Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Filled with Meaning: Why Do the Contents of Buddhist Statues Matter?

Colloquium | September 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 James Robson, Harvard University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Scholars have recently come to realize that religious statues throughout Asia have hidden cavities that are filled with various objects inserted during a consecration ritual. This talk explores the hidden world of these statues through a discussion of a large collection of (primarily) Buddhist statues from China, Korea, and Japan. The statues discussed in this talk contain a niche carved into...   More >

Friday, September 20, 2019

Buddhist Philosophy: The State of the Field

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

A conference to honor the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai's invaluable contributions to the field of Buddhist Studies, as well as to reflect upon issues in the study of Buddhist philosophy.

Participants include Daniel A. Arnold (The University of Chicago Divinity School), Jay Garfield (Smith College), Chen-kuo Lin (National Chenchi University), Jonathan Gold (Princeton), Catherine Prueitt (George Mason...   More >

Thursday, October 3, 2019

From Being “Enlightened” to Being “Woke”: Racial Justice Work in American Convert Buddhism

Colloquium | October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ann Gleig, University of Central Florida

 Center for Buddhist Studies

On May 14 2015, a delegation of 125 Buddhists gathered for the first “White House-U.S. Buddhist Leadership Conference,” during which they delivered a letter titled “Buddhist Statement on Racial Justice.” This letter should be seen as part of efforts to challenge racism and white privilege in American Buddhist convert communities spanning over two decades. For much of this time, such efforts have...   More >