Guest Lecture: Education Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation
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
Event: The Dimensions of Silence in Buddhism with Susan Gillis Chapman
Event: Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy – Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain with Santosh Dass MBE
Event: The Basic Knowledge and Practice of Buddhism, with Venerable Professor Tsung Tzu Shih
Applications Open for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in the 2018-19 competition year of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant […]
UBC Himalaya Program Winter 2018 Course Offerings
Interested in learning more about the Himalayan region? Take a look at these Himalaya-focused courses offered at UBC in Winter Term 2018/19! Choose from a selection of undergraduate and graduate-level courses with content relevant to the Himalayan region, taught by […]
2018 Winter Course Offerings in Buddhist Studies
With the start of the new 2018 academic year upon us, we are excited to share some of our Buddhist Studies course offerings! See below for a full listings of all courses: ASIA 211: Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions […]
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Supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, our mandate is to foster understanding of modern and contemporary Buddhist forms, and how they are involved in spiritual, social, economic, and political life around the world.

The Program sponsors teaching about Buddhism at UBC, brings in a variety of speakers as part of The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation distinguished speaker series, and hosts an annual conference. As part of its community outreach, the program connects with local Buddhist communities, sharing information and hosting an event blog for the Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas.