Zoroastrian Philosophy: An Introduction by Dr. Tooraj Khodabakhshi (presented in English)

Friday October 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Co-sponsored by UBC Zoroastrian Student Association, Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian Studies and UBC Department of Asian Studies.

This lecture will focus on the basic philosophical principles of Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of Iran and one of the first and oldest monotheistic religions in the world.

Dr. Tooraj Khodabakhshi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He practiced as a Dentist and as a Mobed (Zoroastrian Priest) in Iran, until immigrating to Canada with his family (wife and two sons) in 2006. Since immigrating to Canada, Dr. Khodabakhshi has been working mostly in the healthcare field. He continues to practice as a Mobed, where he performs Zoroastrian rituals and gives religious lectures for the Zoroastrian Society of British Columbia (ZSBC).

This event is free, but registrations are requested.

About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was a devoted former student, supporter of UBC’s Asian Studies department, and beloved member of Vancouver’s Iranian community. UBC’s Asian Studies department has renamed this lecture series in his honour for the 2019/20 academic year.