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Workshop on Buddhist Studies in Canada

McMaster University May 11-12, 2024 More than 20 Buddhist Studies scholars from across Canada gathered for a workshop at McMaster University to exchange ideas about research, teaching, graduate programs and collaborative opportunities.  Organized by the Centre for Buddhist Studies at McMaster University, the workshop was opened by Professor James Benn, Centre Director, and featured a keynote…

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BDK Establishes Numata Program at Yale University

On May 7, 2024, BDK representatives visited Yale University to inaugurate a limited Numata Program in Buddhist Studies.  While the first Numata Program was established at UC Berkeley in 1984 and six other American universities have been added since then, BDK’s relationship with Yale goes back to the founding of the English Tripitaka Translation project in…

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2023 Toshi Award Winner Prof. John Kieschnick

The winner of the 2023 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is Professor John Kieschnick of Stanford University for his book, Buddhist Historiography in China (Columbia University Press, 2022).  The Award is presented on an annual basis for an outstanding book in the area of Buddhist studies.  The program is administered by the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at…

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2022 Toshi Award Winner Professor John Strong.

The 2022 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner is Professor John Strong(Emeritus Professor, Bates) for his book, The Buddha's Tooth: Western Tales of Sri Lankan Relic(University of Chicago Press, 2021). The award ceremony will be held on February 17, 2023.

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2023 BDK Fellowship for Foreign Scholars

BDK Japan is currently accepting applications for the 2023 BDK Fellowships to enable non-Japanese scholars to engage in advanced research of Buddhism in Japan. The BDK Fellowships provide support at a generous level and have been awarded in the past to researchers who have become leaders in the field. The deadline for applying is July…

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