At his residence in Dharamsala, India on January 28th, 2006
Tsering Shakya teaches in the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Programme at the University of British Columbia.
We received a warm welcome from the many Tibetans we met — a life-changing experience for me, a homecoming — the landscape, buildings and the people merging, and overnight stays with Tibetan families wherever possible.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche offers thoughts and methods that, if taken to heart, have the potential to transform your life and have a positive impact on your world. (Buddhist video 93 minute)
As Buddhism spread out from north India, the place of its origin in the sixth century BC, the core ideas of this great religious tradition were often expressed through images. This Bulletin and the exhibition it accompanies, “Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations,” focus on Indian and Tibetan Buddhist art of the eleventh and twelfth centuries… (Free PDF download) Beautiful Buddhist works of art
Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment is capable of removing the poverty, or difficulties of cyclic existence and of solitary peace. Similarly, just as a jewel fulfils the wishes of sentient beings, so the altruistic intention to become enlightened fulfils the wishes of sentient beings.
When the tantras first arrived in Tibet, Tibetans were slow to compose full-blown commentaries on these esoteric works…
Buddhist art: Tantric shrine, disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus.