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Cécile Ducher



EDUCATION 2020-2021 Sanskrit Introductory Class with Dr. A. M. Ruppel (The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit). 2020 Traditional reading of the Vajrapañjaratantra with several commentaries by Khenpo Chödrak Tenphel, Kathmandu, Nepal 2018–2019 MBSR Teacher-Training, IMA (France) 2012–2017 Doctoral studies under the direction of Matthew Kapstein (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, Religious sciences): “A Lineage in Time: The Vicissitudes of the rNgog pa bka’ brgyud from the 11th through 19th centuries” 2007–2011 Diplôme de l’École Pratique des Hautes Études (MA), under the direction of Matthew Kapstein (EPHE, Paris, Religious sciences): “Construction de la tradition biographique de Mar-pa Chos-kyi-blo-gros” 2003–2008 Three-month annual Tibetan language travels to India and Nepal 1999–2005 Buddhist Studies in the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute, Delhi, India (B.A. in Buddhist Studies obtained in March 2003) 1999–2002 B.A. in English Literature & Civilization (Toulouse le Mirail, France) 1998–1999 Certificate of Advanced English (Abingdon College, United Kingdom) 1998 Baccalauréat with honors AWARDS 2019 Khyentse Foundation Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Buddhist Studies (Europe, 2017-2018) 2012–2015 3-year full PhD grant from Paris Novi Mundi University WORK EXPERIENCE Apr-June 2021 Numata Invited Professor of Buddhist Studies, Wien Universität (Austria). 2019–present Teaching mindfulness meditation and MBSR program 2016–present Coordination of a European training institute for MBSR teachers in France (translation, communication, administration) 2003–present Tibetan to French / English interpretation of Buddhist courses 2013–2019 Organization of Tibetan Studies conferences at the EPHE 2010–2016 Librarian at the Documentation Centre on Tibet (CDAT), EPHE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATION 2015–present Board member of the ISYT (International Seminar of Young Tibetologists) 2016–present Member of the IATS (International Association of Tibetan Studies) 2014–2020 Secretary of the SFEMT (Société Française d’Étude du Monde Tibétain, Paris) 2011–present Member of the CRCAO (East Asian Civilisations Research Centre, Paris)


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Goldmine of Knowledge: the collections of the gNas bcu lha khang in ’Bras spungs Monastery

Cécile Ducher
Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 2020, pp.121-139
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From Song to Biography and from Biography to Song: The Use of gur in Marpa’s namthar

Cécile Ducher
Life Writing, 2020, 17 (2), pp.205-219. ⟨10.1080/14484528.2019.1621444⟩
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bKa’ brgyud treasure and rNying ma revealer: The Sras mkhar ma of Mar pa Lo tsā ba

Cécile Ducher
Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 2016, Ancient Currents, New Traditions: Papers Presented at the Fourth International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, 37, pp.98-126
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Andrew Quintman: The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa. (South Asia across the Disciplines.) xi, 314 pp. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. £24. ISBN: 978 0 231 16415 3.

Cécile Ducher
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 2015, 78 (1), pp.214-216. ⟨10.1017/S0041977X1400127X⟩
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Sihlé Nicolas, Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence : la figure du tantriste tibétain

Cécile Ducher
Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines, 2015, 46, ⟨10.4000/emscat.2676⟩
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Construction de la tradition biographique de Marpa Chökyi Lodrö

Cécile Ducher
Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines, 2011, 17 (42), pp.54-63. ⟨10.4000/emscat.1949⟩
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A Neglected Bka’ brgyud Lineage: the Rngog from Gzhung and the Rngog pa Bka’ brgyud Transmission

Cécile Ducher
Mahāmudrā in India and Tibet, BRILL, pp.142-169, 2020, ⟨10.1163/9789004410893_006⟩
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"The Treasury of Kagyü Mantra: A Nineteenth-Century Collection of Marpa’s Tantric Teachings"

Cécile Ducher
Edited by D. Arnold, C. Ducher and P.J. Hartner. Reasons and Lives in Buddhist Traditions: Studies in Honor of Matthew Kapstein, Wisdom Publications, pp.127—139, 2019
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Structuration d’un lignage religieux au Tibet médiéval : le clan Ngok

Cécile Ducher
Réseaux religieux et spirituels : du Moyen Âge à nos jours, Éditions du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, pp.54-63, 2016, ⟨10.4000/books.cths.358⟩
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