Buddhism and Wellbeing, May 28-30, 2015

Buddhism and Wellbeing: Therapeutic Approaches to Human Flourishing
University of British Columbia • May 28–30, 2015

The 5th 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).

Venue: St. John’s College
2111 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4

Important Information:


Individual Paper Abstracts

Call For Papers

To Register:

Please email bcs.program@ubc.ca to register for this conference. The registration fee is $100 (single day and half day rates also available). Registrants will receive a delegate package, as well as meals and refreshments during the event.


C. Pierce Salguero, Keynote Address Poster

Abbreviated Schedule:

Thursday, May 28:
12:00 PM onwards REGISTRATION

1:30 – 3:00 PM PANEL 1 Concepts of Health and Wellbeing
Stephen Harris (Leiden University)
Eyal Aviv (George Washington University)
Giuliano Giustarini (Mahidol University)

3:30 – 5:00 PM PANEL 2a Taking Medicine into Ancient Buddhism
Hin-Tak Sik (University of Hong Kong)
Ming Chen (Peking University)
M. A. Mujeeb Khan (University of Cambridge)

3:30 – 5:00 PM PANEL 2b Bringing Tradition into the Secular
Cody Bahir (Leiden University)
Celine Coderey (National University of Singapore)
Tyler Phan (University College London)

Friday, May 29:
10:00 – 12:00 PM PANEL 3a Premodern Chinese Buddhism
Jinhua Chen (University of British Columbia)
Susan Andrews (Mount Allison University)
Robban Toleno (University of British Columbia)
Hsin Yi Lin (Columbia University)

10:00 – 12:00 PM PANEL 3b Contemporary Engagements with Mental Health
Chikako Ozawa-de Silva (Emory University)
Brendan R. Ozawa-de Silva (Life University)
Bryan Phillips (University of Virginia)
Ann Gleig (University of Central Florida)

2:00 – 4:00 PM PANEL 4a Enhancing Health in Tibetan Buddhism 
Douglas Duckworth (Temple University)
Geoffrey Samuel (Cardiff University)
Charles Oliphant (University of Oxford)
Frances Garrett (University of Toronto)

2:00 – 4:00 PM PANEL 4b Social and Public Dimensions of Movements for Health
Jessica L. Main (University of British Columbia)
Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (University of Iowa)
Wakoh Shannon Hickey (Notre Dame of Maryland University)
Pemarathana Soorakkulame (University of Pittsburgh)

7:00 – 8:30 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS “Toward a Global History of Buddhism & Medicine”
C. Pierce Salguero (Penn State University / Abington College)
<venue: Asian Centre Auditorium> 1871 West Mall, V6T 1Z2

Saturday, May 30:
10:30 – 12:00 PM PANEL 5a Understanding Healing
Rao Lide (Yanzheng) (University of Hong Kong)
Antje Richter (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Susannah Deane (Cardiff University)

10:00 –12:00 PM PANEL 5b Targeted Care: Addiction, Compulsion, End of Life
Clark Chilson (University of Pittsburgh)
Kenta Kasai (Center for Information on Religion)
Sara Lytle (Rush University Medical Center)
Upali Sraman (Harvard University)