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Chogyam Trungpa Video......Chogyam Trungpa giving rare public Meditation Instruction to a large group of students at Naropa Institute in 1974...….Shambhala Training was a secular approach to meditation developed by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa (1939-1987) .... It is based on what Trungpa called Shambhala Vision, which sees enlightened society as not purely mythical, but as realizable by people of all faiths through practices of mindfulness/awareness, non-aggression, and sacred outlook.
Dilgo Khyentse Video...Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (Tib. དིལ་མགོ་མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་...... (1910-1991) — born in the Dergé region of Kham, Eastern Tibet, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was recognized as the mind emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892), and was one of the closest disciples of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo’s activity emanation, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893-1959). He is regarded by many as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century,….
Chogyam Trungpa 1974 The Fourth Moment..."Meditation and the Fourth Moment" was a Public lecture in "The Tibetan Buddhist Path" class taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche during the first summer session of the Naropa Institute, in July 1974.….
1974 Karmapa Visit To Hopi ...In October, 1974, His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa came to Colorado at the invitation of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.....His Holiness expressed a desire to meet with the Hopi Indians in Arizona.….
Kartir (293 AD)...Kartir ...(Karder or Kerdir) was a highly influential Zoroastrian high-priest of the late 3rd century CE who served as advisor to at least three Sassanid emperors.….
Robin Kornman Shambhala Talk...Robin Kornman (1947 – 2007) is best known for his work as a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, as well as a founding member of the Nalanda Translation Committee. Up until his death, he had spent many years working on an English translation of the Tibetan (living) epic Gesar of Ling ….
Chogyam Trungpa & Poetry......Chogyam Trungpa & David Rome... Poetry Reading ... Boulder, Colorado.
Chogyam Trungpa...The Blue Pancake ...The Blue Pancake...Naropa Institute in 1974.......A teaching on Maha Ati (Dzogchen) by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.......Maha ati teachings talk of enormous space. In this case, it is not space as opposed to a boundary, but a sense of total openness.
Anahita...Anahita..... the Old Persian form of the name of an Iranian goddess and appears in complete and earlier form as Aredvi Sura Anahita (Arədvī Sūrā Anāhitā); the Avestan language name of an Indo-Iranian cosmological figure venerated as the divinity of 'the Waters' (Aban)
Tibet 1940 Sir Basil Gould...This film was shot by Sir Basil Gould who succeeded Derek Williamson as Political Officer of Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet in 1935. His films record two visits to Lhasa. The first, Lhasa (1936), shows his Diplomatic Mission to the Tibetan capital.
Sinéad Lohan To Ramona 1996..."To Ramona" is a folk waltz written by Bob Dylan for his fourth studio album, Another Side of Bob Dylan....Irish singer Sinéad Lohan recorded a version of "To Ramona" in 1996. This was released on a compilation album, The Loving Time.
Agnes Martin on Not Thinking...Her work is most closely associated with Taos, New Mexico….
Bön Tradition of Tibet...In Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu traditions, Shambhala ..... (also spelled Shambala or Shamballa; Sanskrit: शंभाल; Tibetan: བདེ་འབྱུང་)..... is a kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia. It is mentioned in various ancient texts, including the Kalachakra Tantra and the ancient texts of the Zhang Zhung culture which predated Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet. The Bön scriptures speak of a closely related land called Olmolungring..
Ani Choying Drolma...Ani Choying Drolma (Nepali: आनी छोइङ डोल्मा born June 4, 1971, in Kathmandu, Nepal), also known as Choying Drolma and Ani Choying (Ani, "nun", is an honorific), is a Nepalese Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences. She has been recently appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal.….
Altynai Asylmuratova...Altynai Asylmuratova is a former Soviet and Kazakhstani prima ballerina with the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre and a guest artist all over the world.Asylmuratova was born in Alma-Ata, Kazakstan….
Chogyam Trungpa...Naropa Talk...In 1973, Trungpa established Vajradhatu, encompassing all his North American institutions, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. ….
Since 1979, this informal review of materials published in English has explored the origins of the secular Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa (1978-2002) and the ancient, historical Kingdom of Shambhala in Central Asia .....The actual higher human realm, historical level is of greatest interest.....Eurocentric, nationalistic, religious, sectarian, mythical, heroic, legendary, spiritual, conflated, archaeological, primordial, imperial, heavenly, Pure Land versions of Shambhala are all explored ... Main regions of interest include Takzig/Khorasan (Eastern Iran,Tajikistan) ... Bactra/Balkh/Kapisa ... Kashmir/Gilgit/Tirich Mer (Od'iana) and Mt Kailas (ZhangZhung)...these extensive, un-published notes are statements worth exploring further rather than solid conclusions......internet links are usually provided for those who are interested in deeper research...
Current interests include: the 'Iranian Origins' of the Shambhala teachings as discussed by CTR in 1980........Balkh & Bactria prior to Alexander (1500 BC - 300 BC)....the Indo-Iranian-Mithraic traditions of the Bactra/Kapisa regions of Greater Khorasan ...the Arabic/Islamic conquest of the region in the 8th C. AD ...the Mithra-Shiva-Shenlha Odkar-Shiwa Okar and Anahita-Sherab Chamma relationship.....the Kapisa origins of the Gesar legend ... and the ancient Sumerian - Aryan Persia - Bactria relationship....