PARTICIPATION OF THE MOSCOW BUDDHIST SOCIETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST STUPA IN MOSCOW
On June 18th 2007, an «Enlightenment Stupa» was opened at Nicholas Roerich Centre. The exhibit was dedicated to the eightieth anniversary of Roerich’s Central Asian expedition. The Enlightenment Stupa in the Museum has been built with the blessing of His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Trulmingpy Shep Rinpoche – Head of Dudjom school. This first Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment, currently founded in Moscow, serves as the center of worship and celebrations of Moscow Buddhists.
PARTICIPATION OF THE MOSCOW BUDDHIST SOCIETY IN PUBLISHING
|FREEDOM IN EXILE:
the Autobiography of the Dalai Lama XIV
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2015, the Publishing group:
|Book: HEART SUTRA: the teachings of Prajnaparamita
(Publisher “Ocean of Wisdom”, Elista, 2013)
This book is a complete translation of the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra and detailed commentary on it, given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his 2001 teachings.
“Heart Sutra” – is the doctrine of profound wisdom, which is based on the insight of emptiness of “external” events and individual “internal”, presented in a concise, succinct form. His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV explains how to avoid misunderstanding of these categories, and shows that the apprehension of emptiness does not lead to a nihilistic denial, but to a new vision of reality and genuine compassion.
|Book: Buddhist Heritage of India
(Publisher “Ocean of Wisdom”, Elista, 2012)
This book presents a unique story about traveling to places of Buddhist Heritage in India – from the shrines of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh to the heights of the Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, and also Nepal. It explains what the “Buddhist circle” of pilgrimage means for followers of Buddha.
The book, with its rich and extensive material tells about the life of Shakyamuni Buddha – from the birth in Lumbini to Mahāparinirvāṇa in Kushinagar, and the places where he delivered teachings.
At the same time, this well-illustrated Buddhist guide contains the archaeological records on the many shrines, created during the reign of the Emperor Ashoka, later visited by the faithful and fearless Asian pilgrims.
|Book: The Universe in a Single Atom: The art and science in the service for the World
(Publisher “Ocean of Wisdom”, Elista, 2010)
In this book, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV offers his views on a possibility of spiritual cooperation between modern science and religion in order to eliminate the sufferings in human life. Based on personal long-time experience of religious practice, as well as the knowledge of the basic provisions and discoveries of modern science, the author discusses the possibilities of developing a common point of view on seemingly incompatible ideas, such as evolution and Dharma, thus creating the preconditions for a holistic look at the world in which science and religion are of two equal approaches to the study of one reality.
|Book: SLEEPING, DREAMING AND DYING. Investigation of the structure of consciousness
(Publisher “Ocean of Wisdom”, Elista, 2009)
The book is a historically meaningful dialogue between leading Western scientists and His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. The joint conference was devoted to three key conditions – sleeping, dreaming and dying, which were called by the famous neurologist Francisco J. Varela “ the shadow zones of the Ego.” The conference was attended by such famous scientists as philosopher Charles Taylor, psychoanalyst Joyce McDougall, psychologist Jayne Gackenbach, cultural scientist Joan Halifax, and neuroscientist Jerome Engel Jr. Participants of this unique exchange of ideas constantly surprise and delight us with their findings of similarities and differences between the science and Buddhism. A report of this event is engaging and is written for a wide audience of readers.