Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings
Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins
Naomi Appleton [+–]
University of Edinburgh
Peter Harvey [+–]
University of Sunderland
This collection brings together scholarly contributions relating to the research of Lance Cousins (1942-2015), an influential and prolific scholar of early Buddhism. Cousins’ interests spanned several related fields from the study of Abhidhamma and early Buddhist schools to Pāli literature and meditation traditions. As well as being a scholar, Cousins was a noted meditation teacher and founder of the Samatha Trust. The influence of Cousin’s scholarship and teaching is felt strongly not only in the UK but in the worldwide Buddhist Studies community.
The volume is introduced by Peter Harvey and the following chapters all speak to the core questions in the field such as the nature of the path, the role of meditation, the formation of early Buddhist schools, scriptures and teachings and the characteristics and contributions of Pāli texts. The volume is of interest to students and scholars in Buddhist Studies, Religious Studies and Asian Studies as well as Buddhist practitioners.
Table of Contents
Meditation and the Buddhist Path
Interpreting Buddhist Teachings
Peradeniya in the year 2000 and a habilitation thesis at the University of Marburg in the year 2007, comparing the Majjhimanikaya discourses with their Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan counterparts. The main focus of his more than 400 publications is on comparative studies of 30 early Buddhist texts. He recently retired from a position as a professor at the University of Hamburg and currently resides at the Barre Centre for Buddhist Studies in the USA, where he spends most of his time in meditation.
Schools and Scriptures
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