沼田仏教講座

Throughout history, Buddhism has spread and gained believers through cultural exchanges and interaction. Assisting in Buddhism's popularization and development since ancient times in Japan were venerated institutions and centers of higher learning which are comparable to today's universities, for example, Tendai Buddhism had Mt. Hiei and Shingon Buddhism had Mt. Koya.

In continuing with this historical process, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai has established the Numata Program in Buddhist Studies program at leading universities in North America and Europe as one of its main projects to promote and introduce Buddhism to the world. The first "Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies" was established at the University of California, Berkeley in January, 1984, and since that time, the program has grown to include 15 major universities in North America and Europe.

Introduction of Chair Holder Universities


Late Dr. Rev. Yehan Numata signed with Harvard University

Late Dr. Yehan Numata signed with University of Oxford

Numata Buddhist Chair Directors Meeting 2008

America University of California, Berkeley,Harvard University,University of Chicago,University of Hawaii, Smith College,Institute of Buddhist Studies,University of California, Los Angeles
Canada University of Calgary,University of Toronto,McGill University
United Kingdom University of Oxford※,University of London ※From September 2005 to March 2008, BDK received the heartfelt support of many people to whom we are most grateful and who share a common commitment to Buddhism in helping to establish the Numata Chair at Oxford University.
Europe Leiden University,University of Vienna,University of Hamburg

Numata Program in Buddhist Studies 2015

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United States of America

University Professor Course/Content
University of Califronia,
Berkeley
Dr. Jan Nattier
April 2015-March 2016
"Mahaprajapati Gautami in Buddhist Literature" (18 students)
Public Lecture: "Gender and Awakening: Sexual transformation in Mahayana Sutras" (80 attendees)
Other syposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
Lecture: "Mulling over Mantras: Views from Stpry Literature & Philosophers" by Phylis Granoff (60 attendees)
Lecture: "Stories of Esoteric Buddhist Rituals: Examples from the Shasekishu" by Koichi Shinohara (64 attendees)
Lecture: "The Buddha's Golden Footsteps & Burmese National Identity" by Don Stadtner (20 attendees)
Lcturre: "Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: Atale of Five Commentaries" by Jay Garfield (55 attendees)
Lecture: "Southern Asian Buddhist Kingship in Trans-Regional Perspective, 1200-1500" by Anne Blackburn (43 attendees)
Lecture: "Biographies of the Buddha: a Socially Engaged Approach" by Mahesh A. Deokar (40 attendees)
Lecture: "Buddhism and Indian Lexicography" (21 attendees)
Lecture: "Buddhist Relics in Western Eyes: The Ongoing Saga of the Piprahwa Finds" by John Strong (50 attendees)
Lecture: "A Preliminary Report on Two Sanskrit Texts of the Astamivratakatha" by Diwakar Acharya (45 attendees)
Lecture: "Buddhist Stairways to Heaven" by Stephen Jenkins (33 attendees)
Lecture: "The Garbhavakrantisutra: A Buddhist Sutra on Conception, Gestation and Birth" by Robert Kritzer (45 attendees)
Numata Lecture: "Contradictions in Textual Narrations and Confusion in Visual Art: Revisiting the Seven Weeks after the Englightenment of the Buddha" by Osmund Bopearachchi (63 attendees)
Numata Lecture: "Gender and Awakening: Sexual Transformation in Mahayana Sutras" by Jan Nattier
Conference (Co-sponsored by BDK America): "When Modernity Hits Hard: Redefining Buddhism in Meiji-Taisho-Early Showa Japan"
Workshop: "Nirvana Sutra Workshop" Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley and University of Tokyo (45 attendees)
Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation & Symposium (100 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Charles Hallisey
Havard University Divinity School
Fall 2015: On Leave
Spring 2016: "Engaging a Buddhist Scripture: The Lotus Sutra" (25 students)
"Studying Buddhist Thought Contextually" (20 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of Chicago Prof. Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
"Recent Work on Self and Non-Self in Indian Philosophy" (5 students)
"Reading in Tibetan Buddhist Texts" (5 students)

University Professor Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard
Smith College
"Sites & Sights: A Pilgrim's Guide to Buddhism in Pre-Modern Japan" (14 students)
"Problems in Buddhist Thought: Enlightenment" (16 students)

University Professor/Course/Content
University pf Hawaii No Program

University Professor Course/Content
Institute of Buddhist Studies Prof. Richard K. Payne
Yehan Numata Professor of
Japanese Buddhism
Fall 2015 "Indian Buddhist Philosophy" (3 students)
Spring 2016 "Esoteric Buddhism" (5 students)
Public Lectures: "Maritime Transmissions of Buddhism" (20 attendees)
Sponsored the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies Conference: "Subjectivity in Pure Land Buddhism."

University Professor/Course/Content
University of California,
Los Angeles
UCLA hosts Numata lectures and no regular classes:
"Ritual in Shifting Space: Monastery Layout of the Three Kingdoms" by Youn-mi Kim (30 attendees)
"Daoist Terms in Early Chinese Buddhist Translations? A Reappraisal" by Jan Nattier (25 attendees)
"Broken Bodies: The Death of Buddhist Icons and their Changing Ontology in the 10th-12 Century China" by Wei-cheng Lin (30 attendees)
"Bridging the Gap: Zongmi's Strategies for Reconciling Textual Study and Meditation Practice" by Peter Gregory (25 attendees)
"The Introduction of Mindfulness Program to the Korean National Army Forces" by Chaplain Major Kitae (30 attendees)
"The Glorious Death of the First Buddhist Nun: The Final nirmava of Mahaprajapati" by Jan Nattier (30 attendees)
"Sailors, Merchants, Migrants and Monks: Colonial Tavoy's Mobile and Cosmopolitan Buddhism" by Alicia Towers (35 sttendees)
"How King Dhammaceti Handled His Sima Case" by Jason Carbine (30 attendees)
"Buddhism, Science and Human" by Janet Gyatso (25 attendees)
"Beyond Mindfulness: Buddhism & Health in Global and Hitorical Perspective" by C. Pierce Salguero (45 attendees)
"Conspicuous Dharma: Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism in the PRC" by John Osburg (30 attendees)
"What Did It Mean to BE Ordained As a Monk IN Medieval Japanese Tendai" by Paul Groner (35 attendees)
Workshop: "Special Workshop on Japanese Buddhism" by Ryoshu Okubo, Kenryo Minowa, and Satoshi Sonehara

Canada

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Toronto
The University of Toronto hosts Numata Lectures and no regualr classes:
Lecture: "Constructing Indian Identity in Medieval China" by Stuart Young (18 attendees)
Lecture: "Preventive Morality and Last Resort Buddhist Devotion in Chinese Medieval Apocrypha" by Constantino Moretti (13 attendees)
Lecture: "An Indigenous Buddhist Theory of Gender" by Jose Cabezon (16 attendees)
Lecture: "Sthiramati as Author and Commentator" by Jowita Kramer (25 attendees)
Lecture: "Soka Gakkai: Buddhism and Romanic Heroism" by Levi McLaughlin (10 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
McGill University Dr. Andre Van der Braak
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Fall 2015: "Buddhism and Globlization" (10 students)
Public Lecture: "Buddhism in the Immanent Frame: Charles Taylor and Buddhism in the West." (60 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Calgary
Professor Wendi Adamek was appointed to the Numata Chair position as of January1, 2014.
On Sabbatical 2015-2016
Dr. James Apple
Dr. Chien-yuan Hsu
Fall 2015
: "Introduction to Buddhism" (29 students)
: "Buddhism in East Asia" (34 students)
: "Esoteric Buddhism" (27 students)
: "Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature" (21 students)

United Kigdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Stefano Zacchetti
Univeristy of Oxford
May 2015-March 2015
"Advanced Readings in Buddhist Chinese"(5 studnets)
"Set Texts in Buddhist Chinese" (4 studnets)
"Readings in Buddhist Sanskrit"(7 students)
"Early Buddhist Doctrine and Practice"(10 students)
"Buddhism in History and Society" (15 students)
"History of the Chinese Buddhist Canon" (5 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Lucia Dolce
University of London
April 2014-August 2015
"Japanese Buddhism"(31 students)
"East Asian Buddhist Thought" (7 students)
"Religious Practice in Japan: Texts, Rituals and Believers" (12 students)
Workshop: "The Life of the Buddha" (42 students)
Workshop: "Just Buddhistss?" (45 students)
Seminar: Tendai Buddhism by Prof. Ryoshun Okubo (14 students)

Europe

University Professor Course/Content
Leiden University No Program

University Professor Course/Content
Vienna University Prof. Kazuo Kano
Koyasan University
Prof. Hong Luo
China Tibetology
2015 Summer
Seminars
"The Hermeneutics of Mahayana Texts."(2 students)
"Analyzing and Translation of Buddhist Literature." (4 students)
"Tibetan and Buddhist Literature, History and Culture." (2 students)
Prof. Diwakar Acharya
Kyoto University
2015 Winter
Lecture: "Negation in the Philosophical Theories and Spiritual Methods of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies" (50 students)
Seminar: "Philology and Methods of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies." (3 students)
Reading: "Advanced Reading into the Subhasitasamgraha."(2 students)

University Professor Course/Content
Hambrg University Prof. Mattia Salvini
Mahidol University
"Reading in Madhyamaka" (10 students)
"Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy"(12 students)
Emeritus Prof. Carl Beilefeldt
Stanford University
2014-15 Spring
"The Lotus Sutra" (5 students)
"Readings in Shobogenzo" (7 students)
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Numata Program in Buddhist Studies 2014

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United States of America

University Professor Course/Content
University of California,
Berkeley
Prof. Osmund Bopearachchi,
National Center for Scientific Research
January-May 2015
Seminar in Buddhist Studies: "Art and Archaeology ofBuddhism,"(15 students)
Public Lecture: "Contradictions in Textual Narrations and Confusion in Visual Art: Revisiting the Seven Weeks after the Enlightenment of the Buddha."
Other syposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
Workshop: "New Perspectives in Dunhuang Studies" (75 attendees)
Colloquium Series: "Early Indian Mahayana: Thought & Questins" by Peter Skilling (64 attendees)
Conference: "Buddhism, Mind and Cognitive Science" (120 attendees)
Colloquium Series: "New Discoveries in Sogdian Art & Culture from Central Asia to China by Matteo Compareti (70 attendess)
Colloqium Series: "Tibet in the 1930's: The Emergence of Buddhist Modernism" by Jann M. Ronis (45 attendees)
Colloquium Series: "A Gesar Bard's Tale"-Filem Screening (82 attendees)
Colloquium Series: "The Meditation-Trdadition of Interpreting the Maitreya-Works:Taking Yogacara and Buddha-Nature as a Basis of Mahamudra Pith Instructions" by Klaus-Dieter Mathes (63 attendees)
IEAS Brwnbag Series: "Power and Compassion: Negotiating Religion and State in Tenth Century Tibet" by Jacob Dalton (83 attendees)
Toshihide Numata Book Prize 2014 Symposium & Award Ceremony: "Buddhist Modernisms" (80 attendees)
Colloquium Series: "A Previous Lifetime of the Buddha: the Lao Ramayana at Vat Oub Mong and Vat kang Tha, and Vat Keng" by Alan Potkin (66 attendees)
Khyentse Lecture: "Creative Buddhas, Gnosticism, and Pure lands in Tibet: The Great Perfection Seminal Heart Tradition from the Unimpeded Sound Tantra to Longchenpa" by David Germano (110 attendees)
Lecture: "Transactional Reality and the Regimes of Truth" by Sarah McClintock (73 attendees)
Co-sponsored conference with Ryukoku Universitu and the Institute of Buddhist Studies, "The Sixth International Ryukoku Symposium on Buddhism and Japanese Culture."

University Professor Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Charles Hallisey
Havard University Divinity School
Spring 2014: "Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion" (70 students)
"Introduction to Buddhist Commentaries and their Critical Interpretations (25 students)
Fall 2014: "Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion" (140 studnets)
"Introduction to Buddhist Scriptural Anthlogies and their Critical Interpretations" (27 studnets)
Spring 2015: "Buddhist Ethics" (45 studnets)
"Introduction to Buddhist Narrrative and Story Literature" (23 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of Chicago Prof. Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
"Indian Philosophy 2" (7 students)
"Reading in Buddhist Texts" (3 students)
Public Lecture: "Merits of the Book: Buddhist Manuscript Traditions Across Asia" (35 students)

University Professor Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard
Smith College
Fall 2014: "Politics of Enlightenment" (21 studnets)
Spring 2015: "Well-Being from Buddhist and Pyscholgical Perspectives" (15 students)
Public Lecture: "Buddhsim and Happiness Indstry" (65 attendees)
"First Taitetsu Unno Lecture:" by Rev. Patti Nakai (60 attendees)

University Professor/Course/Content
University of Hawaii Program Director Michel Mohr is on sabbatical this year.

University Professor Course/Content
Institute of Buddhist Studies Prof. Richard K. Payne
Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhism
Fall 2014: "Methods in Study of Buddhism" (8 students)
Spring 2015: "Psychological Aspects of Buddhism 1: Foundations in Buddhist Psychological Thought" (5 students)
Public Lectures: "Narrative in Buddhist texts, Practice and Transmission" by Dr. Charles hallisey and Dr. Richard Payne (30 attendees)
Public Lecture: "Arising of Faith in the Human Body" by Dr. Takahiko Kameyama (25 attendees)

University Professor/Course/Content
University of California,
Los Angeles
UCLA hosts Numata lectures and no regular classes:
"Relations of Early Buddhism in Northeast South Asia with Buddhism in Areas of Burma" by Arlo Griffiths (30 attendees)
"Introducing the late Imperial primer Literacy Sieve, A Digital Tool, with examples from Mind Stels for Shrines to Living Officials" by Sarah Schneewind (50 attebdees)
"Tang Women in the Transformation of Buddhist Filiality" by Ping Yao (50 attendess)
"Buddhsit Kingship in Early Tibet: The legal Edicts of Lha Lama Yeshe O" by Jacob Dalton (30 attendees)
"Dharma Kings and Queens in Tibet" by Jann Ronis (40 attendees)
"Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy" by Venerable Khenpo SoDargy Rinpoche (100 attendees)
"Pymnyun Sumin" by Jungto Society of Korea (120 attendees)
"Theravada Nuns: Monastic Nuns and Lived Realities" by ute Husken (20 attendees)
"Virtual Reality in Archiving, Interpreting, and Replicating South and Southeast Asian Buddhist Art forms, Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Sites" by Alan Potkin (30 sttendees)
"Constructing a Deity, a Cult, and a Mountain: Mt. Togakushi and the Case of the Nine-headed Dragon" by Caleb Carter (40 attendees)
Annual UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference (50 attendees)
"Buddhist Music, Rituals, and Founder Worship: The Develoment of Koshiki in the Soto School" by Michaela Mross (20 attendees)
"Cmposing the Cosmos: Prayer, Poetics and Cosmology in Ancient Japan" by Bryab Lowe (30 attendees)

