SOAS Lecture Series:
Buddhism in a Sustainable World
with Professor Geoffrey Samuel
Presented in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University
An exploration of the connection between Buddhism and sustainability in changing times.
Geoffrey Samuel: is Professor in the School of Religious and Theological Studies at Cardiff University. He has researched and published extensively in the areas of religion in Tibetan societies, the historical development and contemporary practice of technologies of consciousness, the relationship between consciousness, body and materiality, particularly in relation to healing, as well as the history of meditation, yoga and tantra in India and Tibet and other Asian medical, health and yogic practices. Professor Samuel also has interests in religion and modernity, including Buddhism in contemporary societies, gender, sexuality and masculinity in Asian cultures and also Shamanism. His books include: ‘The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century’ and ‘Tantric Revisionings: New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion’. He is particularly well-known for his highly influential ‘Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies’. He has also established the Body, Health and Religion (BAHAR) International Research Network.
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