Lance Cousins, RIP

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Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:24 am

From another forum:


    Dear Colleagues,

    It is with sadness that I write to the list to inform members of the death of Lance Cousins at the age of 72. I understand that Lance died suddenly last Friday in Oxford. Lance will be known to many members of this list both from his publications and his contributions to the list; many will also have benefited from the generous way in which he shared his learning by way of comment and advice. Lance studied history and then oriental studies at Cambridge before being appointed Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester where he taught Buddhism, Hinduism, comparative mysticism, Pali and Sanskrit. He took early retirement in the 1990s, moving to Oxford where he taught Buddhism in the Faculty of Theology and Pali and Middle Indian in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Lance served as President of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies and of the Pali Text Society. His published articles concern the history of Buddhist schools, Abhidhamma literature and thought, as well as Pali, Middle Indian and Buddhist Sanskrit textual studies. Lance was also a founding member of the Samatha Trust and a much respected teacher of samatha meditation. He will be remembered by many as a true paṇḍita.

    Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

    With best wishes,
    Rupert Gethin
    Professor of Buddhist Studies
    University of Bristol
    Department of Religion and Theology

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    Prof. Cousins with Ven. Wei Wu and Prof. Y. Karunadasa, on the occasion of their being awarded honorary doctorates by Mahamakut Buddhist University, Bangkok in 2013



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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby SarathW » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:48 am

:candle: :candle:
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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:32 am

I liked him. He'll be missed.
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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:44 am

:candle:
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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:22 pm

He was a true scholar.

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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:32 pm

:candle:
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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Ben » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:22 pm

Anicca vata sankhara
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Uuppajjitva nirujjhanti
Tesam vupasamo sukho
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Mkoll » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:38 pm

:candle:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby letting go » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:25 am

:candle:
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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:27 pm

A tribute page on the website of the Samatha Trust:
http://www.samatha.org/lance-cousins


A collection of Lance Cousins' articles:
https://oxford.academia.edu/LSCousins

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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:30 pm

Lance with his teacher Nai Boonman (formerly Phra Puññadhīro)

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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Anagarika » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:19 pm

Dhammanando wrote:A tribute page on the website of the Samatha Trust:
http://www.samatha.org/lance-cousins


A collection of Lance Cousins' articles:
https://oxford.academia.edu/LSCousins


Thanks for these articles. A treasure trove.

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Re: Lance Cousins, RIP

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:28 pm

Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies' obituary by Sarah Shaw.

http://ocbs.org/news-ocbsmain-88/374-ocbs-news-june-2015?start=1


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