02 November 2010

British Library Lotus Sūtra Lectures

Free Talks at the British Library on 23rd November

In order to mark the recent publication of the Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscript from the British Library (Or. 2204): Facsimile Edition, the IOP-UK and SGI in association with the British Library are presenting two talks on the Lotus Sutra. Jamie Cresswell, Director of the Institute of Oriental Philosophy - UK, will host an evening of lectures by international experts on the transmission and uses of the Lotus Sutra in different cultural contexts. Lectures by
  • Dr Sam Van Schaik (British Library) ‘The Lotus Sutra on the Silk Road and in China,
  • Dr Lucia Dolce (SOAS) ‘Practices of the Lotus Sutra in Japan’

23rd November 2010 from 6.30 pm to 9.00pm.
At the British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB.

All are welcome to this event and tickets must be booked in advance: Book Tickets here.


  1. With any luck this event should be on Sound Server at the British Library in a few days. Sound Server is available in BL reading rooms at PCs equiped with headphones. Anyone with a BL pass can access this material. Ask in Humanities II or Rare Books & Music Reading Room. You can search for the lecture titles or C927/692 (the recording's "shelfmark") on the Sound Archive Catalogue.