Tibetan Buddhism

  • Call For Global Protest to Commemorate the 52nd Tibetan Uprising Day Paid Member

    via YC Dhardhowa of the The Tibet Post International, More »
  • India Must Apologize to Karmapa Paid Member

    On January 28th Indian police raided the monastery of 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje and seized a large amount of cash. At that time, many damning and accusatory articles about the Karmapa appeared in the Indian media (that he is a Chinese spy etc.) Of the subsequent vast onslaught of information and commentary that then came our way, two things seemed immediately clear: The money was donated to the Karmapa from his many supporters throughout the world and the Indian media was acting irresponsibly.Two weeks ago, when the New York Times published a piece on the situation, I posted a blog praising the Times' level headed approach and stated that I felt it was a time "to wait for more facts to surface before jumping to any conclusions."It has now been almost a month since the raid and the Indian government has given the Karmapa a "clean chit" (freed from any question of guilt). More »
  • Watch: Trailer for “Never Give Up,” a new film about Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Paid Member

    "What I really like to do is go into action…When I am meditating on compassion I don't want to keep it inside my own mind. I want to be able to show that power to others."-Ogyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa via Buddhadharma, Directed by Fernanda Rivero and James Gritz, Never Give Up: Karmapa 17 is a documentary film being made about, as Barry Boyce described him in his January 2010 Shambhala Sun cover story, “the third most important spiritual leader in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, and the one who may carry that tradition forward in the twenty-first century.” The films also centers on “the Kagyu Monlam prayer festival and three women inspired by the Karmapa into social action in Bodhgaya India, where the Buddha attained enlightenment.” Here’s the trailer for Never Give Up: More »
  • A Giant Thangka in China Paid Member

    Tibetan Buddhists and tourists view a giant thangka displayed on a hill near the Langmu Temple in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, China February 15, 2011, in celebration of the Monlam (The Great Prayer Festival).Love the contrast between the earth tones and the thangka's luster.  From the Reuters Editor's Choice Slideshow. More »
  • Chinese Government: We Will Choose Next Dalai Lama Paid Member

    Via The Tibet Post: More »
  • Karmapa in the New York Times Paid Member