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Exhibition Opening & Reception: Golden Letters Arrayed Like Stars and Planets: The Tibetan Culture of Language and Letters
DATE Tuesday October 15, 2019 TIME 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM LOCATION UBC | Liu Institute for Global Issues Lobby Gallery | 6476 NW Marine Drive About this event Tibetans regard every syllable [...]
Applications Open for the 2019 – 2020 Competition Year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2019-2020 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. CLICK HERE TO APPLY [...]
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 About the event What is silence? Is it merely the absence of sound, or can silence [...]