Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art

By Karen Lucic For the last five years, I have been on a journey following in the footsteps of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, better known to us as Chenrezig. The journey’s destination was “Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice,” an exhibition held this spring at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, […]

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The Guru’s Longing: Poetry

Editor’s note: Found on Facebook; thanks to Amy Schwartz for her permission to share: I have been lucky to be with His Holiness Karmapa on several occasions, but the Karma Pakshi empowerment at the UPAC center on April 19th was one of the most powerful for me.  At the end of the empowerment, a palpable sense of […]

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Precious Statues, Carefully Placed: Preparing the Filled Rupas for Blessing by His Holiness Karmapa

Setting up the statues for blessing: May Lein Ho unboxes statues that His Holiness Karmapa will bless at KTD for visit sponsors. The statues were the kind gift of a special sponsor, and were filled at Karme Ling Retreat Center by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and the KTD lamas. From left, Stephanie Marco, May Lein Ho, and […]

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