• BS8 1TB

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre serves as a focus for the co-ordination of collaborative study and research in Buddhist Studies within the South-west of England. Because scholars working in the study of Buddhism in the UK are spread very thinly such collaboration and consultation is unfortunately rare. Not only because of its interest and facilities for the study of Buddhism, but also its geographical position, Bristol is well-situated to serve as facilitator and focus for closer consultation and collaboration, and collaborative research between institutions in a field with few active workers is held to be an important direction for the future.

The Centre for Buddhist Studies is also involved in the promotion of a lecture and seminar series on Buddhism, both within the university and also for the general public.

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    Research Output

    Ten ways of making merit (dasapuñña-kiriyavatthu) in Theravāda exegetical literature and contemporary Sri Lankan practice

    Langer, R., 2020, (In preparation) Routledge Handbook of Theravada Buddhism. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Emptiness and Unknowing: An Essay in Comparative Mysticism

    Gethin, R., 2019, In : Buddhist Studies Review. 35, 1–2, p. 81–96 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Reading Repetitions in the Saṃyutta-nikāya and Early Abhidhamma: from the Mahāvagga to the Dhammasaṅgaṇi

    Gethin, R., 2019, (In preparation) Research on the Saṃyukta-āgama. Dhammadinnā (ed.). Taipei: Dharma Drum Publishing Corporation

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


  • Student theses

    The Origins and Development of Sammā Arahaṃ Meditation: From Phra Mongkhon Thepmuni (Sot Candasaro) to Phra Thep Yan Mongkhon (Sermchai Jayamaṅgalo)

    Author: Cholvijarn, P., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Gethin, R. M. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Verbal Magic in the Pali Canon: A Study on Protective-chants, Truth-acts, and Vows

    Author: Frude, L. D., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Langer, R. E. M. (Supervisor) & Muessig, C. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)



    Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize

    Eric Greene (Recipient), May 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Seminar Series 2019-2020 on Religion in Cardiff

    Rita E M Langer (Participant)

    19 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    'Engaging the dead'

    Rita E M Langer (Participant)

    11 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Fieldwork in Sri Lanka

    Rita E M Langer (Speaker)

    9 Aug 20195 Sep 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther