H.H. Dalai Lama in the UK, June 2012

January 29, 2012

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H.H. Dalai Lama

H.H. Dalai Lama will visit the UK this June. Full details can be found at the following websites: www.dalailama2012uk.org www.dalailamascotland.org Advertisements

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The “Conmanship” of Akong Tulku – Chogyam Trungpa, 1977

December 15, 2011

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Chogyam Trungpa and his wife Diana Mukpo (nee Pybus)

The following text is an excerpt from the epilogue of the third edition of Chogyam Trungpa’s autobiography “Born in Tibet“, published in 1977. In 1967 Trungpa, together with Akong Tulku, had founded Samye Ling in Dumfriesshire, Scotland – the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West. This text was not included in earlier prints or […]

Ricard on Trulshik Rinpoche: “a perfect example of a non-sectarian teacher”

September 21, 2011

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Nyingma Lotus Crown

This series of photos from the blog of Matthieu Ricard shows the late Trulshik Rinpoche wearing the ceremonial hats of each of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. From left to right: Gelugpa, Sakya, Kagyu and Nyingma: Ricard states: “Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche was chiefly a master of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism but, […]

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1992 BBC documentary concerning the FWBO (Triratna Buddhist Community)

September 16, 2011

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This video, recently uploaded to the internet by the Dialogue Ireland website, is called ‘Going For Refuge’. It was made by BBC (East) and broadcast in the Eastern region of the UK on 12 November 1992, as part of BBC East’s ‘Matter of Fact’ series. It is about the organisaton formerly known as The Friends […]

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in London, September 2011

September 9, 2011

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Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in London 2010

This September Chögyal Namkhai Norbu will visit London to give Dzogchen Atiyoga teachings. Born in Tibet in 1938, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu’s outstanding spiritual qualities were recognised at a very early age. In 1960, he was invited to Italy and was professor of Tibetan & Mongolian studies at Naples University for over 30 years. He began […]

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Trulshik Rinpoche passes away

September 5, 2011

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Trulshik Rinpoche

Trulshik Rinpoche, one of the last giants of Tibetan Buddhism and head of Nyingma school, left his body on Friday 2 September 2011 at the age of 82. Born in Lho Talung, Tibet in 1923, Trulshik Rinpoche sought refuge in the Nepal following China’s invasion of Tibet in 1959, and later established Thupten Choling monastery, […]

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Keith Dowman in London, July 2011

July 12, 2011

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Keith Dowman

VAST UNBOUNDED WHOLENESS With Keith Dowman, translator and author of many Tibetan Buddhist titles including Sky Dancer, Masters of Mahamudra, Divine Madman, Flight of the Garuda and Natural Perfection. Weekend July 16th – 17th A weekend of self enquiry & Meditation, sharing the non dual wisdom which points directly to one’s own essence, the greatest […]

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