When you catch on to your awakening, the world does not change. You just see it differently, that’s all. You acquire a feeling of immortality. A feeling of divine bliss, so to speak, when things no longer have the power to affect you.
Robert Adams (via lazyyogi)
An evening of African, Turkish and Indian fusion music with Kashinaad, a band recently formed by traveling musicians in Kashi.
You have Madhav playing the Sax and Bansuri, Banu (from Benaras) on the Tabla, Effie playing the Kora, Onjur Ji on the Khannun, Hada on the Lyra and Fermin on the Guitar.
I saw them at Sky Pie in Bhagsu India. Here is a link to a video i shot on the closing performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXc6i6jtAOE&feature=share
This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.
Buddha (via deep-nature)
The cycle of worldly suffering is mind turned outwardly, lost in its projections. The ending of suffering and great peace is mind turned inwardly, recognizing its nature
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (via pinoro)
Emptiness is the womb of compassion.
We are infinite, we are light, we are energy, we are here on this rock life after life to learn, to learn who we are, to learn what we are, to learn there is no I or me or myself but us and we. We are all interconnected on every level in every way. We are all our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers etc etc. You were my mother in past life and I was your mother in past life in beginningless time. We are all in this ribbon of energy and the slightest upset from anyone we all feel it and we are here to help each other through it to restore bliss to all sentient beings not excluding even one being ever. This is why we are here to love one another and guide one another toward our true nature of bliss.
Tibet must be free, there is no other way, there is no suddenly the Ccp will see reason and become peace loving people who practice equanimity. This is pie in the sky thinking. To much Tibetan blood has been spilled, to much Tibetan ashes are blowing in the wind. The only way I can see peace coming for Tibet and for Tibetans everywhere to come home and for His Holiness to return to Potala is by China out of Tibet. I fully support middle way approach of His Holiness and the CTA, I just do not know at this point if it is realistic. Bhod Gyalo, Rangzen Gyalo, Long Live His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama, His Holiness XVII Karmapa, Free His Holiness Panchen Lama. _/\_ - Tenzin Tharchen
See the whole talk here: http://www.ur.se/samtiden/mark-leveng…During a visit in Stockholm, Dalai Lama spoked to swedish tv-host Mark Levengood about religion, the importance of life and… baldness.
2:30 minutes into this video, during the Kalachakra dances in Jan 2012 in Bodh Gaya a guy sings “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson for his Holiness.
Tibet: an independent and reclusive kingdom ruled by a monk king, the Dalai Lama, until its invasion during the 1950s by Communist China. 50 years later, this film presents a kaleidoscope of Tibetan identity, in Tibet and in exile. Following the music of Chris Michell and Bhagdro, with no dialogs nor comments, Gilles Blaize in ‘Return to Tibet’ draw his first step into the culture of the Tibetans…
Machine guns used against Tibetans environmental protesters.
where is the international medias and International Campaign for Human Rights??? Chinese forces open fire on peaceful Tibetans who are protesting against mining in Yushu County. Shortly after this footage was shot, the protest was broken up with tear gas and beatings. http://www.freetibet.org/
I got the book i ordered Monday, Myriad Worlds (The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 1)
In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgön Kongtrül’s Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands out as a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet. In his monumental Treasury of Knowledge, Jamgön Kongtrül presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. This first book ofThe Treasury which serves as a prelude to Kongtrul’s survey describes four major cosmological systems found in the Tibetan tradition—those associated with the Hinayana, Mahayana, Kalachakra, and Dzogchen teachings. Each of these cosmologies shows how the world arises from mind, whether through the accumulated results of past actions or from the constant striving of awareness to know itself.