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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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Threads, Robes, and Alms-Rounds: Thai Buddhist Monks in the Recent Yellow Shirt vs. Red Shirt Conflict

by Jessica L. Main, reposted from Asia Pacific Memo. Reports disseminated by Buddhist news aggregators suggest instances when Buddhist monks act along political “lines” while claiming political neutrality. The recent conflict in Thailand is no exception.

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A Brief Overview of Buddhist Studies at the University of British Columbia

by Jessica L. Main For prospective students: At the University of British Columbia (UBC), Buddhism is studied using a variety of disciplinary approaches and in historical periods spanning the ancient to the contemporary. The centre of this constellation of teaching … Continue reading

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Program Activities in 2008-2009

excerpted from the Institute of Asian Research Annual Report 2008-2009. On April 27, 2008, the College for Interdisciplinary Studies (CFIS), The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, and the Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program presented Robert Thurman, America’s leading expert … Continue reading

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