Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dependent Origination and Science

Lecture by Dr. Alan Wallace on December 8, 2006.

Alan Wallace explores how various Buddhist schools, along with western science, approach the question of what exists. He examines the Christian origin of scientific realism and contrasts this with different kinds of Buddhist realism before unpacking the concept of dependent origination and its relationship to modern physics.

To listen click here.

Alan Wallace

Balancing the Heart and Mind: Practice of the Four Immeasurables and Shamatha Meditation (December 10, 2006)- to listen click here.

Buddha's Painter









Presented at Globians Film Festival 2005: After seventy years of darkness, the phoenix of Mongolian Buddhist art is again striking its wings in the form of Master Artist Purevbat and his disciples.
Director and Producer: Thomas Gonschior
Language: Mongolian; with English subtitles
56mns

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Arnaud Desjardins - Tantrism

"In 1963, for the first time, the Dalai Lama allowed a Westerner, Desjardins, to film the heart of the Tibetan tradition. These two films were originally shown on French television in the 1960's and are a wonderful testimony, revealing some of Tibet's foremost masters as they were then. It includes footage of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the Sixteenth Karmapa, Dudjom Rinpoche, Ling Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Sakya Trizin, and the yogis Abo Rinpoche and Lopon Sonam Zangpo."



Watch the rest here...

Arnaud Desjardins - Buddhism

"These portraits of the legendary Tibetan masters are not simply a unique historical record, not only a stunning and moving inspiration for now and for the future, but an extraordinary testimony, a treasure." - Sogyal Rinpoche.



Watch the rest here...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Monks in the Lab

See how meditation affects the brain and mind in the lab, using the instruments of science. Buddhism and science working together to understand the mind, as encouraged by the Dalai Lama.

Wheel of Time - Kalachakra

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Habits of Happiness

Matthieu Ricard talks about happiness, the conditions it requires, and what it really means.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Buddhist Psychology

A free course from Berkeley University via webcast.
To check it out, click here.
Then click on the "eye" on the yellow square to watch the classes.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Robert Thurman on Buddhism part 1


"Take refuge in the three jewels, the three precious gems," begins Robert A.F. Thurman's introduction to Buddhism: "the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha." Each of these is the focus of one tape in Thurman's three-part lecture series On Buddhism, an extremely thorough introduction to the philosophy, theology, and history of Buddhism. Thurman is well-known as a professor of Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University, having also translated The Tibetan Book of the Dead into English. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas. The videotapes themselves do not have elaborate production values: these are essentially college lectures, and they are not for newcomers to Buddhism. For people who have done some reading or have some personal experience with Buddhism and want to gain greater insight and understanding from a leading scholar, however, these lectures are an excellent foray into the intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual underpinnings of Buddhism."
Duration: 2 hr 28 min

Robert Thurman on Buddhism part 2


Duration: 4 hr 39 min

Alan Wallace Video & Audio

For Online Video and Audio of Alan Wallace Click Here.

Dr. Alan Wallace - Consciousness, Buddhism and Science

Dr. Alan Wallace - Consciousness, Buddhism and Science
"Dr. Wallace is the founder and President of the Santa Barbara Institute for the Study of Consciousness. Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation throughout Europe and America since 1976. Ordained by the Dalai Lama, he has an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College, and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. He joins Steve in this episode to introduce concepts of Buddhism, and to explore the limits of materialist approaches to consciousness."

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Drepung Loseling Monastery

This video gives a glimpse of the daily life at the monastery as the monks integrate into the local Indian community while trying to preserve their Tibetan culture in exile. Drepung Loseling Monastic University is the home monastery for the travelling monks in the "Mystical Arts of Tibet" tour and is located in the Tibetan Colony in Mundgod in southern India.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thich Nhat Hanh on Burma

Thich Nhat Hanh - Peace is every Step

"Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand new hours to live."

Walking Meditation

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Thubten Chodron

The 10 Root Afflictions

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

God and Buddha - a Dialogue

Deepak Chopra and Robert Thurman lecture in New York, 2000

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Pema Chodron

Faith and Reason: Bill Moyers interviews Pema Chodron

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Mind & Reality

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM ON CONSCIOUSNESS
Alan Wallace is the President of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies.

