Geshe Thupten Jinpa Langri, PhD

Geshe Thupten Jinpa Langri, PhD

DFF is honored to announce that Geshe Thupten Jinpa will be in Seattle to discuss the latest research on mindfulness and compassion, detailed in his important new book: A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. The book draws upon new research from The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, where he is a member of the Advisory Board.

May 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Kane Hall, University of Washington in Seattle

Geshe Thupten Jinpa Langri

Fearlessness and Compassion:

Cultivating the Courage to Transform our Lives & Our World



PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: IF you have already registered for this event through DFF, you are already registered and do not need to register again – please do not use this link which will double book yourself. If you have not already requested a ticket, you can sign up here: The event is already about 75% full and will likely be fully registered sometime in the next week or two.

Thupten Jinpa Langri (b. 1958) has been a principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985. He has translated and edited more than ten books by the Dalai Lama including  The World of Tibetan Buddhism, Wisdom Publications, 1993), A Good heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus, Wisdom 1996, and the NY Times bestseller, Ethics for the New Millenium. (Riverhead, 1999).

Thupten Jinpa Langri was born in Tibet in 1958. He received his early education and training as a monk at Zongkar Choede Monastery in South India and later joined the Shartse College of Ganden Monastery where he graduated with the highest honor of Geshe Lharampa degree. He taught Buddhist epistemology, metaphysics, Middle Way philosophy and Buddhist psychology at Ganden for five years. Jinpa also holds a B.A. Honors degree in Western Philosophy and a Ph.D. degree in Religious Studies, both from Cambridge University, UK.

From 1996 to 1999, he was the Margaret Smith Research Fellow in Eastern Religion at Girton College, Cambridge and he has now established the Institute of Tibetan Classics where he is both president and editor-in-chief of the Institute’s translation series Classics in Tibet. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Mind and Life institute, dedicated to fostering creative dialogue between the Buddhist tradition and Western science.

He is a Visiting Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences at Stanford University.

Geshe Thupten Jinpa has written many books and articles. His latest works are Tibetan Songs of Spiritual Experience (co-edited with Jas Elsner, and Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Thought: Tsongkhapa’s Quest for the Middle View.

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Are you ready to increase your inner happiness and expand your emotional intelligence? The Whole U, together with the Dharma Friendship Foundation, are honored to welcome Buddhist scholar Thupten Jinpa for a seminar on cultivating courage and compassion in your life. Jinpa is a widely published author and teacher, and for nearly three decades he has served as the chief English translator to the Dalai Lama. Jinpa holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Cambridge, and is currently a research scholar at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford.

Drawing on current neuro-psychological research and the wisdom of ancient Buddhist texts, Jinpa will offer practical advice on transforming our world, beginning with ourselves. His Compassion Cultivation training helps individuals increase their well-being and enjoy more mindful interactions with others. Autographed copies of his latest book, “A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives,” will be available for purchase at the event. “A Fearless Heart” has been described as “part autobiography, part a training manual for a wholesome life, and part a beautiful tapestry woven between ancient Buddhist thought and modern science.”

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