Audrius Beinorius

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Audrius Beinorius (PhD, Vilnius University 1998, Habilitation 2007) is Professor of Indian and Buddhist Studies and Head of the Center of Oriental Studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

His research and teaching interests involve the intersection of Indian and Buddhist religion, philosophy, and cross-cultural psychology.

He has published books Consciousness in Classical Indian Philosophy (2000), Imaginning Otherness:

Postcolonial Perspective to Indian Religious Culture (2007),
translations from Pali Dhammapada (2003),
from Sanskrit Upanishads (2006) and
Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara (forthcoming).



PhD, Vilnius University 1998, Habilitation 2007

  • Professor of Indian and Buddhist Studies,
  • Director of the Center of Oriental Studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Director of Vilnius University Confucius Institute
  • Editor-in-Chief of "Acta Orientalia Vilnensia"

2008-09 visiting Fulbright scholar at the Department of Religious Studies, Brown University. 2006 Reseach fellow at Nanzan Institute of Culture (Japan Foundation scholarship). 2004-05 The Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences Jan Gonda fellowship for research at International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University. 1994-98 – reseach at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta.

Research and teaching interests involve the intersection of Indian and Buddhist religion, philosophy, cosmology and cross-cultural psychology. He has published more than 70 scholarly papers, books “Consciousness in Classical Indian Philosophy” (2000), “Imagining Otherness: Postcolonial Perspective to Indian Religious Culture” (2007), “Indian and the West: Layers of Cultural Interaction” (2012), translations from Pali “Dhammapada” (2003), from Sanskrit “Upanishads” (2007) and Shantideva’s “Bodhicharyavatara” (2012).