CFP> Graduate Student Conference (University of Toronto): 'Divine Maps, Sacred Stories: Cartography and History in Religious Imaginations'

Please circulate widely

Divine Maps, Sacred Stories: 

Cartography and History in Religious Imaginations


A Graduate Student Symposium

Department for the Study of Religion 

The University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario


Keynote speakers:

Tisa Wenger, Yale Divinity School

Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto

April 16-17, 2015


TOC> Bulletin of the Asia Institute 24

H-Buddhism colleagues,

Carol Bromberg, the editor of the Bulletin of the Asia Institute, has hasked me to announce the contents of this recent publication, which includes articles relevant to Central Asian and  Gandharan Buddhism

Thank you,

Jason Neelis

Wilfrid Laurier UNiversity

Bulletin of the Asia Institute 24 (December 2014)

David Stronach, Solomon at Pasargadae: Some New Perspectives

NEW BOOK> ASEAN Religious Pluralism The Challenges of Building Socio-Cultural Community



The  Challenges of Building Socio-Cultural Community

Edited by

Imtiyaz Yusuf

Bangkok -2014


Introduction – Imtiyaz Yusuf

Keynote Address - ASEAN Religious Pluralism: The Challenge of Building a Socio-Cultural Community

Surin Pitsuwan

The Buddhist Attitude to Religious Pluralism

Pinit  Ratanakul

Religious Pluralism and The Qur’an

Mahmoud Ayoub

POSTION> Doctoral Position in Indology / Buddhist Studies

JOB GUIDE: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50296


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).

QUERY> Distinction between "Grasping" and "Granting" koans in Chan? (Van Overmeire)

Dear Colleagues,
In his foreword to Florence Caplow and Susan Moon’s edited volume of koans The Hidden Lamp, Norman Fischer distinguishes between two types of koan. He calls the first of these the “grasping way.” In koans belonging to this subdivision, attaining insight comes only after a struggle with another Fischer characterizes this as “the way of the solitary hero” (xi).

RESOURCE> PDFs of BDK English Tripitika

Dear Colleagues,

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.



QUERY> Calcutta-Bairat Rock Inscription list of recommended works (Justin Fifield)

Dear Colleagues,

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).


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