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By Ronae Matriano on March 4th, 2019

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 »

By Chris Lundry on January 9th, 2019

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 »

By Ronae Matriano on September 12th, 2018

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 »

By Chris Lundry on May 8th, 2017

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.

Professor Collins’ video can be seen embedded below and here. Read More »

By Chris Lundry on May 8th, 2017

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.

Professor Collins’ lecture can be seen embedded below and can be viewed here. Read More »

By Chris Lundry on May 8th, 2017

Professor Steven Collins’ first lecture: Civilizational History: From Acculturation to Regiment of Truth

Premodern modes of power, each with its own elite, existed in a changing dynamic of antagonistic symbiosis. How and where in this can we place askesis, Practices of Self and Regimens of Truth?

Professor Collins’ lecture can be seen embedded below as well as here. Read More »

By Chris Lundry on May 8th, 2017

TSG Annual Meeting at the AAS, Saturday, March 18, 1-2:30PM

Theravada Studies Group Newsletter                                       Issue 5, Spring 2017

Dear Members of Theravada Studies Group,

The Theravada Studies Group (TSG) will hold its annual meeting at the AAS in Toronto on Saturday, March 18, 1- 2:30 pm in the Churchill Room. Please be sure to plan to attend and extend an invitation to your colleagues interested in this field. Read More »

By Chris Lundry on March 16th, 2017

Thai Local Knowledge: The Long Hidden Wisdom of Manuscripts

The original article, written by Jana Igunma for the Southeast Asia Library Group, is available here.

Local knowledge plays an important role in people’s everyday lives and helps to maintain health, wealth and stable communities. Although in the past decades, a preference for transmitting local knowledge orally or through electronic and virtual media has evolved in Thailand – as everywhere else – the preservation of local knowledge in written form is essential in order to transmit it to future generations. Read More »

By Chris Lundry on November 3rd, 2016

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Workshop at 2017 AAS meeting

The Theravada Civilizations Project announces:

A Doctoral and Post-doctoral Workshop, University of Toronto, March 15, 2017

DEADLINE for proposals: Jan.1, 2017

The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive Doctoral and Post-doctoral workshop, which will be held on March 15, one day prior to the Association for Asian Studies, March16-19, 2012 at the University of Toronto. Read More »

By Chris Lundry on November 2nd, 2016