1 hr 3 min

Jeffery Hopkins PhD: Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhist Studies Somatic Primer Podcast

    • Education

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia where he taught Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Tibetan language for thirty-two years from 1973. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1963, trained for five years at firewood acres Buddhist Monastery  in New Jersey with Geshe wangyal. He received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama's chief interpreter for ten years. 

He Founded the largest academic program of Tibetan buddhist studies at the University of Virginia. He served as Director of the Center for South Asian Studies for twelve years. He has published thirty-nine books in a total of twenty-two languages, as well as twenty-three articles.

His most prominent books are the trilogy Emptiness in the Mind-Only School of Buddhism; Reflections on Reality: The Three Natures and Non-Natures in the Mind-Only School; and Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues in Mind-Only Buddhism.

In this episode we discuss
Dr. Hopkins upbringing and background in buddhismHis travels and early meditations of sky gazingLiving at Freewood acres and studying with Geshe WangyalLiving and studying in IndiaMeeting H.H. Dalai LamaTonglen and compassion meditation 
If you enjoyed the show please give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Those of you interested in studying with me or taking private somatic lessons please visit  https://somaticprimer.com/study-at-vidya-method/

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia where he taught Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Tibetan language for thirty-two years from 1973. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1963, trained for five years at firewood acres Buddhist Monastery  in New Jersey with Geshe wangyal. He received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama's chief interpreter for ten years. 

He Founded the largest academic program of Tibetan buddhist studies at the University of Virginia. He served as Director of the Center for South Asian Studies for twelve years. He has published thirty-nine books in a total of twenty-two languages, as well as twenty-three articles.

His most prominent books are the trilogy Emptiness in the Mind-Only School of Buddhism; Reflections on Reality: The Three Natures and Non-Natures in the Mind-Only School; and Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues in Mind-Only Buddhism.

In this episode we discuss
Dr. Hopkins upbringing and background in buddhismHis travels and early meditations of sky gazingLiving at Freewood acres and studying with Geshe WangyalLiving and studying in IndiaMeeting H.H. Dalai LamaTonglen and compassion meditation 
If you enjoyed the show please give us a five star rating on Apple Podcasts. Those of you interested in studying with me or taking private somatic lessons please visit  https://somaticprimer.com/study-at-vidya-method/

1 hr 3 min

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