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Tags: Vihāra Project International Research Workshop

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 3:20pm
Professor Deeg is specialising in Buddhist history and the spread of Buddhism from India to Central Asia and East Asia. He has a special interest in Buddhist narratives and their role and function for the construction of historical identities in Buddhist communities. He is also interested in other religions in the wider Asian context (Hinduism, Jainism, Daoism, Manichaeism, Eastern Christianity) and in the history of research and its impact on…
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 3:08pm
Vihāra Project’ International Research Workshop October 28 - 29, 2021 On the Regional Development of Early Medieval Buddhist Monasteries in South Asia Program Overview With virtually the sole exception of a meteoric period of fluorescence during the much-lauded Pāla-Sena period in Eastern India (8th–12th centuries CE), the fate of Buddhist monastic institutions throughout the Indian subcontinent during the post-Gupta epoch has long been viewed…
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 3:00pm
Dr. Ronald M. Davidson was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, culminating in his PhD in Buddhist Studies. Separately, he studied with Tibetans for more than a decade and a half, working with several scholars on Tibetan texts and studying both ritual and doctrine in a traditional manner. His primary teacher was Ngor Thartse Khenpo (Hiroshi Sonami) representing the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism, but he also studied the Nyingma…
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 12:30pm
Pia Brancaccio is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History where she teaches courses in the arts of South Asia and is responsible for the Asian Art Curriculum. Her research focuses on early Buddhist art and cross-cultural exchange in South Asia with a regional emphasis on the visual cultures of ancient Gandhara (Pakistan) and the Deccan Plateau (India). She has published extensively on the Buddhist caves in Western Deccan, including a…

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