Klöster und Feste

Lamayuru (Yuru Kabgyat) - Hemis Tsechu - Shashukul Gustor - Phyang Tsedup - Karsha Gustor - Korzok Gustor - Trak Tok Tsechu - Sani Nasryal - Diskit Gustor - Thikse Gustor - Chemre Angchok - Padum Gustor - Spituk Gustor - Likir ( Dosmoche) - Stok Guru Tsechu (Orakel) - Matho Nagrang (Oracles)

Donnerstag, 3. April 2014

"Tibet – Kunst vom Dach der Welt" - Der neue Himalaya-Bereich im Linden-Museum Stuttgart ab 5. April 2014

Das Linden-Museum Stuttgart präsentiert ab 5. April 2014 die Ausstellung „Tibet: Kunst vom Dach der Welt“ als neuen Teil der Süd- und Südostasien-Dauerausstellung.


Die Ausstellung zeigt eine Auswahl herausragender Objekte aus dem Einflussbereich des tibetischen Buddhismus. Dieser erstreckt sich nicht nur über das eigentliche Tibet, sondern umfasst auch Bhutan, Nepal, die Mongolei sowie einige Regionen Nordindiens und Chinas.

Vorgestellt werden die im Umfeld buddhistischer Tempel angesiedelten Künste: Kostbare Skulpturen aus den Sammlungen des Linden-Museums zeigen einen eindrucksvollen Ausschnitt aus dem Pantheon des tibetischen Buddhismus. Thangka-Malereien und traditionelle Rollbilder zeigen Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Schutzgottheiten und bedeutende buddhistische Meister in verschiedenen Inkarnationen, oder Symbole wie das Mandala.

Besucher vor Sandmandala des Yamantaka, gestreut 1992, 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Neben herausragenden Arbeiten der bildenden Künste aus den letzten sieben Jahrhunderten führt die Ausstellung auch in die Welt der darstellenden Künste der Region ein:

Die grüne Tara, Tibet, 16. - 17. Jh., 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Zu sehen – und zu hören – sind die Instrumente der Musik Tibets und Bhutans, aber auch Kostüme und Masken der rituellen Cham-Tänze, bei denen buddhistische Mönche in über mehrere Tage andauernden zeremoniellen Schauspielen tanzend Gottheiten und andere Figuren der tibetischen Mythologie verkörpern.

Mahakala, Maske für rituelle Cham-Tänze, 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Die Tänzer bereiten sich durch Fasten, Meditation und die Visualisierung von Gottheiten intensiv auf ihre Rolle vor, damit sich die Gottheiten während des Tanzes in Darstellern und ihren Masken und Symbolen manifestieren.

Yak-Bulle, China/Tibet, Anfang 20. Jh., 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Im Zentrum der Ausstellung findet sich die Rekonstruktion des Innenraumes eines tibetischen Tempels.

Altarraum, Tibet, 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer


Begleitprogramm

   5.4./6.4.: 
Eröffnungswochenende  
Tibet – Kunst vom Dach der Welt


Das Linden-Museum Stuttgart lädt am 5. und 6. April zum Eröffnungswochenende des neuen Himalaya-Bereichs „Tibet – Kunst vom Dach der Welt“ in die Südasien-Abteilung ein.

Ein vielfältiges Programm für Erwachsene und Kinder gibt Einblicke in die Kultur der tibetisch-buddhistischen Traditionen.

Besonderer Gast ist Lama Tenzin Sangpo aus dem Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, dem Internationalen Zentrum für Buddhistische Studien und Meditation.

 Am Samstag , 5. April, 15 Uhr, eröffnen Lama Tenzin Sangpo und Kurator Dr. Georg Noack gemeinsam die Ausstellung.

Um 15.45 Uhr schließt sich eine Führung mit beiden an.

Um 17 Uhr gibt Lama Tenzin Sangpo ein Konzert mit buddhistischen Gesängen.

Mit einer Meditation um 18 Uhr beendet er den ersten Tag.

Lama Tenzin Sangpo, Ehrengast bei der Eröffnung der Ausstellung am 5.4., 
Foto: C. Zvitkovits

Am Sonntag, 6. April, können Kinder ab 6 Jahren von 11 bis 12 Uhr und von 15 bis 16 Uhr Gebetsfahnen bedrucken.

Die Workshops werden von Sakya Dechen Ling e.V. Stuttgart gestaltet.

