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SYMPOSIUM> Myanmar: The Golden Land

Dear colleagues,

on occasion of the exhibition "Myanmar: The Golden Land" the Linden-Museum Stuttgart in collaboration with Heidelberg University will hold an international symposium on Myanmar on 2-4 March 2015. We warmly invite you all to come and participate in the discussions.


The symposium has a particular focus on Buddhism in Myanmar, its history, popular religious practices, relations between Buddhism and politics, and Buddhist art.

Keynote Speakers:

QUERY> Sumaṅgala Vilāsinī in Chinese

Dear Friends,


I am wondering if the Sumaṅgala Vilāsinī (commentary on the Dīgha Nikāya) is available in Chinese translation? I have found the name in the literature (善吉祥光 Shàn jíxiáng guāng  or 长部经注 Chángbù jīngzhù), but cannot find it in the Taisho, which may mean that it was translated and lost. If anyone knows I would appreciate the reference.




Bryan Levman PHD

University of Toronto

Re: QUERY> Database Software for Pāli (Levman)

Bryan Levman wrote:

For some time I've been working on a personal,  informal database of difficult Pali words and phrases and I'd like to put it in a form which is accessible through the web for others, and also in a form which would have a more sophisticated cross-reference system, more fields, etc. Would anyone know what software would be appropriate for this task, that is also usable by a novice (to database technology) like myself?