New Paths in the Teaching of Buddhist Studies

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170 St. George Street, Room 318

February 21, 2020
All Day
Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 318
170 St. George St


New Paths in the Teaching of Buddhist Studies:

A Three-day Workshop, Friday February 21–Sunday February 23, 2020

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto will hold a three-day workshop on Teaching Buddhist Studies in Toronto from Friday February 21st to Sunday February 23rd 2020.

Examples of possible topics or sub-themes include: addressing controversial topics, race and gender in the teaching of Buddhism, teaching Buddhism through material objects, displaying Buddhist objects in museums or other spaces of public education, teaching with movement practices, teaching outside the classroom or in international settings, integrating contemplative techniques into Buddhist Studies classrooms, situating secularized practices such as mindfulness in the religious studies context, community-engaged teaching, and new approaches to teaching introduction to Buddhism.


More details coming soon!


All of our sessions and meetings will take place in the Department for the Study of Religion in the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. JHB 318 is the large seminar room on the 3rd floor.

170 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2M8

There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity. Conference attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The St. George Station is located directly across the street at the corner of St. George and Bloor Streets.


Amy Langenberg

Ann Gleig

Natasha Heller

Additional speakers to be determined.




Frances Garrett, HCBS Director

Sarah Richardson, HCBS Director of Partnerships and Engagement

Betsy Moss, HCBS Events and Administrative Coordinator and Podcast Creative Director /