November 28, 2022

Treading on Sacred Words: The Buddhist Shrine of Khādalik in Ancient Khotan

Diego Loukota (University of California, Los Angeles). November 30, 2022, 4:00 pm. Humanities Quadrangle Room 136, Yale University
November 3, 2022

From India with Love: Buddhism and the Globalization of Medieval Medicine

Dominic Steavu (University of California Santa Barbara). November 3, 2022, 5:00 pm PST. In-person at 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley and on Zoom
November 2, 2022

The King’s Road: Diplomacy and the Remaking of the Silk Road

Xin Wen (Princeton University). November 2, 2022, 4:00 PM. Sterling Memorial Library Room 218, Yale University
October 26, 2022

Spatial Dunhuang: The Story of the Mogao Caves Retold

Wu Hung (University of Chicago). October 26, 2022, 4:00 pm. Henry R. Luce Hall Room 101, Yale University
October 20, 2022

Dunhuang and Silk Road Seminars: Michaelmas 2022 Programme

Michaelmas Term (October-December 2022). In-person and online with University of Cambridge.
October 11, 2022

Guest Lecture: A Sense of an Ending: Chinese Buddhist Eschatology Reconsidered

T.H. Barrett (SOAS, London). October 11, 2022, 5 PM. 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
October 8, 2022

Guest Lecture: Ikkyū and the Crazy Cloud Anthology: Then and Now

Sonja Arntzen (University of Toronto). October 8, 2022, 7:10 pm PDT. In-person at UBC Asian Centre Auditorium and online
October 7, 2022

Glorisun Distinguished Lecture Series: Buddhist Self-Immolation and Climate Change

James Benn (McMaster University). October 7, 2022, 7:30 PM PDT. In-person at The Place of Many Trees, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and online
September 22, 2022

Guest Lecture: A Queer Prince Scorned: Yuan Yue (d. 532) and his Repertoire

Stephanie Balkwill (UCLA). September 22, 2022. Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall, Yale University
September 16, 2022

Doctrine and Practice Beyond Borders: International Interactions in East Asian Buddhism

September 16, 2022, with multiple speakers. Jones Hall 202, Princeton University
June 8, 2022

Guest Lecture: The Sea Voyage to China attempted by lndian Buddhist Monks, 305-435

Prof. Haiyan Hu-von Hinüber (University Erfurt / Peking University) June 8, 2022. Hamburg University.
June 3, 2022

Kati Fitzgerald – Pure Lands: Yale Book Manuscript Workshop

June 3, 2022, with Dr. Sarah Jacoby (Northwestern University) and Dr. Charlene Makley (Reed College). Yale University
May 19, 2022

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Easter Term 2022

Easter Term (May-June 2022). Online with University of Cambridge.
May 11, 2022

The Philosophy of Mind of Dignaga and Dharmakirti: A Workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

May 11–12, 2022, with Eli Franco (University of Leipzig). Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
May 5, 2022

Guest Lecture: The Story of Chan: History, Literature, Teachings, and Practices

Prof. Mario Poceski (University of Florida). May 5-July 28, 2022, 8:30-10:30 PM HKT. Online with HKU
April 29, 2022

Guest Lecture: Perpetuation of the Buddha-lineage: Investigation and reflection on the precept-conferral ceremonies in contemporary mainland China

Wen Jinyu (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China). April 29, 2022, 6:30 PM HKT. Online with HKU
April 22, 2022

Guest Lecture: Memory of Pure Land: Dharma propagation by patriarchs in history and its contemporary inheritance

Wen Jinyu (School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China). April 22, 2022, 6:30 PM HKT. Online with HKU
March 31, 2022

Guest Lecture: Revival of Buddhism in Southeast China in the Late Ninth Century: The Case of Shanquan Temple

You Ziyong (Capital Normal University, China). 6:00 PM PDT, March 31, 2022. Online
March 11, 2022

Guest Lecture: Controversy on the cutting off and relinking of the skillful roots in Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma literature

Yuan Liu (Buddhist Academy of China, Beijing). 6:30 PM HKT, March 11, 2022. Online with HKU
March 5, 2022

Video Talk Series “Living. Living Dead. Living Alive” – Dialogue Between the Celebrities and Young People (2022)

