We are saddened to announce the death of Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno, a colleague to many in the world of Buddhist studies, and to many of us a friend as well. The family has requested privacy at this time, and we ask that you respect their wishes.
European Network for Buddhist-Christian Studies (ENBCS)
11th Conference: Buddhist-Christian Relations in Asia
25 – 29 June, 2015
To be held at the Archabbey of St Ottilien, near Munich, Germany
DOCTORAL POSITION IN INDOLOGY / BUDDHIST STUDIES
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Division: Faculty for the Study of Culture
Start date: 1 March 2015
Application deadline: 15 January 2015
Salary: TV‐L / 75%
Term of employment: Two years, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.
This is a part‐time position (30 hours per week).
I am happy to inform you that after some hiatus, the PDFs of the BDK English Tripitika are now online again at http://www.bdk.or.jp/bdk/digitaldl.html.
The quality of these PDFs is not uniform, as some are recently-converted word processor files, while others are scans of older books. Henceforth BDK will be publishing all new releases in this format as well as book format.
Has there been any recent publications on the identity or nature of the Buddhist texts recommended by Asoka in his Calcutta-Bairat Rock Inscription (sometimes labelled as minor rock edict Nb3)?
I am aware of the publications listed by Hultzsch (Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Vol. 1, 1925) in footnote no. 1 on pg. 174 (Oldenberg, Lévi, Neumann, Rhys Davids, Bloch, Smith, and Kosambi).
i would like to announce the publicaition of my new book, a work of Buddhist critical and constructive thought, Religiious Diversty--What's the Problem? Buddhist Advise for Flourishiing with Religious Diversity. This book is published by Wipf and Stock Publishers and is available directly from the publisher for a 20 per cent discount (no code required).
The table of contents is as follows:
I: Getting Started
1: The Book’s Vision, the Author’s Standpoint, and a Synopsis
Lin, Chen-kuo and Michael Radich, eds. A Distant Mirror: Articulating Indic Ideas in Sixth and Seventh Century Chinese Buddhism. Hamburg: Hamburg University Press. ISBN 978-3-943423-19-8.
Dear friends and colleagues,
You are cordially invited to the following lecture at the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University in Tokyo.
(1) Lecture on the Gandharan Art
Lecturer: Mr. KURITA Isao, Eurasian Art Inc., Tokyo
UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies, 2015-2016
With the generous support of the Shinnyo‑en Foundation, the Program in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, with the possibility of a one-year renewal.