Canada

University Professor Course/Content
The University of Toronto hosts Numata Lectures and no regualr classes:
University of
Toronto
Lecture: "Of Monks & Embryos: Tantric Practices and the Realization if Buddhist Embryology in Medieval Japan"by Lucia Dolce (16 attendees)
Reading Group: "Taimitsu Rituals in Medieval Japan: Sectarian Competition and the Dynamics of Tantric Perfomance" by Lucia Dolce(12 participants)
Lecture: "Magic and Modernity: Modes of Tibetan Buddhist Power and their Interpretations" by Annabella Pitkin (13 attendees)
Reading Group: "The Age of Faith and the Age of Knowledge: Secularism, Devotion and Modern Tibetan Miracle Narratives" by Annabella Pitkin (18 attendees)
Lecture: "Orphan texts: Making Sense of Genre Anomlies in Lama Zhang" by Carl Yamamoto (12 attendees)
Reading Group: "Mastering Space, Time, Symbol: Lama Zhang and the Buddhist Hegemonization of Cetral Tibet" by Carl Yamamoto (18 attendees)
Lecture: "Chiasmus Methodology for Buddhist Textual Studies" by Shi Huifeng (22 attendees)
Reading Group: "Literary Paralleisms. Connecting Criticism and Hermeneutics in an Early Mahayana Sutra by Shi Huifeng (29 attendees)
Lecture: "Self-ordination in an Indian Monastic Code" by Vincent Tournier (13 attendees)
Reading Gropu: "The Mahavastu and the Vinayapitaka of the Mahasamghika-Lokottaravadin" by Vincent Tournier (16 attendees)
Lecture: "Materiality Matters: Touching our Way Through East Asian Esoteric Buddhsim" by Dominic Steavu(15 attendees)
Reading Group: "Buddhist Medicine and the Affairs of the heart" by Dominic Steavu (15 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
McGill University Prof. Burkhard Scherer
Canterbury Christ Church University
Fall 2014 Issues in Buddhist Studies (6 students)
Public Lecture: "Variant dharma: Buddhist Queers, queered Buddhisms" (30 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Calgary
Professor Wendi Adamek was appointed to the Numata Chair position as of January1, 2014.
Professor Chien-yuan Hsu also taought in the Buddhist Studies Department.
Prof. Wendi Adamek Fall 2014: "Early Buddhism" (20 students)
Winter 2015: "Advanced Buddhism" (12 students)
Prof. Chien-yuan Hsu Winter 2015: "Mahayana Buddhism" (25 students)
Public Lectures:
"A Poet's Repertoire in Early Medieval China" by Wendy Swartz (25 attendees)
"Variant Dharma, Buddhist Queers, Queered Buddhism" by Burkhard Scherer (70 attendees)
Annual Leslie Kawamura Memorial Lecture "The Study of Buddhist Tantra State of the Art" by Richard Payne
"Strategies in Studying the Homa: Ritual Studies, History, Syntax."

United Kigdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Stefano Zacchetti
Univeristy of Oxford
April 2014-March 2015
"Introduction of Buddhist Chinese"(8 studnets)
"Set Texts in Buddhist Chinese" (4 studnets)
"Early Buddhist Doctrine and Practice"(18 students)
"Buddhsim in History and Society"(20 students)
Readings in Buddhist Sanskrit (4 studnets)
Readings in Buddhist Chinese (5 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Lucia Dolce
University of London
April 2013-August 2014
"History of Art and Archaeology"(33 students)
"Religions of Asia and Africa" (33 students)
"Chinese Studies" (21 students)
"East Asian Buddhist Thought" (29 students)
"Religious Practice in Japan: Texts, Rituals and Believers" (30 studnets)

Europe

University Professor Course/Content
Leiden University No Program

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Vienna
Prof. Akira Saito
University of Tokyo
2014 Summer
"History of Indian Madhyamaka" (44 students)
Seminar: "CandraKirti's Prasannapada-An Analysis of Translation Techniques" (7 students)
Emeritus Prof. Tom Tillemans
University of Lausanne
"Analyzing and Translating Buddhist Canonical Literature on Reincarnation" (4 students)
"Methodological Issues in Translating Leiterature in Tibetan" (8 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
Prof. Mattia Salvini
Mahidol University
2014-2015 Winter
"Reading in Madhyamaka" (10 students)
"Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy"(12 students)
Emeritus Prof. Carl Beilefeldt
Stanford University
2014-15 Spring
"The Lotus Sutra" (5 students)
"Readings in Shobogenzo" (7 students)
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Numata Program in Buddhist Studies 2013

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United States of America

University Professor Course / Content
University of
California,
Berkeley
Prof. Evan Thompson University of British Columbia January-May 2014 Seminar in Buddhism and Buddhist Texts: "Buddhist Philosophy, Phenomenology and Cognitive Science: Assessing the Dialogue." (20 students) Public Lecture: "Buddhism and Cognitive Science: How Can the Dialogue Move Forward?" (80 people)
Other symposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
"From Seal to Consort and Back Again: The Shifting Significance of the Term Mudra in Esoteric Buddhist Literature" by David B. Gray, Santa Clara University (60 attendees)
"On the Western Study of Yogacara Buddhism" by Alberto Todeschini (55 attendees)
"The Self As A Process: Ramakantha's Middle Ground Between Brahmanical Eternalism and Buddhist Momentariness" by Alex Watson, Harvard University (52 attendees)
"The Uttaratantra Commentaries in 13th Century Tibet" by Tsering Wangchuk, University of San Francisco (49 attendees)
"The Interpretation of the Past in Modern Chinese Buddhism" by John Kieschick, Stanford University (57 attendees)
"Shakyamuni Returns to Lumbini: A Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature" by Gurdrun Buhnemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison (45 attendees)
"A Study of Jainism: A Symposium in Honor of Prof. Padmanabh Jaini" (70 attendees)
"Daoist Vocabulary in Early Chinese Buddhist Translations? A Reappraisal" by Jan Nattier (59 attendees)
"Toshihide Numata Book Prize Presentation & Symposium" by Award Recepient Daniel A. Arnold, University of Chicago Divinity School (90 attendees)
"Expressions of the Inexpressible: The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism" by Robert Buswell, UCLA and Donald Lopez, University of Michigan (60 attendees)
"Why Birds are Fish and Fish are Birds: Glimpses of an Archaic Tibetan Cosmology" by Charles Ramble, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris (51 attendees)
"Enacting Buddhism: Perspectives on Cambodian Buddhist Paintings" Panel Discussion (45 attendees)
"The ABCs of Emptiness: the Buddhist Abecedary in the Great Lamp of the Dharma Dharani Scripture" by Ryan Overbey, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley (44 attendees)
"The Buddhist Site of Mes Aynak, Afghanistan" by Zemaryalai Tarzi, Strasbourg University (47 attendees)
"A Hiatus in the History of Chinese Buddhist Translation: What Happened in the Second Half of the Fifty Century?" by Toru Funayama, Visiting Professor, Stanford University (45 attendees)
"Some Questions as to the Nature of Your Existence"- Video Installation- Screening and Discussion with directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam (45 attendees)
"The Evolution of Tantric Ritual" - academic conference (90 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Charles Hallisey
Havard University Divinity School
Spring 2013: "Introduction to Buddhist Narrative and Story Literature," (25 students), "Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion" (55 students)

Fall 2013: "Introduction to Buddhist Scriptures and their Critical Interpretations" (31 students), "Modern Buddhism and Fiction" (19 students)

Spring 2014: "Introduction to Buddhist Commentaries and their Critical Interpretations" (27 students), "Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion" (45 students), "Comparative Religious Ethics" (32 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Chicago
Prof. Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
January 6-March 22, 2014
"Jainism: An Indian Religion and Its Contribution to Philosophy" (7 students), "Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts" (4 students)

University Professor Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard In lieu of the two courses which Professor Jamie Hubbard would normally teach, the Religion Department offered two courses in Buddhist Studies taught by visiting faculty during the Spring semester. Seminar: "Problems in Buddhist Thought" taught by Andrew Olendzki (9 students)
"Buddhism Along the Silk Road" taught by Rick Tapier (20 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Hawaii
Dr. Elisabetta Porcu
University of Liepzig
January-June 2013
University of Hawaii Lectures:
"Japanese Religions, Popular Culture and the Media"
"New Religious Movement & Popular Culture"
"Japanese Religions on the Internet"

