Buddha by Nature or Buddha by Nurture: Deliberations on the Buddha-Nature Theory in the Nyingma Tradition. Saturday, July 31st at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, 5:00 PM CET, 9:00 PM Bhutan Time.
Lopen Dr. Karma Phuntsho will have a conversation with his compatriot professor Dorji Wangchuk about interpretations of Buddha-Nature theory in the Nyingma tradition, of which they are both trained specialists.
Professor Wangchuck completed the 9-year course at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in Bylakuppe, India and went on to study classical Indology and Tibetology at the University of Hamburg. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on “The Resolve to Become a Buddha: A Study of the Bodhicitta Concept in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism”. Since 1998, he has been teaching and researching at the University of Hamburg in various capacities and is currently a professor at the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies.