The Discovery and Recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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The Discovery and Recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The following is an account of the discovery and recognition of the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, excerpted from The History of the Karmapas: The Odyssey of the Tibetan Masters with the Black Crown The Last Testament Most of his previous reincarnations left behind a Last Testament giving indications of their rebirth. But in 1981, when the sixteenth Karmapa died, … Continue reading

A Readers Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva
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A Readers Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva

Also, please visit our page on our May 18-22, 2016 immersive workshop on The Way of the Bodhisattva or sign up to our Tibetan Buddhist email list to receive notifications about when this will be available online. The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher and revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known … Continue reading

The Levels of Study of the Karma Kagyü at Larung Gar
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The Levels of Study of the Karma Kagyü at Larung Gar

  We were very pleased to host a talk with Khenpo Jamyang of Larung Gar in Golok on Monday, April 18th, 2016 who discussed the Kagyu curriculum at the largest center of Buddhist study and practice in the world.  We will make this talk available online subsequently. Below is a list of the texts that Khenpo will … Continue reading

Intermediate States: Living and Dying from Ancient India to 21st Century New York
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Intermediate States: Living and Dying from Ancient India to 21st Century New York

The term bardo, often translated as “intermediate state” is a term that entered the popular imagination in the West with the publication of W.Y. Evans-Wentz’s 1927 translation of The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States, which he rendered as The Tibetan Book of the Dead.  It is curious that such a specialized esoteric … Continue reading

Translating the Maitreya Treatises: An Interview with Thomas Doctor
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Translating the Maitreya Treatises: An Interview with Thomas Doctor

We recently interviewed Thomas Doctor, a translator on the Dharmachakra Translation Committee, about the importance of their recent translations of the Maitreya texts and commentaries. Shambhala Publications: The Dharmachakra Translation Committee has now published two of the five Maitreya texts, with a third on the way soon. Can you give a brief overview of why … Continue reading

General Character of the Thirty Days of the Month
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General Character of the Thirty Days of the Month

The following is excerpted from Tibetan Astrology by Philippe Cornu, pages 180-183 In the course of the month, the moon makes different aspects to the sun, and these may be either favorable or unfavorable. This is what gives the days their particular character. In the Indian, Chinese, and Arab traditions, there are lists showing the … Continue reading