Creating connections through the arts and across cultures

Tag Archive for ‘Tibetan Buddhism’

Chagdud Yangsi: Incarnaton of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Chagdud Yangsi found as incarnation of H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, a great Tibetan Buddhist master.

Space Design Meets Life Design Meets Spiritual Practice: Outer, Inner, Secret, and Innermost Secret

African goddess mask emerging from Botswana basket…greeting and welcoming guests as they enter the Goddess Gathering Room. —JGR The phrase “Outer, Inner, Secret, and Innermost Secret” comes from a practice sequence in Tibeten Buddhism. OUTER In the design of space in my apartment, the Outer room in the front room…what most folks would call the […]

All Mothers Day—for mothers and others—the truth of interconnection

Happy ALL MOTHERS DAY, you mothers and others. This is a good day to recognize the truth of Tibetan Buddhism: that every being was at one time my own mother…your own mother. Hey! that means you were mine and I was yours. Taking it into present time….you are mine and I am yours. We nurture, […]

Heart Practice—Variation on the Nectar Flow–Changing the Oil Under the Hood of Your Heart

In The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Soyal Rinpoche in Chapter 19 “Helping After Dying” Rinpoche shares a beautiful HEART PRACTICE on pages 313-316 “that can truly help you when you are suffering from deep sorrow and grief. It is a practice my master Jamyang Khyentse always used to give to people who […]

Sogyal Rinpoche…Compassionate Logic

Sogyal Rinpoche, author of “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” and the head of Rigpa, an international Buddhist group urges us on to follow a compassionate logic.–JGR _____________________________________________ We may say, and even half-believe, that compassion is marvelous, but in practice our actions are deeply uncompassionate and bring us and others mostly frustration and […]

Sogyal Rinpoche…Wisdom and Compassion in Action…Rigpa’s 2007 Fall Retreat in Northern California

November 23rd through December 2nd…that’s where I am…and then three more days for the extention retreat. All of this, in the ballroom of the Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake (California’s largest self-enclosed lake). I’ve traveled from St. Louis back to one of my homes and it feels good […]