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Celebrating our first MA graduate this year – Sophie Pickens

Congratulations Sophie!Today Sophie Pickens successfully defended her Master of Arts thesis at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute. Her thesis is titled:  Divine Blue Water: The Contamination Purifying Smoke Offering by the Great Master Padmasambhava.   Sophie’s dissertation supervisor was Dr. Karin Meyers (PhD, University of Chicago), and the external examiner was Dr. Abraham Zablocki (PhD, Cornell University). Sophie […]

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Congratulations to Joyadip (Dhammadipa)!

Congratulations go out to Joyadip (Dhammadipa), who successfully defended his Master of Arts Thesis! “A Study of the Vijñaptimātra Doctrine of Vasubandhu and Dharmapāla in the Context of Critiques Found in Candrakīrti’s Madhyamakāvatāra”. The thesis supervisor was Thomas H. Doctor and the External Reader was Dr. Douglas S.Duckworth from East Tennessee State University, USA.  Joyadip […]

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Dr. Douglas Duckworth Dr. Thomas H. Doctor MA students MA Thesis

Congratulations to Ryan Conlon

Congratulations to Ryan Conlon (Lungtok Rabsel) for passing his Master of Arts (MA) thesis defense! The title of his thesis is: ‘Waves on the Ocean: Tracing the fault-lines of ontological commitments in the Madhyamaka conventional truth.’ The thesis supervisor was Dr. Thomas H. Doctor and the External Reader was Dr. Douglas Duckworth.  Ryan Conlon from Canada […]

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Well done Leo!

Congratulations to Leonard Brouwer, who successfully defended his Master of Arts Thesis on Friday, July 22. Leo’s Dissertation Titel is: ‘The Bodhicaryāvatāra-ṬippaṇīA Study and Edition of a Commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra’. The Dissertation Supervisor was Dr. David V. Fiordalis and the external Examiner was Dr. Harunaga Isaacson from University of Hamburg, Germany.  What are your […]

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Congratulation Benjamin!

Congratulations go out to Benjamin Collet-Cassart, who successfully defended his Master of Arts Thesis! The Generic Commentaries on Development Stage in the 18th and 19th Centuries A.D.A Study and Translation of Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima’s “Compendium of Key Instructions”. Benjamin’s dissertation supervisor was Dr. Andreas Doctor (Ph.D., University of Calgary) and the external examiner was Dr. […]

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New MA Graduate!

Congratulations go out to Zachary Beer, from the USA, who on October 7 defended his Master of Art thesis in front of a committee consisting of Dr. Andreas Doctor Ph.D. (University of Calgary) and Dr. David Fiordalis Ph.D. (University of Michigan). Zack’s thesis title was:  ‘The Science of the Development Stage: A Study and Translation […]

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Congratulations, Sergio!

Sergio Rodrigues de Senna Corrêa of Brazil just defended his MA thesis on May 31, 2010. His thesis is entitled:  ‘The Suhṛlleka According to Ācārya Mahāmati’.  The Thesis supervisor was Dr. Andreas Doctor.  We are all so proud of you! Congratulations : )

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Another MA Graduate!

Congratulations to Morten Ostensen for passing his MA thesis defense on December 11! The title of his thesis is:  “In the Presence of the Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice According to Khangsar Tenpe Wangchug’s Notes on Dza Paltrul’s Extraordinary Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King (mkhas pa shri rgyal po’i khyad chos)”.  The thesis supervisor was Dr. […]

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Our Third MA Graduate!

Congratulations to Krishna Gopal Singh for successfully defending his MA thesis on November 5, 2008! Krishna’s thesis was entitled: “The Mindof Awakening – The Foundation of Mahāyāna Buddhism: An Annotated Translation of the Cittotpāda Chapter of the Bodhisattvabhūmi”.