Muhammad Nari stele

Mohammad Nari Stele, (4th century C.E.), Lahore Museum. Photo credit: Christian Luczanits

 

 

Graduate Student Resources

Some helpful resources for Buddhist Studies graduate students. Check back often for updates!

Academic Associations
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
    • Stanford is in the American Academy of Religion Western Region (AARWR)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
    • Stanford is in the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Region (ASPAC)
  • International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS)
  • International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS
  • Korean Association of Buddhist Studies (KABS)
  • Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR)
  • The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS)
  • UK Association for Buddhist Studies (UKABS)
Conferences and Calls for Papers

Conferences

  • American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (AAR)
  • From the Ground Up Project, University of British Columbia: "The Dharma-Ending Age: The Climate Crisis through the Lens of Buddhist Eschatology, Past and Present"
  • American Academy of Religion Western Region (AARWR) –  Regional AAR Meeting
  • Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ)
    • Next meeting: July 1–2, 2023 on the Yotsuya Campus of Sophia University
    • Deadline for submitting panels, roundtables, and individual papers: October 31, 2022
  • Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS)
  • Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) – Regional AAS Conference
    • Next meeting: TBA
  • Fourth Asian Philosophical Texts Conference 
    • Next meeting: November 12–13, 2022 at the University of Edinburgh

    • Deadline for submitting proposals: September 15, 2022

  • International Association for Tibetan Studies Seminar (IATS)
    • Next meeting: 17th IATS Seminar
    • Deadline for submitting proposals: TBA
      • Call for papers TBA
    • Registration deadline: TBA
  • International Association of Buddhist Studies Conference (IABS)
    • Next meeting: XXth IABS Conference
    • Deadline for submitting proposals: TBA
    • Registration deadline: TBA
  • Princeton Conference on Ritual and Materiality in Buddhism
    • Next meeting: June 13-15, 2023 at Princeton University
    • Deadline for submitting proposals: November 1, 2022
  • The UK Association for Buddhist Studies Conference (UKABS)

Other Calls for Papers

 

Workshops, Lectures, and Other Events
Online Dictionaries, Lexicons, and Encyclopedias

Print Resources

 

  • Baroni, Helen Josephine. 2002. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Zen Buddhism. New York: Rosen Publishing Group.
  • Buddhadatta, A. P. 1989. English-Pali dictionary. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.
  • Bukkyō dai jii 佛教大辭彙 [Encyclopedic Buddhist Glossary]. 6 vols. Ed.  Ryūkoku University Buddhist Studies Department. 1935. Rpt. 7 vols. Tokyo:  Fuzanbō, 1972. 
  • Cho, Myŏng-gi, Yŏng-gyu Min, and Ko-san O. 1999. Han'guk Pulgyo taesajŏn 韓國佛教大辭典 [Encyclopedia of Korean Buddhism]. Sŏul T'ŭkpyŏlsi: Poryŏn'gak.
  • Furuta, Shōkin. 1988. Bukkyō daijiten 仏教大辞典 [Comprehensive Dictionary of Buddhica]. Tōkyō: Shōgakkan.
  • Hirakawa, Akira. 1997. A Buddhist Chinese-Sanskrit Dictionary (Bukkyō Kan-Bon daijiten). Tokyo: Reiyūkai.
  • Iwamoto, Yutaka. 1988. Nihon bukkyōgo jiten. Tōkyō: Heibonsha.
  • Kanaoka, Shūyū, Keiichi Yanagawa, Akira Suganuma, and Noriyoshi Tamaru. 1989. Bukkyō bunka jiten 日本仏教語辞典 [Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist terms]. Tōkyō: Kōsei Shuppansha.
  • Malalasekera, G. P. 1961. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Ceylon: Government Press.
  • Mochizuki, Shinkō and Zenryū Tsukamoto. 1954. Mochizuki Bukkyō daijiten 佛教大辭典 [Encyclopedia of Buddhism].Tōkyō: Sekai Seiten Kankō Kyōkai.
  • Nakamura, Hajime. 2004. Iwanami Bukkyō jiten 岩波仏教辞典 [The Iwanami Dictionary of Buddhism]. Tōkyō: Iwanami Shoten.
  • Nakamura, Hajime. 1975. Bukkyōgo daijiten 佛教語大辞典 [Dictionary of Buddhist technical terms]. Tōkyō: Tōkyō Shoseki.
  • Nakamura, Hajime. 1988. Zusetsu Bukkyōgo daijiten 図説佛教語大辭典 [Dictionary of Buddhist iconographic terms]. Tokyo: Tōkyō Shoseki.
  • Oda, Tokunō and Yaichi Haga. 1928. Bukkyō daijiten 佛教大辭典 [Dictionary of Buddhism]. Tōkyō: Ōkura Shoten.
  • Taya, Raishun, Enichi Ōchō, and Issai Funahashi. 1965. Bukkyōgaku jiten 佛教學辭典 [Dictionary of Buddhist doctrines]. Kyōto-shi: Hōzōkan.
  • Wang, Youru. 2017. Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Xingyundashi, Ciyi, and Cizhuang. 1988. Fo guang da ci dian 佛光大辭典 [Foguang Buddhist dictionary]. Taiwan Gaoxiong Shi: Fo guang chu ban she.
  • Yokoyama, Kōichi, and Takayuki Hirosawa. 1997. Dictionary of Buddhist Terminology (Based on Yogācārabhūmi): Sanscrit-Tibetan-Chinese & Tibetan-Sanscrit-Chinese = Bukkyōgo jiten: Yugashiji ron ni motozuku Bon-Zō-Kan taishō, Zō-Bon-Kan taishō. Tōkyō: Sankibō Busshorin.
Language Resources

 

Teaching Resources

Books and articles

  • Berkwitz, Stephen C. 2004. "Conceptions and Misconceptions about “Western Buddhism”: Issues and Approaches for the Classroom." Teaching Theology & Religion 7: 141–52.
  • Brown, Sid. 2008. A Buddhist in the Classroom. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Lewis, Todd and Gary DeAngelis, eds. 2017. Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith and Fran Grace, eds. 2011. Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Reynolds, Frank. 2001. "Teaching Buddhism in the Postmodern University: Understanding, Critique, Evaluation." Teaching Theology & Religion 4: 9–14.
  • Tsai, Julius N. 2008. "Learning About Teaching from the Traditions We Teach: Reflections on an Undergraduate Buddhism Course." Teaching Theology & Religion 11: 159–64.

General Teaching Resources

 

  • Brookfield, Stephen D. 2012. Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Bean, John C. 2011. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Fink, L. Dee. 2013. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Meyer, Jan and Ray Land. 2006. Overcoming Barriers to Student Understanding: Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge. New York: Routledge.
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