Tibetan Buddhism

In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in the history, philosophy, and current practice of Tibetan Buddhism, both in the course of my project work in the Himalayas and adjacent areas, and in relation to the Emory-Tibet partnership and in affiliation with Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta. My interests articulate variously with the history, religion, and political economy of the Himalayas to the present; Tibetan Buddhist philosophy as bequeathed to and interpreted in 21st century Buddhism; meditational practice; and the implications of Varjrayana tantras for our understanding of intra- and inter-subjectivity, ethics, and the relationship between objectivist science and the mindful introspection of what might be termed subjective empiricism. I am interested in the contemporary development of Tibetan Buddhism both in the Himalays and in North America via dharma centers, teachings, and networks of practitioners. 


Publications on Buddhism

Concerning Tibetan Buddhism, see:

Life is But a Dream: Dream Yoga in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra (BMK SPA paper 2019)

Self possessed and Self governed – Tibetan Buddhist Tantra (Ethnos 2017)

Tibetan Buddhist Leadership: Recent Developments in Historical Context (2016)

       (This chapter is published in the edited volume Buddhism and the Political Process)

Abstract – The Strange Self: Exploration of Mind through Spirits, Prayer, Meditation, and Death (AAA 2015)

Concerning Buddhism in Mongolia, see Part II of my web-accessible edited volume, Mongolians after Socialism:  Politics, Economics, Religion. Admon Press, 2012.  (Paper publication printed simultaneously in English and Mongolian editions)


-updated 12/12/2019

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