In this episode hosts David Quinn, Kevin Solway and guest Dr Alexander Berzin discuss the concept of enlightenment, the student-teacher relationship, real Buddhism v fake Buddhism, the role and significance of the Dalai Lama, reincarnation and try to come to grips with the deluded nature of modern Western Buddhism.     





Discussion at Genius Forum


Guest Bio: 

Dr Alexander Berzin

Dr. Alexander Berzin is an author and translator of Tibetan Buddhist works.   He is the Director of Berzin Archives e.V. and international lecturer on Buddhist philosophy.    He received his Ph.D. in 1972 from Harvard University, in the Departments of Far Eastern Languages and Sanskrit and Indian Studies.  He worked for 29 years in Dharamsala, India, as a founding member of the Translation Bureau of the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, and has served as occasional interpreter for the Dalai Lama.   He currently lives in Berlin and nowadays prepares his collected works for online publication at the Berzin Archives. He has published 17 books (mostly on Tibetan Buddhism) and his works have been translated into 18 languages.





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