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”

Buddha healing sick monkFriday, May 29, 2015 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm
UBC | Asian Centre | Auditorium | 1871 West Mall

Today’s emphasis on the health benefits of mindfulness is the latest incarnation of a longstanding symbiotic relationship between Buddhism and medicine. Pierce Salguero is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar interested in the role of Buddhism in the crosscultural exchange of healing knowledge and practices. Focusing on first millennium CE Asia, his paper is part of his current work on the global history of Buddhist healing “from Sarnath to Silicon Valley.”

A PDF Poster may be downloaded here: C. Pierce Salguero, Keynote Address Poster.

Lectures are free and open to the public. 

Prof. Salguero’s lecture is part of the fifth annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference at UBC’s Point Grey campus. The full conference webpage, with program and registration information may be found here: