Upcoming Workshop:

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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: andre.laliberte@uottawa.ca  

This event of the Buddhism and Contemporary Society

Program is made possible by the generous support of The

Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, in collaboration with

the Institute of Asian Research and the Department of Asian

Studies. Additional funding provided by the Social Sciences

and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and

the Numata Foundation.


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.

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