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.