Roger Jackson, PhD

Roger JacksonRoger Jackson, PhD

Roger Jackson has nearly 30 years of experience with the study and practice of Mahamudra, and was trained under Geshe Sopa and other great Tibetan Buddhist masters. He recently retired from Carleton College, and has published numerous books and articles about Buddhist thought.

His special interests include Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and ritual; Buddhist religious poetry; religion and society in Sri Lanka; the study of mysticism; and contemporary Buddhist thought.

Roger Jackson teaching in the Maitripa College Jokhang Meditation Hall, Spring 2016

Roger Jackson teaching in the Maitripa College Jokhang Meditation Hall, Spring 2016

He is author of Is Enlightenment Possible? (1993) and Tantric Treasures (2004), co-author of The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context (1985), editor of The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems (2009), co-editor of Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre (1996), Buddhist Theology (1999), and Mahamudra and the Bka’brgyud Tradition(2011), and has published many articles and reviews.  He is a past editor of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, and is currently co-editor of the Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies.

Roger has a respected history of great scholarship and was trained by Geshe Sopa in Wisconsin. He brings to Maitripa College a long career of teaching and interacting with Buddhist Studies scholars in the West, as well as a close connection with many great Tibetan teachers.

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