NEW BOOK> Longchenpa's Finding Rest in Meditation

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new translation of Longchenpa's Finding Rest in Meditation (bSam gtan ngal gso), the second volume the Trilogy of Rest (Ngal gso skor gsum). 

The translation was done by Helena Blankleder and Wulstan Fletcher of the Padmakara Translation Group and includes their introduction, which provides their characteristic clarity and insight.

CONFERENCE> "Ultimate Concern: Death and Afterlife," Guangzhou, Jun 8 -10 (Woodenfish)

Woodenfish Ultimate Concern: Death and Afterlife is an academic conference that will be held in Guangzhou, China, Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Conference proceedings will be in English.  Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Chinese.

A list of presenters may be found here:

JewBus, Jewish Hindus & other Jewish Encounters with East Asian Religions (= PaRDeS: Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien, Vol. 23, 2017)

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Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and T

COURSE > Intensive Sanskrit Mahidol August 2018

Intensive Sanskrit (50 hours) August 6th-17th 2018

The course focuses on Buddhist vocabulary and examples and makes ample use of traditional grammatical categories. Each day will begin with a session of group chanting: proper pronunciation, as well as consistent recitation, will be emphasized. The basic characteristics of different genres (philosophy, literature, etc.) will be briefly introduced, including simple principles of prosody.

Application Deadline Extended: The 2018 Fo Guang Buddhist Monastric Retreat

Dear colleagues:

The Fo Guang Shan has extended their deadline from the end of March until mid-April. The Fo Guang Buddhist Monastric Retreat will hold their annual monthly monastic retreat at Fo Guang Shan. Participants will have a chance to experience monastic life, Buddhist chanting rituals, Dharma classes, and meditation retreat. Everything is covered save for the airfare and, to reiterate, application will stay open until mid-April, so anyone interested can still apply.

NEW BOOK> Responsible Living: Explorations in Applied Buddhist Ethics

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book Responsible Living: Explorations in Applied Buddhist Ethics - Environment, Animals, GMOs, Digital Media. Jointly published by Dharma Realm Buddhist University and the Buddhist Text Translation Society, the book contains essays written from the 1990s to 2017. The book is available both from the latter ( and Amazon.

CFP: On the Production and Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia

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Discussion published by Vicky Baker on Monday, March 26, 2018 



International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: On the Production and Preservation of Buddhist Manuscripts in Central and East Asia

August 30-31, 2018; Cambridge, UK


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