Call for papers for Special Issue of Religions: Moral Psychology in Buddhism

The open access journal Religions has asked me to guest edit a special issue for 2021 on Moral Psychology in Buddhism.

Moral psychology is an important and emerging aspect of Buddhist ethics but to my knowledge has not yet been the theme of any collection of papers or monograph. Among the questions addressed by examinations of moral psychology are: How should one deal with the afflictive mental states of greed, ill-will, and delusion, among others? How can one develop virtuous states of mind? How can one perceive the moral implications of one’s present situation?

New Book: Buddhist Magic: Divination, Healing, and Enchantment through the Ages

Dear Friends,

 

I am pleased to share this new release with you.  I posted on the H-Buddhism list as well but wanted to highlight to this list that  while the scope is pan-Buddhist, there are multiple sections specific to SE Asia's Theravada tradition, in particular on magical practices in the Brahmajāla Sutta from the Dighanikaya, on the protective ritual conveyed in the the Āṭānāṭiya Sutta, Somdet To, and lots more.

Buddhist Magic: Divination, Healing, and Enchantment through the Ages
by Sam van Schaik

SURVEY> Buddhism and the Paranormal Online Questionnaire

Dear List Members:

About a year ago, I posted an invitation to contribute to an ongoing study on Buddhism and the paranormal. The survey for this study is still open and nearing 100 responses. I would like to invite any interested party to complete an online questionnaire for this research project investigating contemporary Buddhists' experiences of the paranormal. 

TEACHING RESOURCE> Buddhism in the Pandemic

Dear colleagues, 

I'd like to point you toward a newly emerging resource for teaching. This is a repository of pedagogical resources related to Buddhism and the coronavirus pandemic. The materials are offered under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, and you are welcome to repurpose them for use in your classroom.

http://www.jivaka.net/buddhism-in-the-pandemic/

At present the repository includes:

[Teaching resource] Buddhism in the Pandemic

Dear colleagues, 

I'd like to point you toward a newly emerging resource for teaching. This is a repository of pedagogical resources related to Buddhism and the coronavirus pandemic. The materials are offered under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, and you are welcome to repurpose them for use in your classroom.

http://www.jivaka.net/buddhism-in-the-pandemic/

At present the repository includes:

Re: QUERY> Surveys of Buddhist Belief?

Ben Purzycki's "Buddha as a God: An Empirical Assessment"
in Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 31(4-5):347-375 investigates this based on ethnographic fieldwork (including interviews). Michael Roemer describes different surveys on religion in Japan in "Japanese Survey Data on Religious Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices in the Twenty-First Century" in Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions (2012).
It surely is an interesting topic, and generally to few surveys have been made in Buddhist studies.

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