India strikes a deal with China on Tibetans By: René Muller The clock is ticking and it does not seem like the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has a lot of time left or much administration work to perform in the very near future. This article could not have surfaced at a better time, bringing attention to a few very crucial yet sensitive points surrounding the inevitable – that the Tibetans have to face the reality of “what will happen after the Dalai Lama enters clear light?” The future undoubtedly looks uncertain for the entire Tibetan diaspora community in India, as the number of refugees coming into India has drastically dropped. Here are some of painfully obvious facts brought forth in article, which I would like to highlight There was only one student in the classroom.
Meditation as a Self-Healing Tool By Lissa Rankin MD Guest Writer for Wake Up World The body is equipped with natural self-repair mechanisms that can be flipped on or off with thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that originate in the mind. This is great news, because it means, in essence, that you can heal yourself. But how? One of the many simple ways you can flip on your body’s self-repair mechanisms is via meditation.
What ancient DNA tells us about the Himalayas In a collaborative study by the University of California, Merced, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Chicago and Uppsala University in Sweden, researchers conduct the first ancient DNA investigation of the Himalayan arc, generating genomic data for eight individuals ranging in time from the earliest known human settlements to the establishment of the Tibetan Empire. The findings, published on June 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrate that the genetic makeup of high-altitude Himalayan populations has remained remarkably stable despite cultural transitions and exposure to outside populations through trade. The study was conceived by UC Merced Professor Mark Aldenderfer, who also directed the surveys and excavations of the sites from which the analyzed materials were recovered. Aldenderfer was joined on the project by Oklahoma Professor Christina Warinner and Chicago Professor Anna Di Rienzo. One of the last places settled by prehistoric humans
Living Like the Tortoise: Doubling Your Life Span with One Simple Breathing Technique From The Mind Unleashed, August 1, 2015 Is it possible for humans to live for 200 years, or even more? It seems improbable without some kind of freakish genetic modification, but this isn’t necessary according to ancient wisdom in the Bhagavad Gita, and the Tirukkural. Among vertebrates, the tortoise is one of the longest living animals on our planet. Pierre Hadot - Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique You're reading a free preview. Pages 9 to 171 are not shown in this preview. You're reading a free preview. Pages 180 to 267 are not shown in this preview. You're reading a free preview. Pages 276 to 316 are not shown in this preview.
China to expel thousands of Buddhists from Larung Gar Chinese authorities recently ordered that Larung Gar, the massive Buddhist village in eastern Tibet, must reduce the number of its residents to 5,000 by the end of September 2017. Larung Gar is home to 20,000 monks and nuns and at times houses up to 40,000 people. The community was started by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok (1933-2004) in the early 1980s to revive the educational tradition of Tibetan Buddhism after the Cultural Revolution. A document outlining the eviction orders was posted by Human Rights Watch reads in part: The order specifies that 2,200 people have to leave this year—1,200 of them monastics.
How to Heal Emotional and Spiritual Blockages HJ: The only thing keeping you from having what you want — particularly the life, happiness and fulfillment you want — are emotional and spiritual blockages. Emotional states create outcomes. Your emotional state determines what you are capable of doing and becoming. A severely depressed person will constantly be struggling with themselves and hence experience the reflection of that in their lives. Someone happy and motivated will produce the opposite results of the depressed person. High level coaches and high achievers know that at the end of the day, it’s all about state management.
Who’s the hypocrite? Chinese nationals protesting for their freedoms in Tiananmen Square By: Kay Beswick On June 4, 1989, hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals marched into Tiananmen Square to protest the suppression, discrimination and humiliation that their leadership had subjected them to for many years. By the end of the day, thousands of people had lost their lives, after an order was issued by their own leaders to end the protest at all costs. 25 years later, and the world commemorates the courage of these people to stand up for the truth: that there is a universal set of basic human rights that should be granted to every individual, regardless of their station and background in life. The Tibetan leadership’s vehemence over the ban is reminiscent of the Communist Party’s rhetoric in 1989 at Tiananmen Square
Using Transcendental Meditation To Strengthen The Nervous... [This writing is not in promotion of the services one must pay for to attain meditative guidance. We only hope to provided awareness for those curious about the practice of Transcendental Meditation and its potential benefits.] The practice of Transcendental Meditation offers a natural method for taking our attention deep within our conscious mind, far from the outside physical realm, with the intention of tapping into the source of thought. Where is Tibet: A litany of lies from the Tibetan leadership Over the years, the Tibetan leadership have made many promises about Dorje Shugden, none of which have materialized over time. By: Kay Beswick The Tibetan exodus began in 1959 when the People’s Liberation Army entered Tibet and His Holiness the Dalai Lama subsequently fled into exile. In the ensuing 60 years, the exiled Tibetan community established themselves in 24 settlements throughout India, on tracts of land generously granted to them by the Indian government. The Tibetan leadership themselves made their headquarters in Dharamsala, a former British hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas, in an environment reminiscent of Tibet.