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Roger Jackson

Roger Jackson

  • John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, Religion

Education & Professional History

Wesleyan University, BA; University of Wisconsin (Madison), MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 1989.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Religion

Roger R. Jackson (Wesleyan, B.A.; Wisconsin, M.A., Ph.D.), 1983-84, 1989-, teaches the religions of South Asia and Tibet. His special interests include Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and ritual; Buddhist religious poetry; religion and society in Sri Lanka; the study of mysticism; and contemporary Buddhist thought. He is author of Is Enlightenment Possible? (1993) and Tantric Treasures (2004), co-author of The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context (1985), editor of The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems (2009), co-editor of Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre (1996), Buddhist Theology (1999), and Mahamudra and the Bka'brgyud Tradition (2011), and has published many articles and reviews.  He is a past editor of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, and is currently co-editor of the Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies.

Asian Studies

Wesleyan, B.A.; University of Wisconsin (Madison), M.A., Ph.D.; the religions of South Asia, Indian Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan ritual and meditative practices, Asian religious poetry, mysticism. Co-author, The Wheel of Time: Kalachakra in Context (1985); author, Is Enlightenment Possible? (1993), Tantric Treasures (2004); co-editor, Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre (1996), Buddhist Theology (2000), editor, The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems (2009).

Profile updated June 29, 2014

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