Home The culture and beliefs of the tibetan community. Includes information on Mahayana buddhism, tibetan printing, prayer flag, and technology of traditional tibetan printing. http://www.geocities.com/tibetanprinting/home.html
Extractions: It should be particularly noticed that unlike other printing methods (Which uses oil based inks) this process widely uses water based ink. This use of water based ink is quite common in Chinese and East-Asian process, but in India (whose entire development in the field of printing was influenced by the Western world), the use of water based inks was comparatively unknown. The indigenous painting tradition of India is firmly water based where oil painting tradition was introduced only after the establishment of the Art institution by the British rulers. Yet interestingly enough due to the absence of a tradition of printing manuscripts or books any experiment or knowledge about printing ink was unknown. Only in this process such water based ink is used, and they have their own formula of making this ink, though now inks available in market is used side by side. Here ,the practice of printing has a cult value in its very essence! the whole culture of printing here has being encouraged for ritualistic purpose. the advancement of printing technology accelerates the spread of education in any society. yet beside the printing of sacred texts which is an inseparable part of their monastic education system, belief or faith in rituals is acting as an incentive for the continuation of the traditional printing process. And may be in future also this faith will be able to keep this tradition alive.
LMU Yoga Philosophy Program Courses in the core texts of yoga as well as the study of the Sanskrit and tibetan languages and the traditions associated with Yoga practice. These include Classical Yoga, various schools of Hinduism (Shaiva, Vaishnava, and various forms of devotionalism), buddhism, and Jainism. http://extension.lmu.edu/yoga/
Sparsabhumi - Buddhist And Indological Studies Selected Resources for the Study of buddhism, Indian Philosophy and Culture and the Encounter between India and the Western World (Buddhist Texts in Pali, Sanskrit, tibetan, Central Asian Languages, Chinese and in Modern European Languages, Sanskrit Literature in General, Other Indian Languages Texts, Buddhist and Indian Art and Western Classical Texts of Interest to the Indologist and the Buddhist Scholar) http://www.anu.edu.au/asianstudies/ahcen/coseru/index.html
Extractions: Buddhist and Indological Studies Selected Resources for the Study of Buddhism, Indian Philosophy and Culture and the Encounter between India and the Western World (Buddhist Texts in Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Central Asian Languages, Chinese and in Modern European Languages, Sanskrit Literature in General, Other Indian Languages Texts, Buddhist and Indian Art and Western Philosophical and Literary Texts of Interest to the Indologist and the Buddhist Scholar) The author is a member of... [ANU Home Page] [Faculty of Asian Studies] Last update 20 August 2000
Tibetan Studies WWW VL edu/~buddhism/). Search The HAsia logs of discussions (www2.h-net.msu.edu/~asia/). Search The Inbox Robot for the latest news (www.inboxrobot.com) eg tibet* , http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-TibetanStudies.html
Extractions: and other virtual librarians This document keeps track of leading information facilities in the field of Tibetan studies. It is a part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library and of its specialist subsection, the East Asia WWW Virtual Library . Please register with this page any new resources or mail email@example.com if you are interested in administering any specific area within this Virtual Library. Your feed-back will be gratefully appreciated. This research tool is optimised for transmission speed, not for fancy looks. All links are inspected and evaluated before being added to the Virtual Library. Tibet
Extractions: Related Timeline Content Timelines China, 500-1000 A.D. Himalayan Region, 500-1000 A.D. Himalayan Region, 1000-1400 A.D. Himalayan Region, 1400-1600 A.D. Himalayan Region, 1600-1800 A.D. Special Topics Life of the Buddha Nepalese Painting Nepalese Sculpture Maps World Map, 500-1000 A.D. South Asia Map, 500-1000 A.D. Buddhism was introduced to Tibet by the seventh century and was proclaimed the state religion by the end of the eighth century. Although Buddhist influence waned during persecutions between 838 and 942, the religion saw a revival beginning in the late tenth century. It rapidly became dominant, inaugurating what is known as the "later diffusion of the Buddhist faith." During the first few hundred years of this renewed interest, many monks from Tibet traveled abroad to India ( The Great Teacher Marpa, 1995.176 ), the homeland of Buddhism, to study the religion, and Indian scholars were invited to Tibet to lecture and give teachings ( Portrait of Atisha, 1993.479 Although numerous monks were artists, there were also lay artists who traveled from monastery to monastery and, with a few exceptions, it is difficult to assign a particular style to a monastery or sect. Most artists were anonymous and rarely signed their works, although names have survived in texts, in murals on monastery walls, and on some thankas and bronzes. In addition to Tibetan artists, the names of Indian, Nepalese, Central Asian, and Chinese artists were recorded. Many sculptures and paintings were made as aids for Buddhist meditation. The physical image became a base to support or encourage the presence of the divinity portrayed in the mind of the worshipper. Images were also commissioned for any number of reasons, including celebrating a birth, commemorating a death, and encouraging wealth, good health, or longevity. Buddhists believe that commissioning an image brings merit for the donor as well as to all conscious beings. Images in temples and in household shrines also remind lay people that they too can achieve enlightenment.
