Professor Geoffrey Samuel

2010 University Buddhist Education Foundation Visiting Professor
School of Languages and Cultures

Geoffrey Samuel is Professor in the School of Religious and Theological Studies at Cardiff University. He has researched and published extensively in the areas of religion in Tibetan societies, the historical development and contemporary practice of technologies of consciousness, the relationship between consciousness, body and materiality, particularly in relation to healing, as well as the history of meditation, yoga and tantra in India and Tibet and other Asian medical, health and yogic practices. Professor Samuel also has interests in Religion and modernity, including Buddhism in contemporary societies, gender, sexuality and masculinity in Asian cultures and also Shamanism and ‘nature religions’. His publications include The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century, Tantric Revisionings: New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion and the influential Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan Societies. He is joint editor of the journal Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity and established the Body, Health and Religion (BAHAR) International Research Network.

Professor Samuel's profile on the BAHAR site.

Sydney Lecture Series | online resources

Slide show presentations

  • Lecture 1 Tibetan Buddhism as a System of Knowledge [2.5 Mb]
  • Lecture 2 Tibetan Buddhism as an Ethical Tradition [2.4 Mb]
  • Lecture 3 Lamas and Lay Practitioners, Monasteries and Temples [2.1 Mb]
  • Lecture 4 Tibetan Buddhism as Practical Religion [1.8 Mb]
  • Lecture 5 Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan Art of Healing [2.6 Mb]
  • Lecture 6 Tibetan Buddhism, Place and Identity [2.1 Mb]
  • Lecture 7 Tibetan Buddhism, Women and Gender [1.0 Mb]
  • Lecture 8 Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon Religion [2.8 Mb]