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The Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at Northwestern

The Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at Northwestern is a scholarly initiative spearheaded by Sarah Jacoby and supported by the generosity of the Khyentse Foundation. Its aim is to create a forum for intellectual stimulation, dialogue, and community building among the international body of doctoral students and junior faculty funded by the Khyentse Foundation, along with the contingent of Buddhist Studies doctoral students studying at Northwestern. To that end, this lecture series hosts monthly conversations about Buddhist Studies across a range of Buddhist traditions, methodological approaches, historical periods, and theoretical vantage points--all the while facilitating contact between established scholars, lineage holders, and emergent voices in the field. The structure is collaborative and conversation is prioritized: the group of participants votes collectively on speakers to invite, questions to guide conversation, and future directions for the series and its participants.

Due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the Khyentse Foundation Buddhist Studies Lecture Series at Northwestern is conducted through private Zoom meetings, though we aspire to host in-person events in the next academic year. For inquiries, please contact: buddhiststudies@northwestern.edu.

2021 EVENTS PARTICIPANTS

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