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Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar

The Tibetan Graduates Studies Seminar (TGSS) is a weekly series of colloquia and guest lectures at the Oriental Institute.
The intended purpose of the TGSS is to give MPhil and DPhil candidates a platform to present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from staff and affiliated scholars of the field.
Additionally, the weekly time slot will also allow visiting scholars to present their current research.
They are provided with the opportunity to engage in similar ways with both students and fellows of the Tibetan Studies department.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Mortality of the Dalai Lama and its Scriptural Sources: A Study in Tibetan Buddhist Political Theology I am currently focusing on the problem of the Dalai Lama’s mortality that is, the question of how to come to terms with his suffering and death, in light of the association between Tibetan kingship and the deity Avalokiteśvara. Ian MacCormack 26 May 2020
2 Preliminary Practices: Bloody Knees, Calloused Palms and the Transformative Nature of Women’s Labor The Preliminary Practices not only initiate practitioners into a specific tradition, but also more fundamentally, into Vajrayana Buddhism as it is practiced in contemporary Tibet. Kati Fitzgerald 27 May 2020
3 Creative Commons Writing about the Nechung Oracle Christopher Bell's talk about oracles, protector deities, and other mysteries Christopher Bell 13 May 2020
4 Creative Commons The sku bla of the Tibetan emperors and its metamorphosis in Yungdrung Bön In the late 12th century Yungdrung Bön text Grags pa gling grags a deity that has a special relationship to the Tibetan ruler plays a prominent part in the narrative of the Tibetan kings. Per Kværne 11 May 2020