Prof. Dr. Phillip Stanley
BA, University of North Carolina-At-Chapel-Hill
MBA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Virginia;
PhD, University of Virginia.

Phillip Stanley is co-chair of the Religious Studies Department. He is dean of academic affairs for Nitartha Institute, a member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Buddhist Universities, and co-director of the Tibetan Buddhist Canonical Collections Cataloging Project of the Tibetan Himalayan Library that will launch an online catalog of multiple editions of the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur collections with links to scans of all 5,000 plus texts in the summer of 2009. He has been selected to lead the Union Catalog of Buddhist Texts project that will launch a prototype online catalog of all the major Buddhist canonical collections by 2011.

He received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for doctoral research on the nine-vehicle texts of the Nyingma school of Tibet. A member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, he has been a student of Trungpa Rinpoche since 1974 and has taught Buddhism and Shambhala Training since 1981. He is writing a book on the canons of Buddhism and the history of the Tibetan Buddhist canon. He developed the first-year primer of literary Tibetan used at Naropa.