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Doctoral dissertation on early Buddhist school of India
October 24, 2014 - 09:15
Jens Wilhelm Borgland from the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at University of Oslo, defends his doctoral dissertation entitled ”A Study of the Adhikaraṇavastu: Legal Settlement Procedures of the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya” on Friday 24 of October.
The Mūlasarvāstivāda was one of the early Buddhist schools of India. The origins of the Mūlasarvāstivāda and their relationship to the Sarvāstivāda sect still remain largely unknown, although various theories exist. The judging committee includes Dr. Petra Kieffer-Pülz, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mainz, Germany; Dr. Ulrich Pagel, SOAS, University of London, UK; Gregory Schopen, Professor University of Los Angeles, USA;y and Professor Mark Teeuwen, University of Oslo. Jens’ research interests includes languages and religions including Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Buddhism, Jainism, Vinaya, especially Mulasarvastivadavinaya and Tibetan. He completed his Bachelor in Religious Studies and Master in Sanskrit, both from University of Oslo.
Venue: Arne Næss’ auditorium, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, Blindern, Oslo.