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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: 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...

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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...


Screening "Tharlo" and Q&A with Tsemdo Thar | Sept 28 at 7pm in GUGG 205

Sept. 21, 2019

Please join us for a film screening of Tharlo, a film by the acclaimed filmmaker Pema Tseden. The screening will take place at 7pm on Saturday, September 28 in Guggenheim 205. The film will be followed by Q&A with Tsemdo Thar , photographer and filmmaker. He is a core member...