Question & Answer

Interview

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tibete Oral History Project

Waking Up


In this short film Buddhist nun Ven. Tenzin Palmo reflects on the current state of humanity and asks what will it take for everyone to wake up

Tenzin Palmo


At the age of 20, Ven. Tenzin Palmo left her home in London for India to pursue her spiritual path. There she met her guru, His Eminence the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche and became one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. In 1976, seeking more seclusion and better conditions for practice she found a cave in the Himalayan Valley of Lahaul where she lived for 12 years, the last three in strict retreat. In 2000, she founded the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery to give young nuns of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage the opportunity to realize their intellectual and spiritual potential.

Discovering Buddhism

Lisa Simpson becomes a Buddhist

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Himalayas Science Of The Mind

National Geographic - Light At The Edge Of The World

Buddhism asks the fundamental question: What is life and what is the point of existence? Wade Davis goes on an anthropological and spiritual journey into the Himalayas of Nepal to learn the deepest lesson of Buddhist practice. Parts of this documentary feature H.H.Trulshik Rinpoche and Matthieu Ricard.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Mattieu Ricard Buddhist Monk

Mattieu Ricard, a scientist who became a Buddhist monk, has a brain scan to test his level of happiness during meditation.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Waking Life


"A boy has a dream that he can float, but unless he holds on, he will drift away into the sky. Even when he is grown up, this idea recurs. After a strange accident, he walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encountering various characters. People he meets discuss science, philosophy and the life of dreaming and waking, and the protagonist gradually becomes alarmed that he cannot awake from this confusing dream."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The boy who lived before

"A documentary following the story of Cameron, a 4 year old boy that seems to have memories from a previous life."

Sunday, July 15, 2007

One on One - The Dalai Lama

[Al Jazeera] 30 Jun 07
"The Nobel Peace laureate talks to Riz Khan about being a simple Tibetan monk."


Friday, July 06, 2007

Buddhist Library

A list of books you can read online

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

From Birth to Enlightenment

Siddhartha Gautama's path from Birth to Enlightenment using clips from the film Little Buddha starring Keanu Reeves.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Secret

I AM

Samsara



IN SPANISH

"A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending." http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00081IM2Y/ecored-20

Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion


"Ten years in the making, this award-winning documentary was filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. CRY OF THE SNOW LION brings audiences to the long-forbidden "rooftop of the world" with an unprecedented richness of imagery… from rarely-seen rituals in remote monasteries, to horse races with Khamba warriors; from brothels and slums in the holy city of Lhasa, to the magnificent Himalayan peaks still travelled by nomadic yak caravans. The dark secrets of Tibet’s recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film. A definitive exploration of a legendary subject, TIBET: CRY OF THE SNOW LION is an epic story of courage and compassion. Buy this movie: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00064MWJW/ecored-20

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Slide show

Friday, June 22, 2007

Engaged Buddhism

Jesse Hirsh host an interview with Prof. Mavis Fenn, Dept. of Religious Studies, St. Paul's College, Waterloo University, regarding Engaged Buddhism.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Dhammapada

Read it here.
Translated from Pali by F. Max Muller

Seven Years in Tibet

Watch the film here.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tibetan Language Classes

Geshe Michael Roach - Tibetan Language Classes 1-3

Geshe Michael Roach offering introductory classes to the Tibetan language with an emphasis on translating Buddhist texts from Tibetan.



Geshe Michael Roach - Tibetan Language Classes 4-6

Alan Wallace

Shamatha Project - Introductory Talk by Alan Wallace

Compassion In Action

Compassion In Action: Alleviating Suffering in the World. A Symposium with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Presented by the Tibet Fund. September 2006

Dalai Lama - Compassion, the Source of Happiness

The Dalai Lama visited Madison, WI May 2nd through the 4th of 2007. He offered teachings at the Alliant Energy Center. On the afternoon of May 4th, He offered this talk at the University of Wisconsin Kohl Center.



Dalai Lama at Woodstock

On September 12, 2006, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet spoke publicly in Woodstock, N.Y., drawing thousands of followers and ... all » admirers in a celebration of the International Day of Peace.

Dalai Lama - The Four Noble Truths

When the great universal teacher Shakyamuni Buddha first spoke about the Dharma in the noble land of India, he taught the four noble truths: the truths of suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering.






Another film

Buddha's Painter

Presented at Globians Film Festival 2005: After seventy years of darkness, the phoenix of Mongolian Buddhist art is again striking its wings in the form of Master Artist Purevbat and his disciples.

