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Tibetan and Newar Tantric Art – The Robert Beer Online Galleries

July 30, 2010


I just stumbled upon the fantastic new website: “Tibetan and Newar Tantric Art – The Robert Beer Online Galleries“. It belongs to the British artist and author Robert Beer, who has studied and practiced Tibetan Art for the past forty years and is now recognized as one of the foremost scholars in this field. Robert Beer […]

The ri-mé approach – excerpt from the introduction to “The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul”

July 26, 2010


In the introduction to his masterful translation of the autobiography of the Great Jamgön Kongtrul, Lödro Thayé (1813-1899), Richard Barron comments on the meaning of the ri-mé approach: In the mid 1980s, I had the opportunity to interpret a public talk given by the late Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoché in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. During that […]

Dangers in Devotion: Buddhist Cults and the Tasks of a Guru

July 19, 2010


In this second blog entry concerning the controversies in British Buddhism that came to the fore in the 1990s (see the first “Many bodies, One Mind“), I reproduce here an essay by Dr. John Crook which was published in the New Chan Forum in 1998. John Crook is a teacher of Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism. He […]

Pointing at the Nature of Mind! – Keith Dowman in Brighton July 2010

July 5, 2010


In July Tiger’s Nest will host a weekend of Dzogchen Teachings by Keith Dowman. Keith Dowman is a British Buddhist translator and teacher. His important translations from the Tibetan include “Calm and Clear“, “The Divine Madman“, “Sky Dancer“, “Masters of Mahamudra“, “The Flight of the Garuda“, “Power Places of Kathmandu – Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites […]

Letter from Gary Beesley about withdrawal of “A Cuckoo in the Peacock Palace”

July 1, 2010


Previously I blogged about the Buddhist Scholar Gary Beesley who was forced to withdraw a book about the New Kadampa tradition and the deity Dorje Shugden. The following rather alarming information was posted today at the “Western Shugden Society – unlocked” website: I received the following letter with the request to post it on this […]

Thich Nhat Hanh in London, August 2010

July 1, 2010


Global Ethics For Our Future – a public talk by Thich Nhat Hanh Date: Wednesday 11th August 2010, 7.30pm (doors open at 6pm) Venue: Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH ‘We have the power to decide the destiny of our planet. If we awaken to our true situation, there will be a […]