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New Publication by THI Faculty: Living Treasure, edited by Holly Gayley and Andrew Quintman

June 17, 2023

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative is delighted to announce the publication of Living Treasure: Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in Honor of Janet Gyatso , a set of 29 essays celebrating the life and research of Janet Gyatso, edited by Holly Gayley and Andrew Quintman. The essays in this festschrift align with...

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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...

Tibetan nomad, photo by Dan Miller

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...


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...

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History and Future of Tibet's First Khenmos | October 27th at 6pm MDT

Oct. 6, 2020

The History and Future of Tibet’s First Khenmos (Scholar-Nuns) Jue Liang & Andrew S. Taylor in Conversation with Padma 'tsho * Tuesday, October 27 at 6pm MDT via Zoom, Pre-Register below to receive the link! * In 1997, the first cohort of women to receive the highest degree in Buddhist...

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The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier | October 7 at 5 pm MDT

Sept. 18, 2020

Please join us for a virtual talk The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier: Rebellion, Repression, and Remembrance on a Tibetan Borderland of Early-Maoist China by Benno Weiner on October 7, Wednesday, at 5 pm MDT . Pre-register at When in 1949 the Chinese Communist Party “liberated” the ethnocultural...


Film Screening of Dalai Lama: Scientist | March 11 at 7pm in Humanities 135

Feb. 7, 2020

Please join us for a film screening of Dalai Lama: Scientist on March 11, Wednesday, at 7pm in Humanities 135 . The event is hosted by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative and the Tibetan Association of Colorado . The event poster can be accessed here . "Eighty five years ago, a...


Kenneth Bauer on "Charting the Outlines of a Tibetan Cartography" | Nov 15th at 3:30pm

Oct. 24, 2019

Please join us for a Geography colloquium with Dr. Kenneth Bauer on November 15, Friday, at 3:30pm in Guggenheim 205 . The title of his talk is Charting the Outlines of a Tibetan Cartography. Abstract Drawing upon fieldwork in western Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the eastern Tibetan Plateau...