March 5 to May 28, 2022. Online with HKU
March 4, 2022

Guest Lecture: The establishment of shared karma and related discussions in Sarvāstivāda

Yuan Liu (Buddhist Academy of China, Beijing). 6:30 PM HKT, March 4, 2022. Online with HKU
February 17, 2022

Guest Lecture – America’s Buddhist History Reading: How the Swans Came to the Lake Forty Years Later

Benjamin Bogin (Skidmore College). 5 PM - 6:30 PM PST - February 17, 2022. 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
January 20, 2022

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Lent Term 2022

Lent Term (January-March 2022). Online with University of Cambridge.
December 16, 2021

Guest Lecture: Aesthetic and Iconographic Borrowings of Characters from Buddhist Legend from Hellenistic Characters – Appropriation and Transformation of Identity

Alexandra Vanleene (Harvard CAMLab). December 16th, 2021. Online with Harvard CAMLab.
December 12, 2021

Tan Yingxian Photo Exhibition: Multiple Facets of China’s Buddhism

Tan Yingxian (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). December 12-16, 2021. Lobby of Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
December 9, 2021

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2021

Michaelmas Term (September-December 2021). Online with University of Cambridge.
December 6, 2021

Guest Lecture: The relationship between Neo-Confucianism and Buddhism in Song Dynasty taking Zhu Xi as an example

LI Chunying (International Confucian Academy at China University). 10 AM - 12 PM PST, December 6, 2021. Online with UBC.
May 19, 2021

A dream come true – How to actualize a Datong world (An ideal world with great harmony in Confucianism)

Ven. Yankong, Mr. Feng Xiaozhong, Mr. Liang Zhaoji, and Mr. Tao Dong. May 19, 2021, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM. Online with HKU
May 12, 2021

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Easter Term 2021

Easter Term (May-June 2021). Online with University of Cambridge.
January 21, 2021

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Lent Term 2021

Lent Term (January-March 2021). Online with University of Cambridge.
December 19, 2020

Buddhist Counselling – Compassion • Wisdom • Science and Application

December 19, 2020. Online with Centre of Buddhist Studies HKU.
December 14, 2020

Textual Issues Raised by the Japanese Manuscript of Huijiao’s Biographies of Eminent Monks

December 14, 2020. Online with Centre of Buddhist Studies HKU.
December 11, 2020

New Frontiers in Buddhist Studies Lecture Series -Flowers Perfuming Sesame: How the Yogācāras Developed the Idea of Simultaneous Perfuming/Impregnation of Phenomena

Dr. Gao Mingyuan, Ph.D. (Kelaniya). December 11, 2020 ONLINE with The University of Hong Kong.
December 7, 2020

Importance and Implication of Foreign Buddhist Manuscripts for the Chinese Buddhist Studies—the Case of Buddhist Manuscripts in Japan

December 7, 2020. Online with Centre of Buddhist Studies HKU.
December 3, 2020

New Frontiers in Buddhist Studies Lecture Series – The Development and Evaluation of a Novel Group-based Mahāyāna Buddhist Intervention, Awareness Training Program

Dr. Bonnie W.Y. Wu, Ph.D. (HK). December 3, 2020 ONLINE with The University of Hong Kong.
November 30, 2020

New Frontiers in Buddhist Studies Lecture Series – Origins of the Theory of Four Stages to Arahantship in the Theravāda Soteriology

Ven. Dr. Amrita Nanda, Ph.D. (HK). November 30, 2020 ONLINE with The University of Hong Kong
November 27, 2020

New Frontiers in Buddhist Studies Lecture Series – Administrative Centre, Subversive Margin: the Interplay of Theocracy and Tantrism in the Tibetan Medical Tradition

Dr. Tony K.M. Chui, Ph.D. (HK). November 27, 2020 ONLINE with The University of Hong Kong.
November 20, 2020

New Frontiers in Buddhist Studies Lecture Series – The Development of a Theoretical Orientation for Counselling based on Early Buddhist Teaching

Kin Cheung LEE (The Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong). November 20, 2020 ONLINE with The University of Hong Kong.
November 19, 2020

