Khyentse Foundation is pleased to announce the Goodman Lectures (「古德曼佛學講座」). Every month we will feature a lecture from one of the many Buddhist studies programs the foundation partners with at universities in Asia, Europe, and North America. The lectures, delivered by leading scholars in the field, are intended to create a bridge between academic and nonacademic audiences, presenting bold ideas and innovative research in an accessible format. All lectures will be freely available online.

The Goodman Lectures are organized in honor of long-time Khyentse Foundation friend and advisor, Professor Steven D. Goodman (1945–2020). During his many years of service to different academic institutions and Buddhist communities, Prof. Goodman’s wisdom and humor buoyed his students and colleagues. His commitment to making the fruits of Buddhist studies available to a broad audience was unshakeable. The Goodman Lectures are inspired by Steven’s enduring vision of making academic talks sponsored by Khyentse Foundation available online to all. Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to some of the brightest minds in Buddhist studies today.

We invite you and your communities to attend the talks and spread the word about the lecture series. Details and a registration link for each talk will be announced by email and on social media near the beginning of every month. Click here to sign up to receive information from Khyentse Foundation about the Goodman Lectures and other news.



Upcoming Online Talk:

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Vedism and Buddhismby Prof. Shrikant Bahulkar, Savitribai Phule Pune University

This talk will discuss various concepts, words and rituals in the Pali and Buddist Sanskrit literature and will attempt to show the indirect influence of Vedic ritualistic tradition on Buddhism. This influence can be termed as Vedism that can be observed in respect of other non-Vedic religious traditions as well.



Future Online Talks

Prof. Shrikant Bahulkar, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Vedism and Buddhism
Saturday, July 31, 2021
10:00 EDT; 16:00 CET; 19:30 IST; 22:00 CST

Prof. Dorji Wangchuk, University of Hamburg
When Can Buddhism Be Considered Dead and When Living?
Thursday, August 19, 2021
13:00 EDT; 19:00 CET; 22:30 IST; 1:00 CST August 20

Prof. Jacob DaltonUniversity of California, Berkeley
Tibetan Tantra at Dunhuang
Friday, September 24, 2021
13:00 EDT; 19:00 CET; 22:30 IST; 1:00 CST September 25

Prof. Sarah H. Jacoby, Northwestern University
The Relatable and Extraordinary Life of Sera Khandro Dewé Dorjé
October 2021

Prof. Imre Hamar, Eötvös Loránd University
The Role of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva in Buddhist Practice
November 2021

Prof. Peter Skilling (Bhadra Rujirathat), Chulalongkorn University
Buddhist Canons: A Survey
December 2021

Prof. Anne C Klein (Rigzin Drolma), Rice University
Being Human and a Buddha Too: Longchenpa’s Open Secret
January 2022

Dr. Eviatar Shulman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
On Creating the Early Discourses (Suttas) of the Buddha
February 2022

Dr. Naomi Appleton, University of Edinburgh
Narrative Buddhology: Explorations of Indian Buddhist Literature
March 2022

Ven. Prof. K.L. Dhammajoti, Buddha Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
April 2022

Past Talks

Prof. Donald S. Lopez, Jr., University of Michigan
Reason and Revelation in Buddhism
Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00 EDT; 16:00 CET; 19:30 IST; 22:00 CST