Saturday, September 03, 2005

Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) announces Blazing Splendor

Sept. 29
Readings from the newly published Memoirs of the Dzogchen Yogi Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche with Daniel & Tara Goleman, Mingyur Rinpoche, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt, and Tom Lesser. Blazing Splendor provides a first-hand glimpse into what actually took place in the last decades of old Tibet, through the eyes of an insider who held little illusion about what was to transpire in his country. The book spans an exceptional period in Tibetan history and provides a telling, up-close look at the treachery of Lhasa politics during this endgame. Tulku Urgyen describes his days as the Karmapa's envoy to the Tibetan government and finally how the spiritual greatness that was once Tibet manages to resurrect itself in the world beyond, as he—auguring what was to come—flees Tibet a year before the Dalai Lama himself. A co-presentation with Tricyle, a Buddhist magazine.

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