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.

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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."



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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.



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