Zen | early Tibet Why does history get written? I think we’d all agree that the motives for creating history are mixed, and just as complex as the uses it gets put to after it’s written. Though most of Tibet’s histories are histories of religion, it would surely be naive to imagine that the motives of their authors were wholly religious. After all, the union of religion and politics (chösi zungdrel in Tibetan) was not just a fact of life in Tibet, it was an ideal, a dearly-held expression of the uniqueness of Tibet’s culture. So how does this apply to the story of the great debate between Chinese and Indian Buddhism that is supposed to have taken place at Samyé monastery under the aegis of the emperor Tri Song Detsen? The debate is certainly presented in religious terms, as a battle between two interpretations of the Buddhist scriptures. The classic account of the debate and the source for all later Tibetan historians, is the Testament of Ba. So where does the story of the debate fit into this? 1. 2.
VOA Tibetan བོད་སྐད་སྡེ་ཚན།... Garchen Buddhist Institute Dalai Lama Oslo 1989 Prix Nobel de la Paix China’s new directive on controversial Shugden spirit in Tibet in bid to further discredit Dalai Lama - International Campaign for Tibet A copy of the document, entitled “Some opinions on dealing correctly with the ‘Gyalchen Shugden’ issue” and issued by the General Office of the Communist Party Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is translated below from Tibetan into English. It was released on February 20, 2014, but has only just reached ICT due to restrictions on information and the dangers of sending such documents outside Tibet. The document states that the issue “should be given a high degree of importance, and clearly recognized as a deceitful ploy by the 14th Dalai’s Clique to split the country.” This characterization of the issue indicates that Tibetans who encourage others not to propitiate the spirit in accordance with the Dalai Lama’s advice could face criminal charges and imprisonment. The Dalai Lama, who himself had propitiated Shugden at one time, has said that after thorough investigation there were “profound historical, social and religious problems associated with it.” Footnotes
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lotusinthemud Pointed out by Dharmavidya: Suddenly mindfulness meditation has become mainstream, making its way into schools, corporations, prisons, and government agencies including the U.S. military. Millions of people are receiving tangible benefits from their mindfulness practice: less stress, better concentration, perhaps a little more empathy. Needless to say, this is an important development to be welcomed -- but it has a shadow. The mindfulness revolution appears to offer a universal panacea for resolving almost every area of daily concern. The booming popularity of the mindfulness movement has also turned it into a lucrative cottage industry. In their branding efforts, proponents of mindfulness training usually preface their programs as being "Buddhist-inspired." Uncoupling mindfulness from its ethical and religious Buddhist context is understandable as an expedient move to make such training a viable product on the open market.
Discours Gandhi Proces 1922 L'Eden immaginario di Shangri-La ricostruito in laboratorio - Terra e Poli - Scienza&Tecnica Ricostruito in laboratorio il mitico paradiso immaginario di Shangri-La. I geologi del Politecnco di Zurigo (Eth) sono riusciti a simulare al computer la nascita delle valli dell'altopiano tibetano che agli inizi del '900, hanno ispirato lo scrittore britannico James Hilton per il suo romanzo fantastico 'Orizzonte perduto', portato sul grande schermo anche dal regista premio Oscar Frank Capra. Lo studio dei geologi, pubblicato su Nature, rivela che le valli dell'altopiano del Tibet sudorientale non rappresentano un 'paesaggio fossile' come si è sempre pensato: non si tratta infatti di un antico bassopiano 'sollevato' fino a 2.000-5.000 metri di altezza dai movimenti tettonici della crosta terrestre, bensì di un paesaggio formatosi proprio lì, a quell'altitudine, per l'azione combinata di terremoti e fiumi. I ricercatori lo hanno scoperto usando un modello computerizzato che ha simulato, in una specie di 'time lapse', i processi geologici degli ultimi 50 milioni di anni.
TCHRD(Tibetan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy) Meditation Photography Discours Martin Luther King le 28 Août 1963 Washington