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A Buddhist Perspective on Homosexuality

OUT in the Himalayas

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Jeffrey Hopkins, Buddhist scholar and author of Sex, Orgasm, and the Mind of Clear Light: The Sixty-four Arts of Gay Male Love, charts a personal course as a gay man in a Buddhist world.
A brief pre-program tour “The Space Between” will be offered at 6pm, free for program attendees. Explore the transcendence of dualism through the artwork in Bardo: Tibetan Art of the Afterlife.

Jeffrey Hopkins is Professor Emeritus of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia where he taught Tibetan Buddhist studies and Tibetan language for thirty-two years. He served as His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s chief interpreter into English on lecture tours from 1979 to 1989. At the University of Virginia he founded programs in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Studies and served as Director of the Center for South Asian Studies for twelve years.
Hopkins has published forty books (which have appeared in twenty-two languages), including edited translations of fourteen books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the latest being How to See Yourself as You Really Are and Becoming Enlightened. In 1999 he published The Art of Peace: Nobel Peace Laureates Discuss Human Rights, Conflict and Reconciliation, edited from a conference of Nobel peace laureates that he organized in 1998 for the University of Virginia and the Institute for Asian Democracy.