Tibet and Himalaya Related Activities on the CU Boulder Campus and along the Front Range of Colorado


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Tsadra Conference brought 250 Translators of Buddhist Texts to CU Boulder, May 31 to June 3

June 23, 2017

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative had the honor of serving as a co-sponsor of the second Tsadra "Translation and Transmission" Conference . This international gathering of 250 scholars and translators meets every three years around a shared interest in the translation and transmission of Buddhist texts from Tibetan to English. While...

The Just King

José Cabezón to speak on Mipham translation, The Just King, on June 4th

May 1, 2017

The Just King : The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life By Jamgön Mipham, Translated by José Ignacio Cabezón When: June 4, 6pm Where: Shambhala Publications event space and book store 4720 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301 The Buddhist luminary Jamgön Mipham wrote a letter on leadership to...


Buddhist Book Cultures Symposium at University of Denver, April 28th

April 20, 2017

Please join the University of Denver's Department of Religious Studies on Friday, April 28 for our Buddhist Book Cultures Symposium from 1:30-5:00pm in Sturm Hall 286. 1:30-3:30 Panel 1: Buddhist Manuscript Cultures Across Asia, 9th-13th Centuries Jinah Kim, Harvard University - Books on Pedestals: Buddhist Manuscripts & Their Function &...

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Jan Nattier to speak on "Gender and Awakening: Sexual Transformation in Mahayana Sutras," April 27

April 19, 2017

The Center for Asian Studies is hosting Jan Nattier of Soka University (Japan) for a lecture on "Gender & Awakening: Sexual Transformation in Mahāyāna Sūtras" on Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7 pm, in Humanities 250. Gender & Awakening: Sexual Transformation in Mahāyāna Sūtras It is commonly held that the rise of...


The Path of the Bodhisattva: Arya Asanga’s Bodhisattvabhumi, April 18 & 19 at Shambhala Publications

April 13, 2017

Shambhala Publications and the Tsadra Foundation are pleased to present two talks next week on Asanga’s Bodhisattvabhūmi. Full details below, as well as the Eventbrite link. We are delighted to share this with Naropa and CU first to give your students first dibs on space. Please do share it with...


Nepal Night 2017 on April 15th, sponsored by the Nepalese Student Association

April 10, 2017

Come join the Nepalese Student Association at their annual Nepal Night! It will be held at the Glenn Miller Ball Room in the UMC on Saturday, April 15. Enjoy food, dance and a live band!

DNA, courtesy of Crow Collection of Asian Art

"Painting Enlightenment," Lecture with Paula Arai at Naropa, 7pm on April 11

March 30, 2017

Naropa University will be hosting Paula Arai of Louisiana State University for a Slide Lecture on "Painting Enlightenment: The Art and Science of the Heart Sutra." The lecture explores the artwork of Iwasaki Tsuneo to capture the Heart Sutra in imagery. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 11,...

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Losar Tashi Delek and Salon Tibétain on Thursday, March 2nd

Feb. 25, 2017

Please join the Tsadra Foundation on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm to celebrate the Year of the Fire Bird and Holly Gayley's new book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet. In the gathering, we'll explore passages from the courtship and correspondence between the contemporary tantric couple,...


"Conservation and Restoration of Alpine Ecosystems in the Himalaya and the Andes: New Challenges for the 21st Century" with Alton Byers, Oct 21

Oct. 13, 2016

Alpine ecosystems throughout the world have been heavily impacted by human activities, especially during the past 20 to 30 years with the exponential growth of mountaineering, trekking, and adventure tourism to remote mountain regions. The most common impacts include the removal of slow-growing alpine shrubs and cushion plants by lodge...

Trungpa Lecture 2016

David Germano to Lecture at Naropa University on Thursday, Sept. 8th

Aug. 27, 2016

David Germano, Director of the Tibet Center and Contemplative Studies Center at the University of Virginia, will be visiting Boulder to deliver the annual Trungpa Lecture in Buddhist Studies on "The Profundity of Culture and Context: Tibetan Buddhist Meditation & Modernity." The lecture will take place on Thursdsay, September 8...