Von 12 bis 13 Uhr lädt Sakya Dechen Ling zu kulinarischen Spezialitäten aus Tibet ein.

Um 13 und 16 Uhr erzählt Uschi Erlewein Geschichten vom Dach der Welt für Kinder ab 8 Jahren:

von Yaks und Hirten, die die Sprache der Tiere verstehen,
von Wassergeistern und Windpferden, Einsiedlern, heilenden Türkisen und Donnerdrachen.

Wolfgang Staufner gibt um 14 Uhr in seinem Vortrag eine Einführung in den tibetischen Buddhismus.

Tageseintritt: EUR 4,-/3,- inkl. Ausstellung Konzert am 5.4., 17 Uhr extra: EUR 5,-. Reservierung: Tel. 0711.2022-444 / anmeldung@lindenmuseum.de

5.4.
Linden-Museum sucht schönstes Tibet-Foto


Zur Eröffnung des neuen Himalaya-Bereichs „Tibet – Kunst vom Dach der Welt“ in der Südasien-Abteilung am 5. April ruft das Museum zu einem Fotowettbewerb auf.

Angenommen wird pro Teilnehmer ein Foto aus dem Verbreitungsgebiet des tibetischen Buddhismus, der sich über Tibet hinaus nach Nepal, Bhutan, die Mongolei sowie Regionen Nordindiens und Chinas erstreckt.

Die Fotos werden am Eröffnungswochenende der Ausstellung (5. und 6. April) präsentiert.

Die Besucher stimmen dann über das beste Bild ab.

Als Hauptpreis winkt eine exklusive Führung durch die Südasien-Abteilung mit Kurator Dr. Georg Noack.

Einsendeschluss
für Fotos an kommunikation@lindenmuseum.de ist der 2. April.

Nähere Informationen zum Wettbewerb gibt es unter
www.lindenmuseum.de

18.5.:
Vesakh-Fest zum Geburtstag des Buddha Sakyamuni
Feier zu Ehren des Buddha


Das Linden-Museum Stuttgart lädt gemeinsam mit den buddhistischen Gruppen in Stuttgart am Sonntag, 18. Mai, von 10.30 bis 16.30 Uhr zum Vesakh-Fest mit Vorträgen, Vorführungen, Zeremonien und Meditationen für Erwachsene und Kinder ein.

Vesakh ist der höchste buddhistische Feiertag.

Er erinnert an die Geburt, die Erleuchtung und das vollkommene Verlöschen des Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, dessen Lehren bis heute die Grundlage des buddhistischen Glaubens darstellen.

Mit einem großen Fest begeht auch das Linden-Museum diesen besonderen Tag und zeigt mit Vorträgen, Vorführungen und Meditationen die Vielfalt der asiatischen Weltreligion auf.

Der Tag beginnt um 10.30 Uhr mit dem Vortrag „Das Vermächtnis des Buddha: Was wir aus seiner Lehre heute lernen können“ mit Meister Thich Thong Triet (Sunyata-Meditation Stuttgart).

Von 12 bis 13 Uhr sind die Besucher zu einer asiatischen Mittagspause eingeladen.

Boddhisattva Avalokitsvara, Nordwestnepal oder Südwesttibet, 13. - 14. Jh., 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Um 13 Uhr geben Dr. Uta Werlich und Dr. Georg Noack, Kuratoren des Linden-Museums Stuttgart, eine kurze Einführung in den Buddhismus in Stuttgart.

Für Kinder ab 6 Jahren gibt es um 13 Uhr die Einführung „Meditation – was ist das?“. Um 13.20 Uhr präsentiert das Buddhistische Zentrum Sumati Kirti „Das Gebet des Ganden Lha Gyäma.

Chant und Herzpraxis aus der Tibetischen Gelug-Schule“.

Das gesungene Gebet geht auf den tibetischen Meister Je Tsongkhapa (1357 - 1419) zurück und dient der Ansammlung von Verdienst, der Beseitigung von Negativität, und dem Empfangen von Segnungen.

Um 13.40 Uhr schließt sich die Vorführung einer traditionellen Morgenzeremonie des japanischen Soto-Zen mit dem Ho Ryo Zen Dojo Stuttgart.

1.6.:
Stimmen der Mongolei – Workshop und Konzert mit Sedaa


Die Weltmusikgruppe Sedaa präsentiert am Sonntag, 1. Juni, um 18 Uhr Musik aus der Mongolei. Nachmittags von 13 bis 16 Uhr laden die Musiker zu einem Obertongesangs-Workshop ein.

