Interview: Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Executive Director Jeff Wallman on E. Gene Smith

Continuing our coverage from Saturday’s New York memorial for the legendary Tibetologist E. Gene Smith, we present now an interview with Jeff Wallman, a dear friend and colleague of Smith’s. Wallman is Executive Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, whose mission is to digitalize and share precious Tibetan texts. Smith founded the TBRC, dedicating his latter years to it.

At the reception after Smith’s memorial, Wallman spoke to Editor in Chief Melvin McLeod about the manifestation of the TBRC mission, and discussed the giant of a man whose generosity and brilliance has made its realization possible. Click through to listen.

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Jeff Wallman discusses E Gene Smith and the TBRC

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Previously on Buddhadharma’s Buddhist News:

Video: Leonard van der Kuijp on the legacy of E. Gene Smith | Our original announcement of E. Gene Smith’s death | A remembrance of Smith by His Holiness the Karmapa | TBRC board member and Wisdom Publications president Tim McNeill remembers Smith | Memorial announcement including the entirety of Janet Gyatso’s tribute to Smith, from the Spring 2011 Buddhadharma magazine