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Donald Lopez
Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, University of Michigan

Donald S Lopez Jr is the Arthur E Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex (2018), translated with Thupten Jinpa.

Written by Donald Lopez