Language: Mongolian; with English subtitles

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Siddhartha

Listen to Siddhartha

WRITTEN BY: Herman Hesse

NARRATED BY: Michael Scott

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Supreme Identity

If, as historian Arnold Toynbee put it, the introduction of Buddhism into the West "may well prove to be the most important event of the 20th century,"we might also argue that the re-discovery of the contemplative roots of Christianity will be equally important. And as we enter the 21st century, it stands to reason that the recognition of a common mystical ground between Buddhism, Christianity, and the other World Religions will be the most important event of all.

In this clip, Brother Wayne Teasdale and Ken Wilber discuss the revelation of your Ultimate Identity as God, and the relationship of this "Supreme Identity" to your everyday life.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Coming to Our Senses

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Western Buddhist Thought

Western Buddhist Thought - Joan Enoch M.D.

A look at 20th Century Buddhist thought. Joan Enoch has an M.D. from the medical college of Pennsylvania and is a board certified psychiatrist. S

Being No One

Being No One: Consciousness, The Phenomenal Self, and the First-Person Perspective


Thomas Metzinger is the Director of the Philosophy Group at the Department of Philosophy at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. His research focuses on philosophy of mind, especially on consciousness and the nature of the self. In this lecture he develops a representationalist theory of phenomenal self-consciousness.

Pursuit of Happiness

The (misguided) pursuit of happiness (TEDTalks, Dan Gilbert)

In this memorable talk, Dan Gilbert demonstrates just how poor we humans are at predicting (or understanding) what will make us happy. Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard, and author of "Stumbling on Happiness".

Spiritual Computing

Craig Warren Smith, a Seattle native, is a former Harvard (Kennedy School) professor, a founder of the global movement to close the Digital Divide, and for 30 years a Buddhist teacher. In the mid-1990s as a consultant to Bill Gates, he led a strategic planning process that helped Microsoft and its founder find the distinct role of philanthropy in its corporate culture.



ABSTRACT Can the next generation of technologies advance the spiritual development of individuals and communities? The speaker, director of the Spiritual Computing Research Group (www.spiritualcomputing.com), will argue that several trends – Web 2.0 innovations, neuroscience's interactions with the Dalai Lama, and West's new embrace of premodern wisdom traditions – all combine to bring spiritual principles at the doorstep of the world's technological laboratories. The upshot: today's system architects may be able to measure fuzzy notions like user empowerment. "Tech researchers will get algorithms that show if they are empowering users, addicting them or just delivering ease of use," he says.

Spiritual technologies, he says, could release enormous pent up demand for web services in advanced markets (where 83% of users are "spiritual") and in emerging markets such as India where spirituality is fundamental for survival. Examples: versions of Wikipedia in which wisdom, not mere knowledge, rises to the surface; gaming as spiritual quest; online enhancement of Islamic rituals; locative technologies that use feng shui to create sacred spaces, biofeedback interfaces that bring mindfulness into cancerous organs; technological support for 12 step programs that transform addiction into empowerment.

Spiritual Practice, Modern World

The Role of Spiritual Practice in the Modern World

For the past 50 years, people have begun to recognize that advanced technology and material abundance do not provide meaning in their lives. This talk discusses how spiritual practice provides the balance needed to live a life of understanding and harmony. Before retiring from the corporate, high-tech world in 1990, Les Kaye worked at IBM for over 30 years, as an engineer, salesman, manager, and software developer. In the mid-sixties, while working and raising a family, he started to practice Zen Buddhism. He was ordained as a Zen monk in 1970 and was recognized as a Zen teacher in 1986. Today he is the abbot of the Kannon Do Zen Center in Mountain View. His book Zen at Work includes stories of how his meditation practice enhanced the quality of his life and work at IBM

Mindfulness Stress Reduction And Healing


Jon will describe the revolution in medicine that has occurred over the past 30 years that has integrated the mind back into the body and developed a remarkable range of practices for integrating one's experience, reducing stress, healing the body, coping more effectively with emotions such as anxiety, anger, and depression, and cultivating greater well-being and happiness. His work has been instrumental in bringing Buddhist meditative practices, as he likes to say, "without the Buddhism" to full acceptance within the mainstream of medicine, psychology, and health care, and has shown them to be effective in people suffering from a wide range of medical disorders and diseases who have not been entirely helped by more traditional approaches. He will present data from several studies showing the effects of simple mindfulness practices on the brain and the immune system in employees in a high-stress work environment, and on rates of healing in medical patients. He will also speak about the growing conversation at the highest levels between science and ancient contemplative traditions, catalyzed in part by the Dalai Lama's interest in science, and how it is leading to new ways of exploring and understanding the nature of human experience and our potential to lead satisfying, happy, and healthy lives.

