Upcoming Events for Spring 2017:

Each semester the UVa Tibet Center hosts several internationally renown scholars, researchers, organizers, and other experts to speak on Tibet’s past, present, and future.


Maitripa, 19th c. thangka, HAR 60674

Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm

Klaus-Dieter Mathes will present on “A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa’s Collection of Works on Non-conceptual Realization” at 5pm in Nau Hall 342.  Professor Mathes is head of the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies and the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion.



Kalachakra mantra, 17th c., China, Tibet Museum Coll.

Friday, February 17th at 3pm

Matthew Kapstein will present “Other People’s Philology: Uses of Sanskrit in Tibet and China, 15th-18th c.” in Nau Hall 342. Professor Kapstein is Directeur d’études, École Pratique des Hautes Études and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Chicago. Co-sponsored by the East Asia Center, the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion, and the Center for South Asian Studies.


Dorje Drolo, 18th c., LACMA

Dorje Drolo, 18th c., LACMA

Wednesday, March 15th at 4pm

Daniel Hirshberg will speak on “Himalayan Syncretism and the Emergence of Padmasambhava as Rdo rje gro lod”, (location TBD). Dan Hirshberg is Assistant Professor of Religion and Director of the Contemplative Studies Program at the University of Mary Washington. This event is co-sponsored by the East Asia Center.