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Buddhist Master, Harvard Ph.D., Now Temple Builder Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Oversees Construction of a New Eco Monastery at Buddha’s Birthplace

March 16, 2011

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Buddhist Master, Harvard Ph.D., Now Temple Builder Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche Oversees Construction of a New Eco Monastery at Buddha’s Birthplace LUMBINI, Nepal, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — He made Buddhist history when he was graduated from Harvard University in 2004. Now Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche (Ph.D., Indo-Tibetan Buddhism) is about to make another kind of history […]

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 […]

Statues “enlightening the world”

September 1, 2010

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The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from the people of France, was originally called “La Liberté éclairant le monde” (“Liberty Enlightening the World.”) Excluding the plinth, she stands at just over 151 feet (46 meters). The UNESCO “Statement of Significance” describes the statue as a “masterpiece of the human spirit.” The Statue of Liberty […]

The Four Maras

August 26, 2010

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Having recently posted on Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s reflections on Buddhism in the West, I’m devoting some time to the Buddhist concept of “maras” as obstacles to practice. According to Dzigar Kongtrul: “There are many challenges on this path. These challenges, or maras, are not unique to the West; the works of maras are crucial buddhist […]

Tibetan and Newar Tantric Art – The Robert Beer Online Galleries

July 30, 2010

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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 […]