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April 2020

Dr. Annabella Pitkin Lecture: “Aim your Dharma Practice at a Beggar’s Life”

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nau Hall 342, 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States

“Aim your Dharma Practice at a Beggar’s Life”: Affective Imaginaries of Renunciation and Longing in the Life of a Modern Tibetan Buddhist Master This talk explores stories about renunciation as practiced by the  20th century Indo-Tibetan Buddhist scholar-yogi Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen (1895-1977), a teacher of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Khunu Lama’s distinctive practices of renunciation are central to the ways people remember him now. Dressing like an Indian sadhu, living with beggars and non-Buddhists, hidden in plain sight: accounts…

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Dr. Tawni Tidwell Lecture: “Tibetan Medical Renaissance on the Eastern Plateau”

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Nau Hall 342, 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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Tibetan Medical Renaissance on the Eastern Plateau:  Pharmacological Lineages and Emergent Innovation This talk explores the last couple of decades of development in Tibetan medicine in eastern Tibet, particularly across Qinghai and Gansu provinces in the Tibetan region of Amdo. It first investigates the regional contemporary pharmacological lineages as counterparts to their historical antecedents. And then examines how both modern industrial innovations, as well as traditional rigor in practice and training, is leading the eastern plateau into a Tibetan medical…

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