"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...

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Emerging Voices: Tibetan Women Writers on Thursday, April 21st | 5pm in Humanities 250

April 11, 2022

Join us for an evening of contemporary Tibetan poetry and short stories with Tibetan women writers from India and China. EMERGING VOICES: Tibetan Women Writers Thursday, April 21st at 5pm | CU Boulder, Humanities 250 Introduction by Nicole Willock, author of Lineages of the Literary. Readings by Tibetan writers Tsedron...


'Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya' Exhibit by Daniel Miller Opening April 13th in Norlin Library

April 6, 2022

Searching for Grass and Water: Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya Please join us for the opening reception of Daniel Miller’s exhibition and talk on 'Searching for Grass and Water: Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya' in Norlin Library’s Underground West Gallery hosted by the University Libraries in...

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Losar (the Tibetan new year) celebrated at CU for the first time on March 4, 2022

March 9, 2022

On March 4, 2022, the University of Colorado celebrated Tibetan Losar for the first time on campus. Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is celebrated across the Tibetan plateau and in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and Bhutan. This cultural program was jointly organized by the Center for Asian Studies...

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Paljor Tsarong | Behind the Scenes in Lhasa: The Economics of Rituals in the Tibetan Buddhist State | Nov 18 4 pm

Oct. 26, 2021

Join us for an in-person talk by Paljor Tsarong on his recently completed book titled, The Life and Times of George Tsarong of Tibet, 1920-1970: A Lord in the Traditional Tibetan State (Lexington Press). Masks required to attend the lecture in person. Thursday, November 18 | 4 pm MT |...

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Dominique Townsend on "Renouncing Attachment, Embracing Aesthetics" | In person Oct 21 at 4pm MDT

Oct. 11, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Dominique Townsend (Bard College) for a guest lecture on her new book, A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindröling Monastery (Columbia University Press, 2021). Her lecture, "Renouncing Attachment, Embracing Aesthetics: Cultural Production in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,” will reflect on the question of how...

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Voices from Larung Gar - Online Symposium | Saturday, April 10 at 4-6:30pm MDT

March 3, 2021

Join us for the book launch of Voices from Larung Gar: Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century . The 2.5 hour symposium features Anam Thubten and David Germano in dialogue about Larung Gar, one of the largest Buddhist institution on the Tibetan plateau. This will be followed by a...

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The Ends of Kinship | Discussion with Sienna Craig | Thursday, Feb 18th at 4pm MST

Feb. 3, 2021

Join us as Sienna Craig , Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, discusses her new book, The Ends of Kinship: Connecting Himalayan Lives between Nepal and New York, in conversation with Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Carole McGranahan . Thursday, February 18 at 4pm MST Zoom Registration How does kinship...


Emily Yeh on "Shielding the Mountains," Environmentalism in Tibet | Feb 3 at 3:30pm MST

Jan. 31, 2021

On February 3, Wednesday at 3:30pm MT , Dr. Emily Yeh will show and discuss her film Shielding the Mountains as part of the CU Environmental Studies Spring 2021 Colloquium Series. Please register for the Zoom link here: https://bit.ly/33HS6E5 In the late 1990s, transnational conservation organizations working in China began...

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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...