“The physical posture is most important for one’s meditation to go well. There are seven points to take into consideration, called the sevenfold posture of Vairocana. He is the central Buddha in the Mandala of all Buddhas. The seven points of Vairocana are:
Archive for February, 2011
This TV interview with H.H. the 16th Karmapa took place in the USA in 1976. The show was called “Vermont Report”, a half-hour Public Television news program from Vermont. In the studio there are other important figures in the Karma Kagyu school such as the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and Lama Jigme Rinpoche. The footage is from the “extras” disc which features with the documentary film “Recalling a Buddha” (2009) by Greg Eller. The DVD is available to purchase online at http://www.karmapaxvi.com/
This series of four wonderful black and white pictures of H.H. 16th Karmapa was taken in the 1970′s by the photographer Cynthia MacAdams and forms part of an exhibition entitled “20th Century Cultural Icons”. They show the 16th Karmapa holding dorje and bell wearing the long-tailed red “pandit hat” while giving an initiation (click to enlarge the images).