Buddhist Arts

Sertok Erected at Gomde Cooperstown -

Aug 8, 2019

  In July 2019, on Guru Rinpoche Day, Tulku Migmar Tsering consecrated the  sertok that was erected atop the main shrine barn at Gomde Cooperstown. The local sangha and retreatants were fortunate...

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Tibetan Ritual Music -

Jul 30, 2019

Tibetan ritual music makes a major impression on newcomers to Tibetan Buddhist pūjās. People are often surprised and impressed by the dramatic and sometimes deafening sounds of ritual music. Monastic group chanting is known...

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Buddhist Flags: History and meaning -

Sep 19, 2017

Buddhist flags flutter around temples and monuments throughout the world today. Yet, the six-striped flag we see today is a modern...

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Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer -

Sep 12, 2017

We may notice certain representations such as a Dharma wheel with two deer gazing steadily at it appear frequently. Why do we see this on every...

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Ritual Dance: Tibetan Buddhist ‘cham -

Aug 27, 2017

Ritual dance performances occur on special days in the Tibetan calendar, particularly around the new year, and are an important way of transmitting the Dharma....

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Maṇi Wheels Spreading the Dharma -

Aug 20, 2017

When we spin maṇi wheels in a clockwise direction, rolls of paper (or film) printed with mantras spin. In this way, we are turning the wheel of the Dharma for the benefit of sentient beings and accumulating...

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Gar Cham – Meditative Dance – “Lama Dance” -

Feb 6, 2016

Meditative Dance Tibetan Meditative Dance, or Gar Cham , often referred to as “Lama dance”, is a ritual performance.  Lamas and  practitioners dance within the three fold meditative practice of deity, mantra...

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