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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011


Tibet, America, and the Book of the Dead

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Donald Lopez, Ph.D. – Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan

Tuesday April 26, 2011, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sponored by the Asian Studies program at the Case Western Reserve University

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, edited by W. Y. Evans Wentz, was published in 1927 and became an instant classic, passing through numerous editions, and subsequent versions by other authors. This lecture will tell the story of how a relatively obscure Tibetan work became the most famous Buddhist text in the western world.

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