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TALK> Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Calgary: "Precepts and Formlessness in the Evolving Chan Tradition"

Focusing on the Platform Sūtra 六祖壇經, Dr. Morten Schlütter discusses how bodhisattva precepts and the notion of formlessness (wuxiang 無相) became associated in the early Chan movement, yet ultimately failed to maintain lasting appeal. Mass bodhisattva precepts ceremonies for both lay people and monastics became very popular in eight-century Chinese Buddhism. The emerging Chan movement tapped into the burgeoning interest in precepts ceremonies, incorporating a strong emphasis on the untainted Buddha-nature of all sentient beings.

POSITION> Assistant Professor of Chinese Buddhism, Chinese University of Hong Kong

For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=56396

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor (Chinese Buddhism)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Cultural and Religious Studies
Assistant Professor (Chinese Buddhism)
(Ref. 1800006Q) (Closing date: February 28, 2018)

NEW BOOKS> Hamburg Buddhist Studies Series, Volumes 7 – 10

Hamburg Buddhist Studies Series, Volumes 7 – 10

Series Editors: Steffen Döll & Michael Zimmermann


Volume 7

The Eighth Karmapa’s Life and his Interpretation of the Great Seal Path – A Religious Life and Instructional Texts in Historical and Doctrinal Contexts
by Jim Rheingans

projektverlag, Bochum/Freiburg 2017
Hardcover, 243 pages, € 25.80

ISSN 2190-6769
ISBN 978-3-89733-422-9

SUMMER PROGRAM> Woodenfish Humanistic Buddhist Monastic Life Program (HBMLP) 2018

Woodenfish Humanistic Buddhist Monastic Life Program 2018

Dates: July 1st to July 28th

Applications for the 2018 Program are now open! Please help us by sharing with your students.

For more information: http://www.woodenfish.org/hbmlp2018

The Woddenfish HBMLP has promoted understanding of Chinese Buddhism by exposing participants to the daily life, practice and theory of Buddhism within a traditional Buddhist monastic setting since 2001.