Georges B.J. Dreyfus, born 1950 in Switzerland, is an academic in the fields of Tibetology and Buddhology, with a particular interest in Indian Buddhist philosophy. In 1985 he was the first Westerner to receive the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest available within the Tibetan scholastic tradition.
In 1991, he earned a Ph.D. in History of Religions at the University of Virginia (Ontology, Philosophy of Language, and Epistemology in Buddhist Tradition).
He currently is Jackson Professor of Religion at Williams College, Massachusetts.
- Dreyfus, Georges B.J. (2003) The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 978-0-520-23260-0
- Dreyfus, Georges B.J (1997) Recognizing Reality: Dharmakīrti's Philosophy and its Tibetan Interpretations. State University of New York Press, Albany. ISBN 0-7914-3098-7
- "The Department of Religion » Dreyfus". Religion.williams.edu. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
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- Georges Dreyfus: "Meditation and Phenomenology"
- Description: Georges B.J. Dreyfus, is the Jackson Professor of Religion at Williams College gave a public talk entitled "Meditation and Phenomenology" on Nov 9, at UVA. (2017)
- Death and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism - lecture with Dr Georges Dreyfus
- Description: Dr Georges Dreyfus shares the philosophy of Bardo (inbetween) states for the dying.
- Course (1a/5) Consciousness, Phenomenology & Buddhism with Dr Georges Dreyfus
- Description: First lecture in short course on Consciousness, Phenomenology & Buddhism
- Georges Dreyfus : « Modern Buddhist Practice: Between Secularism and Traditionalism » (2020)
- Description: Dhamma talk with Q&A session offered by Prof. Geshe Georges Dreyfus, about the influence of Ajahn Buddhadasa's teachings on his thinking, how Ajahn’s ideas helped him to understand the Dhamma in ways that are appropriate for a modern scientifically educated person and yet also completely respectful of the integrity of the Buddhist tradition.
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