Sumeru News — Tibet

Ottawa Sand Mandala event

Dance Music Nyingma Ottawa Tibet Vajrayana

There will be an Ottawa Sand Mandala event on October 11-13 at City Hall. Here is the poster (which I designed).

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Two new books from Sumeru

China New Nyingma Sumeru Books Tibet Vajrayana Zen

Two new books from Sumeru, just in time for Buddha's birthday! Beginning, Middle & Zen: Tales from Canada to Korea and Back Again, by Glen Choi Elucidating Tathagatagarbha, by Master Tam Shek-wing

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary in India

Dalai Lama India Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary in India was celebrated on March 31 with a day of festivities. Many wonderful speeches and musical presentations. I wanted to embed the video here, but could not find the original outside of Facebook, so I am posting the link to the Dalai Lama's Facebook page here: His Holiness' 15-minute speech begins at about 2:03:00 in the video.

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Tashi Mannox, Tibetan Calligraphy Artist

Art Tibet Vajrayana

Here is a beautiful short documentary with Tashi Mannox, a Tibetan calligraphy artist living in Britain.

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Understanding the Tibetan Buddhist Temple

Books Buddhism in Canada Sumeru Books Temples Tibet Vajrayana

I have been working on a book about Vajrayana shrine rooms for some time now. It comprises 158 photographs I took over several sessions at a large Buddhist temple in the Greater Toronto area, annotated by text I am writing to explain the objects featured in each photo. So far, the book is 122 pages, 11 x 8.5, in landscape format, full colour throughout. Once I get the text finished, it will probably run a bit longer. The book is in three parts: I - A Rosary of Precious Offerings to Enrich the Mind (the shrine room, altar and ritual objects)...

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