Kayden Translation Symposium presenters

Kayden Translation Symposium

Nov. 4, 2021

Dr. Holly Gayley hosted the Kayden Translation Symposium on a sunny fall afternoon at the Koenig Alumni Center. The symposium convened to discuss translations of Tibetan literary works by, about, and for Buddhist women. The seminar was made possible through the 2021 Kayden Translation Award for Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The...

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Guest Lecture: Dominique Townsend on "Renouncing Attachment, Embracing Aesthetics"

Oct. 13, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Dominique Townsend (Bard College) for a guest lecture on her new book, A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindröling Monastery (Columbia University Press, 2021). Her lecture, "Renouncing Attachment, Embracing Aesthetics: Cultural Production in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,” will reflect on the question of how...

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Holly Gayley Receives Kayden Translation Award

March 22, 2021

Holly Gayley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received a 2021 Kayden Translation Award for her book, Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo . An inspiring and intimate tale set against the turmoil of recent Tibetan history, Inseparable across...