Zwei mongolische Meistersänger , ein virtuoser Hackbrettspieler und ein iranischer Multi-Instrumentalist: Sedaa spielt traditionelle Instrumente wie die Pferdekopfgeige und verwenden alte Gesangstechniken nomadischer Vorfahren wie den Unterton- und Kehlgesang.

 Drangyen-Laute, Bhutan, 2013, Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, 
Foto: A. Dreyer

In der Fusion mit orientalischen Rhytmen und Einflüssen von Klassik bis Pop entsteht ein mitreißendes Klanguniversum.

Sedaa ist Träger zahlreicher Auszeichnungen und tritt auf Festivals in ganz Europa auf. Im letzten Jahr gewann Sedaa den Musikwettbewerb „Creole Nord 2013/2014“.

Workshop: EUR 50,- Anmeldung bis 23. Mai erforderlich
Konzerttickets: EUR 16,-/12,-.

Kontakt: Tel. 0711.2022-444 /
anmeldung@lindenmuseum.de

26. Juni
Die Fahrzeuge des Buddhismus 
Vortrag von Lama Jampa Thaye


Lama Jampa Thaye hält am Donnerstag, 26. Juni, um 19.30 Uhr einen Vortrag zum „Die Fahrzeuge des Buddhismus“.

Mit „Fahrzeugen“ werden traditionell die unterschiedlichen Schulen des Buddhismus bezeichnet, darunter das heute vor allem in Ostasien verbreitete „Große Fahrzeug“ (Mahayana), das in Sri Lanka und Südostasien verbreitete „kleine Fahrzeug“ (Hinayana) und die tibetische Schule des „Diamantfahrzeuges“ (Vajrayana).

Lama Jampa Thaye erklärt die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten in Glauben und Praxis der unterschiedlichen Formen des Buddhismus.

Lama Jampa Thaye wurde 1952 in England geboren und traf 1972 seinen Lehrer Karma Thinley Rinpoche.

Ein mongolischer Lehrer, Mongolei, 18. - 19. Jh., 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Von ihm und anderen Meistern erhielt er im Laufe der Jahre eine umfangreiche Reihe von Unterweisungen und Einweihungen.

1977 wurde Lama Jampa Thaye von Karma Thinley Rinpoche zu seinem spirituellen Stellvertreter in Großbritannien ernannt.

Elf Jahre später erhielt er von ihm die Erlaubnis Vajrayana Einweihungen zu geben.

Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bücher.
Eintritt: EUR 4,-/3,-

Adibuddha Vajradhara, Thangka, Osttibet, 18. Jh., 
Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Allgemeine Informationen


Adresse 
Linden-Museum Stuttgart 
Hegelplatz 1, 
70174 Stuttgart, 
Tel. 0711.2022-3 ǀ Fax 0711.2022-590 ǀ 
mail@lindenmuseum.de 

Öffnungszeiten
Di – Sa 10 – 17 Uhr ǀ 
So und Feiertage 10 – 18 Uhr 

Eintritt 
€ 4,–/3,– inkl. Dauerausstellungen
Familienticket: € 8,– (2 Erwachsene + Kinder bis einschl.18) 
Kinder bis einschl. 12 Jahre frei 

Führungsanmeldung für Gruppen 
Dienstag bis Donnerstag 9.30 – 12 Uhr und 14 – 16 Uhr 
(Ferien: nur Donnerstag) 
Tel. 0711.2022-579 ǀ 
Fax 0711.2022-590 ǀ 
fuehrung@lindenmuseum.de 
Anmeldefrist bis 3 Wochen vor Führung 

Nähere Informationen

... to be continued  soon !

 Julley

Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar

Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014

Tibetan Male Wood Horse Year [2014-15]


Rigpa Tibetan Calendar 2014-2015

 
 A Tibetan lunar calendar for the Wood Horse Year 2141 (March 2, 2014 - 2015) with corresponding Western dates.

The new Rigpa calendar diary for the Tibetan new year, or Losar, 
which starts in March 2014. 
 
Includes Buddhist anniversaries and special practice days.

The popular Rigpa diary is filled with the usual features: prayers for auspiciousness and to remove obstacles, anniversaries of masters of all the Tibetan lineages, holidays from many countries, and much more. 

