Congratulations to Gerd Klintschar, who successfully defended his MA Thesis in May and now also had his final version of the thesis approved!
The dissertation is entitled,’The Arhat Peak and its Position on the Tibetan Madhyamaka Plateau
On the Question of Realization of Śrāvakas and Pratyekabuddhas in Tibetan Buddhism.’
The thesis supervisor was Dr. Philippe Turenne and the External Reader was Dr. Douglas S. Duckworth.
Gerd Klintschar is from Austria and already holds a Doctor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Graz. He joined the Centre for Buddhist Studies in 2008 when he enrolled in the Bachelors program and graduated in 2011 before joining the MA program in Buddhist Studies. Gerd has been working as a teaching assistant for a BA course in his last year of MA studies.
Gerd Klintschar’s studies at CBS have been financially supported by a scholarship through the Tsadra Foundation. Currently Gerd studies together with the monks in the monastic Sangye Yeshe Shedra.
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