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Video Analysis

The films I have chosen to watch for my analysis are: The Lion’s Roar, Tulku, The Unmistaken Child, Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy, The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life, and The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The … Continue reading

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Dr. C. Pierce Salguero, “Chinese Buddhist Medicine, Global and Local Perspectives on a Tradition of Religious Healing”

The Buddhist Studies lecture that I attended outside of class was given by Dr. C. Pierce Salguero. The lecture was based on the topic of “Chinese Buddhist Medicine, Global and Local Perspectives on a Tradition of Religious Healing”. As Dr. … Continue reading

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blog #8 – Reading for March 23, 2012

As I was readings this week’s text “Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist teachings on Abstaining from Meat,” I found Shabkar’s arguments in favour of abstaining from meat to be very clear, as he continuously restates his points with examples from scriptures … Continue reading

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blog #7 – Reading for March 9, 2012

We have focused a lot on the role of songs and dreams while discussing the texts of Milarepa and Shabkar. They are used as tools to transmit knowledge, and express emotion. Within Shabkar’s story, his visions play a big role … Continue reading

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blog #6 – Reading for March 2, 2012

This week I decided to tackle the topic of landscape and setting within The Life of Shabkar. The landscape seems to have an effect on Shabkar’s practice and is a major theme within the story. With the presentation of the … Continue reading

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blog #5 – Reading for February 17, 2012

Shabkar and Milarepa have many things in common. Shabkar has even been titled as a sort of  “second Milarepa”. He is seen as the greatest yogi (after Milarepa) to obtain enlightenment in one lifetime. While reading The Life of Shabkar, … Continue reading

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blog #4 – Reading for February 10, 2012

As I read the first half of The Life of Milarepa, I made a list of the ways in which Milarepa himself seems to be transferred knowledge. I noticed that through the instruction of a teacher, dreams, and practicing meditation, … Continue reading

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