Happiness

Change your Mind Change your Brain: The Inner Conditions for Authentic Happiness

If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on his book, Happiness: A Guide to Life's Most Important Skill and from the research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain.


Speaker Bio: Matthieu Ricard, a gifted scientist turned Buddhist monk, is a best selling author, translator, and photographer. He has lived and studied in the Himalayas for the last 35 years where he currently works on humanitarian projects. He is an active participant in the current scientific research on meditation and the brain.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Science Of The Mind

National Geographic;Light At The Edge Of The World:Himalayas Science Of The Mind

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Lam Rim Video 1

Bob Thurman describes how one's encounter with another of a different consciousness is the first step on the path to enlightenment.

Lam Rim Video 2

Bob examines the Buddhist view of the amazing evolutionary effort we have all made to be humans; and our unique ability to imagine being other beings.

Lam Rim Video 3

Bob uses metaphors to describe the bodhi-mind, the altruistic spirit of enlightenment; and why the act of killing another being solves nothing.

Lam Rim Video 4

Bob describes the three unskilful actions that cause one to be reborn a less happy being.

Lam Rim Video 5

Bob meditates on the immediacy of death; and how the soul will be the only thing of any benefit to you when you pass from this life to the next.

Lam Rim Video 6

Bob explores the Buddha's realization of the relational nexus of all things; and how we are a presence within a world of interrelationships.

Lam Rim Video 7

Bob Thurman explains how ethics in Buddhism is less moralistic than biological; and introduces us to the ten-fold path of skilful and unskilful evolutionary action.

The Tale of the Sand

The tragic faith of Tibet, viewed through the creation and ritual destruction of a sand Mandala by four Tibetan monks in Göteborg, Sweden, in November 2005.

Ven Tenzin Palmo

Ven Tenzin Palmo & Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nuns (India)

Heart Sutra

The Heart of Wisdom Sutra read by Helen Harding.

Freedom for Tibet

A video collage of pictures and clips from the exiled country of Tibet.

Who is Milarepa?

Faith In Exile

Story of the takeover of Tibet

Prostrations

Basic instructions on how to perform prostrations in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, given by the Venerable Thubten Chodron from Sravasti Abbey.

The Venerable Thubten Chodron physically demonstrates how prostrations are done.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Buddha's Quote

Do not accept any of my words on faith,
Believing them just because I said them.
Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns,
And critically examines his product for authenticity.
Only accept what passes the test
By proving useful and beneficial in your life.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Losar Tashi Delek!


(A bit late, but never mind...)

Another year has passed.
Many changes took place
Many dreams got crushed
Loved ones we have lost
Great beings passed away
Sufferings we have seen all around.

We have faced those challenges
Great things have happened
New hopes have arisen
Many things we have learnt
What a year it has been!
There was not a moment of dullness.

Another year is about to start
With the same vigour and excitement
What a challenge it will be
To keep the love in our hearts
And the will to work for our vision
'To bring love and joy in every heart.'

Wishing you a great year in Fire Pig Year.
From Ringu Tulku and Bodhicharya Community.
Thanks to Ngawang Guendun from OKC Lisbon for posting this.

Who Are The FWBO?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Right Speech

Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication Part 1

Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication Part 2

Marshall Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication Part 3

Precious Human Life

Social Change

Thich Nhat Hanh - Social Change at the Base

Witness For The World

The Dalai Lama

Friday, February 16, 2007

Precious life


Venerable Chodron reminds us how precious our human life is.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Life of Buddha

Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti with Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche

Extract which focuses on the nature of meditation and the problem of authority. From the video: "Is meditation a way of escaping, avoiding what actually is... or is meditation the understanding of the problem of living?"

On The Threshold


Taking Buddhist practice out into the world - fundraising door-to-door with Karuna Trust appeals.

