Category: Buddhism

Zuihō-in

tea room in Zuihō-in    |    a sub-temple of Daitokuji Monastery [ a Rinzai Buddhist Monastery complex founded in 1319 ]    |    room dates from the 16th C    |    Kyoto, Japan

Seated Bodhisattva

Seated Bodhisattva in Meditation, His Hands in Dhyana-mudra Kushan period    |    c.100 BCE-250 CE
Stucco with traces of polychromy    |    Gandharan style, perhaps from Hadda, Afghanistan
H. 51 x W. 30.5 x D. 12 cm ( 20 1/16 x 12 x 4 3/4 in. )
Harvard Art Museums / Arthur M. Sackler Museum

 

Guge

A row of Guge stupas near Tholing, in the tenth-century Kashmir-informed style, 2009 D [ Bendak//Peter van Ham ]

Temple room in Dungkar Cave 1, one of four caves that were residences of the Guge dynasty beginning in the twelfth century [ M. Beck/Peter van Ham ]

Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.

See also this very nice article.

Birthday Celebration for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Yangsi – Jan 7

Please join us in celebrating the fifth birthday of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu’s Yangsi, Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje, on January 7. On this joyous occasion, we will hold a Grand Rigdzin Dupa Tsok Offering and prayers for His Holiness’ long life, followed by a dinner party in the evening featuring traditional food, performances, a DJ and dancing!

To help fulfill His Holiness’ aspiration of establishing a Palyul Dharma Center in New York City, the donation for the dinner party in the evening will be $35 per person, which will go towards the purchase of a new space for the Center. Thanks to everyone’s kind and dedicated support, we are much closer to reaching this goal – please come and join this effort so we may soon bring His Holiness’ vision to life.

Date/Time:
Saturday, January 7, 2017
2 PM – 5 PM: Rigdzin Dupa Tsok & Long Life Prayer for Yangsi Rinpoche
7 PM – 2 AM: Traditional Songs, Dances & Cultural Activities, Dinner & Appetizers, DJ (tickets $35/person and can be purchased at the door)

Venue:
Sunnyside Community Hall
41-20 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104