Marion Dapsance holds a PhD in Anthropology from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes-Sorbonne (Paris). She works on Modern Buddhism. Her dissertation is an ethnographic account of the learning pathway offered by the international Buddhist group Rigpa, led by the renowned Tibetan master Sogyal Rinpoche. In 2015, she was granted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Buddhist Studies by the Robert Ho Family Foundation (Hong Kong). She is in residence at Columbia University. Her new research is about the French writer and explorer Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969), who was one of the first Westerners to adopt Buddhism and to reinvent it for modern audiences.
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