Wendi Adamek

Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary
PhD, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
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Dissertation Title
"Issues in Chinese Buddhist Transmission as Seen Through the Lidai fabao ji (Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Ages)"
head shot of Wendi Adamek

Born in Hawai’i, Wendi L. Adamek holds the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary.  She has lived in China, Japan, and India, studying and practicing Buddhism. Her award-winning first book, The Mystique of Transmission, explores the world of an eighth century Chan community in Sichuan. Her most recent book, Practicescapes and the Buddhists of Baoshan, came out in 2021. She has written for the Huffington Post, and her other interests include writing fiction, Daoism, Buddhist art, forest restoration, and environmental literature.  A future book project on environmental and social issues is underway.