Barstow, G.

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Geoffrey Barstow
English Phonetics Geoffrey Barstow
Sort Name Barstow, Geoffrey
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Contact information

Website:   Faculty Page; Personal Website

PhD University

University of Virginia

Biographical information

Geoff Barstow first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in 1999, while on a study abroad trip in college. Since that time, the study of Tibetan religion, history, and culture has been the focus of his professional life. He has spent more than six years conducting research in Nepal, China, and Tibet. At present, that research focuses on the history of vegetarianism on the Tibetan plateau, asking questions about how animals were viewed, how they were treated (ie: eaten), and what that can tell us about Tibetan Buddhism more broadly. As a teacher, his courses emphasize various aspects of Buddhist religious thought, but also seek to explore how those ideas have been lived and experienced by actual Buddhists. (Source Accessed Apr 27, 2021)

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