Public lectures (co-sponsored with Hongwanji Buddhist Study Center):
"Pure land Buddhism and Art in Modern Japan"
"Japanese Buddhism & the Media" (on Maui)
"Japanese Buddhism & Media" (on island of Hawaii)

University Professor Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist StudiesInstitute of
Buddhist Studies
Prof. Richard K. Payne Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhism
Spring 2014
"Esoteric Buddhism" (7 students)
Other symposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
Symposium: "Narrative in Buddhist Texts, Practice and Transmission"- Charles Hallisey (Harvard), Richard Payne (IBS), Michael Nichols (St. Josephs College, Indiana), Scott Mitchell (IBS), David Matsumoto (IBS)

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
No lectures were held in the Spring 2013 quarter
Other symposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
"Archaeology, Buddhism and Avant-garde: A Symposium Celebrating Donald McCallum's Engagement with Japanese Art" (120 attendees)
"Religion, Political Identities and Sacred Symbols in East Asia" (60 attendees)
"Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism Book Launch" (50 attendees)
"Writings of Tao Hongjing" by Stephen R. Bokenkamp, Arizona State University (40 attendees)
"Classical Mindfulness Conference" (60 attendees)
"The Queen and the Monk: How Colonialism Sparked the Global Insight Meditation" by Eric Braun, University of Oklahoma (30 attendees)
California Buddhist Studies Graduate Conference held at University of California, Santa Barbara

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Reading Group: "The Bird in the Corner of the Picture. Some Problems with the Use of Buddhist Texts to Study the Buddhist Ornamental Art of Thailand" by Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania (17 attendees)
"Architects of Buddhist Leisure" by Justin McDaniel (12 attendees)
"The Quest for the Historical Buddha and the Path to Enlightenment" by Rupert Gerhin, Bristol University (32 attendees)
Reading Group: "The Good, the Bad and the Undetermined: Reflections on the Theravada, Sarvastivada and Yogacara Listing of Dharmas" by Rupert Gethin (14 attendees)
Reading Group: "The Sacred Origins of the Svayambhupurana at the Shrine of Santipur and their Origins with Pratapa Malla" by Alexander vonRospatt, UC Berkeley (16 attendees)
"Reflections on the Coexistence of Buddhist and Hindu Traditions in the Historical Nepal: The Case of the Old Age Rituals among the Newars" by Alexander vonRospatt (11 attendees)
"Reflections on an Enigmatic Structure at Nalanda and Visual Eclecticism in the Buddhist Art of Medieval Bihar and Bengal" by Nicolas Morrissey, University of Georgia (17 attendees)
Reading Group: "On the Cult of the Lotus Sutra in India: A New Interpretation of a 5th Century Painting from Ajanta" by Nicolas Morrissey (14 attendees)
"More Alive Than All the Living: Sovereign Bodies and Cultural Politics in Buddhist Siberia" by Anya Bernstein, Harvard University (20 attendees)
Reading Group: "Buddhist Body Politics: Life, Death and Reincarnation in Transnational Eurasia" by Anya Bernstein (8 attendees)

University Professor Course/Content
McGill University Prof. Roger R. Jackson
Carleton College
Fall 2013 Semester
"Opening the Great Seal: Mahamudra in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism" (8 students)

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Calgary
Professor Wendi Adamek was appointed to the Numata Chair position as of January1, 2014 and taught one class in "East Asian Buddhism" during the winter semester 2014.
Numata Program Lectures given by Anne Carolyn Klein and Rigzin Drolma
"Nine Vehicles, One Path: Short Takes from Jigme Lingpa and Longchen Rabjam" (20 attendees)
"Vision, Song and Self Contemplative Practice in Western and Tibetan Landscapes" (40 attendees)
In coming Chair Lecture by Wendi Adamek:
"The Agency of Relations at Baoshan"
Special lecture by Wendi Adamek:
"The Intersection of What Is It Like? And How Much of It Is There? at Baoshan delivered at the Intersection of Buddhist Art and Texts" held at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

United Kigdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

University Professor Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Stefano Zacchetti
University of Oxford
April 2013-March 2014
"Introduction of Buddhist Chinese"(8 students)
"Chinese Buddhism"(30 students)
"Early Buddhist Doctrine and Practice"(20 students)
"Buddhism in History and Society"(25 students)
Readings in Buddhist Sanskrit (6 students)
Readings in Buddhist Chinese (4 students)

University Professor Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Lucia Dolce
University of London
April 2013-March 2014
"East Asian Buddhist Thought"(30 students)
"Religious Practice in Japan" (33 students)
Other symposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
International workshop: "Buddhist Medicine and Asian Medical Systems"
Lecture: "Japanese Buddhists and Twentieth-Century Imperialism" by John loBreglio
Lecture: "The Forgotten First London Buddhism Mission, 1889-1982: Charles J W Pfoundes and the Kaigai Senkyo" by Brian Bocking (University College Cork)
International workshop with Kenryo, Emanuele Davide Giglio, Okada Fumihiro, Tatsuuma Padoan: "Intersectarian Relations in Medieval Japan: New Findings in the Study of Buddhist Sources."
International workshop with Silvio Vita, Frederic Girard, Claudio Caniglia, Alexandra Curvelo, Angelo Cattaneo, Daniele Frison: "Interactions Between Rivals: The Christian Mission and Buddhist Sects in Japan (c.1549-c.1647)
Lecture: "The Development of an Idea in the Context of Empire (1880s-1940s)" by Orion Klautau (Ruprech-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg)

Europe

University Professor Course/Content
Leiden University Prof. Luis O. Gomez
University of Michigan
Prof. Dr. Luis O. Gomez was unable in the end to take up the post, due to a set-back in his health condition

University Professor Course/Content
Vienna University Prof. Carmen Meinert University of Bochum 2013 Summer "Developments of Buddhism in China"(100 students) Pro Seminar: "Transfer of Tantric Buddhism from Inner Asia to Beijing Seminar: "Buddhism in Inner Asia against the backdrop of Tibetan Dunhang Manuscripts"

University Professor Course/Content
Hamburg University Prof. Steffen Doll
Japan Center Munich University
2013 Summer
"Causality, Cessation, Compassion. Buddhist Conceptions of Karma" (15 students)
"Transmission beyond the teachings or unity of praxis and doctrine?" On the history and historiography of Zen Buddhism. (21 students)
In July 2013, Numata Center for Buddhist Studies was established at Hamburg University.
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University Visiting Professor (University) / Contents
University of
California,
Berkeley
Prof. Musashi Tachikawa (Aichi Gakuin University)
"Seminar n Buddhism & Buddhist Texts"
Public Lecture: "The Buddhas of the Kathmandhu Valley"
Other symposiums and lectures sponsored by Numata Endowment Fund:
"Healing Texts, Healing Practies, Healing Bodies: A workshop on Medicine and Buddhism"
"A 2nd Century BCE Shipwreck and the role of the bodhisattva as the Protector of Mariners"- Osmund Bopearachchi
"Creative Destruction: An Environmental History of Buddhist Asia"- Johan Elverskog
"Shamans, Buddhists and Muslim Saints: The Layered History of the Desert Mazar"
"The Life and ongs of a Mad Yogin"- Stefan Larsson
"Buddhist Nuns? The Workings of Initiation Rituals and Normative Texts in their Historical and Local Contested"- Ute Husken
"Contemporary Conversations between Buddhism and Science"- David E. Presti
"Buddhism, Becker and Social Violence: Toward a Buddhist Critical Social Theory"- William Waldron
"Letters of Advice for a Buddhist Queen of Tibet: Female Empowerment, Tantric Statecraft and Contested Reputations"- Jan Ronis
"From Buddhist Monasteries and Meditation to Mental Hospitals and MRIs"- James Robson
"Images, Conventions and Significance: Reading Buddhist images from Gandhara"- Juhyung Rhi

