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The Myth of Tristan and Iseult: Love, Transgression and Death

by Dhivan

The twelfth-century Cornish story of Tristan and Iseult has captivated imaginations and inspired poets, composers and artists ever since. What is it about this tale of a love potion and a doomed love, of adultery and lies, that is so fascinating? In this talk Dhivan explores the origins and significance of the myth of Tristan and Iseult, relating it to the practise of Buddhism in the modern west.

The talk was given on 11 September 2008 at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, on the occasion of the launch of Urthona magazine, issue 25.