Category Archives: State of Buddhism in Asia

Upcoming Workshop:

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 … Continue reading

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APM: Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake

Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake: Memorials, Spiritual Comfort, and Emergency Response Originally posted on March 31, 2011, at Asia Pacific Memo (#69) byJessica L. Main – jessica.main [at] ubc.ca On the 7th day after the earthquake, at precisely 2:46 p.m., … Continue reading

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Prof. Tsering Shakya on the Karmapa Controversy

Karmapa Controversy – Raid on a Tibetan Monastery in India Originally posted at Asia Pacific Memo by Tsering Shakya – tsering.shakya [at] ubc.ca There is media frenzy in India following a police raid on the temple residence of Ugyen Thinley … Continue reading

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Khmer Buddhist Monks Denied Religious Freedom in Vietnam

By Ian Harris, Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Professor in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, reposted from Asia Pacific Report 32.2 (2008): 1, 7. The Mekong delta area, known in Cambodia as Kampuchea Krom, has been populated by Khmer … Continue reading

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