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Tobunken Seminar "On the Problems Surrounding the Bhikṣuṇī Prātimokṣa Traditions Preserved in Tibetan: Pelliot tibétain 891 and 892 (*Ārya-sarvāstivādi-mūla-bhikṣuṇī-prātimokṣa-sūtra)"

Date : 29th Oct. 16:00-18:00

Venue:First Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

Title : On the Problems Surrounding the Bhikṣuṇī Prātimokṣa Traditions Preserved in Tibetan: Pelliot tibétain 891 and 892 (*Ārya-sarvāstivādi-mūla-bhikṣuṇī-prātimokṣa-sūtra)

Speaker : Shayne Clarke
McMaster University and International Institute for Buddhist Studies

Abstract :
As is well known, the Bhikṣuṇī Prātimokṣa and Bhikṣuṇī Vibhaṅga preserved in Tibetan do not match. That is to say, the Tibetan Bhikṣuṇī Prātimokṣa and Vibhaṅga provide evidence for the existence of two traditions of rules for nuns. I n this paper I examine a third tradition, hitherto known only from a commentary preserved in Tibetan under the title *Ārya- sarvāstivādi-mūla-bhikṣuṇī-prātimokṣa-sūtra-vṛtti, but now found in two Tibetan Bhikṣuṇī Prātimokṣa manuscrip ts from Dunhuang preserved in the Pelliot collection.

language : English and Japanese

Contact :Norihisa Baba(norihisa[at]ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp)