With our recent launch of the revised library, we are stressing the distinction between Genres (རྩོམ་རིགས།) and Subjects (བརྗོད་བྱ།), and inherent tensions that lie therein. This distinction is a result of our methodology for classification, based on our practices of categorizing texts according to their topics over the past several years. It is part of a more rigorous assessment of the structure and organization of Tibetan literature as a whole within our digital holdings.
Director of Scholarship
Contemplative Sciences Center
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies,
University of Virginia
contemplative studies | Tibetan & Buddhist studies | research professor & director of scholarship @ Contemplative Sciences Center @UVA
Barbara Gerke has just published a new book about mercury in Tibetan medicine. It is open access, freely downloadable in PDF... amazing! https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/catalog/book/746 #sowarigpa
interesting to see these kinds of collaborations on #Buddhism & science popping up around the globe -
Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s Mind Science Academy Creates a Meeting Place for Ancient Buddhist Knowledge and Western Science - https://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/istituto-lama-tzong-khapas-mind-science-academy-creates-a-meeting-place-for-ancient-buddhist-knowledge-and-western-science/
on the use of metaphor in the instructive language of contemplative practices - "Metaphor can influence meta-thinking and affective levels in guided #meditation" - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-021-01655-1
checkout the video recording of "Voices of Larung Gar: A Symposium" book launch, now on @ShambhalaPubs website - https://www.shambhala.com/videos/voices-of-larung-gar-symposium/
NEW BIO! Tokden Orgyen Tenzin was a Chod practitioner who lived most of his life in caves around the Derge region during the first half of the twentieth century. He was a student of Adzom Drukpa and the paternal great-uncle and teacher of Namkhai Norbu.