This year’s calendar features the 84 Great Mahasiddhas or great tantric masters of India and also includes:

- Anniversaries of masters of all Tibetan Buddhist traditions
- Color photos of lamas and lineage masters
- Color photos of Thangkas
- Prayers
- Special practice days including tsoks
- Full and new moons
- Eclipses, solstices and equinoxes
- Days when Nagas are awake
- Days not to hang new prayer flags
- Favorable and unfavorable haircutting days
- Holidays and festivals from many countries
- Christian, Islamic, Sikh, Hindu and Jewish holidays and festivals

So what's the meaning of all this dates ?

 In Conversation with Thupstan Shanfan

 
 Astrology has always been a very important aspect of the culture of Ladakh 
pre-dominantly among the Buddhist community. 

“From the time a person is born till the time he is dead, the word of an astrologer is sought.”

But the art and education in this field is vanishing gradually with the modern invasion in Ladakh.

Thupstan Shanfan is one of the well known astrologers of Ladakh and he is practicing it since 63 long years. 

Born in a small village called Saspotse, his interest in astronomy has led the 72 year old to be one of the most sought after man in the Buddhist community of Ladakh. 

He has been running a small shop but famous shop for around 42 long years where you will find all the important religious things, most importantly traditional calendar made by him where you will find every big/small happenings of the future. 

He has also written few books out of which Das Tsris (Astrology) is the most important one.    

Read the full interview following the link down below ...

 By Reach Ladakh Correspondent | AP Business Writer 4:53 AM CST, Saturday, January 18, 2014
 
What's about the male/female years ?

What does wood mean?

And the horse ?


And the rituals ?

Losar Guide for Celebrating New Year
 http://www.yowangdu.com/tibet-travel/losar.html

And the food?

New year pastries are collectively called "Khapse":

Recipe: How to make tibetan Losar pastries

http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/khapse.html

Recipe: Fancy Tibetan Losar Khapse called "Bulug"
 http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-food/khapse-recipe-bulug.html?utm_content=bufferf17db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why 2014 is a special year for Kailash?

The reason that Horse year becomes so sacred in Tibetan society is that lord Buddha who born, enlightens and passed away in the year of Horses.

So, these special occasion makes a year that a person can gain infinite merits by pilgrimaging and doing good things.

Moreover, one circumambulation around the sacred mountain (Mt Kailash) 

also equals to
13 times of circumambulation. (*)

Hence, some thousands of Tibetans Buddhists, Bons, Hindus and Jains will be attend the special occasion in 2014.

Due to the specialness of the year, all the people in Tibet will consume less meats and adapt more vegetables than usual.

Harming less during horse year is going be a huge merit or good-deed for everyone.

https://exploreb2b.com/.../why-2014-is-a-special-year-for...

julley

(*) Usually one enters the "Inner Kora" after completing 13 "Outer Koras" only !


Tibetan New Year  - Wood Horse Year 2141
International Dzogchen Community
Practice Calendar



Losar 2141 – 1st day / 1st month

Tibetan New Year - Wood Horse Year 2141

This is the 1st tibetan month (Earth-male- Dragon) of 2141. This month, days 4 and
27 are missing and the day 7 is double.

The first 15 days of the year celebrate the 15 successive days on which, in order to increase the merit and aid the devotion of future disci- ples, the Buddha displayed a different miracle.

Very good calendar this one, very auspicious,
lots of important dates & details (!)

Oh-Oh ! O-le.

julley

http://dzogchen.gr/en/practice/losar-2141-1st-day-1st-month/


... to be continued  soon !

 Julley

Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar





Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2014

The Nine Progressive Stages of Mental Development (According to Shamatha Meditation Practice)



The Tibetan word for Shamatha meditation means calm. The practice of Shamatha meditation develops the ability to focus the mind in single-pointed perfect concentration and is a prerequisite for the development of vipashyana or analytical insight meditation. Shamatha meditation should ideally practice in an isolated place and one should seat in meditation posture of Vairochana Buddha. The object of concentration is usually the image of the Buddha or a deity.

The illustration of the development of mental tranquility is brilliantly depicted in this thangka in nine progressive stages of mental development which are obtained through the six powers of study, contemplation, memory, comprehension, diligence and perfection.

