Mongolia, various characters (6) — Himalayan Buddhist Art – Art Bouddhiste de l’Himalaya

The famous Mongol scholar is depicted as an elderly man in full monastic garb, his legs wrapped in a meditation cloak, his right hand making the gesture of debate/discussion (see biographical notes on academia). 18th century, Mongolia, Milarepa, gilt copper alloy, Zanabazar school, private collection, photo by on Bonhams , Hong Kong. Milarepa is seatedContinue reading “Mongolia, various characters (6) — Himalayan Buddhist Art – Art Bouddhiste de l’Himalaya”

Padmasambhava in Berlin (part 4) — The Berlin Buddhist Blog

The final part of a talk given by Padmavajra at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin on Padmasambhava Day September 2016’ 4. Revere the Glorious Mandala I asked Karunabandhu earlier if there was a lovely long German word which could mean build, cherish and revere! He didn’t think there was. This is a shame because with this preceptContinue reading “Padmasambhava in Berlin (part 4) — The Berlin Buddhist Blog”

Padmasambhava in Berlin (part 3) — The Berlin Buddhist Blog

Part Three of a talk given by Padmavajra at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin on Padmasambhava Day September 2016’ 3. Hurl the Thunderbolt of Compassion Padmasambhava’s compassionate activity is symbolised by what he holds in his right hand, which is a ritualised version of the thunderbolt – the vajra. It might seem strange that compassion is symbolizedContinue reading “Padmasambhava in Berlin (part 3) — The Berlin Buddhist Blog”

Bhutan, a few characters — Himalayan Buddhist Art – Art Bouddhiste de l’Himalaya

The first king of Bhutan, of Tibetan origin, is seated in the royal ease position, donning a monastic robe and lower garment but no vest, coiffed with the distinctive fan-shaped hat of the Kagyu Drukpa school, holding a vase of longevity in his left hand. As on the other sculptures we have seen so far, […]Continue reading “Bhutan, a few characters — Himalayan Buddhist Art – Art Bouddhiste de l’Himalaya”

Padmasambhava in Berlin (part 1) — The Berlin Buddhist Blog

‘Part one of a talk given by Padmavajra at Buddhistisches Tor Berlin on Padmasambhava Day September 2016’ I am very happy to be here in Berlin at the Buddhist Gate. I seem to be making a habit of coming here every year. I always look forward to coming. I find it very stimulating in all […]Continue reading “Padmasambhava in Berlin (part 1) — The Berlin Buddhist Blog”

Dhrupad 23: Pema Özer in autumn drift — simonhlilly

DHRUPAD 23 ( Pema Özer in Autumn drift) Slow slow slowly now slowly now taste the shapes the sounds as they form as they fall as they flow slow with the colours of autumn slow the autumn falling slow to mists and coming going coming mists slow no need to seek the means the meaning […]Continue reading “Dhrupad 23: Pema Özer in autumn drift — simonhlilly”

First Bardo: The period of ego-loss — Spirit chasing

Chikhai Bardo Recognize the supreme light. In this point the person is dissolved into nothingness, the void is achieved. If one is prepared to let go of all attachments, one can recognize the change that is about to take place. Those who are ready can be in this state for a long time, those who […]Continue reading “First Bardo: The period of ego-loss — Spirit chasing”

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