Published: April 27, 2015

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to help host Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö, a renowned Buddhist teacher from Larung Buddhist Academy in eastern Tibet for a public lecture on Tuesday, April 28.

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö is a leading figure at Larung Buddhist Academy in eastern Tibet, the largest Buddhist institution on the Tibetan plateau with more than ten thousand monks and nuns. A Buddhist scholar of high regard, he is a prolific author and speaker on Buddhist ethics and an important voice of Buddhist modernism in Tibet. Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö is the principal successor of the internationally-renowned Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, a major figure in the revitalization of Buddhism in Tibetan areas under Chinese rule during the 1980s and 90s. This is the Khenpo's first visit to the US, and he is touring a handful of major universities, including Harvard, UVA, Columbia and UCSB.

"Liberating Yaks: The Vegetarian Question in Tibet," a discussion of vegetarianism & compassionate treatment of animals, will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the British Studies Room, 5th floor of Norlin Library. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition, there will be another public event with Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö at Naropa University, "Buddhism & Development in Society Today." This public talk will be held on Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nalanda Events Center, 6287 Arapahoe Ave.

The CU Boulder events are sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, Dean¹s Office for Arts & Humanities,  and Center for Humanities and the Arts, and we are grateful to Naropa University for their collaboration in hosting Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö in Boulder. Additional funding for Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö's US tour was provided by The Khyentse Lectureship, the HBH Fund, the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, and William P. T. Lee & Jason J. Lee.

Liberating Yaks Tibet Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro at CU