Steven D. Goodman

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Professor Steven Goodman with members of the Rigpa Shedra, Lerab Ling, 2002

Professor Steven Goodman is Program Director and Core Faculty for Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program in the Philosophy and Religion Department" at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He received his Ph.D. (1984) in Far Eastern Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, specializing in Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of Herbert V. Guenther. He has lectured on Buddhist and comparative philosophy for over 25 years in the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 1994 he was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship for the study of Tibetan mystical poetry (Wyl. nyams mgur) at the Rice University Center for Cultural Studies.

He currently serves as a Board Advisor to the Khyentse Foundation, and is on the Working Committee for 84000 (formerly the Buddhist Literary Heritage Project).

He taught at the Rigpa Shedra in Lerab Ling in 2002.


He co-edited (with Ronald M. Davidson) Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation (SUNY, 1992), and is author of the forthcoming Buddhist Psychology of Awakening: Explorations in Abhidharma, Shambhala Publications, based on his teachings at the Rigpa Shedra.