2021/22 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies: Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Japan

Online/Virtual Event

In the 1910s, Kure Shūzō, the “father of Japanese psychiatry,” led a team that investigated throughout Japan traditional healing practices. In the 1918 report he coauthored, he advocated for state intervention to eradicate such practices at Buddhist temples. In the decades that followed, government policies pushed the mentally ill away from temples and monks and […]

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2021/22 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies: Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Japan

Online/Virtual Event

In the 1910s, Kure Shūzō, the “father of Japanese psychiatry,” led a team that investigated throughout Japan traditional healing practices. In the 1918 report he coauthored, he advocated for state intervention to eradicate such practices at Buddhist temples. In the decades that followed, government policies pushed the mentally ill away from temples and monks and […]

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Keynote Lecture: Prof. Susan Andrews, “Co-creating Learning Experiences at the Peripheries”

AMS Nest 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Andrews (Mount Allison University), who will give a public lecture entitled: Fizzing and Popping with Possibility: Co-creating Learning Experiences at the Peripheries About this Event Teaching Buddhism with and through the body offers exciting possibilities. From community engaged and work integrated learning to role play, field schools, and […]

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Research Makes the Difference

Research skills can lead to success in school and beyond, but many students have questions about where to start. Teens and adults, here's your chance to hear award-winning UBC professor Christopher Rea discuss his recent book, Where Research Begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World), co-written with Thomas S. Mullaney. […]

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Keynote Lecture: Prof. Jay L. Garfield, “Buddhism and Nonviolence in the Contemporary World”

AMS Nest 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jay L. Garfield (Smith College and the Harvard Divinity School), who will give a guest lecture entitled: Buddhism and Nonviolence in the Contemporary World About this Event Buddhism and ahiṃsā today: Buddhist ethical thought aims at a life of ahiṃsā, usually translated as nonviolence or non-harming. Like all Buddhist […]

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Keynote Lecture: Prof. Jin Y. Park, “What Is Ethics For? A Minimalist Approach to Buddhist Ethics”

AMS Nest 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jin Y. Park, who will give a guest lecture entitled: What Is Ethics For? A Minimalist Approach to Buddhist Ethics About this Event What is ethics for? The answer could vary depending on one’s worldview. In simple terms, we can define ethics as human efforts to construct environments that […]

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Exhibition: Leslie Cheung 張國榮 – Hong Kong Icon (1956-2003)

Asian Centre 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Co-presented by UBC Asian Library and the Department of Asian Studies, Leslie Cheung 張國榮: Hong Kong Icon (1956-2003) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the passing of the legendary Hong Kong actor, singer, and performer, Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing. In addition to books and scholarly journals, the exhibition features a collection of original Asian-language film posters from some of Cheung’s most popular and critically […]

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Webinar – Dr. Kin Cheung (George) Lee’s book: The Guide to Buddhist Counseling

Online/Virtual Event

This event is online with simultaneous translation to Mandarin and Cantonese, and can be attended via Zoom. This webinar is part of Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Society “Be Well” lecture series The Guide to Buddhist Counseling (Routledge, 2023) is a go-to book in Buddhist counseling, this book is a valuable resource for Buddhist chaplains, […]

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2023/24 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies: Works, Networks, and Good Works: John F. Howes and the early years of Japanese Studies at UBC

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The John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies is an annual public lecture launched in 2012 in Professor Emeritus John Howes' honour. Each year, we invite prominent scholars from around the world to speak to the university community and alumni on topics in Japanese Studies with a focus on humanities. This year's lecture features guest speaker […]