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  • Call for applications- Full time position: Robert H.N. Ho Foundation Professor in Buddhist Studies

    Call for Applications:

    Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Professor in Buddhist Studies

    Full time position

    The Center for Asian and African Studies (CEAA) of El Colegio de México invites interested persons who meet the requirements specified in this document to apply for the position of full time Program Researcher in Buddhist Studies.This position is possible thanks to funding from the Robert H. Read More »

  • Theravada Civilizations Workshop, University of Wisconsin Madison

    Theravada Civilizations Workshop

    September 20-22, 2018, Graduate Hotel

     

    Conference Program: stay tuned

    Conference Readings:

    "What Theravada does: Thoughts on a term from the perspective of the study from post-colonial Nepal," Christoph Emmrich

    "And a River Runs Through it: The Mrauk-U Kingdom and its Bay of Bengal Context.", Sanjay Subrahmanyam

    "Caught in the Middle: The Changing Role of Buddhist Meditation for Older Shan Adults," Nancy Eberhardt

    "The Saint with Indra's Sword: Khruubaa Srivichai and Buddhist Millenarianism in Northern Thailand," Katherine Bowie

    "Belonging in Myanmar: Identity, Law, and Gender in the Anthropology of Contemporary Buddhism," Juliane Schober Read More »

  • Professor Collins’ Fourth Lecture: “Buddhist Practices of Self: Spiritual Exercises”

    To understand forms of askesis, Practices of Self, we need to look from both internal and external pespectives. That is, there are forms of dress (uniforms) as well as of ‘introspection.’ The lectures will conclude with a brief history of the rise of Insight meditation (vipassana) and Mindfulness (sati), in Buddhism and in contemporary psychotherapy. Read More »

  • Professor Collins’ Third Lecture: “Buddhist Practices of Self: Historical and Philosophical Contexts”

    How and Why did Buddhist and other forms of asceticism arise in the Second Urbanization of India (6th to 4th centuries BCE)? One needs to understand Buddhism’s dichotomy between Conventional and Ultimate Truth to be able to make comparative analyses. Read More »

  • Professor Collins’ Second Lecture: “The Sociology of Wisdom: Supererogation in Morality and Society”

    Wisdom in Buddhism is more than just a word for Enlightenment. We need a wider comparative study of wisdom Literature. Supererogation — going beyond the call of duty — can be used as a sociological as well as moral concept. Read More »

Latest Feature

Buddhist rebirth in different planes of existence

Posted by the British Libraries Asia and Africa Blog

Posted: 09 Mar 2016 05:15 AM PST

Kamma is a Pali word and it covers all kinds of intentional actions, whether mental (mano kamma), verbal (vaci kamma) or physical (kaya kamma). The Buddhist doctrine “Paticcasamuppada” is demonstrative of the process of kamma. Read More »

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