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Dorji Gyeltshen

Associate Professor

Biography

2021: American Academy of Religion “The Commentarial Curriculum and the Transformation of Female Monastic Education in Contemporary Bhutan, San Antonio, Texas, November 20-23

2019: Woodenfish Conference “Monasticism and Monastic Codes Across the Buddhist World,” the paper presentation “The Silent Revolution: the Transformation of Female Monastic Education in Bhutan.” June 22-24 in Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong 

2019: International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS), Presenting paper “Monastic Education in Bhutan: Tradition and Transformation” with my colleague Prof. Manuel A. Lopez Zafra  from, New College of Florida US,  Paris, July 7-13.

2018: GNH and Law Conference presenting paper “Tsema as an indispensable part of a legal Education in Bhutan, July 17-18 

2016-2018: External Examiner, Paro College of Education 

2009-2017: Associate Professor in Dzongkha, Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu

2009-2017: Program Leader in Dzongkha Department, Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu

2017: Member of Dzongkha Expert Group, Dzongkha Development Commission

2011-2017: College Academic Committee Member, Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu

2016-2018: External Examiner, Paro College of Education 

2011-2014: External Examiner, College of Language and Cultural Studies, RUB, Taktse

2011-2013: Resource Person for Distance Education , Paro College of Education

2011-2013: College Examination Committee Member, Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu

2009-2013; Part time Lecturer, Dzongkha Language Institute, Thimphu

2006-2007: Philosophy Lecturer and HOD of Philosophy, Institute of Language and Cultural Studies, RUB, Simtokha.

2004: Lecturer in Palyul Chokhorling  Institute,  Bir, HP, India

2003: Lecturer in Philosophy, Gangteng Shedra, Wangduephodrang

2001-2002: Philosophy Instructor, Ngagyur Nyingma University, Mysore, India

1996; Philosophy Teaching Practice, Samye Jedren Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

Areas of Interest

  • Buddhist logic, TsedMa
  • National language: Sumtag
  • Research: Religious and cultural 

Publications

2022: TseDma Textbook  རིགས་ལམ་ཉི་མའི་འོད་ཟེར།  JSWLAW,2022

2022: TseDma Textbook  གཏན་ཚིགས་རིགས་པ་ཟླ་བའི་འོད་ཟེར།  JSWLAW,2022

2021: Research on Local Deities of Thimphu, Department of cultural,2021

2020:  Research on So Old and Yet So New:Buddhist Education and the Monastic Curriculum in Contemporary, JBS 45 (Winter 2021)

2020: Research on If You Build Them, They Will Come: The Transformation of Female Monastic Education  in Contemporary Bhutan. Routledge, 2021

2019: Research on Travel Festival of Chizhi Lam, JSWLAW,2022

2018:  Tshema (Pramana) as an indispensable key to Law, GNH & Law conference. 2018 

2017: Research on Dung Chhen Terma, 8th colloquium, National Museum of Bhutan,2017

2015: Composed Zhabten for His Majesty Drugyel Zhipa during 60th Birth Anniversary, Royal Thimphu College

2015: Composed Zhabten for His Holliness Jekhenpo during 60th Birth Anniversary, Royal Thimphu College

 2014: Research on Dakar Ter Chham, 7th Colloquium. National Museum of Bhutan, 2014

2012: Composed the College Song, Royal Thimphu College 

2011:  Article on A Brief Explanation of the Buddhist Doctrine, First Faculty Research Meet (18-19 November 2011) Royal University of Bhutan 

Courses

  • TsedMa, Spring 2022
  • Sumtag, Fall 2022

Education History

  • 2005: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan 
  • 2003: Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy, Ngagyur  Nyingma University
    Bylakuppee, Mysore, India
  • 2000: MA in Buddhist Philosophy, Ngagyur  Nyingma University
    Bylakuppee, Mysore, India
  • 1998: BA in Buddhist Philosophy, Ngagyur  Nyingma University
    Bylakuppee, Mysore, India
  • 1985-1990: Basic Buddhist Philosophy under Late Drapai Lopen Rinpoche, Tango University of Buddhist Studdies, Thimphu