• Talk about How to Develop the Heart and Discussion of Service

    Talk about How to Develop the Heart and Discussion of Service

    Princeton, NJ, USA, 28 October 2014 - Yesterday, on his way from Birmingham, Alabama to Princeton, His Holiness the Dalai Lama stopped in Philadelphia to visit his old friend Aaron Beck. Dr Beck is a psychiatrist regarded by many as the father of cognitive therapy. His Holiness frequently refers in his public talks to a conversation they had some years ago. Dr Beck explained then that when we are angry about something, the object of our anger seems entirely negative and yet 90% of that feeling is our own mental projection. This valuable insight corresponds to Nagarjuna’s explanation. Both Dr Beck, who is 94, and His Holiness were happy to be able to meet again.
  • Stamp on Sri lankan Buddhist monk Dharmapala released

    Stamp on Sri lankan Buddhist monk Dharmapala released

    New Delhi, India -- A commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Anagarika Dharmapala, who is credited to have revived Buddhism in India in the 19th century, was released here today by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Art For Reducing Stress

    Art For Reducing Stress

    If you frequently feel stressed an art therapy can be the perfect approach for you in decreasing the level of your stress. To help understand what the benefits of art therapy are and how art therapy can help reduce stress go through this article. Art therapy can help you express the inexpressible or access thoughts and feelings that might be hard to articulate. The expressive use of art gives a way for communication beyond verbal or to enhance understanding of what is expressed or said.
  • Audience for Tibetans, Interfaith Discussion and Secular Ethics Public Talk

    Audience for Tibetans, Interfaith Discussion and Secular Ethics Public Talk

    Birmingham, Alabama, 26 October 2014 - Before leaving for his other engagements this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with 350 Tibetans who came to Birmingham from Atlanta, New York, New Jersey and Minnesota to show solidarity with him. Speaking about possible change in China, he argued that while the present leadership is made up of people who remember the hardships of the Cultural Revolution, there is a new generation who have experienced freedom and democracy when studying abroad. He feels that when these people come to power there will be change. Although some democracy activists expect this to come soon, His Holiness feels that may be wishful thinking. He thinks it may take another 10-15 years. In the meantime, young Tibetans both in Tibet and elsewhere need to acquire a good education so that Tibetans will be able to stand on their own feet when the opportunity arises.
  • Neuroplasticity & Healing in Birmingham AL & a Visit to 16th Street Baptist Church

    Neuroplasticity & Healing in Birmingham AL & a Visit to 16th Street Baptist Church

    Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 25 October 2014 - The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to participate in a scientific symposium entitled Neuroplasticity and Healing as part of Birmingham's Human Rights Week. When he arrived this morning about 300 Tibetans were gathered on the lawns outside the University to welcome him with flags, banners, music and dancing. He made a point of walking over to greet them and acknowledge their good wishes before going into the building.
  • Meeting with the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet

    Meeting with the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet

    Vancouver, BC, Canada, 24 October 2014 - Before leaving Vancouver at the end of his four day visit to Canada, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with 10 Canadian MPs from the Parliamentary Friends of Tibet.
  • Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

    Vancouver, BC, Canada, 23 October 2014 - It was still dark as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove through driving rain, weather locals say is typical of Vancouver, to the UBC Thunderbird Arena, this morning. He was making an early start in order to perform preparatory rituals for an Avalokiteshvara empowerment.
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Shock and Sadness at the Recent Tragedy in Canada

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Shock and Sadness at the Recent Tragedy in Canada

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 23 October 2014 – In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his shock at the senseless acts of violence that took place in Ottawa yesterday, including an attack on the Parliament, resulting in the loss of life and injury.
  • Education of the Heart

    Education of the Heart

    Vancouver, BC, Canada, 21 October 2104 - After a long journey to Vancouver from India via Japan, on his fourth visit to the city, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first public engagement today was at John Oliver School. He witnessed two classroom demonstrations.
  • Maitreya Project finally lays foundation stone in Kushinagar, India

    Maitreya Project finally lays foundation stone in Kushinagar, India

    As the culmination of fifteen years of planning and preparation, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) conducted a Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for its Maitreya Project today in Kushinagar, India, the sacred pilgrimage site of Shakyamuni Buddha’s parinirvana.
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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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