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Being Buddhist in Britain talk by Dr Caroline Starkey

Date: Wednesday 13th December Time: 19:30-20:30 PM Location: on Zoom Description: Dr. Caroline Starkey, Associate Professor of Religion and Society and Director of Liberal Arts in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds joins us online for a fascinating talk based on her work studying Buddhists in Britain. Caroline writes, ‘The aim of… Read more »

Buddhist Studies Survey 2023

ON BEHALF OF CHARLES PREBISH As some of you may know, in 1993 and 1995 I did two surveys of Buddhist Studies as an academic discipline. Most of the results of these surveys were published in my 1999 book Luminous Passage. A little more than a decade later (in 2006) I did a follow-up survey…. Read more »

Buddhist Forum — SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies Friday 19 May, 5-7pm

Crossing the Boundaries of the Pali Canon: An Analysis of Future Bodhisattas in Theravada Tradition Ven. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma The next Buddhist Forum event of the SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies is scheduled this Friday 19 May, 5-7pm; it will take place in the SOAS Main Building, room 4426 (4th floor). The lecture is free, and no registration is needed.Our speaker will be Ven. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma, professor in the Department of Pali and… Read more »

Buddhist Studies Events in Oxford in Trinity Term 2023

OVERVIEW 15 May 2023 at 5:00-6:00pmLaurence Cox and Brian BockingResearching colonial Buddhist history from below – Irish-Burmese monk U Dhammaloka, subaltern perspectives and plebeian movements 22 May 2023 at 7:00-8:30pmAjahn Brahmali, Venerable Canda and Guest Bhikkhuni (Registration required)Two Buddhist Nuns & a Monk Discuss the Buddha’s Views on Women & Gender 24 May 2023 at… Read more »

Glorisun Lecture Series in Buddhist Studies 2022-2023 & Yin-Cheng Distinguished Lecture 2023, University of Oxford

University of Oxford Glorisun Lecture Series in Buddhist Studies 2022-2023 & Yin-Cheng Distinguished Lecture 2023 Trinity Term 2023 Lecture Room 1 at 5:00pm   Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies  Pusey Lane Oxford, OX1 2LE   All Welcome   Tea and snacks at 4:15 – 4:45pm (Common Room in the basement)   All enquiries: [email protected]       24 April 2023 Donna Marcus Duke ‘Identity without Essence’: Self… Read more »

The Lotus Sutra: Teachings, Transmission and Material Culture of a Sacred Buddhist Text

15-16 December, The Foyle Suite, British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB The British Library and International Dunhuang Project will be hosting a conference to celebrate the close of the Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Conservation and Digitisation Project (…/lotus-sutra-manuscripts-digitisation) on 15 and 16 December. The keynote will be delivered by Professor Stephen Teiser and the… Read more »

A Narrative Approach to Early Chinese Buddhist Prose

Professor Antje Richter, University of Colorado Boulder Chaired by Dr Xiaojing Miao, Pembroke College Location: Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College Time: 1 December, 2022, 14:00-16:00 GMT The silence of Vimalakirti is a famous moment in Mahayana Buddhism. The householder’s decision to respond with “thundering silence” when asked to explain his understanding of non-duality forms the… Read more »

Nanzhao-Dali Workshop: Buddhism in China’s southwest frontier and surrounding regions

28 November, 2022 The Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms prospered throughout China’s Southwest frontier between the eighth and thirteenth centuries. Nanzhao-Dali coexisted with Tang-Song China, Tibet and the surrounding Southeast Asian civilisations. Buddhism was an important component of the Kingdoms, with the capital understood as a centre for Buddhist learning. For this workshop, we have invited… Read more »

University of Oxford Lecture Series in Buddhist Studies 2022-2023

  Lecture Room 1 at 5pm  Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies  Pusey Lane  Oxford, OX1 2LE  All Welcome  All enquiries: [email protected]  Michaelmas Term 2022  Monday 7 November 2022  Ligeia Lugli, The Mangalam Research Centre, Berkeley, California.  Modelling the Dharma: advances in Buddhist Sanskrit Corpus linguistics and Natural Language Processing  This talk introduces a new corpus of… Read more »

Buddhist Identities in Twenty-First Century Asia (University of Cambridge)

April 8–9th 2022, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. With support from the Global Humanities Initiative at the University of Cambridge, the Faculty of Divinity and Selwyn College invite scholars and students to a conference devoted to the theme of Buddhist identities across twenty-first century Asia. Over two days, invited and selected speakers will address… Read more »