Lecture: Kenneth Tanaka: Revisioning Shin Buddhist Teachings for Today

With generous support from the Unno Family, the Institute of Buddhist Studies (Berkeley) is pleased to announced the Taitetsu Unno Memorial lecture, to be held on Friday March 19, 2021 via Zoom webinar.

The memorial lecture will be delivered by Dr. Kenneth Tanaka and titled: Revisioning Shin Buddhist Teachings for Today: Thirteen Contributors to a Book, The Tide of Wisdom: Shinran’s Wisdom, Authentic Individuality and Social Engagement.

SYMPOSIUM> "Mindfulness and Human Cognition: Buddhist Studies, Psychology, and Neuroscience", March 10, 2021 (online)


Buddhist meditation is now called mindfulness, sometimes awareness, and is applied in many places. However, the characteristics and problems of meditation are not well understood. In addition, there are some points which we should be careful when actually practicing, but we are not very conscious of them.

SEMINAR> Nanzan Seminar for the Translation of Buddhist Texts -- Zhiyi's Fahua Xuanyi

Dear H-Buddhism subscribers,

The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture will host the first annual Nanzan Seminar for the Translation of Buddhist Texts beginning in April 2021. The seminar will be held online and meet monthly from April to October.

For this year's seminar, Paul L. Swanson (Senior Research Fellow Emeritus, Nanzan) will discuss his ongoing translation of Zhiyi's Fahua Xuanyi. Participation is limited in number, but open to anyone with experience in reading Chinese Buddhist texts and an interest in Tiantai Buddhism.

CFP> JADH2021: “Digital Humanities and COVID-19”

CFP: JADH2021: “Digital Humanities and COVID-19”

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) is pleased to announce its 11th annual conference, to be hosted virtually by the Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo on September 6-8, 2021, around 9am to 6pm in Japanese Standard Time.

NEW BOOK> Human Beings or Human Becomings? A Conversation with Confucianism on the Concept of Person

Edited by Peter D. Hershock and Roger T. Ames
SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Hardcover - 281 pages
Release Date: February 2021
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-8183-8


The book argues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.

FELLOWSHIPS> MLA Field Bibliographers

I am the Coordinator of Contributing Scholars Programs at the Modern Language Association, and I am writing regarding two opportunities for your members to contribute to the MLA International Bibliography and share important scholarship in your field. The MLA is currently seeking new field bibliographers, and we are also accepting applications for three-year MLA Bibliography fellowships.


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