Film Screening with Shidéy Nyima

The Tibet Governance Project at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs presents:

An Evening with Shidéy Nyima

Film Screening and Discussion

Tsezung Lhamo, A New Feature Documentary from Tibet
A film that examines Tibetan experience at the crossroads of tradition and modernity

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A creative force opens new spaces for Tibetan women

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Ani Choying Drolma, the “Rock Star Nun” and renowned Tibetan performing artist, spoke at the Tibet Governance Project of the Elliott School on Tuesday, March 29 on “Gender, Faith and Public Performance.” 

Drawing on her unique experience as a nun in a non-traditional role, Ani Choying engaged in a frank and candid conversation with an enthralled audience. The issues she raised, ranging from mental illness and gender discrimination to health and spiritual wellbeing, provided insight into the personal journey of a dynamic creative force. 

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Gender, Faith and Public Performance in Contemporary Tibetan Society

The Tibet Governance Project at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs presents:

Ani Choying Drolma

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Gender, Faith and Public Performance
in Contemporary Tibetan Society:
A Front Line Perspective

Seminar

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

4pm-5.30pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW Room 503
Washington, DC 20052

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Ani Choying Drolma is a Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa Nunnery in Nepal. She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to the mainstream audience. She is the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal, and has been involved in several humanitarian works including the education of young girls, care of older people, and providing medical services for the underprivileged through Ani Foundation.


Pedagogy in Religious Studies in Contemporary Tibet: The Kagyu Tradition at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

mmexport1445098982997 Khenpo Jamyang Gyaltsen, Director of Kagyu Tradition at Larung Gar, Serthar, Tibet

SEMINAR

Monday, March 28, 2016

4pm-5.30pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW Room 503
Washington, DC 20052

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Khenpo Jamyang Gyaltsen is the director of training for the Kagyu tradition at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serthar county of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.  He is currently one of the main teachers at Larung Gar, which is the largest monastic institution in Tibet.  Originally from Nyarong, Khenpo joined Tshokha monastery at 17 before spending several years in meditation.  He was an attendant to Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok and traveled to India in 2002 where he was designated by 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu tradition, to oversee the reconstruction of monasteries in Kham.


 

The visit of Khenpo Jamyang Gyaltsen to GWU is in conjunction with Columbia University Modern Tibetan Studies. Khenpo’s visit to GW is supported by Machik, the Global Gender Program and Sigur Center for Asian Studies.


Seminar on Cultural Politics of Tibet in the PRC

Drifting in the Mirage of Tibetan Landscape: Geopoetics, Buddhist Spirituality and Materialism in China

Dan Smyer Yu, Distinguished Professor at Yunnan Minzu University

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 4 – 5pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
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Public Lecture: HIV/AIDs Education in Tibet

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On November 16, the Tibet Governance Project at the Elliott School of International Affairs hosted a talk by Chupal Sangpo, one of the most important frontline figures in community building in Tibet today. Mr. Sangpo delivered a riveting talk about his years of experience empowering Tibetans through public health education, challenges faced along the way, and how he has built a grassroots health movement to combat spread of HIV/AIDS on the plateau. Around 20 people attended the talk including some students from School of Public Health who showed interest in collaborating with Chusang for future projects.


Dr. Tashi Rabgey at Sichuan University

Graduate seminar on International Political Economy at Sichuan University, October 4, 2015.  Dr. Tashi Rabgey is currently Visiting Scholar at Sichuan University. Read the rest of this entry »