Jonathan C. Gold is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Director of the Program in South Asian Studies at Princeton University. A scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, he is especially interested in Buddhist approaches to language and the ethics of personal cultivation. He is the author of The Dharma’s Gatekeepers: Sakya Paṇḍita on Buddhist Scholarship in Tibet (State University of New York Press, 2007) and Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu’s Unifying Buddhist Philosophy (Columbia University Press, 2015) as well as numerous articles, including the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entries on Vasubandhu and Sakya Paṇḍita. He is co-editor, with Douglas S. Duckworth, of Readings of Śāntideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva Practice (Bodhicaryāvatāra), forthcoming from Columbia University Press. He is currently working on a book that articulates a Buddhist approach to contemporary problems in politics and social thought. He serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Panel on “Approaches to Translation & Transmission”
2017 Tsadra Foundation Conference on Tibetan Translation
Interview with Robert Wright on “The Wright Show”, meaningoflife.tv:
Interview with Ronney Mourad on “Ultimate Concerns” Podcast:
Courses – Fall 2018
HUM 290 /REL 282 (EM) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Jesus and Buddha
Professor(s): Jonathan C. Gold, Elaine H. Pagels
11:00 am-11:50 MW
Department Area Requirement: Does NOT satisfy sub-field requirement; does count as departmental.
Courses – Spring 2018
REL 528 */AUD
Asian Religions Workshop
Jonathan C. Gold
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm F