As of this writing (June 20), the details are fuzzy but the date is confirmed. Harry and I are doing a live recording of the DharmaRealm podcast. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 2, sometime around 5 p.m., held in the Kodo at the Jodo Shinshu Center, in Berkeley, Ca. We’ll start off with […]
Buddhism without Borders: Contemporary Developments in Buddhism in the West Keynote Speaker: Thomas A. Tweed The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce the “Buddhism without Borders” conference and seeks papers that offer new, critical, and creative approaches to the study of Buddhism in the West, understood as part of a larger global religious […]
Call for papers deadline is June 1, 2009. The actual conference is scheduled for March of 2010. This isn’t an event, really. It’s a deadline. It’s a deadline for the call for papers for a conference that the Institute of Buddhist Studies is hosting and that I (along with the formidable Natalie Quli) am organizing. […]
This year’s American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting is being held in MontrÃ©al, Quebec, Canada, from November 7th through the 10th, 2009. The paper I had submitted to this conference was summarily rejected either because it was trumped by a panel proposal that was more apropos to the area or because my ideas have […]
The Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies will be held in Kyoto, Japan, from June 12th through June 15th. While I won’t physically be there, I’ll be there in mind. A paper of mine will be included in a panel titled Shin Buddhism in the World of the Twenty-first Century […]
This isn’t exactly a speaking engagement or event, but I wanted to let my readers (and listeners) know that “season two” of the DharmaRealm podcast will officially begin on Friday, February 6th. In the first episode of the new year, Harry and I get a little personal and discuss our own background and experiences with […]
The Institute of Buddhist Studies 2009 Winter Symposium is titled “The Great Sound of Enlightenment: Shin Buddhist Music Throughout the Ages.” The program will examine the use and meaning of music in Shin Buddhist services, including its origins, current practices and future possibilities.
I will be giving a talk on Shin Buddhism to the San Francisco Gay Menâ€™s Buddhist Sangha during their weekly â€œEvery Day Dharmaâ€ session.