Contemporary Buddhism

  • Corporate Religion and Spiritual Tourism at a Luxury Tibetan Buddhist Resort
    Contemporary Buddhism15 May 2024By Stephen ChristopherHoang Ngoc Ana International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), Kyoto, Japanb Columbia University, New York, USAStephen Christopher is a Visiting Fellow at Nichibunken, a research center in Kyoto. He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies and an Asia editor at the Database of Religious History (DRH) at the University of British Columbia. He completed postdocs at the University of Copenhagen (2022-24) and Kyoto University (2019). He has taught at nine universities, including Beijing Normal University, Vietnam National University and Tokyo Metropolitan University. He has co-edited four Special Issues (HIMALAYA; Implicit Religion; Journal of Vietnamese Studies; and the Tribal Intellectual Collective) and two books (Springer and Brill). His research explores tribal casteism and refugee politics in the Indian Himalayas, new religions in Japan, and the recent popularization of Tibetan Buddhism in late-socialist Vietnam.Hoang Ngoc An is an academic researcher, museum practitioner and LGBTQI+ rights activist in Vietnam. She is the current recipient of a Fulbright award for graduate studies at Columbia University (2024-25). She has co-published several articles and book chapters on queer politics, spirituality and sexuality, LGBT ethnic minorities, trans medical interventions, parents’ acceptance of LGBT children, and ethnic minority child marriage.
  • The Accomplishment of Individual Actions as a Duty on Moral Responsibility for the Growth of Humanism: A Comparative Study on Buddhist and Yogic Teachings
    Contemporary Buddhism03 May 2024By Randika PereraDepartment of Indigenous Health Sciences, Faculty of Indigenous Health Sciences and Technology, Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine, Sri LankaRandika Perera is an academic member of the Department of Indigenous Health Sciences, Faculty of Indigenous Health Sciences and Technology, Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine, Sri Lanka. He began his academic journey by earning a bachelor’s degree majoring in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Currently, he is enrolled in his doctoral degree in Philosophy exploring the comparative nature of early Buddhism and Yoga. As an early career researcher, his fervor lies in exploring the comparative nature of religion and spirituality from philosophical, psychological, and anthropological perspectives. Then, pragmatically apply the explorations for human resilience towards religion and spirituality and advancement of humanity.
  • Forgiveness American-Style: Origins and Status of Forgiveness in North American Buddhism
    Contemporary Buddhism13 November 2023By Donna Lynn BrownDepartment of Religion, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CanadaDonna Lynn Brown, MA, MDiv (Buddhist studies) is a Ph.D. candidate in Religious studies at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Her areas of research include contemporary Tibetan Buddhism, engaged Buddhism, and Buddhist ethics.
  • Why Does Buddhism Support International Humanitarian Law? – A Humanistic Perspective
    Contemporary Buddhism08 November 2023By Chien-Te LinInstitute of Religion and Humanities, Buddhist Tzu-Chi University, Hualien, TaiwanChien-Te Lin, also known as Kent Lin, is a distinguished professor and director of the Institute of Religion and Humanities at the Buddhist Tzu-Chi University, Taiwan. His main research interests lie in Buddhist philosophy, contemporary Buddhism in Taiwan, Chinese philosophy and comparative religion (Buddhism and Taoism). His most recent books published in Chinese include Tao and Emptiness: A Philosophical Dialogue between Laozi and Nāgārjuna (Dharma Drum Publications, 2013); and Mind, Consciousness and Liberation: A Comparative Look at Buddhist Theories of Mind and Consciousness (National Taiwan University Press, 2020). He has also published some English articles in journals such as Ethical Perspectives, Philosophia, Contemporary Buddhism, Asian Philosophy, Sophia, Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, etc.
  • Meditation Practices by Chinese Buddhists During COVID-19 Pandemic: Motivations, Activities, and Health Benefits
    Contemporary Buddhism08 November 2023By Ampere A. TsengManufacturing Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USAAmpere A. Tseng is a Director and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University (Tempe, USA). He received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978. In recent years, he has become interested in conducting research in the area of Buddhist vegetarianism, as well as on the profile and practices of Mahayana Buddhists across the globe. He has published 200 journal articles, reaching a Google h-index score of 42 and an i10-index number of 115 as of August 2022. He has held nine US patents and delivered more than 200 invited seminars or keynote speeches. Recently, he edited a monograph entitled Exploring the Life and Teachings of Mahayana Buddhists in Asia, published by Nova Science Publishers, New York in October 2020. He has been bestowed a Chair Professorship from (1) National Tsinghua University (Hsinchu), (2) National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taipei), (3) Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), and (4) Henan University (Kaifeng). He has been granted a National Research Council Professorship from both the National Taiwan University (Taipei) and the National Cheng Kung University (Tainan). He has also been awarded guest professorships from Tsinghua University (Beijing), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei) (none of which endowed chairs or named professorships to foreigners at the time he was appointed).
  • The Influence of the Ideas of Confucianism with the Ideas of Taoism and Buddhism on Chinese Folk Vocals: On the Example of the Performance of Songs from the Shi Jing (Book of Songs)
    Contemporary Buddhism21 September 2023By Yinying CaiCollege of Art, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, ChinaYinying Cai is an associate professor at the Academy of Music, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China. Interests include Chinese culture, folk music and philosophy.
  • Chinese Buddhism in Africa: The Entanglement of Religion, Politics and Diaspora
    Contemporary Buddhism29 August 2023By Xuefei Shi
  • Journeys of Transformation: Searching for No-Self in Western Buddhist Travel Narratives
    Contemporary Buddhism22 August 2023By Ben Van Overmeire
  • The Divided Brain, Metaphysical Idealism, and Buddhist Mindfulness Practice
    Contemporary Buddhism11 July 2023By Terry Hyland
  • Chinese Religious Funeral Paperwork Entombed with the Tomb Owner
    Contemporary Buddhism13 June 2023By Liyong Zhang
  • Restoring Lumbinī: Theravāda Buddhism and Heritage on the Nepal Frontier
    Contemporary Buddhism31 May 2023By Blayne K. Harcey

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