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Book Announcement: Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain

Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain by Caroline Hirasawa The book is a highly interdisciplinary examination of the Tateyama cult and its material culture, and will be of interest to art historians … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Position, Buddhist Studies, Rutgers

Institution: Rutgers University Location: New Jersey, United States Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor The Department of Religion at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Buddhist Studies during the 2014-2015 academic … Continue reading

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Program: Japan and its Buddhist Traditions

The program lasts three months and is based in Kyoto. Classes are held at Ryukoku University’s Omiya campus, where the students also have access to the library, computer cluster, and dining hall. Participants take the following core courses: *Practice and … Continue reading

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Conference: UK Association of Buddhist Studies Conference 2014: Buddhism and Healing

University of Leeds, Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 July 2014 Supported by: School of Modern Languages and Cultures (University of Leeds), East Asian Studies (University of Leeds) and Centre for Religion and Public Life (University of Leeds) This two-day conference will … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Read about the writing of this book on The University of Michigan Record! Via Princeton University Press. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism Robert E. Buswell Jr. & Donald S. Lopez Jr. Cloth ISBN: 9780691157863 2013 | $65.00 / £44.95 eBook … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Zen Anarchism: The Egalitarian Dharma of Uchiyama Gudō

  The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce a new work in its Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series, produced jointly with BDK America, and marketed and distributed by the University of Hawai’i Press. Fabio Rambelli, Zen Anarchism: … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan from the University of Hawaii Press. http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9072-9780824838980.aspx (320 pages, 11 illustrations, $32.00 paper, $60.00 hardcopy) Experimental Buddhism highlights the complex and often wrenching interactions between long-established religious traditions and rapid social, cultural, and … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Via Oxford University Press. Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment Author: Pamela D. Winfield Price(incl.tax): 3,224 yen ISBN: 9780199945559 224 Pages Paperback Feb 2013 Pamela D. Winfield offers a fascinating juxtaposition and … Continue reading

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Funding: Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies

Applications for the new Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies are now available online! To start your application register at ofa.acls.org/ or click the Online Fellowship Application tab on the program’s page. You may view any of the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Shinagawa’s elephant temple

In this Fun Link Friday, Rurôsha takes us on a visual tour of Shinryō-ji, the elephant temple. No, this isn’t in India–this temple is in Tokyo and is one of Shinagawa Ward’s Tangible Cultural Properties! Shinryō-ji (真了寺)…was built in 1673 as a … Continue reading

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