Almogi, O.

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Orna Almogi
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Birth:   1953


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Website:   Universität Hamburg>People // Academia.edu Profile
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Translates from:   Tibetan
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Universitat Hamburg

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Universität Hamburg

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Orna Almogi studied Tibetology (major) and Religious Studies and Psychology (minors) at the University of Hamburg (MA 1998). She received her PhD in Tibetology from the same University in 2006 (doctoral thesis: “Rong-zom-pa’s Discourses on Traditional Buddhology: A Study on the Development of the Concept of Buddhahood with Special Reference to the Controversy Surrounding the Existence of Gnosis (ye shes: jñāna) at the Stage of a Buddha”). From 1999 until 2004 she had been working for the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project (NGMPP) and the Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP), where she had been responsible for the Tibetan materials. From 2008 to 2011 she has been a member of the Researcher Group “Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa” with the subproject “The Manuscript Collections of the Ancient Tantras (rNying ma rgyud ’bum): An Examination of Variance.” From 2011 to 2015 she has been working at the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” as the leader of the subproject “Doxographical Organisational Schemes in Manuscripts and Xylographs of the Collection of the Ancient Tantras.”
      Since 2015 she has been involved in the “Academic Research Program Initiative” (ARPI). Since 2016 she is leading the project “A Canon in the Making: The History of the Formation, Production, and Transmission of the bsTan 'gyur, the Corpus of Treatises in Tibetan Translation.” Her research interests extend to a number of areas connected with the Tibetan religio-philosophical traditions and Tibetan Buddhist literature, particularly that of the rNying-ma school. The primary focus of her research the past years has been the concept of Buddhahood in traditional Buddhist sources, early subclassifications of Madhyamaka, the rNying ma rgyud ’bum, and the bsTan ʼgyur. Another interest of her is the culture of the book in Tibet in all its variety, specifically in connection with the compilation and transmission of Buddhist literary collections, both in manuscripts and xylographs forms. (Source Accessed Jul 14, 2020)

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Orna Almogi

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Universitat Hamburg

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Orna Almogi studied Tibetology (major) and Religious Studies and Psychology (minors) at the University of Hamburg (MA 1998). She received her PhD in Tibetology from the same University in 2006 (doctoral thesis: ”Rong-zom-pa’s Discourses on Traditional Buddhology: A Study on the Development of the Concept of Buddhahood with Special Reference to the Controversy Surrounding the Existence of Gnosis (ye shes: jñāna) at the Stage of a Buddha”). From 1999 until 2004 she had been working for the German Manuscript Preservation Project (NGMPP) and the Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP), where she had been responsible for the Tibetan materials. From 2008 she has been a member of the Researcher Group “Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa” with the subproject “The Manuscript Collections of the Ancient Tantras (rNying ma rgyud ’bum): An Examination of Variance.”

Her research interests extend to a number of areas connected with the Tibetan religio-philosophical traditions and Tibetan Buddhist literature, particularly that of the rNying-ma school. The primary focus of her research the past years has been the concept of Buddhahood in traditional Buddhist sources, early subclassifications of Madhyamaka, and the history of transmission of the rNying ma rgyud ’bum. Another interest of her is the culture of the book in Tibet in all its variety, specifically in connection with the compilation and transmission of collections of manuscripts and xylographs containing Buddhist works.

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  • 2011 "On the Problem of the Absolute in Madhyamaka." Lecture held at McGill University, Faculty of Religious Studies, March 2, 2011.
  • 2010 "Travelogues as Sources for the Study of the Culture of the Book in the Tibetan Cultural Sphere: The Example of Kaḥ thog si tu Chos kyi rgya mtsho's gNas yig." Lecture held at Renmin University, Beijing.
  • 2010 "Towards a History of the Transmission of the rNying ma rgyud 'bum Manuscript Collections." Lecture held at the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing.
  • 2010 "The Circulation of Manuscript and Xylograph Editions of the Tibetan Canon: A Preliminary Survey." The 12th Seminar of the International Association for Buddhist Studies, August 15 –21, Vancouver.
  • 2009 "Are Phenomena Illusion-like or Substratum-less? A Late Indian Madhyamaka Controversy." Lecture held at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  • 2009 "Epistemological Theories and Their Influence on Buddhological Issues Among Early Tibetan Mādhyamikas." Lecture held at the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies, Bhutan.
  • 2008 "The bsTan-'gyur and its Patrons and Editors: The History of the Transmission of the ‘Treatises in Translation' Based on Historical Sources." Lecture held at the International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo.
  • 2008 "The Cult and Culture of Sacred Books in Tibet: Doctrinal, Political and Economical Factors." Lecture held at Tsukuba University, Japan.
  • 2008 "Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po's Subclassification of the Madhyamaka School." XVth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, within the panel "Tibetan scholasticism in the 11th and 12th centuries," Emory University, Atlanta, June 23 – 29, 2008.
  • 2008 "On Some Less Known Tenjur Editions: Filling the Gap in the History of the Transmission of the Translated Treatises." Lecture held at the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2007 "Does a Buddha Possess Gnosis (jñāna: ye shes)? A Dispute among Madhyamaka Exponents in India and Tibet." Lecture held at the Center for Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2007 "What Is a Buddha? An Overview of the Buddhological Concepts Found in Tantric and Non-Tantric Mahāyāna Sources." Lecture held at the Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University.
  • 2006 "On the Identification of Some Canonical Texts, Their Authors and Translators." The Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter, August 27 – September 2.
  • 2006 "The Physicality and Immanence of Gnosis in Some rNying-ma Tantric Sources." Symposium: Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, June 27–30.
  • 2006 "Manuskripte und Buchdruck in Tibet" ("Manuscripts and Book Printing in Tibet"). Lecture held within the lecture series "Die Faszination der Handschrift: Manuskriptkulturen in Asien und Afrika" ("The Fascination of Manuscripts: Manuscript Cultures in Asia and Africa"), Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg.
  • 2005 "Sangs rgyas kyi sa chen mo: Rong zom pa on Traditional Buddhology." Lecture held at the Department for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna.
  • 2003 "Analysis of Tibetan Titles: Towards a Genre-based Classification of Tibetan Literature." The Tenth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Oxford, September 6–12.
  • 2000 "Der Buchkult in der Tibetischen Kultur" ("The Cult of the Book in Tibetan Culture"). Lecture held at the symposium "Asien und Afrika in Hamburg," June 5–7, Congress Centrum Hamburg. Organized by the University of Hamburg.
  • 2000 "A Brief Survey of the Life and Works of the Eleventh-Century Scholar and Translator Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po." The Ninth Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Leiden, June 24–30.
  • 1999 "Ein Tibetischer Gelehrter des 11. Jahrhunderts: Legenden und Entdeckungen" ("A Tibetan Scholar of the 11th Century: Legends and Discoveries"). Lecture held on the occasion of the NGMPP exhibition Buddhas Berge Bücher in the Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg.


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