On November 7, 2008, Dr. Alexander von Rospatt (UC Berkeley) will visit CBS to give a lecture entitled:
Remarks on a little studied section of the Yogācārabhūmiśāstra: The Bhāvanāmayī Bhūmiḥ and its Treatment of Practice.
The Yogācārabhūmiśāstra, which the tradition attributes to Asaṅga, is the foundational work of the Yogācāra school. The talk will first give a brief overview of this work and the current state of
research, and then deal in more detail with one particular section, namely the so-called Bhāvanāmayī Bhūmiḥ (which survives in form of an as yet unpublished Sanskrit manuscript, and in Tibetan and Chinese translation). Particular attention will be paid to its treatment of practice.
The talk will take place at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery at 9.30 am. The talk is free and everyone is welcome.