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UBC Kameyama Lecture Series on Buddhist Studies Proudly Presents Professor Eun-su Cho of Seoul National University for the following talk: “Late 19th Century Korean Buddhism – A Missing Link

* Date: Thursday, October 28 , 2010
* Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
* Location: Asian Center 604 (UBC Vancouver, Canada)

Typical narratives of Korean history at the turn of the twentieth century list a chain of events with well-established causal relationships. The late 19th century is characterized in terms of a Confucian response to the West, followed by Japanese colonization and the advance of Christian missionaries, which, in turn, inspired a feverish domestic quest for progress and modernity. In this linear and monolithic historiography, the place of Buddhism is vague and obscure. This talk will focus on the emerging signs of changes in its religious and social outlook of the Buddhist society at that time and argue that the last few decades of the 19th century can be thought of as the missing link between traditional Buddhism and its later development after the colonial period onward.

Eun-su Cho is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Seoul National Universty. She has received her Ph.D. in 1997 from U.C. Berkeley. Her research ranges from Indian Abhidharma Buddhism to Korean Buddhist thought and history. She is the founding director of the International Center for Korean Studies at Seoul National University. Her most recent articles include “Wŏnch’ŭk’s Place in the East Asian Buddhist Tradition,” “Creating a Korean Philosophical Tradition: Pak Chong-hong and the Discomfiting Indispensability of European Thought” and “The Uses and Abuses of Wŏnhyo and the ‘T’ong Pulgyo’ Narrative.” She has also translated the Jikji simgyong from Classical Chinese into English. Her edited volume titled Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality is forthcoming in 2010 from the SUNY Press.

Post (http://ubcbuddhism.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/upcoming-ubc-kameyama-lecture-series-professor-eun-su-cho/) courtesy of Jessica L. Main, who leads the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Chair on Buddhism and Contemporary Society. The Chair is the steward of UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program. Her research concerns modern Buddhist ethics, social action, and institutional life in East and Southeast Asia. She worked with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), investigating possible contributions of Buddhism to a physician’s ethic.

Tsadra Foundation’s Advanced Studies Scholarships provide Western Buddhists with an opportunity for in-depth study of Buddhist philosophical literature in the Tibetan language. The foundation offers three-year scholarships to Westerners who wish to study at Tibetan Buddhist institutes in India and Nepal.

While there are many institutes that admit Western students, Tsadra Foundation is aware that the following institutes will accept qualified Western men and women (lay or monastic) for the duration of the scholarship.
– Ka-Nying Shedra, Boudhanath, Nepal
– Karma Lekshe Ling, Swayambhunath, Nepal
– Rangjung Yeshe Institute M.A. program, Boudhanath, Nepal
– Shechen Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies, Boudhanath, Nepal
– Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath, India, and Namo Buddha,

Nepal Scholarships are not, however, limited to those institutes nor to any specific tradition. Please note that these scholarships are not available for translator or interpreter training programs.

Application deadline is September 1, 2010. More information on http://www.tsadra.org/#Studies_Scholarships_Description

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Fall 2010 online classes:
registration for non-program students for the fall 2010 online classes starts 07/01/2010 and is open until the end of add/drop period 09/02/2010. The first day of the semester is 08/23/2010. The last day of the semester is 12/10/2010.

– EDU 615e Perspectives in Sacred Learning
– EDU 635e Contemplative Teaching
– EDU 735e Transforming Instruction & Curriculum
– PSYT 504e Meditation Practicum I
– PSYT 565e Ecopsychology
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Spring 2011 online classes:
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– EDU 720e Spiritual Roots of Development
– ENV 520e Deep Ecology in Context
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– MAR 500e Authentic Leadership
– PSYT 672e Transpersonal Psychology II
– PSYT 511e Meditation Practicum II
– RIG 500e Contemplative End-of-Life care: A Certificate Program for Healthcare Professionals

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