Guest Lecture: A Historical Analysis of the Sanchi Stupa

LI Ling (Institute of Daoism and Religious Culture, Sichuan University). Thursday November 19, 2020. Peking University.
November 12, 2020

Guest Lecture: The Play of Formulas in the Early Buddhist Discourses

Eviatar Shulman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). 12:00 - 2:30 PM, November 12, 2020. Online with Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University.
October 22, 2020

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2020

Michaelmas Term (October-December 2020). Online with University of Cambridge.
October 21, 2020

Guest Lecture: Living Aum Shinrikyō after Leaving It: Time, Emotion, and Community

Erica Baffelli (University of Manchester). 4:30 - 6:00 PM, October 21, 2020. Online with Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University.
September 21, 2020

Guest Lecture: Black Buddhism as Religio-Racial Identity in the Early Twentieth Century

Adeana McNicholl (Vanderbilt University). 4:30 - 6:00 PM, September 21, 2020. Online with Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University.
September 18, 2020

“The Art and Religion, Rites and Music of Indian Civilization” Lecture Series

Li Ling (Institute of Daoism and Religious Culture, Sichuan University). Sept 18 & 28, Oct 16, 2020. Online with Peking University.
August 17, 2020

Guest Lecture: Landscape Illustration in the Tripitaka: Religious and Political Meanings behind the Tenth-Century Imperial Commentary on the Buddhist Cannon

Dr. Sun Bo (National Museum of China). 9:30-11:00pm EST, Monday, August 17, 2020. Online via ZOOM at Harvard CAMLab.
August 10, 2020

Guest Lecture: Water and Land Paintings from the Qinglong Temple

Dr. Sun Bo (National Museum of China). 9:30-11:00pm EST, Monday, August 10, 2020. Online via ZOOM at Harvard CAMLab.
April 8, 2020

[CANCELLED] Guest Lecture: Theravāda Meditation within Contemporary Chinese Buddhism. The case of Sichuan Shifosi 石佛寺

Ester Bianchi (Perugia University). Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 5:30 pm–7 pm. UBC, C. K. Choi Building, Room 120.
March 2, 2020

Guest Lecture: The Old Man and the Sea: Shinra Myōjin and Buddhist Networks of the East Asian ‘Mediterranean’

Sujung Kim (DePauw University). 4:30 - 6:00PM, Monday March 2, 2020. Princeton University, Jones Hall Room 202.
February 27, 2020

Guest Lecture: Buddhist Apocalyptic Saviors and Imperial Authority during the Reign of Empress Wu Zetian (690-705CE)

April D. Hughes (Boston University). Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm. Yale University, 451 College Street, Room B04.
February 21, 2020

Guest Lecture: Valabhi – An Ancient Centre of Learning

Dr. Shailendra Mehta, President, MICA, India. Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Yale University, 451 College Street, Room B04.
February 20, 2020

Guest Lecture: From Agnostic to Atheist to Secular Buddhist: A Personal Journey

Stephen Batchelor (Bodhi College). Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm. Yale University, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Room 102, 63 High Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
February 17, 2020

Guest Lecture: Buddhism in Contemporary China Through the Prism of Meditation Techniques

Ester Bianchi (Perugia University). Monday, February 17, 2020, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Mangalam Center, 2018 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
February 6, 2020

Guest Lecture: Modern Buddhist Suffering: Pathos, History, and Moral Responses at a Contemporary Japanese Leprosarium

Jessica Starling (Lewis and Clark College). Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Yale University, 451 College Street, Room B04.
January 23, 2020

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Lent Term 2020

Lent Term (January-March 2020). University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7.
December 22, 2019

Guest Lecture and Multimedia Film: To The Moon

Eugene Wang (Harvard University). December 22, 2019. Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.
December 5, 2019

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Michaelmas Term 2019

Michaelmas Term (October-December 2019). University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7.
October 31, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Thein-mazi Temple of Pagan: Its Lost Legacy Redeemed

Samerchai Poolsuwan (Thammasat University). 4 pm, Thursday, October 31, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04.
October 23, 2019

Guest Lecture: Sun Ren Artist Talk

Sun Ren (China Academy of Art). Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7 - 9 pm. Harvard University, Sackler Building, Auditorium.
October 10, 2019

