Born in Hachinohe, Japan, Tōru Tomabechi (苫米地等流) graduated in Buddhist Studies at the University of Kyoto in 1989. From 1995 to 2000 he was Assistant at the Dept. of Oriental Languages and Cultures, University of Lausanne. From 2001 to 2002 he was Research Fellow at the same Department. He obtained the Imprimatur for his doctoral thesis, Étude du Pañcakrama, from the University of Lausanne in 2006. Tōru Tomabechi worked at the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. He participated in a research project on the epistemological school of Buddhism in India and Tibet. He is also working on two Sanskrit commentaries on the Pañcakrama—the Pañcakramapañjikā by Samayavajra and the Pañcakramatātparyapañjikā Kramakaumudī by Abhayākaragupta—using manuscripts newly available from China, and on other tantric texts.
Currently he is a member of the International Institute for Digital Humanities, Tokyo. (Source Accessed Apr 14, 2020)
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- International Institute for Digital Humanities, Tokyo · workplace affiliation
- Dept. of Oriental Languages and Cultures, University of Lausanne · secondary affiliation