Sunday, December 31, 2006

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama discusses ethical leadership for a new millennium to promote dialogue and cross-cultural understanding around the world.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tantra

Tibetan Buddhism: Lama Yeshe: Introduction to Tantra (Part1)
Lama Yeshe, teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, gave this teaching in California in 1980 for Vajrapani Institute as an introduction to his commentary on the Thousand-Arm Avalokiteshvara yoga method. Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–84) was born in Tibet and educated at Sera Monastic University in Lhasa. In 1959 he fled Chinese oppression for India. In 1969 he began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, and in 1974 began traveling the world to spread the Dharma. In 1975 he founded the international Buddhist organization The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now numbers more than 150 centers in over 30 countries worldwide.

The Great Jelly Mantra

(Thanks to Justine for sharing this)

Om wibilly wobbly woo, wobbly wobbly wibbily, wobbly woo

This is the spontaneous expression of jelly on the level of taste. 'Wibilly wobbly' means the conventional wobbliness of jelly (red jelly). Meaning the relative aspect of jelly, appearing in the form of jelly wobbling. So then the eye sense consciousness that apprehends that jelly wobbling sees the conventional jellyness and perceives it as real jelly wobbling. So it is this conventional nature of jelly that is misapprehended as existing as jelly from it's own side. Therefore woo is the wisdom realizing this mistaken view, that jelly does not exist from it's own
side, and is empty of any kind of jellyness. 'Wobbly wobbly wibbily' then is the ultimate nature of all jelly, as realized by 'woo'. This kind of stabilizes the wobbliness also, as we may understand the ultimate nature of jelly, but still, it is conventionally wobbling. Finally 'wobbly woo' is the union of the two, the empty nature, 'wibbily wobbly' meaning the aspect of jelly wobbling in conventional jellyness, perceived as real jelly wobbling and the wisdom realizing its empty nature. Then 'wobbly wobbly wibbily' realizes this and stabilizes not only this view in the ultimate sense of a non wobbling inherent jelly, but ultimate nature of all jelly. Wobbly woo. Empty while still wobbling.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006