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Master Thangka Painter R.D. Salga at NalandaWest

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.

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The Paramita of Joyful Diligence – with Mitra Mark Power

What comes to mind when you think of “Diligence”? For many of us our first thought is probably not, “Oh, how wonderful!” More likely we think of duty and obligation–we set our objectives and move toward their completion. It’s a kind of business mentality. When we bring that mentality to the path of Dharma, sooner or later we become disillusioned and maybe even feel cheated: “I’ve worked so hard and yet my goals seem no closer to being realized…” Why do you think this is?

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