Donald Lopez delivers the 2016 Khyentse Lecture
Approximately 80 people attended the 2016 Khyentse lecture by Prof. Donald Lopez (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). In his lecture, entitled "The Last Lotsawa: Gendun Chopel in India," Lopez explored the life of Gendun Chopel, the most important Tibetan writer of the twentieth century, and his travel to, and views of, India.
Preceding Lopez's talk, UC Berkeley student Jolisa Wilfong received the Khyentse Foundation’s (undergraduate) Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies from the foundation’s Executive Director Cangioli Che. Simultaneously, Kristina Lynne Anderson was awarded the 2016 Padmanabh Jaini Graduate Student Award in Buddhist Studies presented to her, on behalf of Professor Emeritus Padmanabh Jaini, by Professor Alexander von Rospatt.