This term we will be holding two lectures. The lectures will start at 5.15pm at the Oriental Institute, Lecture Room 1 . The details are as follows:
Monday 18 January
Nawang Jinpa, Independent Researcher
Introduction to the Drukpa Lineage – the yogic order of ‘divine madmen’
In 13th century Tibet, it was said that “half the world is Drukpa, and half the Drukpa are mendicant hermits”. In the 17th century, as Tibet was being reshaped by civil wars and Mongol invasions, Himalayan rulers still eagerly sought out Drukpa yogis.
This lecture will introduce the religious characteristics and social influence of that yogic tradition, and will outline its contemporary importance in Ladakh and in Bhutan, where it is still the ‘state religion’.
Monday 15 February
Prof Rey-sheng Her, Tzu Chi
Tzu Chi: Buddhism as compassion in action
Prof Rey-sheng Her will also be delivering a lecture at the University of Oxford China Centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road
Tuesday 16th February at 2pm
Organizing Charity in China: the work of Tzu Chi in the People’s Republic.
This term’s Lingyin lectures are as follows:
Lingyin Lectures in Buddhist Studies – Hilary Term 2016
January 25th and February 8th 2016, h. 5.15pm
The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE
Lecture Room no. 1
Monday, January 25th 2016:
“Bodily care in Buddhist Monastic Life of Ancient India and China: An Advancing Purity Threshold?”
Prof. Ann Heirman (Ghent University)
Monday, February 8th 2016:
“Monk and Lay in the Mahāyāna Sūtras”.
Prof. Jens Erland Braarvig (University of Oslo)
All are welcome to attend.
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