Lecturer and Researcher in Buddhism

PhD (Philosophy & Religious Studies), Monash University; MA (Hons), Western Sydney University

email: i.sinclair@nantien.edu.au
phone: +61 (2) 4258 0771

Dr Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair studies the art and culture of Hindu-Buddhist civilisation using primary sources in Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and vernacular languages. Between 2018 and 2020 he was a Visiting Fellow at Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, and a Käte Hamburger Kolleg Fellow at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. He specialises in the Buddhism of the Himalayas and the Malay Archipelago.

Iain is a Research Associate of the Humanistic Buddhism Centre of Nan Tien Institute, and his research interests include:

  • Buddhist philosophy, ritual and practice
  • Indo-Pacific history
  • Asian art
  • Interreligious contacts and contemporary religiosity



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