LECTURES> Online Buddhist Studies Events (18 February–18 June)

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Dear colleagues,

Here is a new list of upcoming Buddhist studies events. Please be mindful of the different time zones and ways of signing up.

Guttorm Gundersen

PhD Candidate, EALC, Harvard University


Conversation with Ian Reader and John Shultz

On their new book, Pilgrims Until We Die: Unending Pilgrimage in Shikoku (Oxford University Press, 2021).

February 18, 9–10:30am JST.



"Translating Sanskrit Buddhist Philosophy for the Philosophy Curriculum" A symposium focused on a new translation of Vasubandhu’s Twenty Verses and Exposition

Friday, February 18, 2022 



Lecture by Parimal Patil, Harvard University, with response by Trina Janiec Jones, Wofford College

Philosophy, Philosophers, and Buddhist Scholastic Texts (Śāstra)

Friday, February 18, 7:00-8:45 pm EST, online



Saicho and Kenkairon workshop (in Japanese)

Feb 19



Yan Yiqiao 延易橋 (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)

“Elite Religiosity, Salvationist Tradition, and Social Networks of Wartime Chengdu Local Charities, 1937-1945”

Time Feb 19, 2022 02:00 PM in London



Keng Ching (Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, 2021-2022; Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University)

Towards a New Interpretation of Dignāga's Mental Perception (mānasa-pratyakṣa): Clues from the Notion of Simultaneous Mental Consciousness

Monday February 21, 4.00-5.30pm

Registration: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-6spj8vHdObWWfR9ZFdtdrEr0xVgnKH


Natalie Gummer, Beloit College,

‘The Dharmabhāṇaka's Body and the Ontologization of Authority.’

Monday 21st February



Dr. Jules Zhao (Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, HKU)

Death, Ritual, and Redemption: A Study of Ghost Opera from a Socio-religious Perspective

February 22, 2022, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (HK time)



Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad, Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Justin von Bujdoss, Weishin Huang, Gregory Smith

Dharma And Justice Dialogues: Abolition

February 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Mark Blum, Professor, UC Berkeley

[Aspects of Japanese Studies] Doctrinally True but Historically Untrue?: Deconstructing Mahāyāna in 18th and 19th Century Japan

February 23 | 4 p.m. PST |  Online - Zoom Webinar



Prof Robert Sharf (EALC, University of California), Dr David Fiordalis (DRS, Linfield University), Dr Adrián Muñoz (CEAA, El Colegio de México) and Roberto E. García (El Colegio de México)

La sonrisa del Buda: estudios sobre budismo. Ensayos en homenaje a Luis O. Gómez  [Buddha's Smile: Essays in Homage to Luis O. Gómez]  

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 (5 pm PST / 7 pm CST / 8 pm EST).



On The Earliest Chinese Buddhist Statuary  

Feb 24th and 25th



Prof. André Laliberté (University of Ottawa)

Buddhist philanthropy and the development of welfare regimes in Chinese societies

Date: 25 February 2022 5:30 PM



Prof. André Laliberté (University of Ottawa)

The concepts of welfare regimes and secularity in Chinese societies (Seminar)

Date: 26 February 2022 10:00 AM – 1:00PM https://www.soas.ac.uk/buddhiststudies/events/holectureseries/26feb2022-the-concepts-of-welfare-regimes-and-secularity-in-chinese-societies.html


Venerable Prof. Dr. K.L. Dhammajoti (Renmin University of China, Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong)

‘Akliṣṭājñāna, vāsanā and perfect Buddhahood’

10am UK time / 6pm Hong Kong time • Monday 28 February 2022



Dr. Yu-Chen Li

Journeys to the South: Chan Buddhist Records from the Chinese Diaspora

Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST



Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim on Reorienting Histories of Medicine: Encounters Along the Silk Roads (Bloomsbury 2021)

Monday, February 28, 2022



Juhn Y. Ahn:

"King Sejong the Great and the Cultural History of Weather, Religion and Wealth in Early Joseon Korea"

Thursday March 3rd 2022, 4:30 - 6:00PM



Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Precarity: Living and Dying in Himalayan Buddhist Cultures

Friday, March 4, 2022 | 7:00pm |



Norihisa Baba (University of Tokyo, Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, 2021-2022)

Sanskrit vs Pāli: Buddhaghosa’s Linguistic Turn and its Impacts on Mainland Southeast Asia

March 7, 5.00-6.30pm 



Drs. Amy Paris Langenberg & Ann Gleig –

Grassroots Responses to Sexual Violation in American Buddhist Communities

Mar 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST



Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Gender in Himalayan Buddhism: Glacial Shifts in Attitudes and Institutions

Mon, March 7, 2022, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST



Mark Allon and Ian Mccrabb

Digital Gandharan Texts – The Digital Framework for the Research and Publication of Gandhari Manuscripts and Inscriptions.

 09:00 GMT on Tuesday 8th March 2022



Bo Wang, Annaclaudia Martini, Trine Brox, Irene Stengs

(In)visibility of Sacred Waste: Asian Perspectives

11 March 2022 15:00 to 17:00, CET



Pierce Salguero on A Global History of Buddhism and Medicine (Columbia U Press, 2021)

Monday, March 14, 2022, Toronto



Professor Bunei Takada, Ryukoku University, Faculty of Letters: Shin Buddhist Studies

Ōjōyōshū- A Collection on the Essentials Concerning Birth and Shinran Shōnins 「往生要集』と親鸞聖人」

March 14 - March 18



Dr. Naomi AppletonUniversity of Edinburgh
Narrative Buddhology: Explorations of Indian Buddhist Literature
March 19, 2022, Saturday
London 3pm; New York 10am; San Francisco 7am; Beijing 11pm



Vidya Dehejia

Visual Narratives at Early Buddhist Sites

2pm BST on Friday 20th May 2022



Gandharan Art In Its Buddhist Context: International Workshop.

Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd March 2022



Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of the Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds and Healthy Minds Innovations, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Buddhism & Posthumanism Conversation Series 2021–2022

March 24, 2022



When the Eternal Meets the Imperishable: Plastics and Religion in Contemporary Asia

30 March



Charles Hallisey

Expanding the Ways We Read the Expanding Biographies of the Buddha

Thursday March 31st 2022, 5:00 - 8:00PM



David Gardiner

Kūkai: Japanese Buddhism's first Vajrayāna visionary

Thu, March 31, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT



Robert Borgen - Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Davis

From Buddhist Temple to Shinto Shrine: A History of Dazaifu Anrakuji/Tenmangū

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm



Ven. Prof. K.L. Dhammajoti, Buddha Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
April 30, 2022, Saturday
Time: TBC
Topic: TBC



Prof. Megan Bryson (University of Tennessee)

Dali’s Daggers: Buddhist Material Culture on the Southern Silk Road

Date: 6 May 2022 5:30 PM



Prof. Megan Bryson (University of Tennessee)

Inviting the Gods to Yunnan: Dali-kingdom Ritual Texts

Date: 7 May 2022 10:00 AM



Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa (Occidental College)
“Treasures that Transcend Space and Time: Causes and Connections in the Migration of the Lineage of Dorje Dechen Lingpa in Sichuan and Beyond”

May 21, 2022 02:00 PM in London



Robert Mayer, University of Oxford, 

‘Entrustment (gtad pa) in Indian Mahāyāna and Tibetan gter ma’

Monday 23rd May



Gilbert Chen 陳哲 (Towson University)
“Migration, Rebuilding and Monastic Landlordism in Mid- and Late Qing Chongqing”

Jun 18, 2022 02:00 PM in London



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