The Worship and Recitation of Mahāyāna Sūtras — University of the West REL Distinguished Lecture Series
A lecture and discussion on the worship and recitation of Mahāyāna sūtra literature, both in South Asia broadly and in Nepal among the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley.
The Pañcarakṣā Sūtra: A Living Buddhist Text from Nepal - Hidden Stories Conversations
A conversation between Alexander O'Neill, Jinah Kim (Harvard University), and Sarah Richardson (University of Toronto) on the Pañcarakṣā Sūtra manuscript at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library for the exhibition Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads, held at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.
Long Video (1 hour)
Short Video (11 minutes)
The Centrality of the Prajñāpāramitā in the Development of the Newar Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (IABS 2020, Seoul)
A talk recorded for the 19th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, held in Seoul (August 2022, originally 2020).
Courses Taught at the University of Toronto
"Advanced Topics in Buddhism: How to Make a God" RLG470, co-instructor with Prof. Christoph Emmrich.
"Introduction to Buddhism" RLG 206, co-instructor with Prof. Christoph Emmrich.
Privately Taught Courses
The following groups originally began in person, now they meet online. Please feel free to contact me if you have an interest in attending and times and details can be provided.
Learning Mahāyāna Literatures Group
Upcoming: Tathāgataguhya Sūtra
Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra (T 374; T 375)
Learning Pure Land Literatures Group
The "Contemplation Sūtra" and commentary by Shandao