📚Message from HICHS : This weekend the 🏔️ Himalayan Institute of Cultural and Heritage Studies continues our Saturday Vibe Talks with the theme of
“Philosophies of the Himalayas
📖Our 🎙️speaker is the very articulate, mystical, and National Geographic Explorer of the Millennium, Dr. Ian Baker.
📘Dr. Ian will be taking us on a journey into “The Geography of Enlightenment: Pure Realms, Power Places, and Hidden Lands in Himalayan and Tantric Buddhism.”
👨💼Ian Baker, Phd is an explorer, anthropologist, and cultural historian with advanced degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He was honored by National Geographic Society as one of seven ‘Explorers for the Millennium’ for his ethnographic and geographical field research in sBas yul Padma bkod, the ‘hidden land arrayed like lotuses’ in Tibet’s Tsangpo Gorge region.
📗He is the author of seven critically acclaimed books on Himalayan and Tibetan cultural history, environment, art, and medicine including The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place, Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices, Celestial Gallery, The Tibetan of Art of Healing, and The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet, a collaborative work with His Holiness the Dalai Lama that illuminates Dzogchen meditation practices.
📙Ian has also contributed chapters to academic publications in the fields of Himalayan sacred geography (Hidden Lands in Himalayan Myth and History: Transformations of sbas yul through Time, Brill 2020), yoga and physical culture in Vajrayāna Buddhism (Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Vienna University Press, 2018), and entheogenic substance use in Buddhist Tantra (Expanding Mindscapes: A Global History of Psychedelics, MIT Press, 2022).
🙏🏼Join us for this very enlightening talk
🗓 Saturday, February 18th, 2023
⏰ 7:30 pm IST
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