Workshop on Exploring Mahāyāna Sūtra Anthologies: Reading workshop on the Zhujing yaoji (T 847)

June 2018, University of Oxford.

Workshop on Exploring Mahāyāna Sūtra Anthologies: Reading workshop on the Zhujing yaoji (T 847)

Led by Professor Paul Harrison (Stanford University), this workshop was devoted to reading selections from a Mahāyāna sūtra anthology of uncertain date extant only in Chinese, the Dasheng xiuxing pusa xingmen zhujing yaoji 大乘修行菩薩行門諸經要集 (T 847), translated in 721 by Zhiyan 智嚴. After a general introduction to this type of literature, paying particular attention to the Sūtrasamuccaya attributed to Nāgārjuna and the well-known Śikṣāsamuccaya of Śāntideva, participants read and discussed two or three sample sections of the Zhujing yaoji, comparing them with other versions of the source texts in question and, if appropriate, with citations of the same passages in the Sūtrasamuccaya and the Śikṣāsamuccaya. Copies of the texts to be read was made available to all participants of the workshop.

Those wishing to take part was asked to be able to read at least one of the following languages: Chinese, Sanskrit, Tibetan.