Radiant Goddess and Black Coat

August 23rd, 2011
Black Coat in union with Radiant Goddess

Black Coat in union with Radiant Goddess

This 19th Century thangka from Eastern Tibet is in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art. Today’s update to the Himalayan Art Resource website states:

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Phenomena – Vajra Song by Lama Gendun Rinpoche

August 5th, 2011
Gendun Rinpoche wearing the Maitripa Hat

Gendun Rinpoche wearing the Maitripa Hat

This spontaneous vajra song by Lama Gendun Rinpoche is from the recently publishd book “Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master“.

All phenomena,
the outer world and all its inhabitants,
are appearances of our own mind.

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Today is Chokhor Düchen, a “Ten Million Multiplier”

August 3rd, 2011
Buddha teaching

Buddha teaching

Today, 3 August 2011, is Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’ — one of the four major Tibetan Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month.

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moreEC campaign & website launch

July 27th, 2011

This message just in from the Europe Center:

Dear friends and supporters,

Even before we had it, the Europe Center idea symbolized the rising international spirit of Diamond Way Buddhism. In 2007, this decade-old wish materialized with Gut Hochreute in the foothills of the German Alps. Building on what was already present, we began with the first International Summer Course and then made the most out of the 4 following years. Thanks to that, thousands have already caught the “international EC virus” and our over 600 centers worldwide are today interconnected like never before.

Now it’s time to finish what we started. From the experience gained arose a natural next step, extending the EC with a large new gompa, living space for guests & residents, and various maintenance and working areas. Once finished, the potential of the EC will fully blossom, making all its functions accessible to ever more people: hosting big courses with our Lamas throughout the year, nurturing a lively international exchange, showing a proud, mature face of Diamond Way Buddhism to the world and much more.

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Lama – The Source of Blessings by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

July 26th, 2011
Jamgon Kongtrul III

Jamgon Kongtrul III

Buddhist teachings can be divided into the sutra path and the tantra path. The sutra path is based on causes, and the tantra path is based on fruit. Both are about using a path to free us from the dualistic view in order to reach the state of liberation.

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Karma Kagyu Meditation Forms

July 23rd, 2011

The pictures below show some of the most common forms used in the meditation practices of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Buddhism. They are from the website www.thanka.buddhizmusma.hu.

Click on any of the thumbnails to enlarge the image.

16th Karmapa Thangka2nd Karmapa ThangkaRadiant Goddess ThangkaBlack Coat ThangkaKarma Kagyu Refuge Tree ThangkaDiamond Mind ThangkaLoving Eyes ThangkaRed Wisdom ThangkaHighest Bliss Thangka

Top row, left to right: 16th Karmapa, 2nd Karmapa, Black Coat in union with Radiant Goddess. Middle row left to right: Black Coat, the Karma Kagyu Refuge Tree, Diamond Mind. Bottom row left to right: Loving Eyes, Red Wisdom, Buddha of Highest Bliss in union with Red Wisdom.

Shakespeare on relative truth

July 20th, 2011
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”.

– Shakespeare, (Hamlet, Act II, Scene II).

Spotlight on the Budapest Diamond Way Buddhist Centre

July 16th, 2011
Arial view of the Budapest Diamond Way Buddhist Centre

Arial view of the Budapest Diamond Way Buddhist Centre

The Budapest Diamond Way Buddhist centre is the biggest urban centre of the over 600 Diamond Way Buddhist centres founded by Lama Ole Nydahl around the world. Because of its size and location, it also fulfills the role of an international centre for the central European, eastern European, and Balkan region. Here we highlight a little of the Centre’s history, accomplishments and current activities.

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