Post Tagged with: "Buddhism"

“Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet” By Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa

“Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet” By Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa

0 by / on 16/08/2017, 14:47 / in Reading List

Published in April 2017 by Harvard University Press,”Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet”, by Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa brings the Tibetan writings of Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri to readers of English for the first time.

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“Discussing the Meaning of the Kalachakra Teachings Again” By Woeser

“Discussing the Meaning of the Kalachakra Teachings Again” By Woeser

0 by / on 08/03/2017, 16:18 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on January 18, 2017.

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“The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio

“The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 17:11 / in Reading List

Published in October 2016 by Oxford University Press, “The Life of the Madman of Ü” by David DiValerio tells the story of Künga Zangpo (1458-1532), a famous Tibetan Buddhist ascetic of the Kagyü sect. Having grown weary of the trials of human existence, Zangpo renounced the world during his teenage years, committing himself to learning and practicing the holy Dharma […]

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“Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg

“Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 17:04 / in Reading List

Published in October 2016 by Wisdom Publications, “Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” by Daniel Hirshberg sheds light on the work of Nyangrel Nyima Öser (1124–92), one of the most influential yet least known figures in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.

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“Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley

“Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 14:58 / in Reading List

Published in December 2016 by Columbia University Press, “Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” by Holly Gayley chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in eastern Tibet during the post-Mao era.

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“The Buddha Party” By John Powers

“The Buddha Party” By John Powers

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 14:37 / in Reading List

Published in October 2016 by Oxford University Press, “The Buddha Party: How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism” by John Powers tells the story of how the PRC employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad.

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“Tibetans, I Ask You to Go On Pilgrimage In A Civilised Manner!” By Reba Gerong Tsering

“Tibetans, I Ask You to Go On Pilgrimage In A Civilised Manner!” By Reba Gerong Tsering

1 by / on 02/11/2016, 20:38 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an essay that was originally written by Reba Gerong Tsering in 2015 but circulated more recently on the official WeChat channel of Tibetan poet Gade Tsering on August 15, 2016.

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“On the Verge of Doomsday, On the Verge of Hell: Between Smog and Hungry Ghosts…” By Woeser

“On the Verge of Doomsday, On the Verge of Hell: Between Smog and Hungry Ghosts…” By Woeser

0 by / on 17/08/2016, 23:13 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on December 11, 2015.

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“Tibetan Zen: Discovering a Lost Tradition” By Sam van Schaik

“Tibetan Zen: Discovering a Lost Tradition” By Sam van Schaik

0 by / on 10/01/2016, 22:52 / in Reading List

Published by Shambhala Publications in September 2015, “Tibetan Zen: Discovering a Lost Tradition” by Sam van Schaik translates some of the earliest surviving Tibetan Zen manuscripts preserved in Dunhuang. 

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“A Message to All Tibetan Youth” By Thubten Phuntsok

“A Message to All Tibetan Youth” By Thubten Phuntsok

4 by / on 24/12/2015, 16:56 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has been following the huge public debate on Tibetan Buddhism and Trulkus (reincarnate Lama) on Chinese social media that has been ignited by the enthronement of Chinese actor Zhang Tielin as a Trulku by a Hong Kong based Chinese (self-proclaimed) Trulku called Padma Woser.

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