Tessa J. Bartholomeusz Lecture Series

sathaye.jpeg  The 18th Annual Lecture

Dr. Adheesh Sathaye
University of British Columbia

"Language of the Zombies: Shivadasa’s Vetala Tales and the Sanskrit Public Culture of Medieval India"

March 7, 2019

asuka-sango.jpg  The 17th Annual Lecture

Dr. Asuka Sango
Carleton College

"The Love of Fame and the Desire for Enlightenment: Life of the Scholar Monk in Medieval Japan"

March 29, 2018

lecture2017_steven_collins.jpg  The 16th Annual Lecture

Dr. Steven Collins
Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities
University of Chicago

 “The Sociology of Wisdom: Supererogation in Morality and Society”
January 13, 2017, 4:30pm, DHA 103

lopez_large.jpg The 15th Annual Lecture

Dr. Donald S. Lopez
Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan.

Lecture 1 -  “Dispatches from Nirvana: 45 Years of Buddhist Studies”
March 24, 2016, 103 Dodd Hall Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.

Lecture 2 - “Christian vs Buddhist: The Battle for the Soul of Tibet”
March 25, 2016, 103 DHA, 5:00 p.m.


jjosephson.jpg  The 14th Annual Lecture

Dr. Jason Josephson
Williams College 
"How Buddhism Became a Religion"

April 10, 2015
>>Interview about "The Invention of Japanese Religion"

hatcher.jpg  The 13th Annual Lecture

1) Dr. Brian Hatcher
Professor and Packard Chair of Theology Department of Religion, Tufts University
"Swami Vivekananda's Practical Vedanta as Creative Theology”

>>Lecture MP3 - Part 1


2) Dr. Swami Ishtananda
Vedanta Center, St. Petersburg, FL
“Message of Swami Vivekananda”

September 6, 2013
>>Lecture MP3 - Part 2

Robert_Gimello_rel.jpg  The 12th Annual Lecture

Dr. Robert Gimello
Research Professor of Theology and of East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Notre Dame
"Esoteric Buddhism in a Time of Turbulence"

March 1, 2013



liz__elizabeth__wilson.jpg  The 11th Annual Lecture

Dr.Liz Wilson
Miami University
“The Buddha’s Mother as Feminist Conundrum: Exploring the Death of Gautami.”

April 5, 2012



kapstein.jpg  The 10th Annual Lecture

Dr. Matthew Kapstein
University of Chicago
"'Spiritual Exercise' and the Interpretation of Buddhist Philosophy in India."

February 18, 2011 


The 9th Annual Lecture

Dr. Luis Gomez
University of Michigan 
"Distorted Views: Buddhism with a 'Self'. The Inversion of Traditional Doctrinal Categories in the [Mahāyāna] Mahāparinirvāna Mahā Sūtra."

March 3, 2010

The 8th Annual Lecture

Dr. John Holt
Bowdoin College, Maine
"A BUDDHIST VISNU? Assimilation and Exclusivity in Sri Lanka"

February 12, 2009

The 7th Annual Lecture

Dr. Janice Willis
Wesleyan University
"'What Caste Are You?': Reflections on a Journey East"

April 3 , 2008

The 6th Annual Lecture

Dr. Jacqueline Stone 
Princeton University
"Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan"

April 2, 2007

The 5th Annual Lecture

Dr. Phyllis Granoff
Yale University
"Just Follow the Cow Tracks: Concerns of a Medieval Jain Monastic Group"

January 13, 2006

The 4th Annual Lecture

Dr. Anne M. Blackburn
Cornell University
"Cosmopolitan Buddhism & Colonialism: A View From Colombo"

March 3, 2005

The 3rd Annual Lecture

Dr. Donald Swearer
Swarthmore College
"Religion and Globalization: A View from Thailand"

October 27, 2003

The 2nd Annual Lecture

Dr. Charles Hallisey
Amherst College
"The Problem of Justice for All: Buddhism, Civil Society, and the State in Contemporary Sri Lanka"

April 1, 2003

The 1st Annual Lecture

Dr. Chandra de Silva
Old Dominion University
"Crossing Boundaries: The Indo-Portuguese Religious and Cultural Encounter"

March 4, 2002


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