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OCBS Lecture Series and Lingyin Lectures in Buddhist Studies HT2015


There will be three lectures this Hilary term for the OCBS Lecture Series in the Dorfman Centre, St. Peter’s College.

We are also pleased to invite you to the Lingyin Lectures in Buddhist Studies held in The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Lecture Room no. 1.

Please click on Read More for the full listing.


Launch of the MPhil in Buddhist Studies


We are very pleased to announce that Oxford University is offering a MPhil in Buddhist Studies in 2015-16.

This newly launched two-year degree aims to give comprehensive training in one of the main Buddhist canonical languages, namely Sanskrit, Classical Tibetan and Classical Chinese. In-depth explorations of Buddhist history, philosophy, and literature will be the focus, along with a comprehensive study of important Buddhist texts in the original language.

This degree can be a standalone qualification or preparation for doctoral research.

More information about this programme can be found at:

Oxford University - Graduate Admissions.


OCBS Lecture Series MT2014


There will be four lectures this term in the Dorfman Centre, St. Peter’s College.

Please click on Read More for the full listing.


Buddhism Rejoins the Great Conversation in India


The OCBS is co-presenting this conference in November with the Indian Institute of Buddhist Studies.  The conference takes place from November 21-24 in Pune.

For more details please click here.


The Origins of the Self: India and Greece


Saturday 21 June 2014: 9.15 - 5.00

SOAS, London

This Conference aims to explore the origins of ideas about the self, with a particular focus on ancient India and ancient Greece, with view to exploring the striking similarities,  as well as the differences, in the ways in which conceptions of the Self emerged in the two civilisations.

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HH the Dalai Lama

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand

His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck of Bhutan

Mr Toshihide Numata, President of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi  Hon. DCL(Oxon)

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