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Dr Jarosław Zapart

Dr Jarosław Zapart

e-mail: jaroslaw.zapart@uj.edu.pl
www: https://jagiellonian.academia.edu/JaroslawZapart

Indologist, buddhologist. M.A. in Hindi literature (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Oriental Studies, 2007), Ph.D. in Buddhist philosophy (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Philosophy, 2015). Associated with KPSC since 2011, working there since 2015.

 

Academic interests

  • philosophy, literature, and early history of Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism;
  • origins and development of the tathāgatagarbha (buddha nature) tradition in Indian Mahāyāna, and its reception in China;
  • buddhist traditions of cultivating the mind;
  • thought and literature of the North Indian sants;
  • Sanskrit poetics & aesthetics of hindustani music.

Selected publications

  • 2018, Joga mocy, joga władzy [Yoga of Might, Yoga of Power], „Fragile. Pismo kulturalne”, nr 1-2/39-40, pp. 12–19.
  • 2017, Tathagatagarbha. U źródeł koncepcji natury buddy [Tathāgatagarbha. Origins of the Buddha Nature Concept]. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków, 406 pages.
  • 2017, The Buddha as I: Selfhood and Identity in Śrīmālādevī-siṃhanāda-sūtra, „Studia religiologica”, nr 50 (2), pp. 145–161.
  • 2015, Buddyjska koncepcja świetlistego umysłu i jej rola w tradycji tathagatagarbhy (The Buddhist Concept of a Pure [Luminous] Mind and its Role in the Tathāgatagarbha Tradition), „Studia religiologica”, nr 48 (2), pp. 117–130.
  • 2014, Teoria sphoty a sugestywna moc języka poezji Anandawardhany (The Sphoṭa Theory and Ānandavardhana's Suggestive Power of Poetic Language), „The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture”, nr 10 (2), pp. 131–144.
  • 2013, „Buddyzm krytyczny” w wymiarze społecznym, filozoficznym i metodologicznym, cz. I & II (Social, Philosophical and Methodological Aspects of 'Critical Buddhism' I & II), „The Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture”, nr 6 (3), pp. 161–176, 177–194.
  • 2013, „Jako pierwszą tkam ciszę”. O procesie twórczym w poezji S.H. Watsjajana, Agjeja ("First I Weave the Silence". Creative Process in the Poetry of S.H. Vātsyāyan, ’Ajñeya’), „Atma”, nr 1, pp. 1–22.
  • 2012, Wszechprzenikliwa podstawa oświecenia, czyli o formowaniu się koncepcji tathagatagarbhy (The All-Pervading Foundation of Enlightenment – Early Developments of Tathāgatagarbha Teachings), „The Polish Journal of Arts and Culture”, nr 1 (1), pp. 127–148.
  • 2011, O przeżyciu estetycznym i mistycznym u Abhinawagupty (Aesthetic and Mystical Experience According to Abhinavagupta), „Zeszyty Naukowe Towarzystwa Doktorantów Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego”, nr 2 (1), pp. 151–167.

Research projects

  • 2016-2017 - "Doctrine and Practices of Esoteric North-Indian Sants in 18-19th Century." Research project funded by the Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University.

Hobbies

  • music: classical, jazz, reggae/dub, electronic;
  • field recording.