teaching

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WITH STUDENTS FROM THE FIVE COLLEGES AND H.H. THE 41st SAKYA TRIZIN IN WALDEN, NY, 2015

My courses are primarily concerned with Buddhist thought and Asian religious traditions, and for many of my students, my courses may provide their first – or only – encounter with non-EuroAmerican practices and ways of thinking. With this in mind, my primary goal as a teacher is to encourage students to think critically about new and unfamiliar material, while fostering respect for ways of thinking that are dissimilar to their own.

Click here to read my statement of teaching philosophy.

 

selected courses taught:

study-abroad, online, and other teaching:

  • Buddhism in Nepal (2017-2018)
    • A two-term course in Buddhist studies, involving a 15-day intensive field experience in Buddhist philosophy and meditation at the International Buddhist Academy in Boudhanath, Nepal.
  • Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program  (2013-2016)
    • A one-month study-abroad program based at the Central University for Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India
  • Buddhist Key Points (Summer 2013)
    • An intensive summer program for international students at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Centre for Buddhist Studies at Kathmandu University
  • Introduction to Classical Tibetan (2013-2015)
    • Rangjung Yeshe Institute Online 
  • The Tibetan Alphabet (2013-2015)
    • Rangjung Yeshe Institute Online
A field trip with Lawrence University students to the Hindu Temple of Northeast Wisconsin during Navaratri, 2016.