Alexander von Rospatt

Professor of Buddhist and South Asian Studies
Dept of South and Southeast Asian Studies
(510) 642-1610
(510) 643-2959
Research Expertise and Interest
ritual studies, Nepalese studies, Buddhist traditions of South Asia, doctrinal history, Newar Buddhism
Research Description

Doctrinal history of Indian Buddhism, particularly Abhidharma and Yogacara. Newar Buddhism of the Kathmandu Valley with a focus on its rituals (historical chronicles, life-cycle rituals, consecration rituals including the rites of constructing and renovating stupas) and on its narrative traditions, particularly the Svayambhupurana. Newar Buddhist paintings and their ritual uses.

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