Monday, 25 October 2010

The Dalai Lama's Hero


click here For the link to a UTV programme (first broadcast 24th October 2010) about Irishman Richard Moore's visit to Daramsala at the invitation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who calls Richard his best friend.
Richard was blinded by a rubber bullet when he was 10 years old during the 'Troubles' in 1972. This is the story of his journey to India - with the soldier who fired the bullet as his companion.

Friday, 15 October 2010

New Shedra and Debate on Bodhicharya International Website

The shedra teachings have begun on the Bodhicharya International website. There are two sections : the study group will follow Rinpoche's teachings on the Bodhicharya Avatara, written by the great 8th century yogi Shantideva as a guide for a bodhisattva's way of life. As an introduction Rinpoche gives very interesting details on the life of Shantideva who was known as Busuku - a lazy person who apparently only eats and sleeps.
Rinpoche will begin the actual teachings shortly.
The second part of the Shedra is a debate area, and everyone is encouraged to log on and join in with comments and views. The current topic is on the question of 'Acting - or not Acting' posed by Bernard Kaiser and elaborated by Tsering Paldron. There is already a lively philosophical debate running on that page.