• Inaugurating Conference on Ethics in the New Millennium at Tumkur University

    Inaugurating Conference on Ethics in the New Millennium at Tumkur University

    Tumkur, Karnataka, India 21 December 2014 - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bangalore yesterday after a comfortable flight from Delhi the road to his hotel was lined with Tibetans eager to catch a glimpse of their spiritual leader. This morning too they lined the street in the warm sunshine, katags, flowers and incense in their hands and smiles on their faces, to see him off. A drive of about 70kms brought him to Tumkur University for his third visit. This time he was invited to lead the inauguration of a conference on the theme ‘Ethics in a New Millennium; Buddhist Perspectives’, which is being held as part of the fruitful ongoing collaboration between Tumkur University and Sera Jey Monastic University.
  • 6 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Soy Milk

    6 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Soy Milk

    Soy milk is on second place in the list of best milk for the health. God send soy for milk lovers who have dairy allergies. Soy milk is thick, nutty and much more beneficial for your health than you can imagine. Check the list below and find why you should drink it.
  • The Tara Garden at Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling, Brazil

    The Tara Garden at Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling, Brazil

    Praises to the Twenty-One Taras—aspects of the Swift Savioress, the feminine manifestations of enlightenment, who protect living beings from epidemics, wars, famines, bad dreams, insanity, and other malefic forces of the world—have been chanted by Tibetan Buddhists for centuries. Scroll paintings (T. thangkas) and statues support their visualization, although it is difficult for a flat representation or a single statue to convey fully the sense that Tara’s benefit radiates from a celestial pure realm. In meditation, this is discovered in the practitioner's own mind. 
  • Exhibition “Visions of Tibet” Explores Isolated Tibetan Temples

    Exhibition “Visions of Tibet” Explores Isolated Tibetan Temples

    Asheville photographer Taylor Johnson reveals rare photos from remote Tibetan temples in his exhibition “Visions of Tibet,” which will run until 15 February 2015 at Urban Dharma Buddhist Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Concluding Session of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    Concluding Session of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    Rome, Italy, 14 December 2014 - Today, Nobel Peace Laureates gathered in the Giulio Cesar Hall on Rome’s Capitol Hill for the final session of their 14th World Summit. Proceedings opened with Ekaterina Zagladina, President of Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, delivering a message from President Mikhail Gorbachev. He was one of the instigators of the first summits. He expressed concern about ongoing conflicts in the world and the neglect of climate change. Amongst his hopes was an appeal for the Ukraine crisis to be settled. 
  • Second Day of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    Second Day of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    Rome, Italy, 13 December 2014 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s third day in Rome began with a cordial meeting with a group of Italian parliamentarians, including the Chair of the Human Rights Committee and a Vice President of the Senate. He thanked them for coming to see him and informed them of what he sees as positive signs in relations with China. He mentioned that recently President Xi Jinping has expressed opposition not only to nationalism, but also to Han chauvinism as Chairman Mao used to do. He also reported to them Xi Jinping’s remarks in Paris and Delhi affirming the important role that Buddhism plays in Chinese culture. Seeing how the Chinese President’s attitude accords with the realistic approach of Hu Yaobang, who adopted a positive stance on Tibet, His Holiness expressed optimism.
  • “The Pixel in the Lotus”

    “The Pixel in the Lotus”

    On 14 November, the first book was published in the Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture series, and will look at the interface of Buddhism and digital media culture. Titled Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus, the book is a collection of discussions from a symposium held in 2011 in Chico, California, called “Coding Silence: Online Buddhist Meditation.” The book consists of the dialogue between the ten guests at the symposium, and is the first published book on the fascinating contemporary subject of Buddhism and the internet.
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Rome to Attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Rome to Attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    Rome, Italy, 11 December 2014 - After a brief stop in Frankfurt, where light rain was falling from low grey skies, His Holiness the Dalai Lama flew on, over the Alps, to the warmer climes of Rome. He was met on the runway by Enzo Cursio, the Vice President of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
  • Dozen monasteries of Drukpa Buddhist lineage taken over by monks with strong financial backing

    Dozen monasteries of Drukpa Buddhist lineage taken over by monks with strong financial backing

    NEW DELHI, India -- While transgressions by Chinese soldiers in Ladakh in September and the resultant standoff were widely reported, an incursion of another kind shrouded in mystery is said to have taken place in Tibet at around the same time.
  • The Bulletproof Buddhist Actor

    The Bulletproof Buddhist Actor

    Who is the coolest actor in the world? Tom Cruise? Bruce Willis? Brad Pitt? Johnny Depp, you say? Most of these famous names would have been ignored in 1995— the year that the Los Angeles Times claimed Chow to be the “Coolest Actor in the World.”
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Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony
Feb 08 -- THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS)  — Thousands of people gathered yesterday at Huong Van Zen Monastery in central Thua Thien - Hue Province to pray to King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) for peace and prosperity.
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Secret Tibetan Book of the Dead | History Channel Documentary
Bardo Thodol: The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, it is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature. According to Tibetan tradition, the Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State was composed in the 8th century by Padmasambhava, written down by his primary student, Yeshe Tsogyal, buried in the Gampo hills in central Tibet and subsequently discovered by a Tibetan terton, Karma Lingpa, in the 14th century.[7][8] There were variants of the book among different sects.[9] The Tibetan Book of the Dead was first published in 1927 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz chose this title because of the parallels he found with the Egyptian Book of the Dead.[10] The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State is recited by Tibetan Buddhist lamas over a dying or recently deceased person, or sometimes over an effigy of the deceased. The name means literally "liberation through hearing in the intermediate state".
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