In search of Buddhist Western Tibet: Palaces, monasteries and manuscripts in Lahul, Ladakh and Zangska

A public lecture by Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies Dr Helmut Tauscher at Leiden University.

Professor Tausher served for many years as Director of the Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies and Deputy Director of the Department for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna, where he earned his PhD in Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (1981). A specialist in Tibetan Buddhism, he has researched and travelled extensively in Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh / Zanskar, Jammu & Kashimr, India.

Tausher will be teaching two courses at Leiden University in the Spring semester. One is oriented at the BA level, the other at the MA level. The BA course is Buddhism Past and Present in the Western Himalaya, and the MA course Introduction to the Madhyamaka School of Philosophy. The courses are open to all. Information:  New courses Buddhist Studies by Dr Helmut Tauscher

Registration for this public lecture is not required.