Dr. Eviatar Shulman studies Buddhist religion and philosophy, with particular emphases on different strands of Indian and Theravāda Buddhism, the living tradition of South- and South-East-Asian Buddhism. His current research concentrates on the manner in which a Buddha is perceived in an organic Buddhist context in Asia, as an object of worship, prayer and meditation. He is also inquiring into questions that concern the nature, development and editing of the Buddhist canon. The latter include an examination of the oral character and literary dimensions of Buddhist scriptures. Dr. Shulman teaches Buddhist and Indian religion and philosophy in the Departments of Religious and Asian Studies.