Sonam Nyenda at the Bhutan and Himalayan Research Center in Takse

Alumnus Sonam Nyenda founds Bhutan & Himalaya Research Centre at Royal University of Bhutan

March 25, 2018

CU Boulder Alumnus Sonam Nyenda (MA in Religious Studies, 2015) recently founded the Bhutan & Himalaya Research Centre at Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). He is faculty at the College for Language and Cultural Studies (CLSC) in Takse, Bhutan. The goal of the Bhutan & Himalaya Research Centre (BHRC) is...


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 .

Rime volume

New Book: A Gathering of Brilliant Moons, co-edited by Holly Gayley and Joshua Schapiro

Jan. 12, 2018


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...


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"...


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...


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,...


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...