The first stage is attained through the power of study and or hearing. The monk fixes his mind on the object of concentration. Here a monk chasing, binding, leading and subduing elephant whose colour progresses from black to white. The elephant represents the mind and its black colour the gross aspects of mental dullness. The monkey represents distraction or mental agitations, and its black colour, scattering. The hare represents the more subtle aspect of sinking. The hooked goad and lasso which the monk wields represent clear understanding and mindful recollection. The progressive diminishing along the path represents the decreasing degree of effort needed to cultivate understanding and recollection. The five sense objects represent the five sensual source of distraction.

The details are as follows; As mentioned above, the monkey represents mental agitation; its black colour distraction. The monkey at the first runs a wildly, leading the elephant. The second stage is attained through the power of concentration. This is achieved by lengthening the periods of concentration on the objects. The five senses of touch are objects of distraction. Beginning at their heads, the elephant and monkey begin to turn white. This shows the continuous progress in fixing and holding the objects of concentration.

The third and fourth stages are attained through the power of memory or recollection. The monk lassoes the elephant fixing the wandering mind on the object. The hare, which now appears on the elephant's back, represents the subtle aspects of sinking. Here one is able to differentiate between the gross and subtle aspects of sinking. The elephant, monkey, and hare look back; showing that having recognized these mental distractions, the mind turns back to these mental distractions, the mind turns back to the object of concentration. The meditator holds a clear and detailed conception of the object.

Attainment of the fifth and sixth stages of meditative absorption is achieved through the power of clear comprehension. The monkey now follows the elephant; the arising of distraction diminishes. Even the arising of virtuous thoughts must be perceived as a distraction from the object of concentration. The monk hooks the elephant with his goad; the mind is stopped from wandering by clear understanding. The mind is controlled. The hare disappears and the mind is pacified. The seventh and eighth stages are attained through the power of energetic perseverance. The monkey leaves the elephant and now squats behind the monk in complete submission. However there are still slight traces of black; this shows that even the subtlest sinking and scattering may continue to arise. Should they begin to arise they can be eliminated with the slightest effort. Now the monkey disappears and the elephant becomes completely white. The mind can now remain continually in absorption on the object of concentration, Single-pointedness of mind. The ninth stage of mental absorption is attained through the power of perfection. Perfect equanimity, the path has ended and elephant is at rest. From the heart of the meditating monk emanates a rainbow like ray. The monk rides the elephant; the attainment of shamatha. Riding the elephant across the rainbow; mental bliss. The monk wield the flaming a sword of perfect insight, and rides triumphantly back along the rainbow; samsara's root is destroyed by the union of shamatha and vipashyana with emptiness as the object of contemplation. Control of the flame supreme mindfulness and understanding represents the ability to examine the sublime meaning of shunyata.

The upper part of the illustration, where the rainbow emanates from the monk's heart, represents the tenth and eleventh stages of transcendental mental absorption. The tenth stage of bodily and mental bliss is symbolized by the monk riding the elephant. The eleventh stage is represented by the monk riding the elephant back across the rainbow. From the monk's heart emanates two dark rainbows, which the monk is just about to cut asunder with his flaming sword of wisdom. There two rainbows represent karmic hindrances and mental illusion, and the obscurations of the instincts of mental distortion.

The upper corners depict Adi Buddha Vajrasattva and Bodhisattva Manjushri with flaming sword, respectively while Amitabha Buddha is seated in the middle with his disciples.

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... to be continued  soon !

 Julley

Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar


The Four Harmonious friends (mthun-po spun-bzhi, Sanskrit catvari anukulabhratr)



THE GROUP OF SYMBOLS CONSISTS of the following animals:

1). The Partridge or Grouse (gong-ma-sreg, Skt. kapinjala)
2). The Hare (ri-bong, Skt. sasa)
3). The Monkey (spre'u, Skt. kapi)
4). The Elephant (glang-po-che, Skt. hastin)

The fable of the Four Harmonious Brother is told in the canonical text, the Foundation of Discipline ('Dul-ba gzhi, Skt. Vinayavastu). Buddha Sakyamuni is supposed to have told it to his disciples in order to impress on them the importance of mutual respect and the practice of the Buddhist virtues. The following short account comes from Panglung Rinpoche's German version of the narratives found in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya:

Once there lived in the forest a partridge, a hare, a monkey, and an elephant, who were friends. With the aid of a tree, they established their respective ages, and accordingly, the younger animals respected the elder ones. They obeyed the law and lived a virtuous life. Soon, all the animals adopted their ways, and eventually the king of the country did likewise. On this account, peace and happiness prevailed in the land, and this was praised by Indra. Buddha was the partridge, Sariputra the monkey, Maudgalyayana the elephant, and Ananda was the hare.

