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by dechenpa
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times

Thanks for the support you guys. I have been thinking a lot about what this book is saying recently and its certainly gives a interesting though maybe uncomfortable perspective on the last 50 years or so of Buddhism in the West.
by dechenpa
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times

I will check him out. I had been reading Charles Taylor which had some similar themes from a Christian perspective.
by dechenpa
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times

Looks really good, very much in agreement with the analysis in the excerpt above. Reading a book from a completely different perspective and tradition, which starts of with exactly the same general argument. Here and there, a few people are waking up to the cultural wasteland of modern materialism....
by dechenpa
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times

gelatinous_cube wrote:Thank you sir, I've purchased a hard copy and the kindle edition; looking forward to reading. :bow:
Two copies! :thanks:
by dechenpa
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times

How many books written by Westerners have forewords written by HH 41st Sakya Trizin and HH 17th Karmapa (Thrinley Thaye Dorje)? Of the many books written by Westerners about Buddhism over the past 50 years, there has been nothing quite like this one. This book, new published by Dechen Foundation, sh...
by dechenpa
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reconciling Buddhist cosmology and contemporary astronomy
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Reconciling Buddhist cosmology and contemporary astronomy

Several years ago, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, a great scholar and teacher of the Sakya and Kagyu traditions, wrote an essay in Tibetan concerning the reconciliation of ancient Buddhist and modern scientific views on cosmology and astronomy. The text is particularly interesting as it is authored by a Bu...
by dechenpa
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lamas and their empowerments
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Lamas and their empowerments

Lama Jampa Thaye gave White Saraswati in France a few years ago and conducted a few days of practice on it. It was from the Bodong Panchen lineage.
by dechenpa
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know where I might find an image of phya pa chos kyi seng ge
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Does anyone know where I might find an image of phya pa chos kyi seng ge

I am commissioning a thangka and want Chapa to be one of the secondary figures. However I have been unable to find any extant images of him to use as a basis. Does anyone have such an image, no matter how basic?

Thanks
by dechenpa
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya in Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 2814

Re: Sakya in Wales

I'm not sure about South Wales exactly but there is a Sakya centre in Bristol: http://www.dechen.org/centres/bristol/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Its not too far from Cardiff, and also they may know of practitioners in Wales. Hope this helps!
by dechenpa
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: The source of the Vajra/Dorje
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Re: The source of the Vajra/Dorje

The vajra indeed precedes Buddhism and originates in the vedas. The usage of the vajra in vajrayana Buddhism is an appropriation of the Hindu vajra where there vajra is given a new significance, specifically, it is used to different Buddhist deities from Hindu deities, e.g. vajra-dakinis vs dakinis....
by dechenpa
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did any of you ever meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Did any of you ever meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?

A friend of mine was telling me just the other day about meeting him in the 1970's when he visited our centre in Manchester UK. My friend, new then to dharma and attending to the house where Rinpoche was staying, burst into Khyentse Rinpoche's room (for some forgotten reason), and Khyentse just inst...
by dechenpa
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any of your sanghas practice Medicine Buddha regularly?
Replies: 20
Views: 3229

Re: Do any of your sanghas practice Medicine Buddha regularly?

I've started to notice a pattern: It seems that Medicine Buddha practice is most popular in the Sakya and Nyingma schools. Do the rest of you think this is a correct observation? Although a Kagyu lama taught me the Medicine Buddha sadhana, the sadhana itself was from the Nyingma lineage. Whatever S...
by dechenpa
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HH Sakya Trizin clips
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

Re: HH Sakya Trizin clips

You're very welcome and I share your enthusiasm for these clips. I find it really inspiring to see how HH speaks and acts when you see him up close.
by dechenpa
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4201

Re: Green Tara practice

Hi~ I always use left hand because I consider myself a Nyingmapa :) I think Sakyapa has its own tradition about mala holding but HH didn't tell students about that details; i mean general students like us.... Gongpodesum means three families lords, Manjusri, Avalokesvara, Vajrapani There is indeed ...
by dechenpa
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HH Sakya Trizin clips
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

HH Sakya Trizin clips

Dear brothers and sisters,

Here is a link to clips of a recent interview with HH Sakya Trizin.

http://www.youtube.com/user/DechenBuddhism" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

HH talks about a variety of topics, including Sakya history and bardo teachings.

Best wishes
Adrian

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