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Raymond Lam

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Email: raymond.lam@uqconnect.edu.au

Home page: http://mingkok.buddhistdoor.com/en/news/4171/1/count

I am a weekly columnist at Buddhist Door, a website and online database for everything Buddhism. I have written several academic papers and articles on religion that have been published, but I am now attempting to find someone willing to have a look at my new fantasy novel.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

(forthcoming 2010) “Love and Enlightenment: The Narrative of Jyotis in the Skill-in-Means Sutra and Sexuality in Buddhist Care” in Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics

(forthcoming 2010) “Luiz Costa Lima Discussion Paper: The Consecration and Problem of the Individual and Self, and Freedom through ‘Spiritual Law’” in Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics

“The Role of the Good Friend in the Gandavyuha Sutra,” in Bodhi Journal. 14th Issue, December 2009: Buddhism and Self-Cultivation

“The problem of Evil and Theodicy: A Non-Classical Approach through the Philosophy of the Gospels” in Emergent Australasian Philosophers. Issue 2, July 2009, 1 – 23 (available in PDF)

“Renewing Self-Knowledge through the Essayist Autobiography: Montaigne’s Philosophy of Humanity in the Essays” in Emergent Australasian Philosophers. Issue 1, November 2008, 1 – 16 (available in PDF)

“Mahayana Buddhist Ethics as Imperatively Religious: A Hermeneutical Study of the Avatamsaka Sutra”, in Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics. Volume 3, Issue 1: 2008 Short Essay Competition: Undergraduate Section – 1st Place, 67 – 72 (available in PDF)

UQ HONOURS RESEARCH

RELN6001: Individual Honours Study Unit 1 – The Contemplative Dimensions of Detachment and Solitude in Thomas Merton and Shantideva: A New Dialogue in Experiential Monastic Convergences

RELN6000/6003: A Dialogue Between Thomas Merton’s Agape and Shāntideva’s Karuna: Some Moral Dimensions of a Catholic and Mahayana Exchange

OTHER

Guest Lecturer for course RELN2310: Religion and Violence (University of Queensland). Week 11: Buddhism and Violence. (14/10/2009)

Winner (with Emily Pitcher and Chloe Forsyth) of the 2009 UQ Library Excellence Award. The award recognises the excellent work produced by UQ students and acknowledges how Library resources are used to support teaching and learning.

Weekly English columnist for Buddhist Door.

Interests: Writing, reading, Buddhist philosophy, studies in religion, ancient Egyptian or Sumerian fiction

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes