Patrick Dowd

Patrick Dowd

Patrick Dowd is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the culture of Tibetan language within the world of Tibetan Buddhism. He has spent several years studying, researching, and collaboratively working with Tibetan communities in Tibet, Nepal and India.

Recent Articles

The Story Behind the Stupa

Patrick Dowd tells the tale at the heart of the legend of the Great Boudha Stupa in Kathmandu.

How the Sacred Treasure of Literacy Came to Tibet

When written language arrived in Tibet, says Patrick Dowd, it brought the dharma with it.