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Bokar Rinpoche and Kalu Rinpoche
Bokar Rinpoche, (1940 - August 17 2004) and Gyalwa Karmapa
32nd Kagyu Monlam Special Program
The Initiations of “Knowing One Frees All”
and Vajrasattva Initiation
20th –25th December, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion
At the request of the Kagyu Monlam Committee, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje will kindly bestow a special series of initiations, the twenty-four peaceful deities of “Knowing One Frees All”. This is the special program prior to the 32nd Kagyu Monlam. The initiations are to be given in commemoration of the First Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, who passed away twenty-five years ago, and of the 2nd Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, who passed away ten years ago.
The initiation text “Knowing One Frees All” [Tib. chig shes kun drol] was composed by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje [1556 – 1603 C.E.]. Having collected together many sadhanas of both peaceful and wrathful deities, he made a common text which could be used to unify the initiation for all forty five deities. For this reason it is called “knowing one frees all’.
Rainbow Painting ‘When we discover that all external objects composed of the four elements do not arise from anywhere, do not dwell anywhere and do not cease into some place - that everything is totally beyond arising, dwelling and ceasing - that is called ‘discovering the basic space of external phenomena’.
Similarly, when looking into mind, the thinker, where does it come from? ‘Where does it dwell? ‘Where does it disappear to? In this way, we will discover the inner space that is totally beyond arising dwelling and ceasing. So: if external space is beyond arising dwelling and ceasing and inner space is beyond arising dwelling and ceasing how can we make any distinction between the two? Any separation is only a matter of two different names.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Rainbow Painting presents the very quintessence of the Buddhist Spiritual approach through the authentic personal experience of one of the greatest living meditation masters.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche expresses what he himself has undergone, instructing us in a complete manner of training. To attain enlightenment we must experience our innate nature. The ultimate object of realization, the natural state of mind, unmistakenly and exactly as it is, need not be sought for elsewhere but is present within ourselves. Stability in this unexcelled state of unity is not achieved by separating what we know from what we do.
'London is an extraordinary city.
So much spirit, so much to explore, a great place …
"… Its so hot in here, why did London have this weather when I came here …
Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche @ Rigpa, London
Ugyen Tendzin Jigme Landhrup, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche ཨོ་རྒྱན་བསྟན་འཛིན་འཇིགས་མེད་ལྷུན་གྲུབ
"8 Major Artworks Are Purchased"
Vandergrift News-Citizen, 1982
David Hockney’s Divine was purchased from the 1982 Carnegie International.
David Hockney appeared in the Carnegie International for the first time in 1967. Under the direction of curator Gene Baro, three artworks by Hockney were shown in the 1982 International.
Divine is currently on view in the newly reinstalled Scaife galleries, a component of the 2013 Carnegie International.
“That is an ugly woman,” said Grandda Tommy and went back to his crossword
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Do you remember lol
Who first played Mrs Jackie Kennedy on film, post Dallas?
THE DUEL directed by ALEX BOWER.
The film was made with residents & staff of NHS Horton Mental Health Rehab Unit (low-secure). I taught them how to act using the ‘Science of Acting’ as part of a strand of work I have been doing with my company Creating Freedom, with prisoners, people with sensory disabilities, people with learning difficulties and refugees. I have also given conference talks & done visiting lectures on the Science of Acting & my work: it’s not only a brilliant acting technique but also has an incredibly powerful range of benefits, with it’s own theory (and practice) of consciousness.
Shoreditch Town Hall,
Basement, Garden Room
380, Old Street