University Professor/Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Charles Hallisey (Harvard University)
"Introduction to Buddhist Scriptural Anthologies"
"Moral Anthropology: Buddhist Insights"
"Introduction to Buddhist Narrative & Story Literature"
"Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion"
Public Lecture: "Levinas in the Light of Shinran"(presented at Ryukoku University)
Public Lecture: "Close Voices from Far Away: Japanese Buddhism and Continental Philosophy"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Chicago
Prof. Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"Indian Philosophy"
"Yogacara in the Indian Hilosophical Tradition"
"Advanced Tibetan"

University Professor/Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard (Smith College)
"Happiness:Well-being from Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives"
"Seminar in Buddhist Thought: Enlightenment"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hawaii
Prof. Elisabetta Porcu (University of Liepzig)
"Japanese Religions, Popular Culture and the Media"
"New Religious Movements and Popular Culture in Japan"
"Japanese Religions on the Internet"
Public Lecture: "Shin Buddhism and Modern Media"
Public Lecture: "Pure land Buddhism and Art in Modern Japan"
Public Lecture: "Japanese Buddhism and the Media"

University Professor/Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist Studies
Prof. Richard K. Payne (Institute of Buddhist Studies)
"Organizations & Institutions: Efficacious Buddhist Practice in Communities and Groups"
"Methods in the Study of Buddism"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
Numata Lecture Series:
Prof. James Benn (McMaster University)
"Problems in the Study of Later Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha"
Prof. Mark Teeuwen (University of Oslo)
"Restoring Historicity to Shinto: The Case of Ise"
Prof. Osmund Bopearachchi (French National Centre for Scientific Research)
"A 2nd Cetury BC Shipwreck in the Indian Ocean and the role of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara as the Protector of Mariners"
"The Buddha Shakyamuni and the Courtesan Utpalavarna in Gandharan Buddhist Art"
Venerable Subul Sunim
"Zen Meditation for Today: A New Approach by a Modern Korean Master"
Prof. Mark Rowe (McMaster University)
"Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism"
Prof. Akira Nishimura (Kagoshima University)
"Pacification of the Dead Spirits, Inspiration for the Living:
The Relation of the Violent Structure of Japanese Society to the Commemoration for the War Dead"
Prof. Katherine Bowie (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"The Politics of Humor: A Historical Perspective of the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand"
Prof. George Keyworth (University of Saskatchewan)
"Rediscovering Chinese Scholatic Chan in Edo Japan"
Prof. Morten Schlutter (University of Iowa)
"The Turbulent Life if the Platform SUtra"
Co-sponsored university event:
"Day of Mindfulness" hosted by Deer Park Monastery (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Co-sponsored Conference:
"The Tibetan World Order: The Nature of Historical Political and Spiritual Relations Among Asian Plotics and Leaders within and in Relation to the Tibetan Buddhist World"
"2012 International Joint Conference on Korean Buddhism"
"UCLA: Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World"

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Numata Lecture Series:
Prof. Shaman Hatley (Concordia University)
"Between Buddhism and Shaivism: The Figure of the Yogini in the Tantric Traditions of Meieval India"
Prof. Mathew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"Buddhist Idealism in a Jaina Perspective"
Prof. Robert Campany (Vanderbilt University)
"The Incredible Vanishing Religion: Gimmers of Buddhist Imagination from Early Medieval China"
Prof. Cristina Scherrer-Schaub (Universite de Lausanne)
"Texts and Masters on the Road: From Magadha to Termez,back and forth, and beyond"
Geoffrey Samuel (Cardiff University)
"The Multiple Meanings and Uses of Tbetan Sacred Dance: Cham in Context"
Prof. Lori Meeks (University of Southern California)
"A 'Wondrous Gift' for Women? The Blood Bowl Sutra in Buddhist Commentaries from Early Modern Japan"

University Professor/Course/Content
McGill University Professor Jin. Y. Park (American University)
"Issues in Buddhist Studies: Korean Buddhism"
Additional events in conjunction with Dr. Park’s presence called “Focus on Korean Buddhism:”
Prof. Hwansoo Kim (Duke University)
"Politics of Representation: Two Avatars of Buddhism in Colonial Korea (1920-1945)"
Showing of film “The Little Monk (Tongseung) directed by Joo Kyung-jung.
Prof. Jin. Y. Park (American University)
"Ethics of Tension: A Buddhist Postmodern Ethical Paradigm"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Calgary
Numata Lecture Series: Prof. Gregory Schopen (UCLA)
"On the Fragrance of the Buddha, thescent of Monuments, and the odor of Images"
The Leslie S. Kawamura Memorial Lecture:
Prof. Gregory Schopen (UCLA)
"Debt, Slavery and Monasticism: The Limited Reach of Formal Doctrine in Buddhist and Christian Monastic Settings"

United Kigdom of Great Britain

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Stefano Zacchetti (University of Oxford)
"Introduction to Buddhist Chinese"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
London
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Europe

University Professor/Course/Content
Leiden University Prof. Meiji Yamada (Emeritus Professor, Ryukoku University)
"Buddhism and the Sakas: Nomads of Central Asia in Greek, Persian, Indian and Chinese Sources"
Public Lecture: "The way of Tea, the Way of the Buddha"
Public Lecture: "The transformatin of Buddhism across Central Asia from Indi to China"

University Professor/Course/Content
Vienna University Prof. Tom Tillemans (University of Lausanne)
"Indo-Tibetan Buddhsim as Philosophy"
Reading class: "Readings in the Lam rim chen mo of Tsong Kha pa"
Seminar: "Colloquium in Buddhist studies"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
Prof. Luis Gomez (Emeritus Professor, Michigan University)
"Paradises as Belief and Narrative"
Reading class: "The Bodhicaryavatara and Theory and Practice of Translating Indian Buddhist Texts"
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University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Berkeley
Prof. Stefano Zacchetti (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
"Early Chinese Buddhist Commentaries"
Public Lecture: "Early Chinese Buddhsim through the eyse of Liang Historians"

University Professor/Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Charles Hallisey, appointed Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard in 2010.
"Buddhist Ethics"
"Introduction to Buddhist Commentaries and their Critical Interpretations"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Chicago
Prof. Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"Contemporary Theory in the Study of Religion-Reading Buddhist Texts"

University Professor/Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard (Smith College)
"Happiness: Buddhist and Psychological Understanding of Well-being"
"Sites and Sights: A Pilgrim's Guide to Buddhsim in Pre-modern Japan"
Public Lecture: "Neurobiological Icchantika? Thoughts on Buddhism and the Happiness Industry"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hawaii
No Program for the 2011-2012 school year

University Professor/Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist Studies
Prof. Richard K. Payne (Institute of Buddhist Studies)
"Topics in Buddhist Thought: Epistemology and Language"
Public Lecture by Prof. Lori Meeks (University of Southern California)
"Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan"
Public Lecture by Prof. Dale Wright (Occidental College)
"Karmic Mindfulness: Rethinking Morality in Contemporary Buddhism"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
Numata Lecture Series:
Prof. John Mock (University of California, Santa Cruz)
"The red Buddha Hall Road Revisited: Tibet, China and their Struggle for the Silk Road through the Pamir"
Prof. Qingquan Li (Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts)
"Buddhism and Liao Dynasty Tombs at Xuanhua"
Prof. Natasha Heller (UCLA)
"Buddhist Recitation in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
Prof. Mario Pocesk (University of Florida)
"Literary Remaking and Historical Transformation of the Religious Persona(s) of Chan Teacher Mazu Daoyi"
Prof. Hames Benn (McMaster University)
"Problems in the Study of Latter Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha"

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Numata Lecture Series:
Prof. Michelle Wang (Georgetown University)
"Reflections of the Garbhadhatu Mandala at Dunhuang"
Reading Group: "Changing Conceptions of Mandala in Tang China: Ritual, Image-Making and Limits of Visual Representation"
Prof. Pierce Salguero (Penn State)
"Chinese Buddhist Medicine: Global and Local Perspectives on a Tradition of Religious Healing"
Reading Group: "Narrating Buddhist Healing: Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China"
Prof. Toru Funayama (Kyoto University)
"Mahayana Vinaya? Aspirations for the Composition of a Vinaya for bodhisattvas in India and China"
Reading Group: "Kamalasila's View on Yogic Perception"
Prof. Collett Cox (University of Washington)
"Brittle Birch Bark Speaks: The Earliest Buddhist Manuscripts of Ancient Gandhara"
Reading Group: "Yogacara Prehistory in a Gandhari Scholastic Text"
Prof. Lara Braitstein (McGill University)
"Conventional Truth and Symbolic Terms in Saraha's Song"
Reading Group: "Rdo ring pa's Rnam thar and the limits of Reading History from Autobiography"
Prof. Johannes Bronkhorst (Lausanne University)
"Rethinking of Ancient Gandhara"
Reading Group: "Who is a Brahmin? Some questions linked to the spread of Brahmansm"

University Professor/Course/Content
McGill University Prof. Martin Adam (University of Victoria)
"Ethics in Early Buddhism"
Public Lecture: "Consequences of Consequentialism: Reflections on Recent Developments in the Study of Buddhist Ethics."

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Calgary
Numata Lecture Series:
Prof. Collett Cox (University of Washington)
"Beginning at the Beginning: Research on the oldest Surviving Buddhist Manuscripts"
Prof. Jonathan Silk (Liden University)
"What Can Students of Indian Buddhism Learn from Biblical Text Criticism?"
"Toward a Meaningful Academic Study of Buddhism"
HH the Skaya Trizin (Shakya School of Tibetan Buddhsim) "The Virtue of Compassion in Difficult Times"
Prof. Chen-kuo Lin (Chengchi University)
"Understanding Buddhist Epistemology in Medieval China"

United Kigdom of Great Britain

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Oxford
No Program for the 2011-2012 school year

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Nicola Tannenbaum (Lehigh University)
"Anthropology, ethnography, and the study of Theravada Buddhism with an emphasis on Thailand"

Europe

University Professor/Course/Content
Leiden University Prof. Vincent Eltschinger (Austrian Academy of Science)
"Apologetic Dimensions of Late Indian Buddhist Philosophy"
Public Lecture: "Carrying the Load: Philological and Doctrinal Remarks on the Bhāraharsutra"
Reading class: "Selected passages from Śāntaraksita's and Kamalaśīla's critique of the self in the Tattvasamgraha, Chapter7"

University Professor/Course/Content
Vienna University Prof. John Taber (University of New Mexico)
"Dharmakīrti and his Brahmin Interlocutors"
Reading class: "Nāgārjuna's Vigrahavyāvartanī"
Seminar: "Dharmakīrti's Critique of Universals"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
Prof. Francesco Sferra (Universita degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale)
"The Early History of the Kālacakra school"
Reading class: "Vajragarbha's Commentary on the Hevajratantra"
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University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Berkeley
Prof. Jens-Uwe Hartmann (University of Munich)
"Seminar in Buddhism and Buddhist Texts"
Public Lecture: "Between India, Rome, and China: Buddhism in Gandhara"

University Professor/Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Charles Hallisey, appointed Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at Harvard in 2010.
Prof. Hallisey took his sabbatical leave in 2010-2011.

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Chicago
Prof. Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"Introductin to the Study of Tibetan Religion"
"Readings in Buddhist Philosophical Texts"
""Indian Philosophy"

University Professor/Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard (Smith College)
Prof. Hubbard taught in Japan for the 2010-2011 school term at the Smith College Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hawaii
No Program for the 2010-2011 school year

University Professor/Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist Studies
Prof. Richard K. Payne (Institute of Buddhist Studies)
"Topics in Buddhist Traditions of Japan"
Prof. Jacob Dalton (UC Berkeley)
"How Dharani were Proto-tantric: Ritual Uses of Buddhist Spells in Dunhuang and Beyond"
Prof. Kenneth Lee (California State University, Northridge)
"Shinran's Devotional Hymn of Prince Shotoku: Kotaishi Shotoku Hosan"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
Prof. Christoph Anderl (Institute of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages)
"The Chan Database Project"
Prof. Christian Luczanits(UC Berkeley)
"Inconceivably Remote Future Accesible Now: The Bodhisattva and Future Buddha Maitreya during the Kusana Period"
Prof. Robert Campany (Universirty of Southern California)
"Signs from the Unseen Realm: A Collection of Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China"
Prof. Griffith Foulk (Sarah Lawrence College)
"Zen and Architecture of Funeral Buddhism"

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Prof. Natasha Heller (UCLA)
"How to be a Buddhist Recluse in the Yuan Dynasty"
Prof. Anne Monius (Harvard University)
"With No One to Bind Action and Agent: The Fate of Buddhists as Religious "other" in Tamil Literature"
Prof. Todd Lewis (College of the Holy Cross)
"Sources and Sentiments in Sugata Surabha"
Prof. Albert Welter (University of Winnipeg)
"The Buddhist School of Principle and the Intellectual Climate of Song Dynasty China"
Prof. Charlence Makley (Reed College)
"Spectacular Compassion: Natural Disaster and National Mourning in China's Tibet"
Prof. Christian Wedemeyer (University of Chicago)
"The Trouble with Tribals: Indian Esoteric Buddhism and Fantasies of the Primitive"

University Professor/Course/Content
McGill University Prof. Dorji Wangchuk (University of Hamburg)
"Buddhist Tantric Scriptures in Tibet: Perception and Reception"
Public Lecture: "Towards a Buddhist Philosophy of Dialogue and Iterreligious Dialogue"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Calgary
Prof. Leslie Kawamura (University of Calgary)
"Studies in Eastern Religions: Themes and Comparison"
Public Lecture: "Mahayana Buddhist Rituals and Methods of Coded Phrases"

United Kigdom of Great Britain

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Vesna A. Wallace (University of Oxford)
"Teachings and Practices of Early Buddhism."
"Buddhism in History and Society"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Tadeusz Skorupski (University of London)
"Perceptions of Buddhism."

Europe

University Professor/Course/Content
Leiden University Prof. Toru Funayama (Insitute for Humanistic Studies, Kyoto University)
"Holy Monks in China and India through Buddhist Eyes"
Public Lecture: "Calling Onself a Saint: Self-designation and the Idea of the Holy in Medieval Chinese Buddhism"
Reading class: "Praying to be born in the Tusita Heaven: Xuanzang and others"

University Professor/Course/Content
Vienna University Prof. Vincent Eltschinger (Austrian Academy of Siences)
"Self in Buddhism"
Seminar: Pudgalavada in Mahayanasūtramkara

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
Prof. Imre Hamar (Eӧtvӧs-Loránd University)
"The Development of Buddhist Doctorin in China"
Reading class: "Huayan Buddhism"
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University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Berkeley
Prof. Christian Luczanits (Lumbini International Research Institute)
Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts: "Tibetan Buddhist Art"
Public Lecture: "Inconceivably Remote Future Accessible Now: The Bodhisattva and Future Buddha Maitreya during the Kusana Period."

University Professor/Course/Content
Harvard University Prof. Shrikant Bahulkar (Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies)
"The Kalacakra Tantra"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Chicago
Prof. Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"Introductin to the Study of Tibetan Religion"
"Readings in Buddhist Philosophical Texts"
"Seminar: Buddha Nature"

University Professor/Course/Content
Smith College Prof. Jamie Hubbard (Smith College)
"Happiness: Buddhist and Psychological Understanding of Personal Well-being"
"Problems in Buddhist Thought: Enlightenment"
Public Lecture: "A Scholar's Encounter With Contemporary Japanese Buddhism"
An international conference on "Buddhism in Contemporary Mongolia"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hawaii
No Program for the 2009-2010 school year

University Professor/Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist Studies
Prof. Richard K. Payne (Institute of Buddhist Studies)
"Doctorial class on the Study of Religion"
"Pacific World" Journal, Third Series. No. 9 was pulished
Prof. Steve Jenkins (Wagner College)
Numata Lecture: "Compassionate Violence, Torture and warfare in the Bodhisattva Ideal."
Prof. Daniel Veidlinger (California State University, Chico)
Numata Lecture: "Changing Roles of the Written Word in Theravada Buddhism."

