All events are free and open to the public

Fall Term 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5 pm
A Gesar Bard's Tale
Directed by Donagh Coleman and Lharigtso
Film screening (Tibetan with English subtitles)
370 Dwinelle Hall

A Gesar Bard's Tale

"A Gesar Bard's Tale" tells the story of visionary 'Babrun' singer Dawa Drakpa in the aftermath of the Yushu earthquake. This cinematic feature documentary delves deep into the mythical world of Gesar, as well as giving unprecedented access to today's fast-modernizing Tibet, and the earthquake zone of Yushu — which has been totally off-limits to western media.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Donagh Coleman


Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5 pm
The Meditation-Tradition of Interpreting the Maitreya-Works: Taking Yogācāra and Buddha-Nature as a Basis of Mahāmudrā Pith Instructions
Klaus-Dieter Mathes, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna
180 DOE Library

The Meditation-Tradition of Interpreting the Maitreya-Works

Spring Term 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5 pm
2015 Khyentse Lecture
David Germano, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
Toll Room, Alumni House
Co-sponsored by the Khyentse Foundation

2015 Khyentse Lecture

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5-7 pm
Transactional Reality and the Regimes of Truth
Sara McClintock, Department of Religion, Emory University
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion and the Center for Buddhist Studies