Events & Opportunities

Tibetan Studies Events in New York City


WELCOME BACK!  Here is what's on the calendar so far this school year, 2017-2018....


Tuesday, September 12, 2017  12noon-1:30pm

"People Without History: Tibetan archives and the worlds that hide behind them"

Charles Ramble, Director of Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Location: International Affairs Building, Room 1219, Columbia University; located at 420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027.


Local Exhibits

June 9 - October 16, 2017  ** CLOSING SOON

"Sacred Spaces, with the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room"

The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room re-creates an immersive sacred space in which visitors can encounter Himalayan art as it is used in practice. Spend a quiet moment in the Shrine Room installation and become vividly aware of how the art relates to the fundamental Buddhist acts of offering, prayer, contemplation, and devotion.

Curated by Elena Pakhoutova.

Venue: 150 West 17th St, New York, NY 10011           

1 (212) 620-5000


March 8, 2017-March 26, 2018   

"Masterworks of Himalayan Art"

Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2017 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans.  The exhibit is organized geographically, showcasing the diverse regional traditions of western Tibet, central Tibet, eastern Tibet, and Bhutan in relation to the neighboring areas of India, Kashmir, Nepal, China, and Mongolia.

Curated by Karl Debreczeny.


Fellowships, Jobs & Other Opportunities


Internships at the Rubin Museum of Art (New York City)

A variety of internship positions are regularly available at this premiere institution devoted to Himalayan art and related education.

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.

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."

Includes classes in Tibetan. Previous sessions are described here.


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