Herbert V. Guenther
Herbert V. Guenther is Professor Emeritus of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Among his many published works are his translation of The Life and Teaching of Naropa and The Dawn of Tantra.
Westerners wanting to know about tantra—particularly the Buddhist tantra of Tibet—often find only speculation and fancy. Tibet has been shrouded in mystery, and "tantra" has been called upon to name every kind of esoteric fantasy. In The Dawn of… Read More
Herbert Guenther (1917–2006), a pioneer in the field of Tibetan studies, was professor emeritus of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He was born in Bremen, Germany, and received his PhDs from the universities of Munich and Vienna. From 1950 to 1962, he taught at Lucknow and Varanasi Sanskrit Universities in India. In 1964 he established and chaired the Department of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. His many years of teaching in Europe, India, Canada, and the United States have given his work a unique perspective.