Jasper - Bauddh Kaksh '69
The Bauddh Kaksh was a quadrangle of living quarters on the grassy campus of the Banaras Sanskrit University in central Banaras.
When Herbert V. Günther was Head of the Department of Comparative Philosophy and Buddhist Studies (1958-1963), a curriculum was put in place for Tibetans & other Buddhist monks to learn elementary Sanskrit. The 3 year Sanskrit Pramana Patriya Parikshad (Indian High School leaving standard) was the result & the Tibetans were housed in the Bauddh Kaksh.
Several European & American scholars and wanderers ended up there, a natural gravitational pull, as it was a wonderful tropical Mahayana Buddhist outpost, hill peoples sweating in the ferocious Banaras heat, dust & rains.
Although Jasper registered for the three year Sanskrit course he never formally studied there, but used it as an occasional base & had many friends there.
Herbert V. Günther
Sanskrit University - Banaras
From the collection of Terry Clifford via Arthur Mandelbaum.