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Visionary Realms – An interview with Robert Beer

February 25, 2011

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Back in July 2010 I blogged about the legendary British Buddhist artist Robert Beer and the launch of his website: “Tibetan and Newar Tantric Art – The Robert Beer Online Galleries“. Robert was recently interviewed about his work and career by Frank Olinsky at Tricycle Magazine and I reproduce it here for you. Enjoy! Visionary Realms – An interview […]

Kaliyuga

February 6, 2011

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“The Buddhist tradition calls our time the kaliyuga, an era of increasing darkness, heaviness, disorder and friction. In symbolic terms it is said that aeons ago, beings had bodies of light, but over time, their embodiment grew more material and more dense. In psychological terms, people feel more constrained on all sides by limitations, obstacles […]

Use of a Buddhist Mala by Gyatrul Rinpoche

February 3, 2011

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Gyatrul Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet in 1925. He spent many years in retreat with some of Tibet’s greatest lamas and is a fully qualified teacher of Vajrayana Buddhism in the Nyingma tradition. Trained by renowned adepts, he spent much of his life in Tibet in meditative retreat before fleeing in 1959. In 1976 […]