Thursday, May 19, 2005

Buddhism: the scholarly angle

Courtesy of the KimcheeGI, who's now kickin' it back in the States, comes this link to lectures by Dr. Robert Buswell, one of my idols in the world of religious studies. Dr. Buswell is very active in the area of East Asian religion, especially Korean Buddhism. He heads up UCLA's Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and is himself a former Buddhist monk (twice-ordained: both Thai Theravada and Korean Seon) who spent five years at Songgwang-sa in the southern part of the Korean peninsula.

Go to this page and scroll down to the section titled "The Nature of Korean Buddhism" for your dose of Buswellian wisdom.


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