SOAS University of London

Centre of Buddhist Studies

Buddhism InsideOut

supported by the Khyentse Foundation

Buddhism InsideOut seeks to advance knowledge of the ideals, doctrines and practices of Buddhism beyond the academy. The events organised through Buddhism InsideOut complement the more technical lectures delivered elsewhere at SOAS. Buddhism InsideOut engages a different audience. In Europe and the US, Buddhism has become part of the fabric of society; it enters public discourse at many levels through mindfulness therapy, vegetarianism and non-violence advocacy, etc, and yet it is often difficult to obtain robust information about its traditions outside the scholarly discourse and dedicated Dharma centres. Buddhism InsideOut  aims to redress this situation through a series of public outreach events, drawing on lectures, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions and book launches for the non-specialist public interested in Buddhism.

Buddhism InsideOut brings together the many different voices that speak about and for Buddhism, both from within and from without its traditions. It seeks to inspire new levels of engagement between the worlds of the practitioner and the scholar; it forges links, promotes research, reduces misunderstanding and helps to build trust between these two foremost Buddhist constituencies.

Buddhism InsideOut

Buddhism InsideOut is sponsored by The Khyentse Foundation.

Previous Events in this series

Engaging the dead in Buddhism

Prof. Liz Wilson (Miami University Ohio), Dr. Rita Langer (University of Bristol), Westin Harris (University of California, Davis), Donagh Coleman (University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco)
11 January 2020, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mindfulness in Public Discourse

Jamie Bristow, Dan Nixon, Dr Joanna Cook, Rachel Lilley, Vishvapani Blomfield, Dr Alison Armstrong, Byron Lee, Dr Steven Stanley. Curated by Dr Tessa Watt. Hosted by Professor Ulrich Pagel.
8 December 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Green Dharma

Dr. John Stanley, Dr. Julia Shaw, Prof. Emily Yeh.
10 March 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM