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Der Dalai Lama und die Wissenschaft, geht das?

Stoky hat auf seinem Blog „Säkularer Buddhismus“ einen kurzen Text mit einem bekannten Zitat des Dalai Lama gepostet. In diesem Zitat spricht der Dalai Lama davon, das er gerne bereit ist buddhistische Behauptungen zu revidieren, wenn die wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis das erfordert. Ist er dazu wirklich bereit? Geht es im heutigen Normalbuddhismus wirklich um „Verstehen“ statt um „Glauben“?

Der Dalai Lama verspricht: „My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.

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I am Tulku

M. Steingass —  18.10.11 — 5 Kommentare

The statement of the Dalai Lama about his successor (ealier post) has of course created some discussion. It is an important topic for two groups. Those who are involved in Tibetan politics and those who believe in reincarnation, rebirth etc.

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A film by Jennifer Fox.

This film is the story of the son of Namkhai Norbu who as a tween has everything else on his mind than to accept his heritage – the spiritual tradition of his father. The film wants at least partly tell the happy ending of Yeshis refusal to accept his role as a reincarnate lama. Despite of his critical stance in younger years in the last scenes we see him jetting the world like every other famous dharma master.

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Concerning the

Statement of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, on the Issue of His Reincarnation

as of Sept. 24th 2011

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The Dalai Lama on July 17th 2011 appeared in the Reality TV-Show MasterChef Australia – a cooking show in which young aspiring chefs try their luck to get a kick off for some career. The show was produced in New York and aired the same day with His Holiness attending on a stop while en rout from Washington to Chicago – from the kalachakra empowerment, an important tibetan buddhist rite, to a public talk presented by The Theosophical Society in America.

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