École Pratique des Hautes Études
Matthew Kapstein, University of Chicago

As Buddhist texts both in their original languages and in translation become available in ever-greater quantities, serious students often feel lost at sea without a compass. Tsadra Foundation provided partial funding, 2009 – 2011, for the development of a two-volume French language textbook that traces the development of Buddhist thought in Tibet from the 7th Century to the present day examining the thought and writings of the great Buddhist luminaries of each period.

Past project under Tsadra Foundation grant:
  • Une esquisse historique de la pensée philosophique au Tibet / A Historical Survey of Buddhist Thought in Tibet.
Directeur d’études, EPHE, Matthew Kapstein gathered a team of scholars to participate in this project:
  • Stéphane Arguillère, PhD (EPHE) Specialist in Bonpo, Nyingma, and Sakya traditions
  • Elijah Ary, PhD (Harvard), recognized tulku trained in Sera Monastery Specialist in early Gelugpa tradition
  • Rémy Chaix, PhD Candidate (EPHE) Specialist in Situ Panchen and Palpung lineages
  • Marc-Henri Deroche, PhD Candidate (EPHE) Interested in the Non-sectarian (Ri-mé) movement
  • Cécile Ducher, Diploma Candidate (EPHE) Interested in the biographical traditions of the Marpa Kagyu
  • Thierry Lamouroux, Diploma Candidate (EPHE) Accomplished translator, interested in the Jonangpa tradition
  • Ananda Massoubre, MA Candidate (EPHE), recognized tulku Interested in biographical traditions of the Karmapas
  • Ferran Mestanza, PhD Candidate (EPHE) Specialist in doxography and early Nyingmapa

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