It is clearly a deeply rooted wish in various cultures to propagate the message of unity, harmony, and collaboration as valuable factors for survival, and fables are often employed for this purpose. In the West, there is the somewhat similar tale of the Bremen Town Musicians, told by the Brothers Grimm. The tale of the Four Harmonious Brothers was no less beloved in ancient India, and remains so to this day in Tibet and Mongolia.

In pictures, the animals are always shown as a pyramid with the partridge at the top, under him, the hare carried by the monkey, who is sitting on the elephant. Whether this pyramid represents the different generations, the social classes, or simply the cooperation of different types of individuals, in any case they are meant to show the viewer the benefits of cooperation for the general good.

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... to be continued  soon !

 Julley

Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar



Mittwoch, 29. Januar 2014

Tibet – Kunst vom Dach der Welt (Neugestaltung des Himalaya-Bereichs im Lindenmuseum Stuttgart, ab 5.4.2014)



 Altarraum, Tibet, Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer



Das Linden-Museum Stuttgart präsentiert ab 5. April 2014 die Ausstellung „Tibet: Kunst vom Dach der Welt“ als neuen Teil der Süd- und Südostasien-Dauerausstellung.


Mahakala, Maske für rituelle Cham-Tänze, Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer |
 
Die Ausstellung zeigt eine Auswahl herausragender Objekte aus dem Einflussbereich des tibetischen Buddhismus. Dieser erstreckt sich nicht nur über das eigentliche Tibet, sondern umfasst auch Bhutan, Nepal, die Mongolei sowie einige Regionen Nordindiens und Chinas.

Adibuddha Vajradhara, Thangka, Osttibet, 8. Jh., Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Vorgestellt werden die im Umfeld buddhistischer Tempel angesiedelten Künste: Kostbare Skulpturen aus den Sammlungen des Linden-Museums zeigen einen eindrucksvollen Ausschnitt aus dem Pantheon des tibetischen Buddhismus. Thangka-Malereien und traditionelle Rollbilder zeigen Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Schutzgottheiten und bedeutende buddhistische Meister in verschiedenen Inkarnationen, oder Symbole wie das Mandala. Neben herausragenden Arbeiten der bildenden Künste aus den letzten sieben Jahrhunderten führt die Ausstellung auch in die Welt der darstellenden Künste der Region ein: Zu sehen – und zu hören – sind die Instrumente der Musik Tibets und Bhutans, aber auch Kostüme und Masken der rituellen Cham-Tänze, bei denen buddhistische Mönche in über mehrere Tage andauernden zeremoniellen Schauspielen tanzend Gottheiten und andere Figuren der tibetischen Mythologie verkörpern. Die Tänzer bereiten sich durch Fasten, Meditation und die Visualisierung von Gottheiten intensiv auf ihre Rolle vor, damit sich die Gottheiten während des Tanzes in Darstellern und ihren Masken und Symbolen manifestieren.

Altarraum, Tibet, Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto: A. Dreyer

Im Zentrum der Ausstellung findet sich die Rekonstruktion des Innenraumes eines tibetischen Tempels.

 
 Bodhisattva Padmapani, Tibet, Copyright: Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Foto A. Dreyer

Begleitprogramm
5.4./6.4.: Eröffnung und Themenwochenende
18.5.: Vesak-Fest zum Geburtstag des Buddha Sakyamuni
1.6.: Thementag Mongolei

Adresse
Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart, Tel. 0711.2022-3 ǀ Fax 0711.2022-590 ǀ mail@lindenmuseum.de

Öffnungszeiten
Di – Sa 10 – 17 Uhr ǀ So und Feiertage 10 – 18 Uhr

Eintritt
€ 4,–/3,– inkl. Dauerausstellungen/Familienticket: € 8,– (2 Erwachsene + Kinder bis einschl.18)
Kinder bis einschl. 12 Jahre frei

Führungsanmeldung für Gruppen
Dienstag bis Donnerstag 9.30 – 12 Uhr und 14 – 16 Uhr (Ferien: nur Donnerstag)
Tel. 0711.2022-579 ǀ Fax 0711.2022-590 ǀ fuehrung@lindenmuseum.de
Anmeldefrist bis 3 Wochen vor Führung

Nähere Informationen
www.lindenmuseum.de
www.twitter.com/lindenmuseum
www.facebook.com/LindenMuseumStuttgart
  

Julley

Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar


Freitag, 29. November 2013

Trevolta - Crowdfunded Travels

Here comes a new project of crowdfunded "travelling" to get
the funds for realizing ones projects,
which is currently in the Beta-Testing phase
so we both, me and Stephanie
are currently in the queue, waiting to get access to
the platform,
patienly waiting in line.

