David Kittay

Adjunct Assistant Professor. (BU JD, CU PhD). Dr. Kittay specializes in teaching courses on Buddhism and on Eastern and Western philosophy, most recently, “Technology, Religion, Future” and “Interpreting Buddhist Yoga.”  He is the translator of The Vajra Rosary Tantra, Alaṃkakalaśa’s Commentary on the Vajra Rosary Tantra, and, with Professor Lozang Jamspal, Pha Dampa Sangs rgyas's One Hundred Spiritual Instructions to the Dingri People, the Elucidation of the Intention Tantra, and The Compendium of Dharma Sūtra, which is mainly about emptiness as a conventional phenomenon, along with other books and articles about Buddhism, religion, and law. He is the President of the Tibetan Classics Translators Guild of New York.  He also writes and lectures on the subject of compassionate lawyering, and has served as a trial and civil rights lawyer, federal bankruptcy trustee and a receiver for the Securities Exchange Commission. He is currently director the Clemente Course for the Humanities, teaching humanities to underprivileged people in Harlem.