Congratulations to Andrea and Andrew for being awarded the 2021-22 Phool Maya Chen Scholarship! Andrea Wollein is a PhD candidate at the Department for the Study of Religion. She holds an MA in Modern South Asian Studies and a BA in Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. Her dissertation explores innovations within the Newar Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition through […]
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The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto is glad to welcome Dr. Rory Lindsay to our Buddhist Studies community in a new Assistant Professor position in the Department for the Study of Religion. With support from the Department and the Centre for Buddhist Studies, the new position has been […]
Call for Participants! The Buddhism and Breath Summit will be an online event that explores Buddhist practices of working with the breath and/or bodily “winds”. Presenters will address how Buddhist presentations of breath, “wind” or “life force” (prāṇa in Sanskrit, qi in Chinese, or rlung in Tibetan, for example) have influenced contemplative, philosophical, and medical […]
After yet another week of racist and misogynist violence directed at Asians and those of Asian descent in North America, I write to express solidarity with and deep care for all colleagues, communities, and families who are experiencing escalating anti-Asian harassment and violence. The Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies condemns racism, misogyny, and heteropatriarchy in […]
Congratulations to Annie Heckman for being awarded a 2021 Tsadra Dissertation Fellowship! Annie’s dissertation focuses on a Tibetan digest of narratives for nuns’ rules in the Mūlasarvāstivāda-vinaya.
Rachelle Saruya has received the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Canada scholarship for 2021-2022. She will conduct doctoral research on Burmese Buddhist nuns’ education at a Japanese university with a mentor for one year. Congratulations, Rachelle!
Amber Moore, together with the Ven. Druppon Rinchen Dorje, is the recipient of a Khyentse Foundation Aśoka Grant for Translation. The pair will complete an English translation of the Drikung Kagyu retreat text,The Advice of Vajradhāra Dharmakīrti: An Oral Exegesis on the Precepts of the Five-Fold Path of Mahāmudrā (phyag rgya chen po lnga ldan gyi khrid kyi […]
Frances Garrett‘s work with trauma-informed teaching makes the University of Toronto News, as she works to address students’ well-being in her classroom. Read more at https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-prof-puts-students-well-being-syllabus – or you can check out her YouTube channel for a few videos about and for her students, such as this one:
The Myanmar Manuscript Digital Library (MMDL) is a collection of Pali and Pali-Burmese manuscripts that are hosted at U of T’s Robarts Library. Doctoral candidates Rachelle Saruya and Andrew Dade, are working to develop a website, archive new files, and create a Burmese language site for colleagues in Myanmar. In Toronto, these digital files are […]
The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library’s Tibetan pechas (Image credit: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library) With the University of Toronto hosting Canada’s most prominent Tibetan Studies program, and Toronto itself hosting the world’s largest Tibetan community outside of Asia, in 2013, the UTL undertook a partnership with Columbia University Libraries to develop our […]