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Dzochen and Tibetan Modernity

April 26-27, 2024:        Rice University :      Houston
Dzogchen, the Great Completeness, the renowned ancient esoteric element of the first dissemination of Buddhism to Tibet from India remains a vibrant tradition today. Our speakers focus on key points in its development from the 9th century until its encounter with Tibetan modernity in the early 20th.

Key threads include the life and visions of Adzom Drukpa (b.1842) and of women such as Sera Khandro (b.1892), as well as their ancient forbears, Yeshe Tsogyal, and the writings of key Dzogchen philosophers, mystics, as well as historically significant promoters of Ri-mey—unbiased religious and political perspectives. 
April 26-27, 2024
Public talks beginning at 9:00 am


Anderson-Clarke Center

Hudspeth Auditorium

6100 Main Street

Houston, TX 77005

Dzochen and Tibetan Modernity


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Our Speakers

Huatse Gyal, Rice University, Anthropology 
Eric Huntington, Rice, Transnational Asian Studies
Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Ligmincha Texas 
Nyima Cape, George State
Jacob Dalton, University of California Berkeley
Douglas Duckworth, Temple University
Alex Gardner, Director, Treasury of Lives
James Gentry, Stanford University
David Germano, University of Virginia
Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche, Shechen Gompa, Nepal
Learned Foote, Lawrence University
David Higgins, Research Fellow, Tsadra Foundation
Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Occidental College
Sarah Jacoby, Northwestern University
Justin Kelley, Tergar Foundation
Anne C. Klein, Rice University, Religion
Jue Liang, Case Western Reserve
Nathaniel Rich, University of California Santa Barbara
Padma ‘Tsho, University of Colorado Boulder/Southwest University, Chengdu
Khenpo Yeshi, University of California Berkeley

Our Sponsors


Rice University

Department of Religion
Rice Creative Ventures Research Fund
Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Chao Center for Asian Studies


Dawn Mountain, A Center for Tibetan Buddhism

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