Events & Opportunities


Tibetan Studies Events in New York City

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

 

February 24, 6:15 -7:45 pm

Heather Stoddard (Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Studies, Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales, Paris):  “Tibetan Intellectuals in the 1940s”

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

 

March 4, 6-7:30pm

Sonam Lama, architect and urban planner from Tsum, Gorkha, Nepal

Screening of “MANI, The Hidden Valley of Happiness at a Crossroads.”  Discussion with Director to follow.

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


March 7 or 8?  Date to be Confirmed

Screening of feature film Kora (“One Mile Above.” Du Jiayi, China 2013).  English translation of the introduction and for the film subtitles. Post-screening discussion in Chinese.

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

 

Friday, March 21, 7pm

Lecture by Theresia Hofer, To open Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine.”  At the Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St., New York City

 

March 22 10am–8pm

Conference on “Bodies in Balance: A Nucleus”, Day 1. Speakers include Yangbum Gyal, Janet Gyatso, Sienna Craig, Katharina Sabernig, Donald Lopez & Robert Buswell.  At the Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th, New York City

 

March 23 10am–8pm

Conference on "Bodies in Balance: A Nucleus", Day 2.  Speakers include Anna Sehnalova, Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim, Barbara Gerke, Ian Baker, Fabio Andrico.  At the Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St., New York City

 

March 25, 12 -1:30 pm

Emily Yeh (Associate Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder): “Development as a Gift: The New Socialist Countryside and Comfortable Housing in Tibet”

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

 

April 2 7:30pm

Presentation by Tashi Mannox, Tibetan calligrapher.  At the Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St., New York City

 

April 3, 12 pm

Gerard Roche“The Fate of Tibet's Linguistic Minorities in the 21st Century”

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

 

April 15, 12pm? (tba)

Nikolay Tsyrempilov, scholar of Buddhism and International Relations in Modern Inner Asia  “Caught Between The Empires: Tibetan Buddhism In Russia And Qing State”

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

Local Exhibits

Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine.”  (March 15, 2014 - September 8, 2014)

Venue: Rubin Museum of Art; 150 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 
(212) 620-5000


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:  June 1 - Aug. 15, 2014. 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: June 16 - Aug. 1, 2014 or Aug. 4-15. 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."

 


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