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Donagh Coleman's Tukdam Film Screening at CU Boulder

March 13, 2023

On Thursday March 9, the Tibet Himalaya Initiative held a film screening of Donagh Coleman’s new film, Tukdam: Between Worlds , in the Chancellor’s auditorium. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Rene Crown Wellness Institute, was very successful, with roughly 150 people in attendance. The audience included not only...

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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...


THI Lunch Symposium with Tibetan Women Writers on Friday, April 22nd

May 2, 2022

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative was honored to host a lunch symposium with Tibetan women writers Tsedron Kyi, Nyima Tso, and Min Nangzey at Koenig Alumni Center on April 22nd. These writers are prominent women's voices in the Tibetan literary scene, both on the plateau and in the diaspora. The lunch...

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Searching for Grass and Water - Photo Exhibit Launched, Continues until May 27th

May 2, 2022

On Wednesday April 13, the Tibet Himalaya Initiative, partnering with the CU Libraries, hosted a lecture by photographer and author Daniel Miller, “The World of Tibetan Nomads, ‘Drokpa.’” Held in the Center for British Studies, the talk was attended by about 80 participants, including many undergraduate and graduate students, faculty...

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Kayden Translation Symposium on "Buddhist Women and the Literary in Tibet" on Friday, October 22

Oct. 24, 2021

Thanks to all who attended the Kayden Translation Symposium on "Buddhist Women and the Literary in Tibet" on Friday, October 22 at the Koenig Alumni Center. It was a beautiful autumn day to sit together as Tibetan Studies faculty, visiting scholars, graduate students, and area translators to discuss translations of...


New Journal of Bhutan & Himalayan Research Launched by CU Alum Sonam Nyenda

Dec. 7, 2020

Announcing the inauguration of the International Journal for Bhutan & Himalayan Research (IJBHR). The journal was launched by CU Boulder alumnus Sonam Nyenda (MA in Religious Studies, 2015), now serving on the faculty at the College for Language and Cultural Studies (CLSC) in Takse, Bhutan. It is an outgrowth of...


Undergraduate certificate in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies in the works

Oct. 25, 2020

The Center for Asian Studies has received a grant from the U. S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) program for AYs 20-23, which will allow the center to further develop offerings in Tibetan and Himalayan studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. The grant has...


New Book on The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya, co-edited by Selma Sonntag

Sept. 30, 2019

Congrats to Selma ("Sam") Sonntag on this new volume, co-edited with Mark Turin! The book is open access and is available for free here . This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting...


Announcing Holly Gayley's New Book of Translations: Inseparable Across Lifetimes

Feb. 14, 2019

Inseparable Across Lifetimes , a new book of translations by Holly Gayley, faculty in Religious Studies, has just been released by Snow Lion Publications. This is first translation into English of a unique literary archive, namely the biographies and correspondence of the Tibetan visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo...

Keynotes Lama Jabb, Janet Gyatso, and Kurtis Schaeffer

Lotsawa Workshop Forged New Ground in the Literary Translation of Buddhist Texts from Tibetan

Oct. 31, 2018

Over the long weekend of October 5-8, the Tibet-Himalaya Initiative had the honor of hosting the first Lotsawa Translation Workshop at the University of Colorado Boulder. Made possible through the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation, the Lotsawa Workshop drew fifty-five scholars and translators from across the country and around...