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Photo Essay by Andrew Grant

Dec. 5, 2017

THI Visiting Scholar, Andrew Grant , shares his experiences between 2010-2017 at the Tibetan festival of Lurol in the village of Sadjye ( Sa dkyel ས་དཀྱིལ) near to the heart of Rebgong (རེབ་ཀོང་།) in Qinghai Province / Amdo Tibet. Visit the full photo essay here .Read more »
HSC V Participants on Norlin Quad Lawn

CU Boulder Hosted a Vibrant Himalayan Studies Conference V over Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 5, 2017

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU Boulder had the honor of hosting the 5th biennial Himalayan Studies Conference of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) over Labor Day weekend, September 1-4. (Scroll to the end of this post for photos from the conference.) All told there were more... Read more »

Rupak Shrestha, PhD student in Geography, awarded NSF-DDRI grant

Sept. 5, 2017

Rupak Shrestha , PhD student in Geography, was awarded a National Science Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant by the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program. The award will support his dissertation research project titled "Extra-Territorial Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Politics of Development". His doctoral dissertation project will explore... Read more »

Congratulations to THI graduate students

May 15, 2017

We would like to congratulate our THI graduate students on their graduation from the University of Colorado Boulder. Sierra Gladfelter graduated with a MA in Geography. Her thesis title is "Training Rivers, Training People: Interrogating the making of disasters and the politics of response in Nepal's lower Karnali River Basin"... Read more »

Exhibit on Tantric Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism Opens at Norlin Library

April 12, 2017

A library exhibit on "Tantric Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism" opened Wednesday, April 12 on the third floor of Norlin Library, next to the entrance to the stacks. It features an image of Dorje Drolö based on a liturgy from the collected works of the contemporary Nyingma master, Dudjom Rinpoche, and... Read more »

Ben Joffe's translation, Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok's Ati Yoga, published

Feb. 17, 2017

Ben Joffe , PhD Candidate in Anthropology at CU, recently published a book-length translation of Nida Chenagtsang's Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok's Ati Yoga (Sky Press). From Sky Press: Ati Yoga, literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple,... Read more »

Holly Gayley's book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet, published

Dec. 6, 2016

Holly Gayley, CU faculty in Religious Studies, just published her first book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet , with Columbia University Press. With a focus on Buddhist conceptions of gender, agency and healing, Love Letters from Golok examines the lives and letters of a contemporary... Read more »