Talk by Jens Braavig: “Aśoka and the Beginning of the Mahāyāna”
Fri, March 21, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Meyerson conference room, WCH 4.118
Jens Braarvig, from the University of Oslo will be in Austin, who is an expert on Indian Buddhism and the director of the “Buddhist Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection” project.
He also reads Akkadian and Sumerian and has done comparative work with Greek and ancient Mesopotamian religion. See here for more info on him and his work:http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/people/aca/braarvig/