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Lectures on Tibetan Arts

There will be two lectures related to Tibetan Arts on September 13, 2007 by Professor Andrey Terentyev

Lecture 1: Research on an image preserved in Mongolia connected for different reasons with the Udhyana image made during the Buddha life time, at the Bangkok National Museum, 10.30 hrs.

Lecture 2: Tibetan arts, the Siam Society, 19.30 hrs.

Prof. Terentyev is a key person for bringing Tibetan Buddhism to Russia. From 1991 he devoted himself to preparing and publishing Buddhist texts in the Russian language. In particular he was the editor of the monumental translation of the 5 volume Tibetan classic Lamrim Chenmo – the first full translation into European language. In 1992 he founded the first Buddhist magazine of Russia ‘Buddhism of Russia’ and still functions as its Editor-in-chief.
In the 1990s he was the main (English-Russian) interpreter for HH the Dalai Lama in all his visits to Russia.

สานศิลป์สู่ศานติ พุทธศิลป์และวัฒนธรรมทิเบตเพื่อสันติภาพ Seminar on Tibetan Arts and Culture

ร่วมสนทนาแลกเปลี่ยนประสบการณ์กับผู้ชื่นชมวัฒนธรรมและศิลปะทิเบต ร่วมอภิปรายการนำพุทธศิลป์ทิเบตเพื่อสรรค์สร้างสันติภาพ พร้อมทั้งชมภาพยนตร์เรื่อง Himalaya ซึ่งนำเสนอมุมมองชีวิตชนเผ่าเร่ร่อนทิเบต และความงดงามของดินแดนหลังเืืทือกเขาหิมาลัย

ผู้จัด มูลนิธิพันดาราและศูนย์จริยธรรมทางวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี คณะอักษรศาสตร์ จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย วันเวลา วันเสาร์ที่ 29 กันยายน 2550 เวลา 9.00-16.00 น.
สถานที่ ห้อง 707 อาคารบรมราชกุมารี จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย
สำรองที่นั่ง อารีรัตน์ ศิริคูณ โทร 089 890 4015 Email: areeratana@cpbequity.co.th ธนิตา โทร 089 208 7611 หรืออีเมล์ ดร. กฤษดาวรรณ หงศ์ลดารมภ์ที่ hkesang@yahoo.com

Seminar on “Tibetan Buddhist Arts and Culture for World Peace” will be held on September 29, 2007 at Room 707, Boromrajakumari Building, Chulalongkorn University. The talks will be in Thai.They will be followed by the screening of the movie Himalaya. Contact Areerat Sirikhoon at 081 648 1195 Email: areeratana@cpbequity.co.th; or Krisadawan Hongladarom at hkesang@yahoo.com for more detail.

How to Deal with Depression

When you are having a bad time try to recite Tara mantra and concentrate on a very bright and warm white light in your heart giving joy and pleasant feelings to every part of your body. Slowly let this light come out of your body and give the same to other beings too. Do this for a few minutes and relax for few minutes alternately. See how you feel with this.

Also by Ringu Rinpoche. Thanks to Areerat for the forwarded text.

Tara Mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

May We Learn to Live and Let Live

Prayer for Peace

I invoke the blessings of omniscient and omnipotent,
I invoke the blessings of All enlightened and realised beings,
I dedicate all the power of positive deeds that I have done and will do.
May the suffering of violence and bloodshed come to an end in this world.

The cause of violence is hatred, greed, jealousy and prides humiliated.
May the people of this world learn to love their neighbours and understand each other.
May we learn to tolerate the varieties of peoples, cultures, beliefs and ideas.
May we be able to clear all misunderstandings and ignorance.
May we be able to help each other and not harm each other.
May we learn to live and let live.
Ringu Tulku
Ammersee 1.4.2003

Thanks to Areerat for forwarding this prayer to me and to Andy for introducing Ringu Rinpoche to our lives. May the dharma flourish and virtue spread in all directions!

Khadiravana, August 25, 2007

The second Mantra Stupa and its reflection – Prachum calls it “water stupa”.

The first Mantra Stupa in the background; natural pond in the foreground. This area is designated for Dzogchen retreat.

Inside the second Mantra Stupa.

The first Mantra stupa and its shadow

Film on Prostration

This weekend “Reality on the Top of the World” will be on air again. This time on ASTV7. It is shown as part of the program organized by Ven.Than Chandra of Santi Asoke. The film is followed by an interview why I undertook the prostration pilgrimage, what is the role of wisdom in doing this act of faith, etc.

Showing time: Saturday, 2.30-4.30 pm.; Sunday,7-9 am.

From Seeds of Peace: The Great Stupa of Mother Tara

Thanks to Ajarn Sulak and INEB,the news about our Shanti Tara Maha Stupa has now spread to all corners of the world.

ตาราขทิรวณา

ในป่ากว้าง
กลางไพรพนา
นกสีขาว
นกเป็ดน้ำบินไปมา
ลมแห่งความเมตตาพัดพา
แสงสุริยาฉายฉาน
ตาราขทิรวณา
ที่สืบสานการงานยิ่งใหญ่
ขอธงชัยโพธิจิตโบกไหว
น้อมใจเหล่าสัตว์สู่สุขาวดี

บทนี้แต่งขึ้นเมื่อคราวไปปล่อยชีวิตจามรีในทิเบตเดือนมกราคม ปีนี้ ขณะเดินทางอยู่กลางทุ่งกว้างในทิเบต จิตนึกถึงป่าสีเสียดที่เป็นต้นกำเนิดของสิ่งดีๆในชีวิต

It Will Take What It Needs!


Yesterday Areerat and I met with Lek, Glaang and Jun at our office. We discussed about the work we needed to do for the Maha Stupa and the kinds of events the foundation should organize to raise funding and public awareness of this great project. I related our conversation to Soraj this morning but couldn’t help feeling concerned. How many years will it take for such a huge stupa to be completed? Soraj said it didn’t matter how long. The stupa will take what it needs. We thought about a great stupa which has already come into existence on earth – The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya built in honor of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a pioneer in introducing Tibetan Buddhism in the west. It took 13 years to complete. The duration of time is not as important as the power of will to do this inspiring work to benefit others and to bring harmony to the world. If this power of will is grounded in proper motivation, obstacles will surely disappear.

This photo of the Dhamakaya Great Stupa is taken from http://www.shambhalamountain.org/. More detail on the process of building the stupa can be found in this website.

The Thousand Stars’s New Home


ขอขอบคุณ คุณจุ่น คุณกลาง คุณเล็ก สำหรับสีสันใหม่ของมูลนิธิพันดารา

The office address: 695 Ladprao Soi 11, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Mobile: 081 343 1586; Fax: 02 511 4545, Email: hkesang@yahoo.com. Now we open only part time. We do hope soon we’ll have a small library and a full time staff. Anyone who wants to contact the foundation, please make appointments by calling/ emailing me or sending a fax to the above number.