Alex Berzin

Born in New Jersey in 1944, Alexander Berzin received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1972, specializing in Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese philosophy. Coming to India as a Fulbright scholar in 1969, he studied with masters from all four Tibetan traditions, specializing in Gelug. He is a member of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, has published many translations (An Anthology of Well-Spoken Advice), has interpreted for several Tibetan masters, principally Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche, and has authored several books, including Taking the Kalachakra Initiation. Alex has lectured extensively on Buddhism in over fifty countries, including universities and centers in Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe.

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Interfaith Dialogue

Islamic-Buddhist dialogue

Meetings with Muslim leaders around the world for the purpose of broadening understanding between Buddhists…

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Bhikshuni vinaya and ordination lineages

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