Lecture: An Archaeology of Tibetan Buddhism

MON, 2 MAY AT 16:00, GB, GB
An Archaeology of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Division of Social Anthropology


For most westerners, Buddhism is timeless, and Tibet remote and romantic. For the
historical Buddha, his last words remind us of the impermanence of all things. For the
archaeologist, however, the material expression of Buddhism on the Tibetan Plateau
offers insights into the transformation and evolution of Buddhist thought as it encounters
indigenous, pre-Buddhist conceptions of landscape and religion, borrowings of
ritual from Central and East Asia, and the changing political fortunes of the emerging
Tibetan empire.

Monday, 2 May 2016 from 16:00 to 17:30 (BST)

McDonald Institute Seminar Room – Downing Street . Cambridge. CB2 3ER GB


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