a little midwinter serenity
Historic, beautiful and interesting footage of Tibetan lamas and yogis teaching Buddhism,
just 4 years after their escape from Tibet, when the Chinese invaded in
1959. “In 1963, for the first time, the Dalai Lama allowed a Westerner,
Desjardins, to film the heart of the Tibetan tradition.” Some
meditation instruction taught by yogis: Tantra as practiced in Tibet, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Lerab’s Youtube channel has all kinds of video gems for those interested in Buddhist and Hindu spiritual practice.
Buddhism and Tantrism: “two films were originally shown on French
television in the 1960’s and are a wonderful testimony, revealing some
of Tibet’s foremost masters as they were then. It includes footage of
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, the Sixteenth Karmapa, Dudjom Rinpoche, Ling
Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Sakya Trizin, and the yogis Abo Rinpoche
and Lopon Sonam Zangpo. The original sixties commentaries have been
retained, even though it may sound a bit dated in places.” “There are
unusual scenes of yogis performing preparatory meditation exercises.”
About Arnaud Desjardins, born 18 June 1925. Books he’s written.
Also on Lerab’s YouTube channel:
The Tibetan Book of the Dead #1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
From Lerab’s blog:
“A Short History of Bön
– Extracted from the pamphlet “Tibetan gYung-Drung Bön Monastery in
India,” published by the Yungdrung Bön Monastic Center, Solan, 1983.
Translated by Tadeusz Skorupski.”
Leave a Reply