by Janus Søndergaard Hjorth Introduction Over the last few decades, organised Buddhism in Denmark has grown significantly in popularity. Communities dedicated to the originally Asian faith have manifested throughout the country, with temples and meditation centres appearing across the different regions and Buddhist symbolism and iconography being used in commercials. The emergence of Buddhism in … Continue reading Buddhism in Copenhagen – Report October 2020
The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies is proud to announce that Marianne V. Hedegaard will defend her phd-dissertation on October 22, 2020. The dissertation is part of the international, cross-disciplinary, collaborative research project Buddhism, Business and Believers (the BBB-project). The BBB-project is headed by Associate Professor Trine Brox and is funded by the Danish Council … Continue reading MINDFULNESS AT WORK
The CCBS is happy to announce that the Velux Fonden (www.veluxfoundations.dk) has generously agreed to sponsor a new collaborative international research project led by Associate Professor Dr. Trine Brox titled WASTE: Consumption and Buddhism in the age of garbage. The project will be hosted by the CCBS at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, … Continue reading NEW RESEARCH PROJECT AT THE CCBS!
The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the University of Copenhagen is proud to present our latest publication BUDDHISM AND BUSINESS: MERIT, MATERIAL WEALTH AND MORALITY IN THE GLOBAL MARKET ECONOMY edited by the two directors of the CCBS, Trine Brox and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg. This edited volume has been published with the University of Hawai'i … Continue reading NEW PUBLICATION!!
CFP: Plastic Asia - ICAS 12 Kyoto, 24-27 August 2021 Call for Papers, ICAS 12 Kyoto 2021 Conveners: Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko & Trine Brox, University of Copenhagen Title of panel: Plastic Asia Deadline for abstracts: 25th September 2020 Shortly following the 2018 ban on plastic imports by China, the scale of the usage and difficulties of … Continue reading CFP: Plastic Asia – ICAS 12 Kyoto, 24-27 August 2021
In this newsletter, we welcome two new members to the CCBS-team, Beata Świtek and Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko. You can also read about how the corona pandemic has affected the CCBS. Due to the corona pandemic, the CCBS had to cancel every workshop that we had planned for spring 2020 as well as the Contemporary Buddhism Summer … Continue reading News from the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen, June 2020
Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies invites you to a guest lecture by Dr. Paulina Kolata The cost of dying alone: Nōkotsudō, memory and the afterlife of human remains in contemporary Japan What is the cost of memory? How are the dead remembered in ageing communities or in those on the fringes of social structures? How does … Continue reading TALK 5/11: The cost of dying alone
The summer school "Contemporary Buddhism" that is running over two weeks this summer (27. July - 7. August 2020) at the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen, now accepts applications. You can get more information and apply here. Lecturers include: Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko Jørn Borup Trine Brox Niklas Foxeus Duncan McCargo Levi McLaughlin Elizabeth … Continue reading We now accept applications! Contemporary Buddhism Summer School
Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies invites you to a guest lecture by Anna Sehnalova (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford). Time: February 21, 2020, at 10-11 AM Place: South Campus, University of Copenhagen Karen Blixens Plads 8, Building 10, room 10.4.05 The talk opens with an introduction to Tibetan indigenous notions of sacralisation of … Continue reading Transformations of Tibetan Sacred Landscapes: Modernisation, Buddhist Economics, and State Secularism
Research seminar 'Cultures of wealth, poverty and inequality,' organized by the Independent Research Fund Denmark | Culture and Communication, will take place in Copenhagen on the 10th of December 10, 2019. Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies will be represented by Trine Brox, who will talk about the research project Buddhism, Business and Believers. For more information … Continue reading Cultures of wealth, poverty and inequality