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

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

Zarathustra the Philosopher

Co-sponsored by UBC Zoroastrian Student Association and Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian Studies

سلسله سخنرانی‌های ایران‌شناسی و فارسی‌پژوهی علیرضا احمدیان

زرتشتِ فیلسوف

سخنران: دکتر تورج خدابخشی، دندانپزشک و موبد زرتشتی

این سخنرانی به بررسی اصول فلسفی دین زرتشت، دین باستانی ایران و یکی از قدیمی‌ترین دین‌های توحیدی جهان می‌پردازد.

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).


About the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was an enthusiastic researcher, a consummate socio-political analyst, and an opinion leader on foreign policy who nurtured the virtues of diplomatic dialogue and liberal democracy. Alireza was a proud and devoted UBC alumnus, supporter of UBC’s Department of Asian Studies, and beloved member of Canadian-Iranian Community. The department renamed this lecture series in his honour in 2019. Alireza’s friends in the community have provided funding to support this series, and this generous gift will see these important academic and community engagement events supported through to the end of the 2025/2026 academic year. Read More …
Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Asian Studies at Asian.Studies@ubc.ca.