Dear everyone,

This is to inform you on the 1-Month Monastic Program (2020) at Fo Guang Shan Tsung Lin University.

Founded in 1965 by the Chinese monk Venerable Hsing Yun (born 1927), Fo Guang Shan Tsung Lin University is an education institute devoted to teaching the Dharma to young monastics and lay practitioners. In 2020, Tsung Lin University will be launching the 1-Month Monastic Program for single unmarried young adults who are interested in Buddhist studies and practices. The program will offer classes on studies of Buddhist sutras, doctrines, and Humanistic Buddhism added with practical experience in monastery chores and services.

Language: All classes will be taught in English.

Dates: February 4, 2020 ~ March 4, 2020 (1 Month)

Fee: Tuition and accommodation are sponsored by the Fo Guang Shan Sangha Education Fund (Airfare and travel expenses not included).

For information on eligibility, application and registration dates, click here.

We are pleased to inform you about a talk by

Prof. Mario Poceski (Buddhist Studies and Chinese Religions, University of Florida)

on the topic

Transformations of the classical models of meditation praxis in Chinese Buddhism

on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 4:15 to 5:45 pm

in the Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Ostflügel (Eastern Wing), Room 120

For more information and flyer click here.

The Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts (RCBTA) at Peking University, Buddhist Studies Center at Sun Yatsen University (SYSU-BSC), and the From the Ground Up project based at the University of British Columbia (www.frogbear.org) cordially invite applications for a 8-day (December 14–21, 2019) program of lecture series, conference/forum, and fieldwork on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures in Kunming, Yunnan, China.

Kunming, China

December 14–21, 2019

December 14, 2019: Registration, Opening Ceremony;
December 15–18, 2019: Lecture Series & Taste of the Dharma Series;
December 19, 2019: Young Scholars’ Forum & Closing Ceremony;
December 20, 2019: Tour of famous religious sites;
December 21, 2019: Departure.

Participants are required to take part in all of the activities supported by this program, including the four-part lecture series, the Young Scholar Forum (paper presentations are optional, but attendance is required), field trips, and monastic experience session, etc. Senior undergraduate students and graduate students (MA and doctoral) specializing in any Buddhist tradition(s) or East Asian religions, and postdoctoral fellows working on relevant fields, are encouraged to apply to buddhistseminarandfieldwork@gmail.com.

Applications are to be submitted before October 31, 2019. Each application should include (1) an application form (to be provided upon request via the above email), (2) an updated curriculum vitae, (3) one writing sample, and (4) a reference letter (to be emailed by the referee directly to the above email address).

For more information, see http://www.frogbear.org.

The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies beginning September 1, 2020. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in Tibetan Buddhist Studies are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in the Tibetan language. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Tibetan history and culture generally and Tibetan Buddhism specifically, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

For details, see URL: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58707

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The International Society for Buddhist Philosophy seeks submissions on the theme “Intra-Buddhist Dialogue” for a session at the 2020 Central APA (Chicago, Feb. 26-29).

They encourage individual presentations or panel proposals on topics that involve two or more of the major Buddhist traditions (e.g., Theravāda, Mahāyāna), and/or schools that fall within these (e.g., Ch’an, Madhyamaka, Yogācāra), and/or contemporary Buddhist movements (engaged Buddhism, critical Buddhism, etc.).

Topics might include issues that have been important to intra-Buddhist dialogue historically (e.g., debates over sudden enlightenment, or approaches to Pure Land practices) as well as new comparative philosophical work that is grounded in different Buddhist perspectives.

Submissions are to be sent to Douglas Duckworth (duckworth@temple.edu) and Leah Kalmanson (leah.kalmanson@drake.edu) by Thursday, August 1.

The Department of Buddhist Studies in the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) at Heidelberg University is looking to appoint a full-time postdoctoral researcher for three years.

The position is funded by a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), for a project entitled “Intertextuality in the Chinese Buddhist Canon: Computational-Philological Assessment of Sources, Authorship/Translatorship, and Style.” The Principal Investigator is Professor Michael Radich.

The position will run from October 1 2019 to September 31 2022.

Application deadline is 20 July 2019. Interviews will be conducted in late July or the first week of August.

There is a full job ad on H-Net, for which to click here.