An Evening with Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo: “When Your Detour Becomes Your Life’s Path”

Date: 28 JuneTime: 18:00 PDT (09:00 HKT)SIGN UP FOR OUR TALK FOR FREE On 28 June at 18:00 PDT, BDG will be hosting California-based Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, teacher and master of the art of silk appliqué thangkas, for a Zoom talk titled, “When Your Detour Becomes Your Life’s Path.” Leslie will discuss her upcoming book Threads of […]

Maitridakini and Indradakini

Maitridakini and Indradakini Maitridakini, Tibet. From instabusters.net Maitridakini (Tib. Maitri Khacho) and Indradakini (Tib. Indra Khacho) are two manifestations of Vajrayogini (Tib. Dorje Naljorma), the supreme goddess in the pantheon of Vajrayana Buddhism. Just like her, they are perceived as an embodiment of complete Buddhahood in female form. Maitridakini is a Tantric goddess, originated from […]

Budding Buddha: A Conversation with Artist James Stanford

James Stanford, “Budding Buddha.” From artfixdaily.com James Stanford is a longtime Buddhist artist with a distinct aesthetic and inspiration. Last November, he donated his “Budding Buddha” art to the Art for Tibet exhibit and auction at Gallery Eight in New York, which was organized by Students for a Free Tibet. Can you describe a bit your background in […]

Rima Fujita: Art and Action

Rima with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. ©Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL An enlightened, ineffably wise face deep in contemplation of the bottomless realities of the cosmos. Yet the colours are so vibrant as to have an almost childlike, playful quality. This vibrant and vivid aesthetic is Rima Fujita’s instantly recognizable artistic style, which has captured the attention of […]

The House of Sakya: Ratna Vajra Rinpoche’s Life of Joy and Responsibility

Enthronement ceremony of Ratna Vajra Rinpoche on 9 March 2017 Ratna Vajra Rinpoche speaks quietly, slowly, and gently. His careful awareness of what he utters is apparent to all. He has many disciples in bustling Hong Kong and East Asia. They are drawn to him for his unadorned simplicity in communication, his almost otherworldly detachment […]

The Primordial, Noble Life with Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche

Lower Palyul Monastery, Tibet. From wikipedia.org The story of the Palyul Dzogchen lineage begins, institutionally, at Palyul Monastery, one of the six “mother monasteries” of the Nyingma school. The house of Nyingma is the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism that dates back to Padmasambhava in 8th century Tibet. Palyul Dzogchen has held an esteemed place in […]