Geshe Lhakdor to discuss the contributions of Buddhism to Indian civilisation in the Indian Knowledge Systems lecture series
Geshe Lhadkor, a buddhist monk and distinguished scholar in Buddhist philosophy and presently Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives will deliver two lectures on 14 and 15 April
Gandhinagar: Exploring the contributions of Buddhist philosophy and teachings in Indian civilisation, the Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) elective course by the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) will host two lectures by Geshe Lhadkor on ‘The expansion of Buddhism in India and Asia’ and ‘The contributions of Buddhism to Indian civilisation’ on April 14 and 15, 2021, from 3:05 to 4 pm (IST).
Geshe Lhadkor is the Chairman of the Education Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration and Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, an important institute for Tibetan studies at Dharamsala. He holds a Geshe degree from the Drepung Loseling Monastery and an MPhil in Buddhist Philosophy from Delhi University. He has served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s religious assistant and translator for sixteen years. He also holds honorary professorships at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and at Delhi University’s Psychology Department.
In the course of his lectures, Geshe Lhakdor will explore the pan-Indic and pan-Asian influence of Buddhist philosophy and discuss how its unique features drove this expansion. He will also address the Buddhist worldview and conception of reality that guide its philosophy and teachings, making Buddhism timeless.
The IKS course is open to students and anyone interested in India’s knowledge systems and cultural heritage. They can join the course for free by filling an online registration form on the website: http://iks.iitgn.ac.in/. All lectures will be livestreamed on IITGN’s YouTube channel.