Richard Hayes Thesis Supervision

Ph.D. theses supervised

    Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University

  1. Mathieu Boisvert. “A study of the five aggregates in Theravāda Buddhism: their order and their relation to the doctrine of paṭiccasamuppāda.” (1992) Published as The Five Aggregates: Understanding Theravāda Psychology and Soteriology. (Waterloo, ON: Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, 1995)
  2. Francis Brassard. “The concept of bodhicitta in Śāntideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra.” (1996, Dean's honour list) Published as The Concept of Bodhicitta in Śāntideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra (Albany: SUNY Press, 2000)
  3. Noel A. Salmond. “Hindu Iconoclasts: Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Sarasvati, and nineteenth century polemics against idolatry.” (1999, co-supervised with Dr. Katherine K. Young) Published as Hindu Iconoclasts: Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Sarasvati, and Nineteenth Century Polemics Against Idolatry (Kolkata, India: Sampark Publications, 2004)
  4. Lynken Ghose. “Emotion in Buddhism: A case study of Aśvaghosa's Saundarananda.” (1999)
  5. Barbra R. Clayton. “Ethics in the Śiksasamuccaya: A study in Mahāyāna morality.” (2002, Dean's honour list, co-supervised with Dr. Katherine K. Young) Published as Moral Theory in Śāntideva's Śikṣasamuccaya: Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue (London; New York: Routledge, 2005)
  6. Martin T. Adam. “Meditation and the concept of insight in Kamalaśīla's Bhāvanākramas.” (2003, Dean's honour list)
  7. Vanessa R. Sasson. “Telling Birth Stories: A Comparative Analysis of the Birth Stories of Moses and the Buddha.” (2003, co-supervised with Dr. Barry Levy)
  8. Lara E. Braitstein. “Saraha's adamantine songs: texts, contexts, translations and traditions of the great seal.” (2005, Dean's honour list, co-supervised with Dr. Thupten Jimpa Langri)
  9. Department of Philosophy, University of New Mexico

  10. Stephen E. Harris. “Demandingness, Self-Interest and Benevolence in Śāntideva’s Introduction to the Practice of Awakening (Bodhicaryāvatāra).” (2013, passed with distinction)

MA theses supervised

    McGill University

  1. Dmitrieva, Victoria. “The Legend of Shambhala in its Eastern and Western Interpretations.” (1998)
  2. Ferland, Eric. “Impermanence et moments chez Vasubandhu.” (1997)
  3. Fernandes, Karen (†2013). “Transforming emotions: the practice of lojong in Tibetan Buddhism.” (2000)
  4. Fillion, Christine Marguerite. “The role of scriptural testimony, reason and spiritual practice in the Upadeśasāhasrī: a non-commentarial work of Śankara.” (2003)
  5. Goldberg, Kory. “Inside-out: A Study of Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka and its social contribution” (2001)
  6. Khanbaghi, Aptin A. “Early Zoroastrianism and Early Buddhism: A comparative study of religious innovation as an occasion for social reform.” (1996)
  7. Mai, Ba Tong. “The role of reason in the search for Nirvana.” (1994)
  8. MacDonald, Kathleen. “Sacred Healing, health and death in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.” (2001)
  9. McVey, John (1958–2009). “Bhrāntivāda: reading the Lankāvatāra Sūtra in lieu of metaphysics.” (1991)
  10. Mortson, Darrin Douglas. “Neither nihilism nor absolutism: On comparing the middle path of Nāgārjuna and Derrida.” (2004)
  11. Niderost, Heather. “The myth of Maitreya in modern Japan, with a history of its evolution.” (1992)
  12. Parent, Marcel. “Is comparative philosophy postmodern?” (2003)
  13. Prévèreau, Raynald. “Dharmakīrti's account of yogic intuition as a source of knowledge.” (1994)
  14. Sasson, Vanessa Rebecca. “Compassion in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Tractate Mourning: a comparative study.” (1999)
  15. Silverman, Marjorie L. “A critical examination of the agnostic Buddhism of Stephen Batchelor.” (2001, Dean's honour list)
  16. Sims, Jeff. “Piecemeal streams and Yogācāra dreams: Vasubandhu and William James.” (1997)
  17. University of New Mexico

  18. Gatsch, Brian. “Virtue, Consequentialism, and Soteriological Ethics in Buddhist Thought.” (2013)
  19. Miranda, Kris. “Heralds of the Lightning: Skillful Means, Self-Overcoming and Steps Toward a Nietzschean Bodhisattva.” (2013)
  20. Unruh, Shawn Denton. “The Person Reduced: Two Views, the East and West.” (2013)