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CU Boulder Tibetan Losar 2023 Celebration— A Big Hit

Feb. 27, 2023

On February 24 th , 2023, the University of Colorado Boulder ushered in the new Tibetan year of the Water Hare with Losar celebrations. Losar (ལོ་གསར་) meaning New Year in Tibetan is celebrated widely across the Tibetan Plateau and in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and Bhutan. Taking place...

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We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies | Reading and Dialogue with Tsering Yangzom Lama on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm

Feb. 17, 2023

Join us for an extraordinary event, a book reading and dialogue with Tsering Yangzom Lama about her award-winning debut novel, We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies. When: Thursday, March 2 5:30 Reception, Meet the Author | 6pm Book Reading and Dialogue Where: Chancellor’s Auditorium CASE Building 4th Floor 725...


"Save the date! Thursday March 9, 6pm. Join us for a film screening and Q&A with film-maker and anthropologist Donagh Coleman."

Jan. 23, 2023

Tukdam: Between Worlds, is a brand new feature documentary that explores the phenomenon of tukdam, where deceased mediators show no signs of death for days and weeks. Synopsis We tend to think of death as something clear-cut, and that medical science has it neatly figured out. This feature documentary explodes...


Photo Essay on Ladakh’s Artificial Glaciers by Sierra Gladfelter and Eben Yonnetti

March 11, 2018

This photo essay captures the dreams and realities surrounding artificial glaciers in Ladakh. Informed by three months of preliminary research, it presents some visual evidence to accompany the authors’ reflections while on Fulbright-Nehru Student Research grants in India. The authors, Sierra Gladfelter and Eben Yonnetti, are alumni of the Tibet...


Photo Essay on Tibetan Folk Music in Nepal by Mason Brown

Jan. 21, 2018

Doctoral student in ethnomusicology, Mason Brown , shares vignettes of his dissertaton fieldwork on Tibetan folk music in Nepal. Visit the full photo essay, "Folk Songs in Nubri" here .


Photo Essay on the Tibetan festival of Lurol 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 .


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...

Eben Yonnetti (L) and Mason Brown (R)

THI Students Awarded Summer Language Funding

March 16, 2016

Mason Brown (R), PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology, and Eben Yonnetti (L), MA student in Religious Studies, have both been awarded Summer Langauge Fellowships from the University of Colorado's Center for Asian Studies (CAS). CAS, a regional center whose mission it is to advance knowledge of Asia through undergraduate and graduate...