The Wisdom Podcast
Leonard van der Kuijp: Discovering Tibet with a Leading Scholar
Mar 21, 2017 · 1 hr
Play episode

In this episode of the Wisdom Podcast we meet Leonard van der Kuijp, professor of Tibetan and Himalayan studies at Harvard University. A preeminent scholar in the field of Tibetan philosophy and translation, Leonard shares with us how he began his studies and what it was like being a student of the pioneer philosopher and translator Herbert Guenther. He also dives into fascinating stories that explore the intellectual and cultural history of Tibet, recounting tales of the Indian scholar Śākyaśrībhadra’s journey to Tibet in the thirteenth century. Leonard’s amusing and vivid stories tell us more about the spread of Buddhism in Tibet and shed a humanizing light on this important and defining time in Tibet’s past.

The post Leonard van der Kuijp: Discovering Tibet with a Leading Scholar appeared first on The Wisdom Experience.

Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu