Jayarava is an independent researcher working on the history of ideas in Buddhism with a focus on early Buddhism, particularly with respect to traditional ideas of the myth of a "just world" (i.e. karma) and the myth of the afterlife (i.e. rebirth). He is also developing lines of research involving the Prajñāpāramitā tradition, particularly the Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya or Heart Sutra. Jayarava's scholarly writing has been published in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, the Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, and the Western Buddhist Review. He is the author of a critical blog "Jayarava's Raves" which explores themes in the history of Buddhist ideas, the clash of traditionalism and modernism, and the intersection of Buddhism and science.