Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche's memoir-in-progress. Currently, eleven episodes available online.
Beautiful art underway and beautiful website!
The inspiration for project comes from Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche. His vision – in turn inspired by the wishes of his masters and through his own wisdom mind – is to help preserve the authenticity of Dzogchen lineage, a line of transmission through which Dzogchen teachings were passed down for thousands of years in an unbroken thread.
We will make 108 high quality print sets of the original 108 thangka paintings (total of over 11,600 prints) to send to the monasteries around the world for the present and future generations to learn and draw inspiration from. We will also endeavor to make 108 thangkas digitally available for the wider public. Finally, we aspire to print a large format book of the entire 108 thangka collection together with Rinpoche’s teaching on each thangka.
As Dr. Rapgay put it, “Abuse is always going to happen, because it’s human nature.” But there also seems to be a particular set of circumstances that gives rise to a situation the Western Buddhist community in particular has seen again and again: a lone teacher rises to power and attracts a devoted following.
In the East and particularly in Buddhism, it's epistemological based. It's all about the knowing, how we experience things. Western thought and our whole philosophical tradition has a more ontological orientation. It's about what is this. What is being? These are questions Buddhism has always skirted, saying, That's just a rat's nest. Don't go there.
A moment of magic in describing the idea of 'encounter'. . .
54 Gandhi Road is a feature documentary project on the extraordinary life story of Kangyur Rinpoche (1898-1975) and the few Westerners who discovered him in Darjeeling, India, in the early 70's.
What is “divine” about deities, dralas, devas, yei, and so on? Perhaps it is partially because each is itself unbound by any of those attempts to capture, own and freeze it. Impervious to attempts to subsume them under any conjectured umbrella of enforced “unity”. The attributes and descriptions of deities themselves convey this intangibility.
Interview: Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo: Yudron, I love that the strong story-telling tradition in Tibet inspired you to write Vajrayana based novels to help teenagers understand and heal their experiences. Many parents are probably prostrating to you! How did you come to identify teenagers as your audience?
While one might expect ongoing scriptural revelation to be innovative, Nyingma Treasure is in fact strikingly conservative. Despite the colourful personalities of individual treasure revealers, and the sometimes dramatic public displays accompanying revelation, finished Treasure works are faithful to age-old tradition.