Tibetan Buddhism

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    Tibetan Nomad photos by Alison Wright Paid Member

    The New York Times features a photo essay by—and interview with—photographer Alison Wright. Q: Why were you attracted to the Tibetan nomads? More »
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    Slogan 1: "First Train in the Preliminaries." Paid Member

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    Understanding the Four Orders of Tibetan Buddhism Paid Member

    In the latest issue of Snow Lion, Ngawang Zangpo, translator of Jamgon Kongtrul’s The Treasury of Knowledge: Books 2-4: Buddhism’s Journey to Tibet, writes about the Four Orders of Tibetan Buddhism. Everyone knows about the Gelugs, Kagyus, Nyingmas, and Sakyas, but in what ways do they differ and diverge in doctrine? He writes: More »
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    Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche visits Tricycle Paid Member

    We were very fortunate to have Trinlay Tulku Rinpoche visit the Tricycle office today. He's pictured below with his wife Gisele. They were accompanied by frequent Tricycle contributor Pamela Gayle White, who has been hard at working writing and translating in Nepal this past winter. The topic of rebirth and its history throughout Eastern and Western thought was discussed (it seems to be a natural subject of conversation with tulkus,) as was the tragic earthquake in western China and Tibet. Trinlay Tulku was profiled in the pages of Tricycle a few years back in an article called "East Meets West." We were very pleased to have him visit and hope to see him again soon! More »
  • Tibet Earthquake Emergency Relief Paid Member

    From Tibetfund.org, We are very sad to report that hundreds have died and an estimated 10,000 mostly ethnic Tibetans were injured and left homeless in near-freezing temperatures in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck a sparsely populated region of Tibet in the early hours of April 14. More than 85 percent of the houses in Jiegu, a town of 100,000 people nearest the epicenter, were destroyed. Because solid information is still emerging from officials working in the area, it is difficult to know how many remain buried in the rubble. Most of the people in the region are Tibetan herders and farmers who are in immediate need of shelter, medicine, clothing and other necessities. More »
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    Acharya Judy Lief's Commentary on Atisha's 59 Lojong Slogans Paid Member

    Today, the first post of Acharya Judy Lief's commentary on the 59 mind-training (Tib. lojong) slogans was posted on Tricycle's website. Judy will continue writing comments on the slogans every week throughout the coming year. Read her first post here. Judy prefaces her series of comments with a bit of history: a brief retelling of the story of Atisha (980-1052 CE) who revitalized Buddhism in Tibet and brought the secret lojong teachings to the roof of the world. Initially the teachings were a closely guarded secret, but now, to the great good fortune of us all, they are available for the world to study. More »