Religious Experience in Early Buddhism

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Professor Richard Gombrich
Date: February 18, 2011
Time: 14:00 to 15:00

Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions/Mysticism Seminar

This seminar examines accounts of religious experience in early Buddhism as gleaned from our textual sources. Of particular importance here has been the role of meditation and living an upright and ethical life. Professor Gombrich was the Boden Professor of Sanskrit for many years. He is a world authority on Buddhism and has written definitive works on early Buddhism and the Theravada tradition. Among his publications are What the Buddha Thought, How Buddhism Began andTheravada Buddhism.