Chulthim Gurung

Chulthim Gurung

Ph.D. student, Religious Studies, McGill University

My PhD research focuses on the Buddhist aspects of mind and mental factor, comparing and interpreting the texts of “Mind and Mental Factors” mainly from the two major Abhidharma traditions, Tibetan and Pali.

Supervisors : Lara Braitstein and Thupten Jinpa

Keywords : Buddhism, mind, mental factors, Tibetan Buddhism, Abhidharma

Publications:

Master Thesis : Restoring a Lost Lineage: Reinventing the Karma Kagyu Scholastic Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in-exile post-1959 https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0380261

Introductions to numerous Tibetans books published by Shri Diwakar Publication https://diwakar.org/publications/

Brief introduction

As a Tibetan Buddhist Khenpo, known as a Khenpo Mriti, I have extensive training in Buddhist philosophy including its related subjects such as history and poetry, for more than 25 years. I completed my higher monastic education at Vikrama Shila Buddhist Institute in Pokhara, Nepal, (which is affiliated with the well-known Karmae Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in Rumtek, Sikkim). I entered a Tibetan monastery at the age of 10 and, following my primary and secondary education, I completed a 7-year Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies. In 2002, I moved to Diwakar Buddhist Academy in India to study (as an apprentice) under renowned senior professors. I studied with Professor Sempa Dorje, a Professor of Buddhist Studies at Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath (retired). With him, I thoroughly studied the five major Buddhist philosophies in Indian commentaries (rgya gzhung) such as Abhidharma. In 2005, I was awarded the honorable Khenpo title for academic excellence and Buddhist knowledge. Since then I give Buddhist teachings, talks, translate and edit Tibetan books for many years.