If interested, you could please use one of the invite links
below to push us forward in the waiting line, at least three
successful invites are neccessary for this.

Anyway, it seems to be a great concept for travelling photogs,
writers and journalists to get funds and report along the way
with their stories, experiences, pictures, thereby interacting
along their travels with the sponsor creatively reacting on
their wishes in a constructive dialogue.

We hope it it will work out for us as well, Kalachakra 2014 is
coming for sure in Ladakh next year, some travelling with no-
mads is planned as well, the char dham yatra to continue with
our long-term sadhu project and well, Thomas can celebrate
10 years of "Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar" in 2014 as well
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Montag, 11. November 2013

Kalachakra Ladakh 2014

33rd KALACHAKRA INITIATION: JULY 3-14, 2014, IN LEH LADAKH, INDIA. 2014



His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will bestow the sentient beings with the elixir
of Kalachakra Initiation once again. Mark your calenders- 3rd to 14th July, 2014 
Ladakh, Himalaya.

Kalachakra in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from July 3 to 14:

During the first three days of the Kalachakra, from July 3 to 5, His Holiness the
Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will
conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue.

These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals.


From July 6 to 8, His Holiness will give preliminary teachings.

On July 9, the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks
of Namgyal Monastery.

His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation from July 10 to 13.

 
On July 14, a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering
prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed.

Official Site Ladakh Buddhist Association (LNA)
http://www.ladakhkalachakra2014.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Kalachakra2014.Ladakh?fref=ts



Travel Organitation & Information by a local Travel Agency, Choglamsar (tib./french)
https://www.facebook.com/KalachakraLadakh2014?fref=ts
https://tendreltravel.com/

Event Information by the Travel Agency (Tendrel)

https://www.facebook.com/KalachakraLadakh2014/events

There is no entry ticket.
Last kalachakra teaching in Ladakh was given in Sept,1976.

Information about Kalachakra Initiation
http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/kalachakra-initiations

Dalai Lama Teaching Schedule
http://www.dalailama.com/teachings/schedule

Kalachakra in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India from July 3 to 14
http://www.ladakhkalachakra2014.com/

The Kalachakra Initiation Rite
Kalachakra Initiation and Empowerment

The sacred Kalalchakra initiation is a rite of passage which opens the hearts of thousands of monks, nuns and pilgrims to the Shambala realm. The Dalai Lama has not performed
the initiation in Ladakh since 1976.

First day: Birth of the Child Within
 
Experience ‘rebirth’ amongst thousands of Buddhist devotees. Monks from Namgyal Monastery will perform sacred dances, wearing tantric tiaras, brocades and bone
jewellery, They connect with the energy of the Kalachakra’s deities of meditation.

The Dalai Lama will introduce those gathered to the way of the Buddha.

Second day: Being at One with the Mandala 

A pledge to free all beings from the cycle of dualism. Monks will distribute red headbands to the devotees, who will place them across their foreheads to symbolise the acquisition of an intrinsic awareness of universal energy and the emptiness of nature.

The removal of the headbands represents the purification of our negativities and our entry into Mandala. Endowed with a clear altruistic motivation of compassion, you will be ready to receive the Kalachakra Empowerment.

Third day: The Seven Kalachakra Initiations analogous to childhood events

The Dalai Lama will conduct seven symbolic initiations, providing a full commentary on each of his movements and gestures.

(1) The Water Initiation symbolises the first bath given to a newborn baby by its mother,
to purify the five bodily elements of earth, water, fire, wind and space, and transform
them into deities. The Dalai Lama represents this by pouring water into a consecrated vessel.

(2) The Crown Initiation is associated with tying the hair on the top of a child’s head.
The hair represents the thousand of the threads that binds us to duality, which we cut
when taking monastic vows. By knotting the hair at the crown of the head, one is freed from ‘seizure’ and ‘appropriation’.

(3) The Silk Ribbon Initiation cleanses the psycho-physical defilements that circulate in
our autonomic nervous system, which determines motor-neuro function of the joints and the act of walking.

