Drepung Loseling Institute

Drepung Loseling is honored to host

Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Halle Distinguished Fellow and
Principal Translator for H.H. the Dalai Lama



Halle Luncheon Lecture:
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s View of Compassion as a Foundation for Secular Ethics”

March 22, 11:30am-1:30pm

For an invitation to this event, please contact the Halle Institute by emailing

“Knowledge for the Future:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Views on the Convergence of Science and Spirituality”
March 22, 7:00 pm, Carlos Museum Reception Hall

This talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by presentations on the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, Emory’s landmark undertaking to develop and implement a comprehensive science education program for Tibetan monastic institutions.

Consultation and Luncheon with Emory-Tibet Science Initiative Faculty
March 23, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Talk for Emory Collaborative for Contemplative Studies Faculty Seminar
March 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lecture: “Mental Training and Transformation in Tibetan Buddhism”
March 24, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Drepung Loseling Monastery.

Free for Drepung Loseling members; $25 for others. Please call Drepung Loseling at (770)938-9709 to register.


Geshe Thupten Jinpa was educated in classical Tibetan monastic academia and received the highest academic degree of Geshe Lharam (equivalent to a doctorate in divinity). He also holds a BA in philosophy and a Ph.D. in religious studies, both from the University of Cambridge, U.K. Since 1985, he has been the principal translator to the Dalai Lama, accompanying him to the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has translated and edited many books by the Dalai Lama, including the recent New York Time’s bestseller Ethics for the New Millennium, Transforming the Mind, The Essence of the Heart Sutra, and The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality.

His own published works include the books Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Poems of Insight & Awakening (co-authored), Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy: Tsongkhapa’s Quest for the Middle Way, and Mind Training: The Great Collection. He is president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, and the editor-in-chief for the Institute’s The Library of Tibetan Classics. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University.ll