Prof. Kazuo Kano (Koyasan University)

From Kashmir to Tibet
A set of proto-Śāradā palm leaves and two works on the Ratnagotravibhāga

  • Time: Di., 21. April 2015, 10:00-13:00
  • Venue: Institut für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens, Seminarraum 1
  • Organisation: Pascale Hugon, Anne MacDonald


Prof. Kano will introduce the background history of the Sanskrit manuscript materials. This will be followed by a joint reading of Sajjana's Mahāyānottaratantraśāstropadeśa and Mahāyānottaratantraparicaya by his anonymous disciple.

The workshop is free of charge but for organisational reasons we kindly ask you for an informal registration in advance via e-mail to: Pascale.Hugon(at)


Prof. Kazuo Kano is the current Numata Visiting Professor at the ISTB Department of the University of Vienna for the summer semester 2015. He is an associate professor at Koyasan University in Japan and a specialist of Sanskrit and Tibetan tathāgatagarbha literature. His particular research interests focus on philosophical interpretations of the Ratnagotravibhāga.