Humanistic Buddhism special interest group

We are a group of researchers and students from different parts of the world who share an academic interest in Humanistic Buddhism.

We meet three times a year to share our ongoing research work, methodologies and tools, and other relevant topics. Meetings are online and informal, with short presentations followed by discussions. We hope that the HB SIG becomes a supportive network and a safe platform for people to connect, discuss their research, and collaborate on papers and projects related to Humanistic Buddhism.


Past meetings

Upcoming meetings

All meetings are on Tuesday at 2:00pm Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra time)

17 July 2023 | Presentations

The Pragmatics of Silence: The case of Humanistic Buddhism in the Philippines
Dr Jeanne Flores-Purpura (De La Salle University)

The HB Bibliography, the NTI Visualiser, and the proof-of-concept GroundTruth (chat-enabled Q&A)
William Chong (Independent researcher)

17 October 2023 | Presentations

The State of Research on the Gilgit Manuscripts containing Sutras from the Buddhist Canon
Dr Ijlal Hussain Shah (Director of Silk Road Centre, Pakistan)

Dr Ching Lam (Independent Researcher, New Zealand)

11 April 2023 | Presentations

Temple Building and Air Travel in the Globalisation of Humanistic Buddhism at Fo Guang Shan (1980s-2000s)
Dr Sioh Yang Tan (Nan Tien Institute, Australia)

Humanistic Buddhism Journal Translation Project
Dr Michael Murphy (Nan Tien Institute, Australia)

Humanistic Buddhism in Action: TAG Schools in the Philippines
Dr Cecile Manikan (Guang Ming College, The Philippines)

2024 meetings:

12 March 2024
16 July 2024
15 October 2024

To join upcoming Zoom meetings please register via the form under Join Us.

To view video recordings of past meetings please contact buddhism_network@nantien.edu.au

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