DATE Thursday, February 28, 2019 TIME 5:00 to 7:00 PM LOCATION UBC | C.K. Choi Building Room 120 | 1855 West Mall Abstract Much of the existing scholarship on Ambedkar’s idea [...]
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Monasteries as Home: Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership
DATE 25 February, 2019 TIME 5:30 to 7:00 pm LOCATION UBC | C.K. Choi Building Room #120, 1855 West Mall This talk is co-sponsored with the Khyentse Foundation, Siddhartha’s Intent, and the [...]
Monastic education is one of the most important projects in the modernization of Chinese Buddhism. This talk begins by exploring several paradigm shifts associated with Buddhist educational modernization that began in the 1920s, a period of fervent growth and significant changes. I argue that the reimagining of a national Buddhist community and reinterpretation of orthodoxy produced a distinctly Buddhist citizenship discourse, which became the basis for Buddhist engagement with the nation-state in terms of property rights, political participation, and wartime activism. These changes proved to be essential in inspiring and shaping the discourse and conceptualization of education within the tradition. The second part of the talk offers some observations and reflections on the current state of Buddhist education in mainland China and Taiwan.
DATE October 17, 2018 TIME 5:00 PM LOCATION UBC Green College 6201 Cecil Green Park Road What is silence? Is it merely the absence of sound, or can silence be a gateway into more [...]
Event: Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy – Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain with Santosh Dass MBE
DATE Thursday, October 11, 2018 TIME 5:00 PM LOCATION UBC | C.K. Choi Building Room #120, 1855 West Mall The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is proud [...]