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

June 3, 2019

Keynote Lecture: ‘Terra Sacra’ Imagined – ‘Terra Sacra’ Visited: Buddhist India in Pre-Modern Sources

Max Deeg (Cardiff University). Friday, June 28, 2019. UBC Vancouver.
June 3, 2019

Special Guest Lecture: The Uneven Terrain of Gender and Diversity: The View from the Humanities

Natasha Heller (University of Virginia). Thursday, June 6, 2019. Ghent University.
May 27, 2019

Buddhism & Technology: Historical Background and Contemporary Challenges

September 20-22, 2019 at UBC Vancouver.
May 21, 2019

Guest Lecture: The influence of Buddhism on Chinese language

Peng Lu (Wuhan University). Thursday, October 3, 2019. UBC.
May 20, 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
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).
January 16, 2019

Tianzhu Book Prize Nomination 2019

Nomination application has been extended to June 30, 2019. Please use Tianzhu Book Prize Nomination Form for submission.
January 14, 2019

An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at INALCO (July 6-24, 2019)

Photo by Chris Ensey on Unsplash An International and Intensive Program on Buddhism at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales  (INALCO) Schedule Lecture Series Student […]