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Searching for the Right Buddha: Procedures for Locating Incarnations (tulkus) in Tibetan Historical Literature

Searching for the Right Buddha: Procedures for Locating Incarnations (tulkus) in Tibetan Historical Literature

This talk considers the topic of incarnate lamas (tulkus)—births of the same awakened consciousness in successive human bodies. It focuses particularly on the practices used to locate subsequent incarnations of deceased Tibetan lamas.  Check out the full event listing and speaker bio here!

The 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

The 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

The Himalaya Program would like to highlight Yujie Ji (Anthropology, PhD), Graham McDowell (IRES, PhD), Dhondup Tashi Rekjong (Asian Studies, PhD) and Ciren Zhuoga (Social Work, PhD) for their focus on studies pertaining to the Himalayan Region. This is a tribute to the diversity of Himalayan Studies at UBC!

H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at UBC

H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at UBC

The UBC Himalaya Program was pleased to partner with the Karma Kagyu Association of Canada and Thrangu Monastery to welcome H.H. the Karmapa to the University of British Columbia.

The Steering Committee of the UBC Himalaya Program with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in June, 2017 at the UBC Chan Centre for Performing Arts.
Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship

The recipients of the 2017 IAR Graduate Research Fellowship have been announced! Congratulations to all students who have been awarded this fellowship. In particular, the Himalaya Program would like to highlight Yujie Ji (Anthropology, PhD), Graham McDowell (IRES, PhD), Dhondup Tashi Rekjong (Asian Studies, PhD) and Ciren Zhuoga (Social Work, PhD) for their focus on studies pertaining […]

Photo of H.H. the Karmapa with the Himalaya Program Steering Committee, Wade Davis, and UBC President Santa Ono

“Interconnected – Our Environment and Social (In)Equality” – A Discussion Between the Karmapa and Wade Davis

Speakers: H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC The Himalaya Program had the honour to host H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in conversation with Dr. Wade Davis at the Chan Centre on UBC’s West Point Grey campus to […]

Roundtable with Delegates from the Nepal Forestry Service

Roundtable with Delegates from the Nepal Forestry Service

Speakers: Delegates from the Nepal Forestry Service During the forestry roundtable, visiting dignitaries from the Nepal Forestry Service provided insight into the ongoing environmental issue of human-created wildfires in Nepal. The wildfires contribute significant carbon emissions and convert Nepal’s forested areas to agricultural land. Related environmental issues that arise include species and habitat loss, landslides and […]

Trade Between Tibet and the Tang Empire

Trade Between Tibet and the Tang Empire

Speaker: Li Yongxian, Associate Professor, former Chair of Archaeology, Sichuan University, Visiting Professor, University of Washington Li Yongxian was invited to present his research on “Trade between Tibet and the Tang Empire” as part of the final event of the Himalaya Program’s Winter 2017 Event Series. The presentation was well attended by members of the […]

Film Screening: Kesang Tseten’s Trembling Mountain

Film Screening: Kesang Tseten’s Trembling Mountain

Speakers: Dr. Drona Rasali and Mr. Moti Lal Nepali The Himalaya Program hosted a special film screening of filmmaker Kesang Tseten’s new documentary on Nepal’s Langtang Valley following the devastating 2015 earthquakes. Packing out the Lasserree Auditorium, this screening of Trembling Mountain was the first in North America, and was well-attended by students, faculty and staff […]

Learn Tibetan

Learn Tibetan

The UBC Himalaya Program offered an Intensive Tibetan Language Course & Community Engaged Learning program in May 2017.