Pema, 21 ans, et Choekyi, 32 ans, sont soeurs bouddhistes dans un couvent d'obédience tibétaine de Dharamsala au Nord de l’Inde. L’une est indienne, l’autre australienne. Toutes deux sont de la nouvelle génération de soeurs bouddhistes qui ont accès depuis les années 90 seulement à une éducation de qualité, au même titre que les moines. Pema et Choekyi sont passionnées par l’art du débat philosophique.
Images of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his talk to students at the Convent of Jesus and Mary and his interview with Shekhar Gupta as part of the Off the Cuff series in New Delhi, India on February 6, 2017.
Monks learn Tibetan at Qamdo Monastery in Jinchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 25, 2014. The Tibetan Buddhism monastery is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters in Sichuan and has been at least 1,000 years old.
For centuries, the Celtic nuns of Ireland wore white garments like those of their duridic predecessors rather than the traditional Roman Catholic black. ( It is said that proponents of the edict to change had a Devil of a time :) enforcing Romes mandate. I can only imagine!
Here is a surprising fact that our confreres of the daily newspaperLe Pointdiscovered in the Nyinba a tribe of Tibet.Tibet is a plateau region located in the northern Himalayas of Asia traditionally inhabited by Tibetans and other ethnic groups. The ethnic group was particularly interested in this because of a most surprising practice.According to our source among the Nyinba the brothers share the same wife.A practice that has always amazed visitors of the Nyinba.The Nyinba would do this in…
In Tibetan Buddhism and Bon, a Ngakpa (Tibetan: སྔགས་པ, Wylie: sngags pa; Sanskrit: मन्त्री mantrī), female ngakma or ngakmo, is a non-monastic practitioner of Dzogchen who has received a skra dbang or hair empowerment, for example in the terma lineage of 1st and 2nd Dudjom Rinpoche (Wylie: bdud 'joms gter gsar. This empowers one's hair as the home of the dakinis and therefore can never be cut. The mahamudra equivalent of the ngakpa are called relpa