The flying notebook

Tashi Delek! The flying notebook

Tashi Delek! The flying notebook is one of the films for the 2004 diploma in camera and editing of the Zelig School for Documentary, Television and New Media, Bolzano. The film stemmed from a twinning project between the elementary school Manzoni in Bolzano Italy and the Serkong Primary School in Tabo and tells the story of how the children of the two schools got in touch with a distant culture through the comparison of universal features and needs such as playing, studying, eating, sleeping, etc Tabo is a small village situated in the valley of the Spiti in the north of India. It is famous for an important monastery which was restored towards the end of the year 1000 and which houses precious treasures of Buddhist art. This region, in fact, has always been inhabited by populations of Tibetan origin as the Spiti was a Tibetan principality up to the middle of the 19th century and has become part of India only since Tibet, China and India divided up the borders. The Spiti is a dry desolate valley in the Himalayas, situated at an altitude of 3000-4000 metre. Its location has always kept it isolated from external influences and tourism has reached the area only in the early 1990s. However, if the isolation has allowed its population to preserve their thousand-year-old culture almost intact, at the same time it has made them very poor, and they are now at risk of extinction.

Lotus in the City


"The London Buddhist Centre is one of the largest urban Buddhist Centres in the West. It opened in 1978 and has quickly become the heart of a thriving Buddhist community in the East End of London. ‘Lotus in the City’ is an entertaining and moving film celebrating the life of the LBC and the surrounding ‘Buddhist Village’ through the impressions of some of huge range of people who benefit from it."

The Mindful Way

A British television program on Buddhism, featuring an interview with Ajahn Chah, a highly revered Thai monk.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Cultivating Happiness, Relieving Pain

In the first part of this talk, Thich Nhat Hanh addresses families, offering concrete methods from Buddhism to develop and sustain a family practice that includes children and adults. Beginning Anew – a community meeting of appreciation, deep listening and understanding that is practiced weekly at Plum Village – is explained for family use. Bell practice is described so that all members of the family can take part in it. He gives suggestions for establishing a breathing room in the home and a weekly family meditation time. But most importantly, he reminds us to eat a meal together each day, listen deeply to each others’ words, and speak to each other with love and from our hearts. This is true family practice.

In the 2nd part (58m), Thich Nhat Hanh describes exercises of mindful breathing that were developed by the Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. When you practice mindful breathing, you create the energy of awareness – that awareness can be used to go home to the body and lessen pain and suffering. The breath exercises given here bring joy and happiness into the body and give you the tools to recognize painful feelings and bring relief to them.

Thich Nhat Hanh

To Touch Life, Come Home to Yourself

It is by going back to ourselves that we can reach out to others and to the wonders of life, explains Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Mindfulness can intervene in every situation. If we feel lonely or empty, we often find ways to avoid touching that feeling by reading, watching TV or talking on the phone. But this contact is artificial, because we have not gone back to ourselves. Buddhism teaches that is possible to come home to yourself and perform small miracles every day – in breathing, stepping, brushing our teeth or drinking tea with awareness. With each breath and step, you can touch the ultimate dimension. You can live deeply each moment of your life.

Tantric Methods

Practical Tantric Buddhist Methods Part 1

GLENN MULLIN is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism and author of over a dozen books on Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. For 12 years he lived in the Himalayas, studying under many of Tibet’s greatest spiritual masters including the present Dalai Lama.

Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead: A Way Of Life - Part 1


The Tibetan Book Of The Dead: A Way Of Life - Part 2

Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead


Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain: A Gathering of Shamans

A documentary about the connection between consciousness and nature, as embodied in the spiritual traditions of Indigenous Peoples, whose ecological metaphors of the sacred are so relevant to the modern world. Done in 1997 at an historic 10-day gathering of shamans from 5 continents, who travelled to Karma Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre in the French Alps, to discuss their concerns with H.H. the Dalai Lama and high-level representatives of the world's religions. This documentary embodies the wish of these Indigenous People - all traditional wisdom-keepers, shamans and medicine-women - who requested us to communicate their message to the world.

Tibet: Does History Matter?


Tsering Shakya teaches in the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. His primary research interests are the political, cultural, and literary histories of twentieth-century Tibet. His publications include Fire Under the Snow: The Testimony of a Tibetan Prisoner (1997) and The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947 (1999). Sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley and the Institute of East Asian Studies.

Inner Heat Science


Monks performing meditation under scientific test conditions.

The Dalai Lama

Charlie Rose - The Dalai Lama

Friday, January 26, 2007

Buddhist Chants

Lots of lovely Tibetan Buddhist Chants and Songs to listen here.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Perceiving Reality

Similar to Buddhism, it seems...