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“thurman” found in 9 documents
Geshe Wangyal: Combining Buddhist Practice and Buddhology
Thank you. I’m very happy and honored to be here today with all of you in Kalmykia, and especially to see so many young students. I had the great honor and privilege to know a great Kalmyk Geshe, Geshe Wangyal, and he was a great inspiration and a great guide for me at the...
Transmission of Buddhism
Relating to a Spiritual Teacher: Bibliography
This bibliography was originally published as an appendix to Relating to a Spiritual Teacher: Building a Healthy Relationship (Ithaca, Snow Lion, 2000), reprint: Wise Teacher, Wise Student: Tibetan Approaches to a Healthy Relationship (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010), and published...
Unhealthy Relationships with Spiritual Teachers
Dr. Alexander Berzin, founder of the Berzin Archives, talks about his experiences of studying Buddhology in academia and practicing Buddhism in real life.
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Constructive Actions in the Beginning, Middle & End – Literal Translation
I prostrate to all the Triumphant (Buddhas) in the ten directions, together with their spiritual offspring. (1) May the boundless prayers I have offered with a pure, exceptional resolve to be able to free countless wandering beings from their compulsive existence be fulfilled...
Constructive Actions in the Beginning, Middle & End
Tibetan Buddhism in Kalmykia 1990
Introduction Kalmykia is situated in the lower Volga-Don river basin, to the northwest of the Caspian Sea. There are 170,000 Kalmyks, and they constitute approximately half of the population of both the capital, Elista, which has a total population of 90,000, as well as the...
Buddhism in the Mongol Regions of the USSR 1990
The Revival of Buddhism in Kalmykia
“Buddhism in Kalmykia” Interview with Dr. Alexander Berzin Buddhism in Kalmykia: Hello, Professor Berzin. We’re glad to see you in the library of the Kalmyk Temple. We would like to listen to your memories about Geshe Wangyal. We know that Geshe Wangyal was our fellow...
Buddhism in Russia
A Letter of Practical Advice on Sutra and Tantra
1 Advice on Sutra Practice Opening Remarks Homage to Manjughosha. May I always be cared for by (you,) the foremost of the peerless (Dharma) expounders. Your flawless knowledge and wisdom are unimpeded even concerning the subtlest points. This is due to your...
What Is Guhyasamaja Practice?
This evening I’ve been asked to speak about the Guhyasamaja system of the highest class of tantra, anuttarayoga. My Background in Guhyasamaja Let me begin by telling you a little bit of the history of my own involvement with it. I first started studying the Guhyasamaja system...