MT term 2019

We will have one OCBS lecture this term.

28th October, 5.15pm

Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute

Prof Richard Gombrich, OCBS

New thoughts on how the Mahayana began

Two themes in the earliest history of Buddhism have perhaps received insufficient scholarly attention: treatment of the dead, and the gradual reification of moral goodness (merit). It strikes me that where these two themes intersect we can learn about massive changes which Buddhism underwent shortly before and after the death of the Buddha.


There will be two Lingyin lectures as well.

November 11th and November 18th 2019, h. 5.15pm

The Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE

Lecture Room no. 1

Monday, November 11th, 2019:

Pathways to nirvāṇaPaintings in Kucha between Gandharan heritage and local innovation”.

 Prof. Dr. Monika Zin (Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities / Leipzig University).

 Monday, November 18th, 2019:

 “Reference and representation according to the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā”.

 Prof. Dr. Martin Lehnert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München).

All are welcome to attend.

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