Rupert Gethin to Become Honorary Fellow of the DLCC

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Rupert Gethin has accepted an Honorary Fellowship with the DLCC. Professor Gethin, who has been president of the Pali Text Society since 2003, was appointed Lecturer in Indian Religions at the University of Bristol in 1987, and then Professor of Buddhist Studies in 2009. He has also been a visiting professor of Buddhist Studies at Berkeley (2008) and at the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies, Tokyo (2013). He has particular research interests in the philosophy and psychology of Indian Buddhist meditation theory and comparative mysticism. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost contemporary scholars of Buddhism in the west; in particular, his 1998 book The Foundations of Buddhism is used as a core text in university curricula across the world.