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Reason and Revelation in Buddhism by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

June 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0

“Reason and Revelation in Buddhism” by Donald S. Lopez, Jr., the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, University of Michigan.

“Reason and Revelation” is the title of Steven Goodman’s first book. The lecture will begin with some reminiscences about Steve, noting the many developments in the field of Tibetan Buddhist Studies during the forty years of his academic career, a career that began with his work on revelation (terma) and ended with his work on reason (abhidharma). It will then turn to a perennial question in the study of religion, and in the study of Buddhism: Which came first, reason or revelation, and what is the relation between them? The lecture will close with a poem that was a favorite of Steve’s.

The lecture will be introduced by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

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by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

The Goodman Lectures

A series of online lectures by leading Buddhist studies scholars

The Goodman Lectures are organized in honor of long-time Khyentse Foundation friend and advisor Professor Steven D. Goodman (1945–2020), whose enduring vision to make academic talks available to people beyond the classroom inspired KF and our friends in academia to share their knowledge and insight with a more general audience.


June 12, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC
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