LECTURE> G. Giustarini, "On Some Stylistic Features in the Suttapiṭaka" Online (13 July)

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Dear All, 

I would like to draw your kind attention to the following lecture, which is the 2nd lecture of the Theravada Studies Lecture Series organised by the International Association for Theravada Studies. 

"On Some Stylistic Features in the Suttapiṭaka" by Dr. Giuliano Giustarini


In recent times, the advancement in buddhological studies have provided scholars with a variety of new textual sources in various Indic and non-Indic languages, and that in turn has produced a number of theories on the redaction of the early canonical scriptures. This progress has obviously affected our knowledge of the Pali Canon and of the exegeses offered by the Theravada tradition. In this talk some passages from the Suttapiṭaka will be examined in order to better understand how its specific style interacted with its contents.


Giuliano Giustarini (PhD, Università di Torino, Italy) has taught at Mahidol University (Thailand) and is currently working on a translation of the Majjhima Nikāya into Italian. His main focus of research is about Pali suttas and Abhidhamma, with a particular interest on meditative practices. Recent publications: (2021) "Intrauterine Dependent Origination: A Translation of the Indaka-sutta and its Commentaries" in Journal of Indian Philosophy 49 (5): 895-912; (2021) "On some references of the Buddhapadamangala to the Suttapiṭaka and the Abhidhammapitaka" in Kervan, International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies 25/1: 255-268.

Date: 13 July 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 3 PM CET, 9 PM HKT, 6.30 PM SLST, 8 PM THA, 7.30 PM MST
Conducted Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 914 7115 9942


The recording of the 1st lecture of the series, entitled "The Current State of Theravada Studies: Issues and Challenges" by Prof. Asanga Tilakaratne, is availble in YouTube.

Best Wishes

Jnan Nanda

General Secretary, International Association for Theravada Studies