Richard Gombrich on “What the Buddha Thought”

Richard Gombrich at the University of Hyderabad. Image via UofH Distinguished Lectures.

This via the University of Hyderabad’s Distinguished Lectures YouTube Channel:

Date: December 4, 2013

Venue: CV Raman Auditorium, University of Hyderabad

Topic: “What the Buddha Thought”

Speaker: Prof. Richard Francis Gombrich, University of Oxford

About the speaker:

Prof. Richard Francis Gombrich is an Internationally renowned Indologist and a Scholar of Sanskrit, Pali, and Buddhist Studies. He was the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford from 1976 to 2001.

He was the founder of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies. He was the Past President of Pali Text Society (1994-2002) and General Editor Emeritus of the Clay Sanskrit Library.

His major contribution in the field of Buddhist Studies was an Anthropological study of Contemporary Sinhalese Buddhism entitled, “Percept and Practice: Traditional Buddhism in the Rural Highlands of Ceylon (1971)”.

The photo-documentation of this lecture is available at:

http://uohdistinguishedlectures.blogspot.com/2014/01/distinguished-lecture-by-prof-richard.html

Copyrights@2013, University of Hyderabad.

Visual Documentation by Wings and Oars Media Comm, Hyderabad, India.

Watch the lecture below, and find out more about Gombrich’s 2010 book of the same name here.

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  • Jonathan

    Thank you for posting this. I greatly enjoyed that book of Gombrich’s book – his eloquence and learnedness astonish me. I’ll watch this later.


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