On this day of celebration of the lunar new year, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi International, shares good wishes for all. Rinpoche encourages making practical aspirations based on kindness and gentleness towards ourselves and others during this Year of the Earth Pig. What a wonderful way to begin!
On Friday November 7, 2014 one of the few remaining masters of the Karma Gardri school of Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting, R.D. Salga, will speak in Seattle, Washington at NalandaWest on the history, style, and symbolism of thangkas. On Saturday, November 8, Salga will demonstrate each step that goes into creating a thangka painting, followed by a panel discussion in the afternoon, with a reception for the artist and exhibition of the artist’s works in the evening.