Select Public Talks

Tantric Zhentong Visions of Tathāgatagarbha in Tibetan Kālacakra Yoga Manuals
Tathāgatagarbha Across Asia Symposium. University of Vienna. 2019

The Resilient Mind: Contemplation and the Sciences in Dialogue
Kyoto University. Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability. Research Group on the Philosophy of Life. Kyoto, Japan. 2018

Inner Knowing and the Way of Humans: Epistemologies on the Horizon of the Buddhism / Science Dialogue
Summer Institute: Putting the Buddhism / Science Dialogue on New Footing. Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages. Berkeley, CA. 2017

Severing the Body as Object: Contemplative Dynamics of the Simulated Self and Altered Embodiment in Tibetan Chöd Practice
First International Chöd / Zhije Conference. Tara Mandala. Pagosa Springs, CO. 2017

Ecumenism in Tibet
University of Colorado. Boulder, CO. 2013

A Buddhist Tradition on the Edge: The Migration and Marginalization of the Jonangpa in Tibet
Center for the Study of World Religions
Harvard Divinity School. Cambridge, MA. 2013

 

Conference & Symposia Presentations

Dispelling Obstructions (gegs sel), Enhancing Practice (bogs ‘don), and the Cultural Cognition of Contemplative Experience in Tibet
Contemplative Practice in Tibetan Context: Texts, Traditions, and Techniques
XIIIth International Association of Tibetan Studies. Paris, France. 2019

Contemplation and the Sciences in Dialogue: On the Horizon of New Ways of Knowing
Science and Spirituality Conference. The Medicine of Mind: Healing Physical and Emotional Pain
Ligmincha International. Charlottesville, VA. 2017

The Magical Realism of Guru Chowang (1212-1270)
American Academy of Religion. San Antonio, TX. 2016

Jo nang pa Networks in A mdo, 1425-1901
XIVth International Association of Tibetan Studies
University of Bergen. Norway. June 2016

The Bibliographic Scope of Buddhist Women Literati in Tibet
American Academy of Religion. Atlanta, GA. 2015

An Entangled Buddhist History: Shangs pa Lineage Networks, Transmission Strategies, and their Records of Reception in Tibet
Transference and Transmission in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist ‘Philosophical’ Traditions
XVIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
University of Vienna. Austria. 2014

An Ontology for the Digital Tibetan Book
Symposium on the Tibetan Book
The University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. 2014

Materializing Dreams and Omens: Narrative Devices in the Autobiographical Writing of the Tibetan Yoginī Trinle Wangmo
Writing Tibetan Women
American Academy of Religion. Baltimore, MD. 2013

Charting Par khang Culture: Towards an Analytics of Early Xylographic Literary Production in Tibet
Among Digital Texts: Remembering Gene Smith
International Association of Tibetan Studies. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2013

In Your Face: Bamda Tubten Gelek’s Up-Close Personal Advice
Translating Buddhist Luminaries: A Conference on Ecumenism and Tibetan Translation
University of Colorado. Boulder. 2013

Relocating the Tibetan Manuscript Writings of Kunga Drolchok (1507-1566)
Documentary and Manuscript Sources from Tibet
Association of Asian Studies. San Diego, CA. 2013

Technology and Translation in the Future of Tibetan Studies
Tibetan Studies After Gene Smith and Directions for the Future
Columbia University. New York, NY. 2011

Mapping Scholarship on Tibet: Recent Findings of Jonang Monasteries
National Outreach Scholarship Conference
The University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL. 2012.

Conducting Tibetological Research: A TBRC Workshop
International Seminar of Young Tibetologists
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. Kobe, Japan. 2012

Accessing a Global Vision of Tibetan Literary Culture
“Preservation of the Literary Heritage”
Third International Conference on the Tibetan Language.
Columbia University. New York, NY. 2011

A Buddhist Hermeneutic of Time: Tibetan Recalculations of the Buddhist Councils and Zhentong Literary History in India
“India in the Asian Buddhist Imagination,” Buddhism Section
American Academy of Religion. San Francisco, CA. 2011

Banned Books, Sealed Printeries and Neglected Dkar chag: Precursors and Prospects in Light of E. Gene Smith’s Contributions to Tibetan Literary Studies
“E. Gene Smith: Remembering His Life and Works”
International Association of Buddhist Studies. Taiwan. 2011

Codifying the Krtyuga: Preliminary Remarks on a Literary History of Gzhan stong in Tibet
Rang stong / Gzhan stong: Perspectives on the Discourse in India and Tibet
International Association of Buddhist Studies. Taiwan. 2011

Identity Politics of Re-Embodiment: Lineage Formation in Tibetan and Mongolian Accounts of Rje btsun Tā ra nā tha’s (1575-1635) Death and the Birth of Khal kha Blo bzang bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan (1635-1723)
Madness, Smallpox, and Death in Tibet
Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group. American Academy of Religion. Atlanta, GA. 2010

