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The Yogin and the Madman

The Yogin and the Madman
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Join us as Andrew Quintman discusses his book, The Yogin and the Madman, about the fascinating relationship between Tibetan saint Milarepa and his biographer, Tsangnyön Heruka, the self-proclaimed “Madman of Western Tibet.”

Andrew Quintman

Andrew Quintman
The Department of Religious Studies at Yale University
Assistant Professor

Andrew Quintman specializes in the Buddhist traditions of Tibet and the Himalaya. For seven years he served as the academic director of the School for International Training's Tibetan Studies program based in Kathmandu. He is the author of The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of the Great Tibetan Saint Milarepa (Columbia University Press 2013) and his English translation of The Life of Milarepa was published in 2010 in the Penguin Classics series. He recently coedited Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer (Wisdom 2014). He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group of the American Academy of Religion, and is co-leading a five-year seminar at the AAR on Religion and the Literary in Tibet.


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