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
Prof. Luis Gomez (University of Michigan)
"The Atthakavagga Reconsidered: Between Wisdom and Dispassion."
Prof. Andrew Quintman (Yale University)
"Life Writing as Literary Relic: Image, Inscription and Consecretion in Tibetan Biography."
Prof. Hwansoo Kim (Duke University)
"Korean Buddhism Betrayed?: The Korean Wonjong's Attempted Alliance with the Japanese Sotoshu in 1910"
Prof. Shoji Yamada (International Research Center for Japanese Studies)
"Shots In The Dark: Japan, Zen and the West"
Prof. Melanie Malzahn
"Tocharian 100 Years after its Decipherment"
Prof. Rhi Juhyung(Seoul National University)
"Exploring Visual Types of Ghandaran Buddha Images: Its Ramifications"
Prof. Ryan Bongseok Joo(Hampshire College)
"Countercurrents from the West: Blue-Eyed Zen Masters, Vipassana Meditation and Buddhist Psychotherapy in Contemporary Korea."
Prof. Lewis Lancaster(UC Berkeley, Emeritus Professor)
"Visualization of Pattern Recognition from the Korean Buddhist Texts: Computation Hu,manities."

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Prof. Jin Hua Chen (University of British Columbia)
"In What Sense can On Speak of an Esoteric Tradition in Tang China?"
Prof. Michael Como (Columbia University)
"Scandalous Monks and Healing Lineages in Ancient Japan."
Prof. Christian Luczanits (University of Wien)
"Inconceivably Remote Future Accessible Now the Bodhisattva and Future Buddha Maitreya during the Kusana Period."
Prof. Hiroko Kawanami (University of Lancaster)
"The Charisma of an Arahant and Moral Power of Buddhist Monks: in the case of Myanmar."
Prof. Will Tuladhar-Douglas (University of Aberdeen)
"On Why It Is Good To Have Many Names: the many identities of a Nepalese God."
Prof. Alexis Sanderson (Oxford University)
"The Influence of Savism on Late Pala Buddhism."
Prof. Naresh Man Bajracharya (Tribhuvan University)
"An Introduction to the Newar Buddhist Dasakarma Ritual."
Prof. Alicia Turner (York University)
"Intentionality, Performance and Identity: the Zediyingana Footwear Debates in Colonial Burma"
Prof. Allan Grapard (UC Santa Barbara)
"What Is a Three-Dimensional Mountain Mandala?"

University Professor/Course/Content
McGill University Prof. Hiroko Kawanami (University of Lancaster)
"Buddhism in Southeast Asia: Sangha and State."
"Buddhism in Context: Social Justice and Political Action in Myanmar."
2009 Numata Conference: "Buddhism and Islam: Encounters, Histories, Dialogue and Representation."

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Calgary
No program in 2009-2010 school year:
(Dr. Leslie Kawamura appointed full time Numata Chair professor in July 2008)

United Kigdom of Great Britain

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Vesna A. Wallace (University of Oxford)
"Teachings and Practices of Early Buddhism."
"Buddhism in History and Society"
Inaugural lecture: "When a Buddhja Becomes a Mongol"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Michael Pye (University of Marburg)
"Perceptions of Buddhism."

Europe

University Professor/Course/Content
Leiden University Prof. Richard P. Hayes (University of New Mexico)
"The Philosophical Questions to Ask about Buddhism."
Reading in the texts: "Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings."

University Professor/Course/Content
Vienna University Prof. Michael Hanhn (Marburg University)
"Buddhism in India: Poetic and Moral Literature."
Reading in the texts: "Golden light Sutra."

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
No Program for the 2009-2010 school year
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University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Berkeley
Professor James Robson (Harvard University)
“Chiese Buddhist Text in the Context of Chinese Religion”
Public Lecture: "Searching for a Better Return:
Preparatory Cultivating and the Economy of Salvation in East Asian Buddhism"

University Professor/Course/Content
Harvard University Professor Funayama Toru (Kyoto University, Institute for Reserch in Humanities)
"Saintliness in Chinese and Indian Buddhism"
"Public lecture in Buddhist Studies Forun on March 31, 2009"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Chicago
Professor Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"The Buddha in Barcelona"
"Reading in Buddhist Philosophical texts"
"Contemporary Theory of the Study of Religion"

University Professor/Course/Content
Smith College Professor Jamie Hubbard (Smith College)
"Happiness 501: Well Being from Buddhist & Western Psychological Viewpoints"
"Japanese Buddhism in the Contemporary World"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hawaii
No program in 2008-2009 year.

University Professor/Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist Studies
Professor Richard K. Payne (Insitute of Buddhist Studies)
“Issues in the Study of Religion”
Published book honoring Professor Roger Corless with Numata Center

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
Co-ssponsored with Terusaki Center for Japanese Studies and UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies
“Recent Dvelopment in Buddhist Art”
Professor James Robson (Harvard University)
“Asian Images Inside-Out: What Can We Learn from the Context of East Asian Statues?”
Professor Imre Hamar (Eotvos Lorand University)
"Interpretation of Yogacara philosophy in Huayun Buddhism"
Professor Kate Crosby (London University SOAS)
"Theravada, But Not As We Know It: Forgotten Tantric in Theravada Buddhism"
Professor Donald Lopez (University of Michigan)
"Buddism & Science: A Guide for the Perplexed"

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Professor Dina Bangdel (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Reading Group: "Art in the Ritual Context: The Chakrasamvara Tradition in Newar Buddhism"
Lecture: "The Iconology of Newar Buddhism: Manifestations of a Buddhist Cosmology"
Professor Johan Elverskog (Southern Methodist University)
Lecture: "Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road"
Reading Group: "Buddhist-Muslim Interaction in the 9th-12 Centuries"
Professor Nicolas Sihle (University of Virginia)
Lecture: "The Lingering Question of the Structure of the Religious Field: Comments on the Project of a Comparative Anthropology of Buddhism"
Reading Group: "Written Texts at the Juncture of the Local and the Global: Some Anthropological Considerations on a Local Corpus of Tantric Ritual Manuals"
Professor Antonio Terrone (Leiden University)
Professor Sarah Jacoby (Columbia University)
Reading Group: "To be or Not to be Celibate: Morality and Consort Practices According to the Treasure Revealer Se ra mkha' gro's (1892-1940)"
Professor Sarah Jacoby (Columbia University)
Lecture : "Love Revelations and the Life of an Early Twenieth-Century Tibetan Female Visionary"
Professor Antonio Terrone (Leiden University)
Lecture: "All You Need is a Laptop: the Tibetan Resource Center and its Digital Technology in the Field of Tibetan Studies"
Professor Ronald M. Davidson (Fairfield University)
Lecture: "The Transition from Mahayana Ritual to the Beginnings of Buddhist Tantrism"
Reading Group: "Studies in Dharani Literature"

University Professor/Course/Content
McGill University Professor Miriam Levering (University of Tennessee)
"Development of Linji Chan from the Tang to the Present"
Lecture: "Why Does Avalokitesvara Need A Thousand Arms and Eyes? Making a Place for Guanyin in Chan and Zen Buddhism"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Calgary
No program in 2008-09 year
(Dr. Leslie Kawamura appointed full time Numata Chair professor in July 2008)

