Steven D. Goodman

Steven D. Goodman

Program Director, Research Director, Professor
Asian and Comparative Studies

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Professor Steven Goodman, Research and Program Director for Asian and Comparative Studies (Philosophy and Religion Department, CIIS), received his Ph.D. (1984) in Far Eastern Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, under the famed Buddhist scholar Herbert Guenther. His research interests are Indo-Tibetan philosophy, Tibetan poetics, and Classical Tibetan Language. For the last 30 years he has lectured and given workshops in Europe, Asia, and the United States on Buddhist practice, working with Trauma, and so on.

In 1994, Steven was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship at Rice University Center for Cultural Studies for the study of Tibetan mystical poetry. He is the co-editor of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation (SUNY Press, 1992), a source book for the study of Tibetan philosophical and visionary literature, author of "Transforming the Causes of Suffering" in Mindfulness in Meaningful Work (Parallax Press, 1994), and contributor to Tibetan Literary Arts (Marit Cranmer, curator, Shang Shung Institute/Smith College, 2007).

His forthcoming book is The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening: An In-Depth Guide to Abhidharma (Shambhala Publications).

He is a founding member of the Working Committee for The 84000 Project: Translating The Words of The Buddha (84000.co), which is an international non-profit group coordinating the translation of the Buddhist Canonical Corpus (Tripitaka) from Tibetan into English, and making them available for free download.

Wisdom Crazy: An Interview with Steven Goodman (Inquiring Mind Magazine, Spring 2005)