Revealing the Gsang ba’i ye shes: Reflections on the Autobiography of the Female Jo nang pa Adept Rje bstun ma ‘Phrin las dbang mo (1585-c.1668)
The Jo nang pa: Narrative, Transmission, and Tradition Reconsidered
International Association of Tibetan Studies.
University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada. 2010

 

Workshop & Seminar Presentations

Remedial and Enhancement Practices in Tibetan Meditation Manuals
History of Religions Colloquium. University of Virginia. 2019

Buddhist Meditation, Cognitive Science, and the Emergence of New Ways of Knowing
Kyoto University. Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability. Research Group on the Philosophy of Life. Kyoto, Japan. 2018

Linguistic Structures of Lineal Matrices in Tibetan Gsan yig Literature
Tibetan Text Processing Workshop. University of Virginia. 2018

Genre Structures, Transmission Knowledge Models, and Lineal Matrices in Tibetan Gsan yig Literature
ACLS / Luce Foundation Reading Workshop, Genealogies of Knowledge: Reading Tibetan Gsan yig Literature
University of California, Riverside. Center for Ideas and Society. Riverside, CA. 2018

Regional Scripts, Scribal Lineages, and the Sder nang sa bris Style in Golok
The University of Chicago Paris Center. Paris, France. 2015

Methods and Pathways in the Study of Digital Tibetan Manuscripts
The Martin Center for the Advanced Study of Religion
The University of Chicago Divinity School. Chicago, IL. 2015

Tibetan Bibliography and Digital Text Preservation Training
Tibetan Archive Research Center
Southwest University of Nationalities. Chengdu, China. 2015

Kongtrul’s Rimé Vision and Organization of Tibetan Knowledge
Rimé University. France. 2014

Visualizing Early Shangpa Lineage Networks
Université Rimay. Avalon, France. 2014

Facilitating Tibetan Literary Research
XVIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS)
University of Vienna. Austria. 2014

Par ma / Bris ma Ambiguities: Analyzing Written and Print Culture in Tibet
Tibetan Manuscript Studies Workshop
International Association of Tibetan Studies. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 2013

Facilitating Tibetan Literary Research
“Religion and the Literary in Tibet Seminar”
Harvard University. Cambridge. 2013

Facilitating the Emergence of a Tibetan Literary Ontology
International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT)
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. Kobe, Japan. 2012

Bibliographic Sources for Tibetan Literature
Graduate Seminar, “Sources for Modern Tibetan History”
Columbia University. New York, NY. 2012

 

Invited Academic Talks

Tibetan Buddhism and the New Science of Rebirth
University of Mary Washington, VA. 2019

Tibet, Science, and the History of the Encounter
Tibetan Summer Language Institute. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. 2018

Tibetan Science and Contemplation
Tibet Day. Tibet Center, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. 2018

Siddhas and the Buddhist Tantra Movement in India
Boston University. Boston, MA. 2016

A Comparative Analysis of Digital Manuscripts from Eastern Tibet
Centre for the Study of Manuscript Culture. University of Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany. 2015

Buddhist Cave Manuscripts: Dunhuang and Western Tibet
Wheaton College. Norton, MA. 2015

The Jonang in 18th Century Tibet
Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 2014

The Buddhist Book in Tibet
Wheaton College. Norton, MA. 2013

Three Years in Tibet: Reflections from a Buddhist Monastery
The University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL. 2012

Values in Tibetan Buddhist Education
Wheaton College. Norton, MA. 2012

Applied Scholarship in Tibetan Cultural Regions of China
The University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL. 2010

Zhentong Buddhist Philosophy in the Jonang Tradition
Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY. 2010

Visualizing the Tantric Buddhist Mandala
Yale University. New Haven, CT. 2010

 

Conference Panels Organized

Meta-Awareness in Contemplative Experience and the Cognitive Sciences
Co-sponsored by the Contemplative Studies and Cognitive Science of Religion units. American Academy of Religion. San Diego. 2019

Contemplative Practice in Tibetan Context: Texts, Traditions, and Techniques
Co-Chair with Prof. Marc-Henri Deroche (Kyoto University)
XIIIth International Association of Tibetan Studies. Paris, France. 2019

Critical First-Person Methodologies in Contemplative Studies
American Academy of Religion. Denver, CO. 2018

Imagination and Visualization in Tibetan Buddhist Literature
American Academy of Religion. San Antonio, TX. 2016

Rang stong / Gzhan stong: Perspectives on the Discourse in India and Tibet
XVIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
Dharma Drum Buddhist College. Taipei, Taiwan. 2011

E. Gene Smith: Remembering His Life and Works
XVIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
Dharma Drum Buddhist College. Taipei, Taiwan. 2011

The Jonangpa: Narrative, Transmission and Tradition
XIIth International Association of Tibetan Studies
University of British Colombia. Vancouver, Canada. 2010

 

*This page is abbreviated to highlight only select talks over the past 10 years.