Mission:

As its long-term goal, this Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures promotes innovative study of Buddhism and East Asian Cultures that crosses the boundaries between disciplines, countries, cultures, and religions. This global network significantly complements a $2.5-million grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to support an international and interdisciplinary collaborative project called “From the Ground Up: East Asian Religions through Multi-Media Sources and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” The project aims to build a public digital collection of religious materials, including texts, artifacts, photographs, and recordings at UBC to enhance public and scholarly understanding of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.

Featured Stories

April 8, 2019

UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture Series: A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪 ) in Korean Zen Buddhism

Robert E Buswell Jr. (University of California, Los Angeles). 5pm. Thursday, September 12, 2019. UBC
April 3, 2019

Guest Lecture: A Tantric Theology From 12th Century Tibet

Matthew T. Kapstein (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris). Monday April 29, 2019, 5pm. 3335 Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley
March 13, 2019

Database of Chinese Medieval Texts

Introduction The Database of Chinese Medieval Texts (DMCT) is a collaborative project between the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Ghent University (Christoph Anderl), Dharma Drum Institute […]
March 6, 2019

CFA – Doctoral School: “Women and Nuns in Chinese Buddhism”

June 3-7 2019. Ghent University.
February 25, 2019

Spring 2019 programming at CEIB

Please see the schedule below for upcoming events at the Centre d’études interdisciplinaires sur le bouddhimse (CEIB).
February 6, 2019

Guest Lecture: A Computer-Assisted Approach to Problems of Style and Ascription in the Corpus of Dharmarakṣa 竺法護 (fl. ca. 265-308)

Michael Radich (Heidelberg University). Thursday April 18, 2019, 5pm. 370 Dwinelle Hall UC Berkeley
January 16, 2019

Tianzhu Book Prize Nomination 2019

Submit Nominations before April 30, 2019. Please use Tianzhu Book Prize Nomination Form for submission.