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One Taste of Tantra (Namkhai Norbu)

Posted in buddhism, tibet, Uncategorized on June 26, 2012 by ewakening

While Hinayana and Mahayana regard the absolute voidness as the object of realization to be attained by freeing oneself from bonds of impure relative dimension, the Tantras beginwith the awareness of the voidness of all phenomena, and aim at re-integrating with the relative – working with the method of transformation. The relative is not renounced or rejected but used as the means of transformation itself, until dualism is overcome, and all phenomena can be said to be of “one taste,” pure from the beginning.

— Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, from The Crystal and the Way of Light


Petros to Teach Tibetan Buddhism

Posted in buddhism, petros, tibet on September 24, 2011 by ewakening

Petros will be offering a free class on Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) on Friday, October 7th at 7pm. This class will pick off where his “Introduction to Buddhism” class left off, working toward more advanced aspects of practice for those seriously interested in the Dharma.

Alpha Book Center
4532 N. 7th St.
Phoenix AZ

Friday, 7 October 2011
7:00 pm

Time & Space in Dzogchen

Posted in enlightenment, tibet on April 10, 2011 by ewakening

If time and space are absent when scrutinized, then in the same way they are surely absent when they are not under scrutiny, for then the parameters of investigation are absent, and the objective field has neither specific nor general characteristics.

— from Natural Perfection: Longchenpa’s Radical Dzogchen (trans. Keith Dowman)

Tibet tourism to double by 2010

Posted in tibet on June 9, 2007 by ewakening

It was once a mystical mountain enclave closed to outsiders and ruled by red-robed Buddhist monks, but the number of tourists visiting Tibet is set to double to six million between now and 2010.

The introduction of regular flights as well as a high-tech rail link to the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, that started a year ago, has seen tourists arrive in droves to the city where historically neither foreigners or Chinese dare enter.

The opening up of Tibet is a contentious issue. Beijing says it is bringing prosperity to a traditionally impoverished area, and has engaged in a huge building programme. According to a regional government document, tourism could bring at least six billion yuan ($800m) or about 12 per cent of the region’s gross domestic product.

Tibetan activists fear that local people will receive less than their share of new jobs and income, and that tourism and migration by Han Chinese could swamp the area’s distinctive culture.