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OCBS News - June 2015

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Welcome to the June 2015 Issue of OCBS News.

We start with some very sad news.  Lance Cousins, renowned Pali scholar and Fellow of the OCBS, died on March 14th.  Sarah Shaw, another of our Fellows, has written an obituary which we are including here.  Lance was a great supporter of the Centre, and of the teaching in Pali at the University.  He is greatly missed.

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OCBS News - February 2015

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Welcome to the February 2015 Issue of OCBS News.

We have several exciting announcements: launch of the 2 year MPhil in Buddhist Studies at Oxford University, details of the OCBS Lecture Series for Hilary Term, the publication of Volume Seven and two supplements to the JOCBS, enrolment dates for the Pali Summer School, and award of the OCBS Student Grant.

Thank you for your continued support of the OCBS.

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OCBS News - May 2014

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Welcome to the May 2014 Issue of OCBS News.

We have several exciting announcements this time: the award of the OCBS Student Grant, the publication of the first supplement to our Journal, details on Volume Six of the JOCBS, and a report from a recent conference bringing together Buddhist chaplains from across the UK.

Thank you for your continued support of the OCBS.

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OCBS News - December 2013

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Welcome to the December 2013 issue of the OCBS News. The tidings this time are not many, but they offer a lively balance between the delightful and significant. A thought-provoking article by Professor Gombrich is followed by news about our Michaelmas 2013 Student Grant, and we draw your attention to our two principal efforts of the past while - the new issue of our Journal and our Bridging Fund Appeal. Professor Gombrich also tells us about a talk he delivered at a literary festival at Pordenone, a small but ancient town in North Italy.

Thank you for your continued support of the OCBS.

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OCBS News - September 2013

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Welcome to the September 2013 Issue of OCBS News.

In this issue we have some exciting news on things that will tickle both your fancy and your mind - and perhaps even your ears. Richard Gombrich has recently translated an opera libretto into Pali and, on the more serious side, he delivered a very compelling keynote address at a conference in Singapore.

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OCBS News March 2013

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Welcome to the March 2013 Issue of OCBS News. We start this newsletter with two items of good news for anyone interested in Pāli Studies - the launch of the WiPitaka and the Dhammachai Tipiṭaka Project. We continue with details of two recent visits to Oxford as well as an announcement of the winner of this term's OCBS Student Grant.

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OCBS News Jan 2013

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Welcome to the January 2013 Issue of OCBS News.

In this issue we have news of the publication of Volume Three of our Journal. We have also moved the Journal to a state of the art hosting program and we bring you details of this. Professor Zacchetti, the new Numata Chair of Buddhist Studies, brings us a short report of his first term in the post and how he is finding Oxford.

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OCBS News July 2012

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Welcome to the July 2012 Issue of OCBS News.

In this issue we have two exciting pieces of news: the appointment of a new Numata Chair for Buddhist Studies at Oxford University, and the agreement of Aung San Suu Kyi to be our patron. More details on both below.

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OCBS News May 2012

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Welcome to OCBS News.  You may have noticed the change in the name of this newsletter.  In November last year the Boards of both charities voted that they would now continue into the future as totally separate legal entities.  So-Wide’s initial brief was to ensure the setting up of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  This has now been achieved.

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So-Wide Space March 2012

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Welcome to the March 2012 Issue of So-Wide Space.

In this issue, Richard Gombrich reports on his recent activites at the OCBS, we announce the visit of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa to Oxford (with two public events to be held at Wolfson College), as well as present the talk by Dr. Lobsang Rapgay who visited the OCBS.  We are also busy preparing for the arrival of the new Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, provide you with details of the new Centre for Applied Buddhism, announce the winner of the Student Grant and much more.

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So-Wide Space January 2012

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Welcome to the January 2012 issue of So-Wide Space. In this issue we have a report from Richard Gombrich on a recent visit to OCBS by Dr Yoichi Kawada, Director of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Tokyo. We also bring you details of a conference to be held at the Institute of Oriental Philosophy this month in Taplow.

 

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