The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford

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Home Academic Work Audio Recordings

Here you will find recordings of lectures given for the OCBS.


Buddhism and political power: a provisional typology

A talk give by Professor Ian Harris for the OCBS on 12 May 2014


Indigenous Elements in Tibetan Tantrism

A talk given by Dr Rob Mayer for the OCBS on 5 May 2014


Buddhism and violence in the world today

A talk given by Prof Richard Gombrich for the OCBS on 28 April 2014.

Prof Gombrich has supplied this talk as a pdf.  

You can read it by clicking here.


Reflections on the nature of, and attitudes to, becoming (bhava) in the Pali tradition

A talk given by Professor Peter Harvey for the OCBS on 10 March 2014


Convergence of Buddhism and Modern Science

A talk given by Tenzin Tselek for the OBCS on 03 March 2014


Against the current: the non-action teachings in late imperial history

A talk given by Professor ter Haar for the OCBS on 24 February 2014.


Previous Lectures Archive

Due to space requirements we are not currently able to post up all of the lectures.  Please click below for a list of lectures given for us that are available as podcasts.  If there is one in particular you would like to hear then please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request it.


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