Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw is a Part-time lecturer for the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, and a Faculty Member of the Oriental Institute.

Her research interests include:

  • Early Buddhist (Pāli) suttas and Abhidhamma material on meditation
  • Early Buddhist narrative: literary features of Jātakas and Dhammapada stories
  • Indian and Asian influences on British nineteenth-century writers
  • Modern South and Southeast Asian Buddhist ritual, chant and meditation

Recent publications include:

  • An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, London and New York: Routledge (2008)
  • Linda Covill, Ulrike Roesler and Sarah Shaw eds., Lives Lived, Lives Imagined: Biographies of Awakening,Boston, MA: Wisdom (2010)

Her new book, The Ten Great Birth Stories of the Buddha, co-written with Naomi Appleton is now published.  Full details can be found here: http://silkwormbooks.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-ten-great-birth-stories-of-the-buddha-paperback.