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International expert joins Buddhist Studies
The Faculty is delighted to welcome, Professor Geoffrey Samuel, a leading international expert in the sociology and anthropology of religion in traditional Tibet. From the School of Religious and Theological Studies at Cardiff University, Professor Samuel joins the faculty as the second holder of the University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies.
Professor Samuel will be conducting a series of eights lectures on aspects of Tibetan Buddhism in its traditional social contexts, as well as a Sydney Ideas Lecture and a joint Asian Studies, Anthropology and Australasian Associations of Buddhist Studies lecture.
FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES
Tibetan Buddhism as a System of Knowledge 27 August, 10.30-12 | Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405
Tibetan Buddhism as an Ethical Tradition 3 September, 10.30-12 | Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405
Lamas and Lay Practitioners, Monasteries and Temples 10 September, 10.30-12 | Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405
Tibetan Buddhism as Practical Religion 17 September, 10.30-12 | Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405
Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan Art of Healing 24 September, 1-2.30 | Cumberland Health Sciences Campus, Lidcombe, Lecture Room S102. Introduced by Dr Alex Broom, senior lecturer in Sociology of Health Sciences,
Tibetan Buddhism, Place and Identity 1 October, 10.30-12 | Mills Lecture Room 209
Tibetan Buddhism, Women and Gender 8 October, 10.30-12 | Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405
Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon Religion 15 October, 10.30-12 | Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 405
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SYDNEY IDEAS LECTURE
Monday 20 September, 6.30pm | Seymour Centre
$20/$15 concession/Free for University of Sydney Alumni, staff and students (ID required)
Bookings: 9351 7940 or book online via:
Established at the University of Sydney in 2009, through the generosity of the UBEF (www.buddhistfoundation.org), this Professorship sponsors a distinguished international scholar in any field of Buddhist Studies for an extended visit to Sydney, with the purpose of exposing students and academics to current trends in research and to raise the profile of Buddhist Studies in Australia. It is administered by the Department of Indian Sub-continental Studies in the Facultyâ€™s School of Languages and Cultures.
For more information:
Dr Andrew McGarrity, Lecturer in South Asian and Indo-Tibetan Studies
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
T 61 2 9351 6768