Lecture Trinity term 2019

This term we will present one lecture on 20th May.  There will also be two Lingyin lectures.

20th May, 5.15pm

Oriental Institute, Lecture Room 1

Honouring the Body: early Buddhist relic assemblages from Greater Gandhara and India

Dr. Wannaporn Kay Rienjang, University of Oxford

The lecture will present an overview of reliquaries recovered from stupas in ancient Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of India. It will also look at beads that these reliquaries contained and discuss their possible functions in the veneration of Buddhist relics.

There are also two Lingyin Lectures this term.

Lingyin Lectures in Buddhist Studies – Trinity Term 2019

June 3rd and 17th 2019, h. 5.15pm

The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE

Lecture Room no. 1

Monday, June 3rd 2019:

“Acceptance and transmission of Buddhist practices in Early medieval China: the changing function of text extracts in the making of compendia and miscellanea”.

Dr.Sylvie Hureau (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris).


Monday, June 17th 2019:

 “Does meditation produce knowledge? Kamalaśīla on the relationship between philosophy and meditative practice”.

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner (Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia,

 Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna).

All are welcome to attend.

For information, please contact: stefano.zacchetti@orinst.ox.ac.uk