Wisdom Dharma Chat | Klaus-Dieter Mathes and Péter-Dániel Szántó - May 2024

Please enjoy this unedited recording of Wisdom Dharma Chats with special guests, Klaus-Dieter Mathes and Péter-Dániel Szántó. During this Wisdom Dharma Chat host Daniel Aitken and our guests discuss the latest volume in the Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series, Saraha’s Spontaneous Songs and much more.


Klaus-Dieter Mathes earned his doctorate at Marburg University, and is a Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He previously worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the Asia Africa Institute at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and as a Professor of Tibetology and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. His research in progress deals with the Indian origins of Tibetan Mahāmudrā traditions. He is also a regular contributor to the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies.

Péter-Dániel Szántó started his studies at ELTE Budapest (Tibetology, Indology). He read for a DPhil in Oxford, where he also held two junior research fellowships (Merton College, All Souls College). He also worked as a postdoc in Hamburg and Leiden and was visiting professor at Leiden and Vienna. He is currently associate professor at ELTE Budapest, where he is also head of the Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. His main research areas include esoteric Buddhism, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Sanskrit belles-lettres, and medieval South Asian history.

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