Bat Girl (Karma Phuntsok, 2016)

"Unexpected Buddha," Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok on Thursday, Sept. 1st

Aug. 26, 2016

UNEXPECTED BUDDHA: THE ILLUSORY VISIONS OF CONTEMPORARY TIBETAN ARTIST, KARMA PHUNTSOK Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok Free and Open to the Public The Tibet Himalaya Initiative is pleased to welcome Karma Phuntsok to CU Boulder on Thursday, September 1. His lecture, "Unexpected Buddha" will take place at 6:30pm...

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John Osburg to Speak on "Business and Belief among Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism," April 22

April 3, 2016

The CU Boulder Geography Department , Center for Asian Studies , and Tibet Himalaya Initiative are co-hosting Anthropologist John Osburg on Friday, April 22nd at 3:30 pm in Guggenheim 205. Professor Osburg is the recent author of Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich (2013) and will speak...

Khenpo Jamyang

Karma Jamyang Gyaltsen to speak at Shambhala Publications, April 18

April 1, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Tibet Himalayan Initiative, Tsadra Foundation , and Shambhala Publications , Khenpo Karma Jamyang Gyaltsen of Larung Gar Monastery will speak on Monday, April 18th at 6:30pm at Shambhala Publications (4720 Walnut St, Boulder) . Khenpo Jamyang is a senior teacher at the Larung Gar Buddhist Institute in...


Poetry Reading and Film Screening with Tibetan Poet, Jangbu

March 17, 2016

Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, known by his pen name Jangbu, is a leading Tibetan poet whose writing is experimental, sophisticated, and courageous, influenced by classical Tibetan poetry and magical realism. In recent years, he has taken up directing documentary films, including Kokonor (2008) and Yartsa Rinpoche (2014). During his visit to...

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Gonkar Gyatso visits Boulder for Tibetan Arts Week, April 4-10

March 17, 2016

Widely considered the father of cotemporary Tibetan art, Gonkar Gyatso was one of a number of young Tibetans seeking new vehicles for creative expression and co-founded the Sweet Tea House artists’ collective in Lhasa in in 1984. Later he left Tibet first for the exile community in Dharamsala and then...

fire in the land of snow

Film Screening: "Fire in the Land of Snow," March 10

Feb. 29, 2016


Roundtable with Members of Institute for Social and Environmental Transition on February 23

Feb. 11, 2016

On Tuesday, February 23 the Tibet Himalaya Initiative is hosting a Round Table presentation/discussion with ISET and their guests. It will be from 12:00-1:30 pm in Guggenheim 201E (second floor, at the end of the hall to the left). ISET and their partners are very interested in meeting faculty, students...

mani wall

Film Screening Mani: Hidden Valley of Happiness on February 18

Feb. 11, 2016

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Colloquium on the "Art of Translation" with Ringu Tulku on Nov. 11th

Oct. 29, 2015

We are delighted to host a graduate colloquium for students of the Tibetan language with Ringu Tulku on the "Art of Translation." We'll be discussing issues of fidelity in translation, whether to prioritize the literal, the meaning, or the literary qualities of a text as well as the implications of...

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"Semiology, Ritual, and Reality among South Asian Tantrists and the Nacirema" with Christian K. Wedemeyer on Nov. 2nd

Oct. 26, 2015

Christian K. Wedemeyer of the University of Chicago Divinity School will be delivering the annual Lester Lecture in Religious Studies on November 2 at 6pm in the British Studies Room on the 5th Floor of Norlin Library. The lecture is titled, "Semiology, Ritual, and Reality among South Asian Tantrists and...