Audrius Beinorius (born September 28, 1964 in Vilnius) is a Lithuanian philosopher, orientalist (specialist of Indology, Buddhist studies and Comparative Studies), translator, Habilitated Doctor of Humane Letters.
In 1988, he finished landscape management studies at the Academy of Agriculture. Later he moved to India where during four years he studied Indology, Buddhology and Indian languages (Sanskrit, Pali, Bengali, Tibetan) at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Calcutta. In 1996, Beinorius become a lecturer at the Center of Orientalist Studies at Vilnius University. In 1998, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Lithuanian Institute of Philosophy. He became a docent, Assoc. Prof. in 2000 and a full professor in 2007. 2004-2014 A.Beinorius was the director of the Center of Oriental Studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania. He has been doing the research work in the Great Britain (Oriental Institute, Oxford, 2000), the Netherlands (Leiden, International Institute for Asian Studies, IIAS, in 2004-5), France (Sorbonne, 2012), Brown University (USA, Fulbright scholar in 2008-2009), Japan (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, under Japan Foundation Scholarship, 2008), India (RM Institute of Culture, Sarnath Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies, and JNU Institute of Advance Studies, 2013-1014), Institute of South Asian Studies at Heidelberg University (2015). As well as, he has giving a number of a public lectures and participated in many conferences around the world.
The main scientific fields of prof. A.Beinorius are: the Perception of Indian culture in the West, Indian philosophy, astrology and cosmology, Indian religious history (Buddhism and Hinduism), Cultural Psychology, Comparative Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Methodologies of Comparative Religion Studies, Classical Indian psychology, Westen Esoteric Movements (Theosophy and FreeMasonry) in India. Since 2010 he is a founder and a Director of Confucius Institute (CI) at Vilnius University. Editor-in-chief of academic journal "Acta Orientalia Vilnensia" (since 2000).
Beinorius has written more than 80 scientific papers in English, Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian, has published three monographs, two teaching tools, made many translations from Sanskrit, Pali, Russian, English, French, German.
Books:The Consciousness in Classical Indian Philosophy, 2002 (Lithuanian)
Imagining Otherness: Postcolonial Perspective to Indian Religious Culture, 2007 (English)
India and the West: Layers of Cultural Interaction, 2012 (Lithuanian)
History of Indian Buddhism, 2010 (Lithuanian)
Introduction to Indian and Buddhist Studies, 2003 (Lithuanian)
Besides many other, the most significant his translations are:Dhammapada, 2005 (from Pali)
The Upanishads, 2007 and 2013 (from Sanskrit)