Dialogue on Science and Buddhist Thought

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Thought Leaders and Civic Space in  Contemporary Tibet

khenpo tsultrim lodroThe Tibet Governance Project at the Elliott School of International Affairs was honored to host prominent Buddhist scholar and dynamic public thinker Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro as part of the Research Initiative on Thought Leaders and Civic Space in Contemporary Tibet.

The public dialogue was held at the GW Jack Morton Auditorium on Thursday, May 26th from 6.30-8.30pm, featuring Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro in conversation with cognitive scientist Dr. Elissa Eppel  of UCSF School of Medicine, and Professor Tadeusz Zawidzki, chair of the Philosophy department at GW and co-convener of the GW Mind-Brain Institute.  

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro is a distinguished Buddhist scholar and dynamic lecturer and public thinker inside contemporary Tibet. As abbot of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in eastern Tibet, Khenpo is part of the core leadership of the world’s largest residential Buddhist community.  Khenpo has lectured widely to both Tibetan and Chinese audiences on ethics, civic life and contemplative practice while leading a public conversation inside Tibet on language revitalization, HIV/AIDS awareness and Tibetan vegetarianism. One of the most provocative public commentators on Tibetan civic life today, Khenpo has been deeply committed to expanding a dialogue between modern science and Buddhist philosophy.