UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program will present a workshop on Buddhist perspectives on the work of care:
Date: Friday, May 9th, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)
Place: C. K. Choi Building, Room 120
Lectures are free and open to the public. To account for numbers, please RSVP here.
***Event is free and open to public registrants***
Registered guests are invited to join speakers for an informal reception in the Choi Building Lobby following the workshop
The workshop will discuss the ways in which Buddhist cultures, groups, and individuals, both monastic and lay, shape the provision of care in East Asian settings. Four speakers will discuss experiences in the practical delivery of care and ongoing research in Japan, China, Canada, and Taiwan:
Ven. Changwu (Dharma Drum Monastery) “Buddhist practice of care: the experience of Dharma Drum Vancouver”
Prof. Anne Bruce (University of Victoria) “End-of-Life Care through a Buddhist Lens.”
Prof. Jessica Main (UBC) “Carework on Japanese Temple Grounds: The Framework for Care of Elders, Children, and the Dying.”
Prof. Andre Laliberte (University of Ottawa) “From Theory to Practice: Buddhist Perspectives on Care in China and Taiwan.”
Questions about this event may be addressed to Andre Laliberte, Visiting Professor and Chair of the Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is generously supported by an endowment for the Program on Buddhism and Contemporary Society at The University of British Columbia, made possible by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation.