2019 China-US-Canada Buddhist Forum

October 17th, 2019

    Albert Welter, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies and a core faculty of the Center for Buddhist Studies, was invited as the representative of the US scholars in the Buddhist studies to attend the 2019 China-US-Canada Buddhist Forum, held at UN headquarters in New York on October 12, 2019.


    The theme of this year’s forum is Enlightenment in the Human Realm: The Spirit and Practice of Chan Buddhism. The religious and spiritual leaders from China, US, and Canada, together with the academic representatives, call for world peace and discuss efforts to establish a human community of a shared future for humankind.


    Dr. Welter presented the New Perspectives in the Study of Chan Buddhism at the 2019 China-US-Canada Buddhist Forum.