RESOURCE> ARIRIAB XXII (2019) and BPPB XIV, 1 (The Mahāvastu. Vol. III)

Dear colleagues,

The following PDF files of our publications become available:

Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the academic year 2018 (= ARIRIAB), Volume XXII (2019)

A PDF file is now available at the following link:


The Mahāvastu. A New Edition. Volume III.

Ed. by Katarzyna Marciniak.

Lectures>Dr. Jonathan A. Silk (Leiden University) and Dr. Vincent Tournier (École française d’Extrême-Orient) at IRIAB, Soka University (2019-5-29)

Dear friends and colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the following lectures at the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University in Tokyo.

Dr. Jonathan A. Silk (Professor, Leiden University)

Theme: A Window into Sino-Tibetan Pure Land Practices at Dunhuang

Dr. Vincent Tournier (Maître de conférences, École française d’Extrême-Orient)

Theme: Buddhist Lineages along the “Southern Routes”

Date: 29, May, 2019

Time: 1300-1700 (JST)

Place: Meeting Room 8, 12th Floor, Global Square, Soka University


Conference: "Buddhist Geoaesthetics," May 3-4, Brown University

Dear Colleagues,

On May 3-4, Brown University will host a conference entitled “Buddhist Geoaesthetics” to discuss the history of Buddhist arts, thought, and practices in their relationships to ecological and geological processes, bringing together diverse disciplinary and geographic perspectives.

CONFERENCE> Second International Conference on Buddhism and Law at SUNY Buffalo in September 2019

The Second International Conference on Buddhism and Law will be held from Thursday, September 26th to Sunday, September 29, 2019 at The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York.

CALL FOR PAPERS> ASRSA conference 2019 South Africa

Dear Colleagues,

This is a polite reminder about the 2019 ASRSA conference at UNISA (Pretoria). We are pleased to announce that the Keynote Speaker will be Prof. Birgit Meyer from Utrecht University.

The deadline has been extended to 10 April. Please see the CfA below and on our website

Papers on Buddhism are welcome.

Kind regards,

Elisabetta Porcu

ASRSA Secretary


Dr Elisabetta Porcu

University of Cape Town

Department of Religious Studies



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