Art plays a very important role in the practice of transformation, not only to inspire, but to present sacred imagery for visualisation meditation. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition in particular is rich in sacred art and a means to transcend and liberate, says Tashi Mannox in this interview.
“I don’t quite know why but towards the end of his life, I promised Trungpa Rinpoche, I would bring the stories of Ashoka Maharajah, Gesar of Ling, the Yong Le Emperor and Prince Shotoku Taishi to greater prominence in the West.”
Read the interview with Douglas J. Penick here.
PURASATI’S SONG OF REALIZATIONView Post
Introducing the legendary artist and spiritual artisan John McLaughlin. He is a brilliant guitar guru and plays in beautiful harmony a fusion of jazz and Indian music.
Naseer Shamma is a renowned Iraqi musician and oud player. He has received more than 50 awards and has an incredible repertoire. Listen to his wonderful music here.
The Buddhist master Chokgyur Lingpa from 19th century Tibet wrote very few personal scriptures. Mostly his writings were revealed to him in a particular style of divine inspiration known as terma treasure. Tantric poetry by the visionary mystic Chokgyur Lingpa. “When in Natural Knowing”, in English translation with music.
One of Vimalamitra’s specialties was alchemy, so it is apt that this excerpt of his beautiful and profound song covers the view of transforming the five poisons, using the alchemy of self-existing awareness.
Dreamtime pictures is like a testimony of knowledge in handicraft, with a fascinating array of colors called dot painting. This is aboriginal art from Australia, a unique art form with a mark of storytelling.
A tantric meditation song about true accomplishment, sung by Bodhi the Yakshini, an enlightened female master of ancient India.