LECTURES> Online Buddhist Studies Events (7 March –18 June)

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Dear colleagues,

Here is yet another 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


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, 6-7.30 pst



Professors Yoshiko Ashiwa and David Wank

Promoting “Chinese Traditional Culture” Globally and Domestically: The Role and Position of the New Buddhist Academies

Mar 8, 2022 04:00 PM in Singapore



Anna Sokolova from Ghent University

"Buddhism in Late Tang, Centre-Periphery Relations"  

8 March 2022, 4.30 CET

Info and registration: csb2020.2021@gmail.com


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



Professor Clark Chilson (University of Pittsburgh):

Incentives to Secularize Buddhism: Naikan Meditation in Japanese prisons in the 1950s

Thursday, March 10, 2022



Nan Ouyang (Ghent):

Constructing the Divine Abode of Dizang Bodhisattva: Mt. Jiuhua in Late Imperial China

March 10



Bo Wang, Annaclaudia Martini, Trine Brox, Irene Stengs

(In)visibility of Sacred Waste: Asian Perspectives

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



March 11th: Contributions of Buddhism to Contemporary Thought - Marcello Ghilardi, Bruno Lo Turco, Matteo Cestari, Emanuela Magno.



March 12th (morning): Contemporary Developments in Buddhist Tradition - Donatella Rossi, Giacomella Orofino, Ester Bianchi, Aldo Tollini.



March 12th (afternoon): Engaged Buddhism: Ecological, Ethical, and Technological Challenges - Michael Zimmermann, Giangiorgio Pasqualotto, Massimo Raveri, Peter D. Hershock.



March 13th: Western Forms of Buddhism and Contemporary Views on Meditation - Martin Baumann, Alberto Voci, Giuseppe Pagnoni, Flavio A. Geisshuesler.



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

Monday, March 14, 2022, Toronto



Christian Luczanits (SOAS, University of London):

’The Vajradhātu Mandala: Variations on a Theme of Early Esoteric Buddhism’

Monday 14th March at 5pm UK time:



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



William Bodiford (UCLA):

Our Dogen: His birth, lives, and afterlives

March 17



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



Lindsey DeWitt (Ghent):

The Dharma of Japanese Sumo: Religion, Tradition, and the Female Taboo

March 24



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



Berthe Jansen (Leipzig & Leiden):

What is Buddhist about law? A view from early modern Tibet

March 31



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



Saskia Adelle Abrahms-Kavunenko (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Christopher Ives (Stonehill College, USA), and Susan Darlington (Deep Springs College, USA), Paul Fuller (University of Edinburgh)

An eco-Buddhism conversation. 

Wednesday 6th April at 16.30 (UK time).  

Please contact Paul Fuller for Zoom details: paul.fuller@ed.ac.uk. All welcome. 


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



Charles DiSimone (Ghent):

Putting Together a Puzzle Without All the Pieces: Reading Damaged Buddhist Manuscripts

April 21 



Amy Langenberg (Eckerd College) & Ann Gleig (University of Central Florida):

Did the Buddha Teach Consent?: Buddhist Ethics After Sexual Abuse in Contemporary North American Communities

April 28



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



Naomi Appleton (Edinburgh) & Chris Jones (Cambridge):

Three Paths, Two Buddhas and One Vehicle: Disentangling Indian Buddhist Literature

May 5



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



Eric Greene (Yale University):

Did Early Chinese Buddhists Understand their Scriptures? - What the Earliest Chinese Buddhist Commentaries Show Us

May 12



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