Last year we had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Khamtrul Rinpoche’s new Monastery – Chime Gatsal Ling, outside of Dharmsala, and to also hear news about him from his translator Lozang Zopa. At that time he was living with his family in Dharamsala in order to receive regular kidney dialysis. He now spends most of his time in New Delhi where the dialysis facilities are more reliable.
The article below is the second of two research papers on the ancient monastic dance tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The first was accepted by the Society of Dance History Scholars, to be delivered by the author as their representative at the Fifth International Dance Conference, in Hong Kong, 1990. During a six-month period, during that year, Nanci lived in Dharamsla and meet several times with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss her research, among other topics. The second research paper, below, was developed and written in Dharamsala, at the request of the Tibetan government-in-exile, for publication in their volume-sized “Year of Tibet” issue of Cho Yang Magazine: The Voice of Tibetan Religion and Culture, 1991. Nanci is also author with photographer Bill Warren of Living Tibet: The Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (Snow Lion Publications; 1995; foreword by the Dalai Lama).
[comments on MINDFULNESS: “I have arrived”;(in) “ I am home.” (out)]
If we practice looking deeply we see that we have all the conditions for happiness right here and now. “I have arrived, I am home.” Means I have stopped running, I can touch happiness right now. I want to make the present moment my true home.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's general address on the subject of Generating the Mind for Enlightenment
(Thursday, May 7, 1998, 14:10 (2:10 pm) EDT, Washington, N.J., 74W59, 40N46)