births of the same awakened consciousness in successive human bodies. It will focus particularly on the practices used to locate subsequent incarnations of deceased Tibetan lamas. These practices...


  • Informal Discussion: Venerable Pomnyun Sunim

    3rd Oct 2017 11:30 am
    Venue: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building
    Abstract: The root of all suffering and attachments is within us. Those who don’t make the effort to closely reflect upon their own lives mistakenly believe that suffering and attachments come from the outside. However, the path to peace of mind can never be found outside of our minds. No matter what kinds of problems...


  • Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present

    30th Sep 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Dharma Drum Vancouver
    In this workshop we will hear about the activities of Buddhist women in both historical and contemporary contexts. The speakers will present examples from different cultural spheres, including China, Japan, and the US.


  • Lecture: Prof. Wendi Adamek on Nirvāṇa Portrayed at Shanyingshan and Baoshan

    28th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre
    We are excited to announce that Dr. Wendi Adamek, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary and holder of the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, will give a Guest Lecture with the title: “Diving into Buddhahood: The Four Inversions at Shanyingshan and Baoshan” Full event information...