Events & Opportunities


Tibetan Studies Events in New York City

For more details regarding events at Columbia University, see also the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Calendar of Events.

 

February 3, 2015, 4:30-6:00pm

"Subsidising Tibet: Fiscal Estimates and Socio-Economic Consequences"

Andrew Fischer, Associate Professor of Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University.

Venue: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 W.118th Street, 10027 on the 9th floor, room 918.

 

February 5, 2015, 6:30pm-10pm

New York City Theatrical Film Premiere:  "Dalai Lama Awakening" and "Compassion in Action" (2 documentaries by Khashyar Darvich)

Narrated by Harrison Ford, DALAI LAMA AWAKENING presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama. Born from over 500 hours of video shot over a 15 year period, the film is a Director’s Cut of Khashyar Darvich’s award-winning DALAI LAMA RENNAISANCE.

The second documentary to be screened is: COMPASSION IN ACTION, in which the Dalai Lama and other innovative thinkers explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in DALAI LAMA AWAKENING.  Discussion with director follows the back-to-back screenings. Event Link.   

Venue:  Village East Cinema; 189 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003  $20 (for both films and discussion).

 

February 27, 2015, 7-9pm

Film Documentary: “Young Jigme” with Director Liu Cuilan

Documentary film plus Q&A with the Director, Liu Cuilan (Munich University & Harvard). Moderated by Robert Barnett, Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

Venue: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 W.118th Street, 10027 on the 9th floor, room 918.

 

March 14, 2015

Art Exhibit Opening: Transcending Tibet. See "Local Exhibits" below.

Contact: Trace Foundation, 132 Perry Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY. Phone: (212) 367-8490.  

 

April 8 or 9, 2015 (details tba)

"Buddhism and Society in Tibet Today"

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodroe, renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher from Kham/Sichuan.

Venue: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 W.118th Street, 10027 on the 9th floor, room 918.

 

April 9, 2015 (evening)

Trace Foundation Art Auction.

Contact: Trace Foundation, 132 Perry Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY. Phone: (212) 367-8490.

 

April 30, 2015 (tentative date)

"Collecting and Presenting Tibetan Material Culture in the West"

Panel disucssion with Melissa Kerin (Washington and Lee University),  Dominique Townsend (Rubin Museum of Art), and Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University.

 

May 1-3, 2015 (details tba)

Workshop on Mapping Tibetan Cyberculture

Invited speakers discuss Tibetan cyberculture on the World Wide Web, and other social networking media. Moderated by Robert Barnett, Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

Venue: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 W.118th Street, 10027 on the 9th floor, room 918.

Local Exhibits

 

THE ALL-KNOWING BUDDHA, October 3, 2014 - April 13, 2015

54 richly detailed paintings brought to the West in 1923 by a Christian missionary who acquired it from a Buddhist monastery in Jehol, Inner Mongolia.  These are believed to have been commissioned by a Mongolian patron during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Venue: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 w 17th St., New York City. (212) 620-5000

 

TRANSCENDING TIBET, open March 14, 2015

This exhibition of newly commissioned works is free and open to the public.

Contact: Trace Foundation, 132 Perry Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY. Phone: (212) 367-8490.


Fellowships, Jobs & Other Opportunities

 

Internships at the Trace Foundation (New York City)

New internship positions are regularly announced at this non-profit aid organization.


Summer Study Opportunities

Tibetan, Sanskrit and Nepalese summer intensive language courses, including beginning classical Tibetan, three levels of colloquial Tibetan (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), beginning Sanskrit, and beginning and intermediate Nepalese. An introductory Buddhist studies intensive, combining study and a meditation practicum, is also offered.

Instructor: Professor Tsetan Chonjore. Tibetan language study for students at all levels, with special emphasis on oral fluency.

Instructor: Jonathan Samuels. Intensive language course which will develop the basic skills necessary for smooth communication. The focus will be upon the Central Tibetan dialect

Introduction to Speaking, Reading and Writing Tibetan Language:   Introduction to the Tibetan language, alphabet, reading and writing, and beginning grammar for those interested in preparing for formal language study, personal interest, and Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Instructor: Craig Preston.

Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive:  Six-week or two-week course options for students at beginning, intermediate and advance levels. Self-described as "an excellent foundation for students applying to or entering MA or Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies as well as a rare opportunity for students seeking knowledge of Classical Tibetan for their personal study and practice."

While no details are offered yet, Tibetan is listed as one of the courses offered for the 2015 summer program. Previous sessions are described here.


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Tibetan Studies Librarian
Dr. Lauran R. Hartley
304M Kent Hall
(212) 854-9875
lh2112@columbia.edu