Удивительную историю про Па́нчен-ламу (второй по рангу лама после Далай-ламы в школе Гелуг тибетского буддизма), поведал сегодня почетный представитель Его Святейшества Далай-ламы в России и странах СНГ, верховный лама Калмыкии, Тэло Тулку Ринпоче.
Если вы ничего не слышали про Панчен-ламу XI — советую заглянуть в википедию 🙏 པན་ཆེན་བླ་མ་
Okay, so I really don't know how many of you know what the situation is currently like in Tibet. Tibet has been taken over by the Chinese due to the wealth in resources that it possesses. The Tibetan people are extremely kind and loving people who are predominantly Buddhists.The Tibetan people pride themselves on peace and harmony, they preach a non-violence approach in life.
The Tibetan people are against the infiltration of the Chinese government into their beautiful country because the Chinese government is against their beliefs and values. As a result of the brutality and vile nature of how the Tibetan people have been treated in Tibet, many of them have fled Tibet to countries such as India and Nepal to escape this brutality. The Tibetan struggle has been an on going event for the last 5 decades; and it does not seem that the situation is improving whatsoever. I visited the town of Dharamsala in the North of India, which has been allocated by the Indian government to the exiled Tibetan people. I interacted with the Tibetan people, most of which who were Monks. Their stories of the immense pain and suffering that their people back in Tibet are facing brought utter sadness to me. The situation has reached such heights that there have been numerous self-immolations (self burning) in order to resist and protest against the Chinese government.
The Dalai Lama, who essentially is the epitome of Buddhism and peace in the modern world today has also been exiled to Dharamsala out of fear for his life. Sadly, because of South Africa and China's affiliation with one another, His Holiness The Dalai Lama has been denied access to South Africa. It is utterly mind boggling to see how such peaceful and loving people are being, and have been oppressed for so long.I hope that by at least reading this you are aware of what is happening in Tibet.
Anyone can help. From the lessons I've learnt from the Tibetan people, all one needs to do to help is care about the situation and make it more known. There's a lot of struggle in the world today, and to help it really doesn't take a lot. Making a difference counts, whether it be in your backyard or in Tibet.
Monk is man. Man gets sick. Man goes hospital.
In this picture, I awkwardly ask a monk walking quite a long distance from his temple to the hospital for a picture.
This picture was taken very selfishly for me and my instaego.. wops instagram
All that said thank you! .
After spending a week in the mountains with a group of beautiful people, deep in the forest, in meditation, practicing yoga, making music and chasing sunsets, I emerge to find myself having a chance encounter with His Holiness, @dalailama
I woke up at 5am and walked over to the monastery. Although the very polite security did not allow me to take my large UFO-looking instrument to see Him, after a little positive channeling, I was allowed to keep it in the "blessings" pile where people had left books, mala's and other *small* personal items for his blessings. Later, when He emerged, looking happy and cheerful, it was immediately calming to witness. There was a beautiful group of traditionally dressed Tibetans before me who were humbly waiting to meet Him. I looked on as this live painting seemed to unfold in front of my eyes.
This 81 year old Man, radiating with positivity, a beacon of hope and an icon of peace was standing there in front of me enthusiastically taking the time to greet each person before Him. In times when we rarely touch strangers, here He was tightly holding every persons hand, one by one.
I hadn't quite thought of what I would say to Him, but when I was ushered to greet Him, the first thing that came to my mind was to tell him I had brought my instrument to play for Him today. Then to my surprise, He stepped forward and looked over towards the "blessings" pile, and saw the strangely shaped item placed there. Admittedly, it was rather amusing seeing my handpan taking up as much space as all of everyone else's heirlooms combined!
With a gentle hand gesture, He motioned to see the instrument and it was hurriedly brought forth. He looked at it with the curiosity of a child and immediately began to play on it! He laughed out loud as he continued to play intuitively. In turn, I played a few notes together with Him and then we shared a moment I won't soon forget.
He reached out and held my face in His hands and we locked eyes, smiling. In this moment, we didn't exchange words, but his actions and body language spoke volumes. It was only just a moment, and yet, for that moment, we stood together, open-hearted and happy.
Temple of ruins!
When you are in China occupied Tibet, such sights of ruins are something your eyes will get used to suggesting you how they must have taken the souls of the Buddhist Tibetan people ! No destroying a cultural heritage and kidnapping , killing, dehumanizing and forced ruling over the less powerful and peaceloving ones only is not what they are doing to them , the cuts are far more worse and deep than we ever knew. It's in Tibetans' eyes when you see ,you realise the hidden untold piercing stories and questions of lost and amiss !
#Latergram of a beautiful moment with Tibetan monk and founder of the Siddhartha School, Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan.
Thank you, @jenspatz of @global_family_travels for hosting this inspiring event on Saturday evening. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
I think something we all need to focus on more is the issue of Tibet. Tibet has been under completely inhumane control by China since 1950, and it's only getting worse. I encourage you all to do more of your own research, because when there are literally monks burning themselves alive in the streets out of protest, there's a obviously an issue. #FreeTibet