Speech – Presentation on Greeks and Buddhism by Dimitrios Vassiliadis

Within the framework of the cultural events
organized in Paleo Faliro from 1 until October 10, 2016
under the auspices of the Municipality of Palaio Faliro

The Association of Greek Visual Artists and Cultural Creators “Technosfera,” the Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) and the Athens Centre for Indian and Indo-Greek Studies organized a speech with presentation of slides by Indologist Professor and President of ELINEPA Dr Dimitrios Vassiliadis on his new book

“Greeks and Buddhism: An Intercultural Encounter”

Introduction by Dr Potitsa Gregoratou-Parnassos, Professor at People’s
University of Athens, specialized in Graeco-Buddhist art of Gandhara.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 19:30
Cultural Centre of Paleo Faliro “FLISVOS”
(Poseidon Avenue – tel. 2109813274)

 Free Entrance

The speech focused on three periods covering the intercultural contacts  that took place between Greeks and Buddhism over the course of approximately two thousand and five hundred years – the early historical contacts ­ from the time of the Buddha up to the rise of the Graeco-Buddhist art, the impact of Buddhism on the Hellenistic Middle East and the formation of the Christian monasticism, and the works of Lafcadio Hearn,  Marco Pallis and Nikos Kazantzakis who made the Japanese, the Tibetan-Indian and  the  Chinese  Buddhism  known  to  the  Western  World.