a public event
Lecture - Everyday Life in an Ancient Indian Buddhist Monastery
With Oskar von Hinueber, Professor at the Albert Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
Monday, March 31, 2003
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
243 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
While the active practice of Buddhism has been largely absent from India for centuries, thanks to a particularly rich surviving literature we are well informed about the Buddha’s teachings, their developments and interpretations. Buddhist literature prescribes in detail how the individual monk may follow a life of spiritual progress and seek final salvation from samsara, the cycle of reincarnation.
How rigorously monks followed these prescriptions and how they spent their days, however, are much more difficult to ascertain. Professor Oskar von Hinueber’s slide lecture will draw upon rare and widely scattered sources on everyday Buddhist monastic life in ancient India.
--- Part of the Center for Buddhist Studies' Spring 2003 lecture series ---
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