How (and How Not?) To Read An Indian Buddhist Miracle Tale
Wednesday, 3rd November, 2010 at 4:00pm
Room 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue
A Lecture by Dr David Fiordalis
How do we understand the ubiquitous presence of the marvelous in a religious tradition such as Buddhism, which is often reputed to be consistent with modern science and rational humanism? What would it mean for us to take Buddhist miracle stories seriously? How can we place such stories within social and historical context? With these questions in mind, David Fiordalis will speak about his research into early Indian Buddhist miracle stories.
David Fiordalis earned his doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan and currently teaches at Kathmandu University's Centre of Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute.
For further information, contact:
Dr Vincenzo Vergiani
Lecturer in Sanskrit
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue CB3 9DA
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335135
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 335110