The Origins of Mahayana Buddhism - Interview with Prof. Dr. Charles Willemen, Rector of IBC

Discover with Professor Charles Willemen how, in ancient times, rival sects in modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan made Mahayana Buddhism as we know it today. The interview is a part of the Meditative Praxis Interview series of Buddhistdoor International (BDI). The Buddhistdoor website is expressly non-sectarian and strives to promote solidarity of religious purpose among all mainstream Buddhist traditions.

Prof. Dr. Charles Willemen studied Latin, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit. He obtained his Ph.D. in the field of East-Asian Studies (University of Gent, Belgium). He was assistant, guest professor and professor at different universities in Belgium, China, Canada, Japan and Thailand. Currently he is rector and teaching professor at the International Buddhist College.