Archive du blog pour April 2013

The Dalai Lama Speaks on Science (part 1)

From November 20 to 23, at New Delhi in India, the XXIII meeting of the Mind and Life Institute gathering a remarkable array of contemplatives of the ancients Indian traditions (Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) together with Indian and Western scientists,

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Shravasti, located approximately 175 kilometers from Lucknow, is the place where the Buddha spend the longest period of his life, including twenty-five rainy seasons retreats. It is said that this is also the place where he began to perform a

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Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha

The pilgrimage led by Yangsi Khyentse Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche began on December 9th at the birthplace of Buddha Shakyamuni, at Lumbini in Nepal. On 10th morning, the Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial Stupa dedicated to universal peace was consecrated

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The eight main Buddhist sacred places of India

From December 9th to 26th, a group of pilgrims, led by Yangsi Khyentse Rinpoche and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, visited the 8 major Buddhist sacred places of Nepal and India, to consecrate 8 Stupas that were built, one in each place,

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About vacuity

On emptiness

When Buddhism states that emptiness is the ultimate nature of things, it means that the things we see around us, the phenomena of our world lack any autonomous or permanent existence.  But emptiness is not at all a

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In Memoriam: E. Gene Smith (1936-2010)

It is with immense sadness that we heard of the untimely death of our dear friend and mentor Gene Smith.

Gene was one of those luminaries that come once or twice in a century, unbelievably learned, entirely dedicated, entirely selfless.

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Rights and Aspirations

Thorbjorn Jagland, the Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee said at the recent ceremony in Norway: ‟People like Liu Xiaobo are not dissidents, they represents the world’s common values and standards.” Pointing to Liu Xiaobo’s empty chair, Jagland said: ‟This

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What does Buddhism mean by “Enlightenment”?

Enlightenment is a state of perfect knowledge or wisdom, combined with infinite compassion. Knowledge in this case does not mean merely the accumulation of data or a description of the world of phenomena down to the finest details.  Enlightenment is

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The (modified) Proust Questionnaire — 5

From an interview recently published in the French press (end).

For what cause would you be ready to die?

If it could save a few lives. I hope that I will have the courage to do so, would such circumstances

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The (modified) Proust Questionnaire — 4

From an interview recently published in the French press (continued).

According to you, the height of luxury is…?

It is spending a few months in retreat, facing the Himalayas.

Which object is indispensable according to you?

There are only

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