News from the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen, June 2020

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

CANCELLED!! TALK 2/4: The cost of dying alone

  CANCELLED!! 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? … Continue reading CANCELLED!! TALK 2/4: The cost of dying alone

We now accept applications! Contemporary Buddhism Summer School

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

Transformations of Tibetan Sacred Landscapes: Modernisation, Buddhist Economics, and State Secularism

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

Cultures of wealth, poverty and inequality

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

Contemporary Buddhist Studies Summer School 2020

Please help spread the word!  Do you know a Bachelor or Master’s student who might be interested in learning more about Buddhism in the Contemporary world? The Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the University of Copenhagen is arranging a two week summer course of intense studies, where we will approach Contemporary Buddhism as an … Continue reading Contemporary Buddhist Studies Summer School 2020

News from CCBS

News from the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen The international research project Buddhism, Business and Believers -- the BBB-project -- is now entering the last year. Assistant Professor Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg will be out-stationed in India the coming year, from where she will work on her project Buddhism as a Unique Selling Point … Continue reading News from CCBS

New Publication: Special issue on Buddhism and Economics

We are happy to announce a new publication by the BBB-project: A special issue on Buddhism and economics: New theoretical frontiers. Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg writes in her introduction: “Rather than drawing up normative frameworks for how one should engage economically, the authors in this special issue offer new theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing how Buddhists necessarily do … Continue reading New Publication: Special issue on Buddhism and Economics

BUDDHIST CONSUMPTION: EXCESS AND WASTE (ABSTRACTS)

1. Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles When Rubbish Makes Merit: Recycling and Repurposing Sacred Waste as Zung In the Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist world, sacred objects (ten) become sacred through processes of consecration and through their function and location. When statues, prayer flags, amulets, and other objects age to the … Continue reading BUDDHIST CONSUMPTION: EXCESS AND WASTE (ABSTRACTS)