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IN MEMORIAM> Frank E. Reynolds

Dear friends,

It is with sadness, but with celebration for a life well lived, that I forward to you here the news of Frank Reynolds' passing. As one of the mainstays of Buddhist Studies in the United States for many years, Frank was an important figure for many of us. I include below the obituary that has been circulated at the University of Chicago, where Frank spent his career.

Mangalam bhavatu.

Matthew

Matthew Kapstein

EPHE, Paris, and the University of Chicago

RESOURCE> Jivaka Project: A Survey of Buddhist Healers and Healing

The Jivaka Project (www.Jivaka.net) is a collaborative digital humanities project exploring the role of Buddhist institutions, practices, and cultural orientations in the American healthcare landscape. At present, the website presents searchable demographic, geographic, cultural, and sectarian information, from about 45 different Buddhist temples, meditation centers, and community centers in the Philadelphia area.

Translations of pratyakṣa chapter of Pramāṇavārttika

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of a colleague not on H-Buddhism who wishes to use the pratyakṣa chapter of Dharmakīrti's Pramāṇavārttika in a class he is offering. My sense is that this is the least-studied of the four chapters, but I would be grateful for any leads on English translations – even partial ones – of which you may be aware.

With thanks in advance and best wishes,

Roger Jackson

John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus

Carleton College

Northfield, MN 55057 USA

WORKSHOP> Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials at UC Berkeley and Ōtani University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read religious text in postwar Japan. 2019 will be the third year in this five-year project that meets twice each year: we will meet in Berkeley from March 1 to 3 and in Kyoto at Ōtani University from June 21 to 23.

JOURNAL ISSUE>Buddhist Studies Review, 35: Special double issue - Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins

Peter Harvey: 

Buddhist Studies Review, Journal of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies, Volume 35, Number 1–2, December 2018
                  Special issue - Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings: Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins

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