Month: November 2022

The Lotus Sutra: Teachings, Transmission and Material Culture of a Sacred Buddhist Text

15-16 December, The Foyle Suite, British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB The British Library and International Dunhuang Project will be hosting a conference to celebrate the close of the Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Conservation and Digitisation Project (…/lotus-sutra-manuscripts-digitisation) on 15 and 16 December. The keynote will be delivered by Professor Stephen Teiser and the… Read more »

A Narrative Approach to Early Chinese Buddhist Prose

Professor Antje Richter, University of Colorado Boulder Chaired by Dr Xiaojing Miao, Pembroke College Location: Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College Time: 1 December, 2022, 14:00-16:00 GMT The silence of Vimalakirti is a famous moment in Mahayana Buddhism. The householder’s decision to respond with “thundering silence” when asked to explain his understanding of non-duality forms the… Read more »

Nanzhao-Dali Workshop: Buddhism in China’s southwest frontier and surrounding regions

28 November, 2022 The Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms prospered throughout China’s Southwest frontier between the eighth and thirteenth centuries. Nanzhao-Dali coexisted with Tang-Song China, Tibet and the surrounding Southeast Asian civilisations. Buddhism was an important component of the Kingdoms, with the capital understood as a centre for Buddhist learning. For this workshop, we have invited… Read more »

University of Oxford Lecture Series in Buddhist Studies 2022-2023

  Lecture Room 1 at 5pm  Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies  Pusey Lane  Oxford, OX1 2LE  All Welcome  All enquiries: [email protected]  Michaelmas Term 2022  Monday 7 November 2022  Ligeia Lugli, The Mangalam Research Centre, Berkeley, California.  Modelling the Dharma: advances in Buddhist Sanskrit Corpus linguistics and Natural Language Processing  This talk introduces a new corpus of… Read more »