Have you heard about Vakkali, the Buddhist sage who attained Nirvana while slicing his own throat? Of all the major faith traditions, Buddhism is often seen as the most peaceful, but “Buddhist Warfare” exposes its darker side.
Katherine Wharton researches and coordinates interreligious dialogues for the Church of England. She completed her doctoral thesis, Philosophy as a Practice of Freedom in Ancient India and Ancient Greece, at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2008, and has offered courses on Hindu and Buddhist Philosophy for Birkbeck College, London. She is organizing a conference between Hindu and Christian leaders in Bangalore, India.