Guest Lecture: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 4 pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019. Yale University, 1879 Hall, Room 137.
October 8, 2019

Guest Lecture: The End of the Dharma in Medieval Chinese Buddhism: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhusheng Cave of Baoshan (Henan)

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Princeton University, 1879 Hall, Room 137.
October 7, 2019

Glorisun Distinguished Lecture Series: “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”—the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood

Michael Zimmermann (Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg University/University of Tsukuba). Monday, October 7, 2019. UBC Geography Building, Room 229.
October 4, 2019

Guest Lecture: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 1 pm–3 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 422.
September 20, 2019

2019 Buddhist Texts and Arts Lecture Series at Peking University

Takahashi Koichi, Baba Norihisa and Kato Takahiro (Tokyo University). September 20-24, 2019. Peking University.
September 19, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Strange Life and Death of (Aśvaghoṣa’s) Kanthaka

Sonam Kachru (University of Virginia). 4 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, B-04.
September 19, 2019

Guest Lecture: On the “Image of the Extinction of the Dharma” at the Dazhushengku Cave of Baoshan

Liu Yi (Capital Normal University). 2:30 pm–4 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
September 12, 2019

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

James Robson (Harvard University). Thursday, September 12, 2019. University of California, Berkeley, 370 Dwinelle Hall.
September 12, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Mysterious Case of the Late Antique ‘Budda’ and Its Modern Oblivion

Antonello Palumbo (SOAS). 4 pm, Thursday, September 12, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, B-04.
August 14, 2019

Guest Lecture: Discipline, Media, and Notions: The Social Evolution in the Late Qing Dynasty and the Transitional Moment of Chinese Architecture

Wang Kai (Tongji University). 1 pm–3 pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
August 5, 2019

Hui-Style Architecture Series

Shunlai Yao 姚顺涞 (Research Center of Hui-Style Architecture and Engineering, Anhui). Monday – Thursday, August 5 – 8, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
July 31, 2019

Guest Lecture: Transferring Postmodernism to China: A Productive Misunderstanding

Ying Wang (Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning). Friday, July 31, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
July 26, 2019

Guest Lecture: An Infinity of Stupas: Types of Chinese Buddhist Pagodas – 3

Nan Wang (Tsinghua University, School of Architecture). July 26, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
July 10, 2019

Guest Lecture: Spatial Construction of the Jiang Nan Classical Garden

Aibin Yan (East China University of Science and Technology). Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Harvard University, Sackler Building 427.
June 6, 2019

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Easter Term 2019

Easter Term (April-June 2019). University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7.
March 28, 2019

Korean Buddhist Film Screening and Talk: “Sermon on the Mount”

Director Ven. Daehae Young-uee Yoo. 5 - 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Yale University, Henry R. Luce Hall, Auditorium
March 27, 2019

Guest Lecture: The Buddhist Community and Local Material Culture in the Kucha Kingdom – as seen in Mural Paintings

Dr. Satomi Hiyama (Kyoto University). 4 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Yale University, East Asia Library, Room 218.
March 26, 2019

Guest Lecture: Everyday Ecology: Writing an Environmental History of Modern Korea

Albert L. PARK (Claremont McKenna College). Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00-1:30 pm. Yale University, Rosenkranz Hall, Room 241.
March 24, 2019

2019 Indian Arts, Religions, Decorum and Music Lecture Series at Peking University

A listing of all lectures organized by Peking University for this lecture series.
March 13, 2019

Guest Lecture: On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: to learn from the performance of Guqin

Huqun Li (China University of Political Science and Law). 2:30pm. Thursday March 14, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
March 7, 2019

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series: Lent Term 2019

Lent Term (January-March 2019). University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Room 7.
March 7, 2019

Guest Lecture: Citizen Bodhisattvas: Educational Reform and Identity Production in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Dr. Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). Thursday, March 7, 2019. Yale University, Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04.
February 27, 2019

Guest Lecture: Dunhuang Vernacular Religion and the Archaeology of the Book

Dr. Paul Copp (University of Chicago). 4 pm. Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library, Room 218.
January 31, 2019

Guest Lecture: Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

Rongdao Lai (University of Southern California). 1:30pm. Thursday January 31, 2019. UBC Asian Centre, Room 604.
December 10, 2018

Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar Series, 2018

January-November 2018. University of Cambridge.
December 6, 2018

Guest Lecture: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts From Dunhuang

Hao Chunwen (Capital Normal University). 4:30 pm, December 6, 2018. 202 Jones, Princeton University.
November 28, 2018

Guest Lecture: Eavesdropping on the Perfected: Reading the Zhengao

Stephen R. Bokenkamp (Arizona State University). 4:30 pm, Nov 28, 2018. Princeton University.  202 Jones, Princeton University
November 15, 2018

Guest Lecture: Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts from Dunhuang

Hao Chunwen (Capital Normal University). 4:00pm-5:30pm, November 15, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium
November 1, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Indian Ocean Trade Through Buddhist Iconographies

Osmund Bopearachchi (University of California, Berkeley). 4:30 pm, Thursday, November 1, 2018. Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04, Yale University.
October 22, 2018

Guest Lecture: Ritual, Reliquary, and Local Legend: Glocal Context of Twin Pagodas from the Silla Dynasty

Youn-mi Kim (Ewha Womans University). 4 pm Monday, October 22, 2018. Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC.
October 18, 2018

Guest Lecture: Making FROGBEAR Materials Meaningful in the Undergraduate Classroom

Susan Andrews (Mount Allison University). 4pm Thursday, October 18th, 2018. Auditorium Annex A room 157
October 17, 2018

Guest Lecture: Dreaming and Self-Cultivation in Late Classical and Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany (Vanderbilt University). 4:30 pm, Wed, Oct 17, 2018. 202 Jones, Princeton University.
October 16, 2018

Guest Lecture: Politics in the Translation of Buddhist Texts: Timothy Richard and the Awakening of Faith

Gong Jun (Sun Yat-sen University). 5pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Buddhist Studies Centre, University of California, Berkeley.
October 11, 2018

Guest Lecture: Interfusing Doctrinal Learning and Visualization Techniques: Ŭich’ŏn and the Founding of the Ch’ŏnt’ae Tradition in Early Koryŏ

Richard McBride (Brigham Young University). 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Thursday, October 11, 2018. Department of Religious Studies (COLL451), B-04, Yale University
October 11, 2018

Guest Lecture: Buddhist Astrology and Astral Magic in Medieval China: Indian and Iranian Connections

Jeffrey Kotyk (McMaster University). 12 pm, Thursday, October 11, 2018. William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 309, Yale University.
October 11, 2018

Guest Lecture: Taixu’s Global Buddhist Movement and his Discourse on Civilization: A Study Centered around the 1920s

Gong Jun (Sun Yat-sen University). 4pm October 11th, 2018. Asian Centre Auditorium, UBC.
October 4, 2018

Guest Lecture: Dreaming Dharma’s Decline: An Indian Buddhist Vaticinium ex eventum

Jonathan Silk (Leiden University). 4:30 pm, Thu, Oct 4, 2018. Rm. 137, 1879 Hall, Princeton University.
October 4, 2018

Guest Lecture: From Tranquility (ji 寂) to Illumination (zhao 照): The Jizhao Temple in the Context of Social Changes in Dali Prefecture

Xuan Fang (Renmin University of China). 4 pm, October 4th, 2018. UBC Asian Studies Auditorium.
September 27, 2018

Guest Lecture: The Heavenly Masters at Longhushan: The origins of the modern Daoist bureaucracy

Vincent Goossaert (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes). Thursday, September 27, 2018. Room 102, Rosenkranz Hall, Yale University.
September 25, 2018

Guest Lecture: Materiality and Textuality of Stelae and Epitaphs in the Tang Dynasty

Rui Shi (Peking University). 4:30 pm, Tue, Sep 25, 2018. 100 Jones, Princeton University
September 20, 2018

Vinaya Pitaka Studies Lecture Series

SASAKI Shizuka (Hanazono University), YAMAGIWA Nobuyuki (Bukkyo University). September 20, 2018. Peking University.
September 20, 2018

Guest Lecture: Reimagining East Asian Buddhism: Wuyue Foundations of Song Dynasty Buddhism and Beyond

Albert Welter (University of Arizona). 3:30 pm September 20, 2018. CK Choi Room 120, UBC.