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Vajrayana World Interview by Lama Yeshe Wangmo, April 2017

Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Review on Lhakar Diaries by Dawa Lokyitsang, March and April 2017

The Exceptional Tare Lhamo: Transcending Gender through Agentive Means

Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche: Courtship & Healing in Times of Degeneration

Premier of “Persevere” at the Garrison Theatre, Scripps College in Claremont, CA

LA Performance of Perservere

As part of an evening of Female Esoterics in Song on March 23rd, 2017, soprano Anne Harley performed verses of Khandro Tare Lhamo and Yeshe Tsogyal alongside selections from the Therigatha. The piece, “Persevere,” was an NEA commission by composer Karola Obermüller, featuring harpist harpist Barbara Poeschl-Edrich.

I participated in a pre-performance panel, having contributed selections from Khandro Tare Lhamo’s letters to the libretto and a short essay on “Three Generations of Visionary Buddhist Women” to the program notes. While out in LA, I delivered a lecture at UCS on March 22nd titled, “On Love and Destiny: Reading the Epistolary Courtship of a Buddhist Tantric Couple.”

Shambhala Times Interview by Carole Henderson, January 2017

Terma in Dark Times: Interview with Holly Gayley

Book Launch, November 2016

The book came out in time for the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, November 19-22, 2016. Here is the author with colleague, Nancy Lin, the first to purchase a copy.

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Conference Presentations on Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche, 2014-2017

  • “A Contemporary Emanation of Green Tara in Tibet,” paper accepted for 15th Sakyadhita International Conference in Hong Kong, June 22-28, 2017.
  • “Situating Female Religious Authority: Gender, Genre and Geography in Eastern Tibet,” paper presented on panel, Female Lives and Narratives in Tibet, at the AAR conference in Atlanta, November 21–24, 2015.
  • “Buddhist Love Letters: An Exploration of Epistolary Intimacy and Tibetan Literary Style,” paper presented on panel, Tibetan Letters, Buddhist Lives: Epistolary Approaches to the Study of Tibetan Buddhism, at the AAR conference in San Diego, November 22–25, 2014.

Radio Free Asia Interview by Richard Finney, February 2013

A Local Saint: A professor of religion recalls the life of a visionary Buddhist teacher in modern Tibet

Rolmo Interview by Lama Yeshe Wangmo, October 2012

Essay in Buddhadharma, December 2007

Several stories from Tare Lhamo’s life are available in an essay I wrote for Buddhadharma in 2007, The Many Lives of Yeshe Tsogyalposted on The Lion’s Roar.