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Gayley, Holly Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My current research deals with the revitalization of Buddhism in Tibetan areas of the PRC and intersects with recent scholarly work on ethics, identity, and minorities in China. My first book was recently published, _Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet_ (Columbia University Press, 2016), on the lives and letters of a contemporary Tibetan couple, Khandro Tae Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche, who played a significant role in the Buddhist revival from the 1980s forward in the region of Golok. My second project examines an ethical reform movement in works of Buddhist ethical advice to the laity by cleric scholars from Larung Buddhist Academy in Serta (Ch. Seda), Sichuan Province. My articles on these topics have appeared in these academic journals: History of Religions, Journal of Religious Ethics, Contemporary Buddhism, Himalaya Journal, and Journal of Buddhist Ethics.

keywords

  • Tibetan Buddhism, ritual theory, hagiography, gender and religion, Buddhist ethics, Tibetan literature, religious modernism, minorities in China, issues of identity and agency, translation theory and practice

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • RLST 2650 Meditation: Ancient and Modern (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 3750 Women in Buddhism (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • WGST 3750 Women in Buddhism (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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