Marina DiMaio | Curatorial Assistant, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: In the Present Moment Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice

“In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice” is a major multiphase research and exhibition project being devel- oped by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), led by Curator of Contemporary Art, Haema Sivanesan. The first milestone for this project was an artist-centered research convening organized in partnership with the University of…

Jisi Fu & Jing Le | Fudan University, East China Normal University: “Reimagining East Asian Buddhism Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond” A Talk by Professor Albert Welter

Figure 1. Photo by Jing Le. Reprinted with permission On September 20, 2018, Professor Albert Welter from the University of Arizona delivered a talk Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Founda- tions of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond to students and faculty mem- bers at the University of British Columbia. Professor Welter specializes in Chinese Buddhism.…

Colin H. Simonds | Queen’s University | CJBS: Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: The Third Karmapa and the Invention of a Tradition

RUTH GAMBLE, Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: The Third Karmapa and the Invention of a Tradition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. XVI, 322 pp. CAN $108.99 (hb). ISBN 978-0-19069077-9 Adapted from her PhD dissertation, Gamble’s Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism is the first book-length treatment of the origin of the tulku tradition in Tibetan Buddhism…

Elizabeth Guthrie | University of Waterloo | CJBS: Buddhist Stone Sutras in China, Sichuan Province, Volume 3

Buddhist Stone Sutras in China, Sichuan Province, Volume 3 Elizabeth Guthrie University of Waterloo CLAUDIA WENZEL and SUN HUA, eds., Buddhist Stone Sutras in China, Sichuan Province, Volume 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. 486 pp. CAN $238 (hardcover). ISBN 978-3-447-10588-0 The third volume of this impressive Chinese and English series is an addition to the…

Mizutani Kosho | Thích Viên Lý dịch Việt: Phật Giáo Sẽ Phát Triển Thế Nào Trong Thế Kỷ 21

PHẬT GIÁO HƯỚNG DẪN THẾ KỶ 21 Hội Nghiên Cứu Học Thuật Phật Giáo Quốc Tế Dịch giả: Thích Viên Lý Viện Triết Lý Việt Nam và Triết Học Thế Giới xuất bản, 2000 Lotus Media tái bản, có hiệu đính, 2020 Bìa và trình bày: Nhóm Hoa Đàm ISBN: 978-1-6671-1950-2 © Tác giả giữ…

Richard K. Payne | Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Theological Union | CJBS: A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor Reviewed by Richard K. Payne Institute of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Theological Union When popular representations of Buddhism mention views of language, the most usual is that language is an “active force” entangling us in samsara (1). While this is accurate, it is also one-sided. The intersection of Buddhist views…

Karin L. Meyers | Insight Journal | Barre Center for Buddhist Studies: Climate, Corona, and Collapse: The Dharma was Made for these Times

This was written on March 31, 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic was not yet at its peak in the United States. It is addressed to Dharma friends living in the United States, but may also speak to the experience and aspirations of Dharma friends in other parts of the world. ‘Collapse’ is a scary word.…

Joel Magnuson | Willamette University | CJBS: Pragmatism, Institutionalism, and Buddhism: Toward a Synthesis for Socially Engaged Buddhist Economics

Pragmatism, Institutionalism, and Buddhism: Toward a Synthesis for Socially Engaged Buddhist Economics Joel Magnuson Willamette University Abstract Socially engaged Buddhism addresses a wide range of con- temporary social and environmental crises from a distinc- tively Buddhist perspective. Much of the emphasis on this approach is on changing individual habits of behaviour and less on changing…