(4) The Vajra and Bell Initiation symbolises a child’s acquisition of laughter and the ability to articulate sounds. It is linked to the enunciation of ideas via speech and is represented by the Dalai Lama’s ringing of bells.

(5) The Conduct Initiation corresponds to the teaching of a child as he/she discovers the world of the senses. It represents the realisation of emptiness.

(6) The Name Initiation symbolises a child’s naming ceremony, and purifies our faculties
of action.

(7) The Permission Initiation corresponds to the lessons that a father teaches his child.
The lessons we receive enable us to act appropriately. This final initiation empowers us
to benefit others by teaching the Dharma, which in turn frees us from pain.

The ritual will conclude with a meditation on the theme of emptiness, as represented
by a mirror – the symbol of purified consciousness.

4th Day: Tsewang Long-life Empowerment and Prayer Ceremony for the Dalai Lama.

A long-life ceremony will be dedicated to the Dalai Lama. Devotees believe that, when a spiritual master dies, it is because many beings from another realm have prayed that he may come to teach them. To postpone this moment, an effigy representing the Dalai Lama will be offered as substitute master and teacher. The Dalai Lama will then be presented with offerings, prayers and dances by the Tibetan and Ladakhi communities .

To conclude the Kalachakra 2014, the Dalai Lama will dissolve a sand mandala, before pouring it into the Indus river.

The Kalachakra Initiation Rite and Teaching

Preliminary Teachings: Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (Shetring)

The Dalai Lama considers the three-day preliminary teachings on Nagarjuna’s Letter
to a Friend (Shetring) to be more important than the actual Kalachakra empowerment.

The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (1st to 2nd century AD) wrote his celebrated poem as a gift of advice to his friend King Gautamiputra/Satavahana, and it has since become a cornerstone of the Indian Shastra tradition. It deals with the development of altruistic motivation.

The Shetring gives a concise and comprehensive introduction to the entire practice of Buddhism, guiding both laypersons and the ordained on the path to liberation and en-
lightenment.

Its teachings convey the meaning of the Dharma in easily accessible language and style, and are of special interest to those who wish to take up spiritual activity whilst continuing to live and work in mainstream society.

Despite its relatively short length (123 verses), the Shetring covers the whole Mahayana path with unusual clarity and memorable imagery, and is thus widely quoted by Tibet’s
great masters and scholars.

http://www.tendreltravel.com/destinations/ladakh/kalachakra-2014-ladakh/the-initiation/

On the spot Registration needed for Kalachakra 2014 Ladakh.

The participations in the Kalachakra initiations are free of charge and there is no need
for an advance booking. However, the registration is compulsory for all the participants. Therefore, you are advised to bring a copy of your passport in case of foreign nationals, voters card for Indian nationals and RC for Tibetans residing in India and two passport
size photographs for the registration.

The registration counters will be setup at the LBA office in the main market and also at 
the teaching ground. The registration process will start prior to the teaching commence-
ment and continue throughout the teaching period. We shall inform you about the regi-
stration process through our website.
 

Kalachakra 2014 Initiations Organizing Committee!

Book "Taking the Kalachakra Initiation" by Alexander Berzin

 

  • Taschenbuch: 150 Seiten
  • Verlag: Snow Lion Pubn; Auflage: USA. (November 1997)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1559390840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559390842
Traditionally, the secrets of tantric methods for attaining enlightenment were handed down from teacher to student in private ceremonies. An alternative tradition allows for mass empowerments, in which a teacher, such as the Dalai Lama, initiates scores, hundreds, even thousands of committed seekers into these esoteric methods that hasten one's enlightenment for the benefit of all. Alexander Berzin, who has studied for decades under Tibet's Kalachakra experts, including the Dalai Lama, has put together a handbook for those who have participated in, plan to participate in, or just have an interest in the Kalachakra initiation. He provides a background of the three-day ceremony, a summary of the texts from which it originates, and a detailed description of the vows and methods involved. Having served as a translator for the Kalachakra initiation and a lecturer during the procedures, Berzin anticipates the concerns of participants and explains in easy-to-understand language that takes the mystery out of the ceremony and brings it down to earth. --Brian Bruya

Further information follow the link below:
http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Kalachakra-Initiation-Alexander-Berzin/dp/1559390840/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


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Julley

Thomas Wilden
Mask Dances of Ladakh & Zanskar