Dr. Geoffrey Barstow

Geoffrey Barstow has been a student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche for more than twenty years, was an early graduate of RYI, and is now an associate professor of Buddhist Studies at Oregon State University. His scholarship focuses on Tibetan Buddhist ideas about animal ethics, and particularly the question of vegetarianism.

Events with Dr. Geoffrey Barstow

Buddhist Perspectives on Vegetarianism and the Modern Animal Rights Movement
Open Dates

Tibetan Buddhism contains┬ádiverse perspectives on the question of vegetarianism. In this talk, Dr. Geoffrey Barstow will explore some of those perspectives, illuminating the complex ethical debates over eating meat within the Buddhist tradition. He will then look at how those perspectives differ from those of the contemporary animal rights movement, suggesting places where Buddhist ideas could enrich contemporary debates.   Lecture Format Dr. Barstow will deliver this lecture via Zoom. Registrants will gain access to the recordings of all sessions. An hour-and-a-half in length, the lecture will include time for discussion and Q&A with the audience. Date: Thursday, December 16…