United Kigdom of Great Britain

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Oxford
・Hilary Term
Professor Samten Karmay (University of Paris)
"A new discovery of ancient Bon manuscripts from a Buddhist stupa in Southern Tibet"
Professor Tsuguhito Takeuchi (Kobe University)
"Problems and Progress in Old Tibetan Studies"
"Post-imperial Old Tibetan Texts in the 10th century and Thereafter"
Professor Leonard van der Kuijp (Harvard University)
"Historical Notes on the Jnana Tradition of the Secret Union Tantra: Buddhajnana and Sman zhabs"
Professor Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago)
"On the 'logic According to the Genuine Disciurses' attributed to the Tibetan monarch Khri Srong-lde-btsan"
Professor Henk Blezer (Leiden University)
"Narrating the Center of Bon: Narrating Bon out of the Center"
University of
Oxford
・Trinity Term
Professor Harunaga Isaacson (University of Hamburg)
"Words of the Yoginis: Reflections on the textual History of the Buddhist Yoginitantras"
Professor Deborah Klimburg-Salter (Vienna University)
"Imaging the world of Yeshes'od: Buddhist art of the 10th century"
Professor Jonathan Silk (Leiden University)
"What Can Students of Indian Buddhist Literature learn from Biblical text Critism?"
Professor Peter Verhagen (Leiden University)
"Some Observation on the Early History of Translating in Tibet"
Professor Christopher Beckwith (Indiana University)
"The Central Eurasian Culture Complex and the Tibetan Empire"
"The Introduction of Sarvastivadin Buddhist Scholasticism into Tibet"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
London
Professor Johannes Bronkhorst (Lausanne University)
"Buddhism in Its Indian Context"

Europe

University Professor/Course/Content
Leiden University Professor Andrew Glass (University of Washington)
Lecture: "The Buddhism of Gandhara and the Northwest of India"
Seminar: "The Recently discovered documents and inscriptions of Gandhara and the Northwest of India"
Public Lecture: "Early adopters: Buddhist Attitudes to Technology"

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
Professor Jacob Dalton (Yele University)
Lecture: "Developments in Early Tantric Ritual"
Seminar: "Tibetan Sadhanas from Dunhuang"
Professor Helwing Schmidt-Glintzer (The director of the Herzog August Bibliothek)
Reading: "Texts on Chinese Buddhism"
Professor Louis Gabaude (Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient in Chiang Mai)
Lecture: "Evolution of Contemporary Buddhist Imagery in Thailand"
Seminar: "Contemporary Thai Buddhist texts on Buddhism and Modernity"

University Professor/Course/Content
Vienna University Professor Vincent Eltschinger (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Lecture: "Religionsphilosophische Themen bei den buddhistischen Erkenntnistheoretikenm"
Reading: "Sansknit Texts accompanying the lecture"
Reading: "Ausgewatte Abschnitte aus dem Mahakarmavibhanga"
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United States of America

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Berkeley
Professor Rupert Gethin (University of Bristol)
“The Word of the Buddha or Disputations of his Disciples?”

University Professor/Course/Content
University of Chicago Professor Matthew Kapstein (University of Chicago & Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France)
The 2007-08 year course will be taught from April-June 2008 and will be reported next year.

University Professor/Course/Content
Smith College Professor Jamie Hubbard (Smith College)
Japanese Buddhism: Pre-modern through 19th Century
Politics of Enlightenment?

University Professor/Course/Content
Institute of
Buddhist Studies
Professor Will Tuladhar-Douglas (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
“Avalokitesvara Is Everybody. Disguise As Skillful Means in Sanskrit Mahayana”
Professor Charles D. Otzech (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
“Esoteric Buddhism during the Song Dynasty (960-1279)”
Professor Leslie Kawamura (University of Calgary)
“The Importance of Self in Buddhism”
Professor David Gardiner (Colorado College)
“Transcendence of the Body in Kukai’s Shingon Buddhism”
Professor Taigen Dan Leighton (Graduate Theological Union)
“Dogen & the Lotus Sutra: the Mahayana Worldview of Zen”
Professor Takanori Sugioka (Ryukoku University)
“Metaphors in Shinran”
Professor David Gray (Santa Clara University)
“Sex and the Construction of Social Identity in Tantric Buddhist Ritual”
Professor Hideki Matsuoka (Shukutoku University)
“A Japanese Religion in Brazilian Religious Milieu: How Brazilians Have Accepted the Church of World Messianity”
Professor Caroline Hirasawa (University of British Columbia)
“Forbidden Landscapes: Negotiating Sacred Space at Tateyama”
Professor Carl Bielefeldt (Stanford University)
“The Mountains & Water Sutra”

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
California,
Los Angeles
Professor Jason Carbine (Whittiet College)
“The Shwegyin Religious World: Continuity, Rupture and Political Change in Myanmar”
Professor Rupert Gethin (University of Bristol)
“The word of the Buddha or the Disputations of his Disciples? The Buddhist Path as Presented in the Pali Nikayas”

Canada

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Toronto
Professor Jose Cabezon (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“The Transformation of Buddhist Studies: Consequences for Graduate Education”
“Whither Buddhist Studies? A Workshop on Buddhist Studies Doctoral Education in North America”
Professor Max Deeg (Cardiff University)
“The Places Where Siddhartha Trod: Lumbini & Kapilavastu”
“The Buddha and the Nagas”
Professor Kurtis Schaeffer (University of Virginia)
“The Biographer's Art in Tibet”
“Mapping the Life of the Fifth Dalai Lama”
Professor Juliane Schober (Arizona State University)
“Myanmar Today: Understanding Contemporary Burumese Buddhism & Politics”
Professor Jerg Schendel (University of Heidelberg)
“Sluggish Motion, Erratic Surges: The Actors and Forces Behind Burma's Political Process”
Professor David Drewes (University of Manitoba)
“Preaching in Early Indian Mahayana Buddhism”
Professor Vesna Wallace (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Why is the Absolute Gnostic Body still Called the Body?”
“Text as Deities: Mongols' Rituals of Worshipping Sutras and Rituals of Accomplishing various Goals by Means of Sutras”
Professor Andy Quintman (Princeton University)
“Toward a Biographical Culture in Tibet”
Professor Richard Salomon (University of Washington)
“An Unwieldy Canon: Observations on Some Distinctive Features of Canon Formation in Buddhism”
“Gandharan Buddhist Manuscripts and the Dead Sea Scrolls”

University Professor/Course/Content
McGill University Professor Joel Tatelman (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada)
“Theravada Buddhist Literature”

United Kigdom of Great Britain

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Oxford
Prof. Ulrike Roesler (University of Oxford)
Lecture: “Introduction to Buddhism Ⅰ and Ⅱ”
Conference: “Biographies in the Buddhist traditions” and “Lives Lived-Lives Imagined. Biography in the Buddhist Traditions.”
Reading: “Buddhist literlature in the original language”

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
London
Prof. Nobumi Iyanaga
Under the Shadow of the Great Shiva: Tantric Buddhism and its Influence on Japanese Medieval Culture

Europe

University Professor/Course/Content
University of
Hamburg
Professor Francesco Sferra (Univerity of Naples)
Lecture: “Buddhist Theories on Language and Verbal Knowledge: Examine the Study of the Doctrine of 'exclusion'”
Seminar: “The First Bhavanakrama by Kamalasila: Critical reading of the original Sanskrit of the First Bhavanakrama by Kamalasila and establishing a new edition of the text”
Professor Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer (The director of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)
Reading: “Texts on Chinese Buddhism: Interpretation and Translation of 'Linji lu'”

University Professor/Course/Content
Vienna University Professor Ngawang Jorden (Chicago University)
Lecture: “Tibetan Buddhism Monasticism: A survey of monastic tradtions in Tibets, their organazations and educatinal stuctures and Functions”
Seminar: “Elucidation of the Sage's Intention: Hermeneutical tradtion Tibetan interpretations of the Indian Buddhist heritage”
Reading: “Eloquently Explained Tenets of Schools”
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