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Buddhadharma Book Briefs: Summer 2012

by Michael Sheehy

Open Heart, Open Mind (Harmony Books 2012)
Dogen: Textual and Historical Studies (Oxford 2012)
Nothing and Everything (North Atlantic Books 2012)
To Dispel the Misery of the World (Wisdom 2012)
The Magic of Awareness (Snow Lion 2012)
Living by Vow (Wisdom 2012)
Dreaming Yourself Awake (Shambhala 2012)
Speaking for Buddhas (Columbia 2011)

 

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The New School Tibet Excursion ’12

 

 

The New School University’s study excursion to Tibet completed it’s second consecutive year.

The program, “Living Tibetan Buddhist Culture” is designed & led by Michael Sheehy to give students an immersion in Tibetan life and ideas. Students spent three weeks on pilgrimage to some of he prominent cultural and historical sites in central Tibet.

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Pilgrimage 2013: Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash, Zhang Zhung & the Guge Kingdoms: Western Tibet

August 02-25, 2013

A Cultural & Educational Expedition Hosted by Jonang Foundation

After the incredible 2011 journey through central Tibet, we are happy to announce that the biannual Jonang Foundation pilgrimage to power places in Tibet continues in 2013. Different from our previous pilgrimages, the 2013 expedition will have Tibet’s most sacred mountain — Mount Kailash — as the apex of the journey. We will embark southward from Tibet’s cultural capital in Lhasa  to the Great Stupa at Jonang and head to Mount Kailash, considered the axis of the cosmos, before exploring the ancient western Tibetan kingdoms of Zhang Zhung and Guge.

Meditation sessions, pilgrimage rituals, and discussions on Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan culture with Tulku Kunga Zangpo Rinpoche and myself will be integral to the journey.

See more details on the Jonang Foundation pilgrimage page.

 

 

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The Panchen Lama Enumerations

There are different systems of reckoning Lobzang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662) as the first or the fourth in the incarnate line of the Panchen Lamas. This gives us two distinct enumerations of the Panchen Lamas.

Lobzang Chokyi Gyeltsen was conferred the title “Panchen Bhogto” (པཎ་ཆེན་བྷོག་ཏོ།) by Gushri Khan. Later in 1713, the title “Panchen Erteni” (པཎ་ཆེན་ཨེར་ཏེ་ནི།) was conferred to Panchen Lozang Yeshe by the Khanxi Emperor during the Qing Dynasty. According to Dungkar Rinpoche, the title “Panchen” was given to Lobzang Yeshe by Dalai Lama 05, initiating the formal recognition of this incarnation lineage (W26372; 1258).

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Buddhadharma Book Briefs: Spring 2012

by Michael Sheehy

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom (Shambhala 2011)
Making Zen Your Own (Wisdom 2012)
Tsongkhapa’s Praise for Dependent Relativity (Wisdom 2011)
Bringing Home Zen (Hawaii 2011)
The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk (Columbia 2011)
The Lankavatara Sutra (Counterpoint 2012)
Jamgon Mipam (Shambhala 2011)
The Range of the Bodhisattva (Columbia 2011)

 

 

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Jonang Takten Monastery 3D

We have released the initial stage of our 3D map of the Jonang Takten Monastery campus in central Tibet. For an introduction to this project, see the post on Jonangpa.com. As this project develops, we’ll be adding further details about this site including images from inside the monastery such as its famous wall murals, a catalog of texts printed in the printery, and descriptions based on Taranatha’s own writings. New features will allow viewers to virtually navigate Takten Monastery.

View the Takten Monastery Interactive Map.

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