Inspired by the full moon of Chitra, auspicious in this tradition, this talk will present the study and practice of one of the Dalai Lama's favorite meditational visions and disciplines as the matrix of a down-to-earth, daily practice of living the evolutionary life. It is suitable for beginners as well as initiates, including a focus on and understanding of the death and rebirth process, as well as an introduction to the scope of unexcelled yoga tantra. This talk will include lecture presentation, dialogue, and basic meditation and visualization practice.
Robert A. F. Thurman, PhD, is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and cofounder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan culture. The author of many books on Tibet and Buddhism, his most recent is Why the Dalai Lama Matters (June 2008). A personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for more than 40 years and the first American ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk, Thurman earned BA, AM, and PhD degrees from Harvard.
Official Website: http://www.ciis.edu/publicprograms/spring09/events.html#thurman
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