Month: July 2011

The Roots of American Butter Sculpture

from Wikipedia: The earliest butter sculpture in the modern sense (as public art and not a banquet centerpiece) can be traced to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition where Caroline Shawk Brooks, a farm woman from Helena, Arkansas, displayed her Dreaming Iolanthe, a basrelief bust of a woman modeled in butter.[1] It was…

Huffington Post: The Karmapa: Tibetan Buddhism’s Next Great Leader?–Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

At first look, His Holiness The Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa is intimidating. Well built, self possessed, and with a keen glance, he walks more like a middle weight boxer than one of the most venerated religious figures in Tibetan Buddhism. via Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: The…

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje attends the Dalai Lama’s teachings in Washington D.C.

The Kalachakra Sand Mandala progresses

Kalachakra began on July 6, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday

Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC – Telegraph

Karmapa lama to travel to Washington DC The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Tibetan lama who, it has been widely speculated, will succeed the Dalai Lama as the figurehead for Tibetan Buddhism, will be travelling to Washington DC today, for a tour of…

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