Kagyu E-Vam Buddhist Institute Website, Australia buddhism tibetan and other; regular courses on meditation, philosophy, annual Buddhist Summer School and buddhism Psychotherapy Conference Wisdom and Compassion. Venerable Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche is the spiritual director. http://www.evaminstitute.org.au
Fairhope Tibetan Society buddhism in the tibetan Gelugpa Tradition; basic teachings, spiritual program, buddhist links, resident teacher, other related items. http://www.angelfire.com/yt/fairtibet/
Home Page Information about buddhism and the tibetan Kaguy lineage. Links to South African centers and a biography of Rob Narn, representative of the Kagyu lineage there. http://www.buddhism.co.za
Extractions: Buddhism, one of the major world religions, began with the teachings of the Buddha - the 'Awakened One' - in northern India some two-and-a-half millennia ago. It is a religious tradition rooted in principles of non-violence and loving kindness, and a spiritual pathway applicable in any culture or era. The vast canon of Buddhist spiritual teachings contain detailed and, above all, practical instructions by which anyone, with effort, can develop the strength and energy to deal with the sufferings of everyday existence; the compassion to be of help to fellow beings; and the wisdom to see the transcendent in the mundane. Buddhist spiritual practice is based around ethics as a means of attaining personal and social responsibility; study and contemplation as a means of developing a true understanding of the nature of reality; and meditation as a means of stabilising the mind and testing and refining that understanding.
Buddhist Near-death Experiences The language and symbolism of death rituals of Bonism, the traditional preBuddhist tibetan religion, were skillfully blended with Buddhist conceptions. http://www.near-death.com/buddhism.html
Extractions: The Buddhist concept of the afterlife The Tibetan Book of the Dead is ostensibly a book describing the experiences to be expected at the moment of death, during an intermediate phase lasting forty-nine days, and during rebirth into another bodily frame. This however is merely the esoteric framework which the Tibetan Buddhists used to cloak their mystical teachings. The language and symbolism of death rituals of Bonism , the traditional pre-Buddhist Tibetan religion, were skillfully blended with Buddhist conceptions. The esoteric meaning is that it is death and rebirth of the ego that is described, not of the body. Tibetan lama Govinda indicates this clearly in his introduction when he writes: "It is a book for the living as well as for the dying." The book's esoteric meaning is often concealed beneath many layers of symbolism. It was not intended for general reading. It was designed to be understood only by one who was to be initiated personally by a guru into the Buddhist mystical doctrines, into the pre-mortem death-rebirth experience. These doctrines have been kept a closely guarded secret for many centuries, for fear that naive or careless application would do harm. In publishing this practical interpretation, we are in a sense breaking with the tradition of secrecy and thus contravening the teachings of the lama-gurus.
Home Page Specializes in books on meditation, intuition, dreams, UFO's, psychic phenomena, outof-body experiences, chakras, wicca and paganism, buddhism, Shamanism, Native American spirituality, reincarnation and past lives. Other items for sale include crystal, jewelry, incense, tarot cards, mobiles and tibetan singing bowls. Page includes articles and related links. http://thewayhomestore.com/
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Welcome To Amitabha Foundation Founded by H.E. K.C. Ayang Rinpoche to preserve tibetan culture and support tibetan refugees in exile. It's activities reflect the intertwining of buddhism and tibetan culture. http://www.amitabhafoundation.org/
Dharmaling A site dedicated to MahayanaVajrayana buddhism, of tibetan School. Teachings, advices, mailing list, and even possibility to ask question directly to a Sangha member. http://dharmaling.org
Vajrayana Foundation Hawaii Organization for the preservation and dissemination of the Nyingma lineage of tibetan Vajrayana buddhism founded by Lama Tharchin Rinpoce and directed by Lama Yeshe Wangmo in the Hawaiian islands. Information about tibetan Art Institute and College of Buddhist Studies. http://www.vajrayanahawaii.org/
United Trungram Buddhist Fellowship - UTBF A worldwide organization providing teachings, meditation guidance and engaged in social welfare work. It follows the Trungram Tradition of the Kagyu School of Vajrayana buddhism. Information on centers, projects, teachers, and tibetan calendar. http://utbf.org
Extractions: Home About UTBF Buddhism and Transmissions Teachers and Teachings Centers and Locations ... Announcements From my perspective, Buddhism is not a religion that demands blind faith in dogmatic beliefs. Neither is it a philosophy that traps us in an idealized world, nor a cultural phenomenon that stubbornly clings to old traditions. Buddhism in fact is a systematic methodology of practices through which we free others and ourselves from suffering and attain real happiness. True happiness is achieved through the direct understanding of the way things are, through compassionately working for the ultimate happiness of others and through confidently developing our previously dormant capacity for enlightenment.