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A VISIONARY IN PERFORMING ARTS

In MYSTICAL DANCE by Tara Trinley Wangmo

Introducing Manjari Chaturvedi a visionary classic indian dancer, blending the mysticism of Sufism with the classicism of Kathak to evolve a new kind of dance, Sufi Kathak or as she calls it: The Dance of the Soul.

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A DISTORTION IN TRANSMISSION – PART ONE

In STORYTELLING by Douglas J. Penick

Douglas J. Penick’s mini-novel begins with: Little Ha was, of course, herself the incarnation of an innumerable succession of beings. She had lived as a number of low ranking deities, the most distinguished of which was a river goddess near Nanjing whose shrine was ground to powder by the Red guards.

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TASHI MANNOX – MASTER OF CALLIGRAPHY

In SPIRITUAL ARTISANS by Tara Trinley Wangmo

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.

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DOUGLAS J. PENICK – INTERVIEW

In WRITERS by Tara Trinley Wangmo

“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.

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Song of Chokgyur Lingpa

In TANTRIC POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang

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.

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SONG OF FLAWLESS AMBROSIA

In TANTRIC POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang

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.

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THE ABORIGINAL ART OF AUSTRALIA

In ART by Tara Trinley Wangmo

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.