Numata lecture series 2014-15: U of T and McMaster

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If you are in Toronto or Hamilton, you won’t want to miss these wonderful lectures and reading groups…

University of Toronto / McMaster University
NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2014-15

Lucia Dolce (School of Oriental and African Studies)
LECTURE: Of Monks and Embryos: Tantric Practices and the Ritualization of Buddhist Embryology in Mediaeval Japan
THURSDAY, September 18, 2014, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
READING GROUP: Taimitsu Rituals in Medieval Japan: Sectarian Competition and the Dynamics of Tantric Performance
FRIDAY, September 19, 2014, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Annabella Pitkin (Barnard College, Columbia University)
READING GROUP: The ‘Age of Faith’ and the ‘Age of Knowledge’: Secularism, Devotion and Modern Tibetan Miracle Narratives
THURSDAY, November 6, 2014, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
LECTURE: Miracles, Magic and Modernity: Modes of Tibetan Buddhist Power and their Interpretations
FRIDAY, November 7, 2014, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Carl Yamamoto (Towson University)
READING GROUP: Mastering Space, Time, Symbol: Lama Zhang and the Buddhist Hegemonization of Central Tibet
THURSDAY, January 15, 2015, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
LECTURE: Orphan Texts: Making Sense of Genre Anomalies in Lama Zhang
FRIDAY, January 16, 2015, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Shi Huifeng (Fo Guang Shan University):
READING GROUP: Literary Parallelism. Connecting Criticism and Hermeneutics in an Early Mahayana Sutra
THURSDAY, January 22, 2015, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
LECTURE: Chiasmus in Buddhist Literature: Theory and Case Studies
FRIDAY, January 23, 2015, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Vincent Tournier (School of Oriental and African Studies)
LECTURE: Self-ordination in an Indian Monastic Code
THURSDAY, Feb 12, 2015, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
READING GROUP: The Mahavastu and the Vinayapitaka of the Mahasamghika-Lokottaravadin
FRIDAY, Feb 13, 2015, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Lori Meeks (University of Southern California Dornsife)
LECTURE: A “‘Wondrous Gift’ For Women”: The Blood Bowl Sutra in Buddhist Commentaries from Early Modern Japan
THURSDAY, March 5, 2015, 2.30-4.30 pm, UTM, Dean?s Lounge, DV3140
READING GROUP: Changing Views of Nunhood in Kamakura-Period Japan: The Case of Kenreimon?in
FRIDAY, March 6, 2015, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

Dominic Steavu (University of California Santa Barbara)
LECTURE: Material Culture and Technology in East Asian Esoteric Buddhism
THURSDAY, March 12, 2015, 2.30-4.30 pm, UTM, Dean?s Lounge, DV3140
READING GROUP: Buddhist Medicine and the Affairs of the Heart
FRIDAY, March 13, 2015, 4-6 pm, McMaster, University Hall 122

For obtaining the reading group materials and for questions please contact Christoph Emmrich atchristoph.emmrich@utoronto.ca.

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