RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY & HUMAN RIGHTS
Alive Dharma teaching, October 10, 2010
I. Introduction ✿♥✿♥
ღ♥ღDear Friends, this may this alive Dharma teaching find you in good health, wisdom,love, prosperity. By favoring,commenting,embedding § sharing of Verses of prayer to 8 noble auspicious Ones your merit will increase. Now we focus on Religious freedom,democracy & human rights around the world. Congratulation to Mr. Liu Xiaobo for Nobel Pece Prize 2010. We pray for his release from prison ! Dear Friends, your replies are all included in the Wisdom without borders ღ♥ღ
II.Buddhist spiritual*religious activities ✿♥✿♥
2.1. Collective meditations & prayers of Buddha Dharma-OBF International
(since 1988).Every Sunday 4-5 CET or according to your local time. Creative use of Visual Dharmas- spiritual Teachings for 3rd millennium :
Verses of Prayer to Eight Noble auspicious Ones by Mipham Rinpoche, Sampa Nyur Drupma by Jigme Lingpa, Shitro sadhana by Tertön Mingyur Dorje or 100-syllable mantra of Buddha Vajrasattva, Kunzang Gongpa Zhangtal : Wish-granting Prayer of Samantabhadra by Tertön Godem Chan , silent contemplation of the Sound*Light of Dharmata*Ultimate nature, Dedication of merit/positive energy, Long-life Prayer
2.2. Live webcast – White Arya Tara fire puja & empowerment by Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu at Lei Tsang Temple of True Buddha school in Taiwan :
Oct 30, 2010 9-11.15 CET ( from 3 pm onwards , Taiwan Time).
Nov 6 , 2010 Shakyamuni Buddha empowerment and Teaching on the platform sutra of the Sixth Patriarch , by Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu
Direct Link fort live webcast：http://pointers.mmpros.net/asxfiles-live/3c3winlive3574.asx
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“✿♥✿♥ OM SVASTI: Homage to Medicine Buddhas.
We all thank Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu for Medicine Buddha empowerment
on Sat Oct 9,2010 given at beauti…” more “✿♥✿♥ OM SVASTI: Homage to Medicine Buddhas.
We all thank Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu for Medicine Buddha empowerment
on Sat Oct 9,2010 given at beautiful Lei Tsang Temple in Taiwan & on live webcast.
May all beings be reborn in Buddha Amithaba Pure land.✿♥✿♥
OM GURU LIAN SHEN SIDDHI HUM
Dear Dharma Friends,
Thank you for viewing today web cast,we are glad to know that you are joining us in this special moments and also very grateful that you even share with others.
Your supportive gesture give us the strength to seek for every improvement.
Yes,let’s share this moment .
May more and more people around the world be blessed by Grand Master Lu and by all Buddhas and Bodhisattva of ten directions and three times.
May all be auspicious for everyone.(and, please send our regards to the others too. thank you.)
OM MANI PADME HUM
Taiwan Lei Tsang Temple
2.3 Buddhist calendar for 9th lunar month of the Metal Tiger year
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Oct 10 : anniversary of Jigme Lingpa (Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism). See Visual Dharma: Sampa Nyur Drupma
Oct 15: 8th lunar day, dedicated to Arya Tara and Medicine Buddhas . Dharma practice : Aray Tara sadhana & mantra. Medicine Buddha sadhana & mantra.
Oct 17: 10th lunar day, dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava in his manifestation as Vajrakilaya. Guru Rinpoche takes the form of Vajrakumara at Yang Leshö in Nepal and subdues the local deities and negative forces. He performs the sadhana of Palchen Yangdak (Heruka) and attains the Vidyadhara level of Mahamudra realisation. He is known as Guru Dorje Tötreng – Vajra Guru, Garland of Skulls.
In 9th lunar month the Vajrakilaya practice is therefore stressed. Related Dharma practice : Vajrakilaya tantra Gurkhukma, discovered in the Asura cave in Nepal by the late Kyabje Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche (1990). Lineage prayer by HH the Dalai Lama.
Oct 17: Birthday of H.E. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche.
Dharma practice : Ganachakra offering.
Oct 29: Dharmachakra day : Lha Bab Düchen . Buddha Shakyamuni descent from heaven. Merit of Dharma practice : prayers , meditations, 10 enlightened activities multiply million times on every Dharmachakra day.
Nov 1 : 25th day : Dakini day. Dharma practice : Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. Ganachakra offering.
Nov 4: Dharmapala day.
Nov 6: Shakyamuni Buddha day.
III.International institute for contemporary Buddhist studies ✿♥✿♥
3.1. Introduction :
This programme brings you new insights about contemporary Buddhist studies and how they are spread and applied in the world. Therefore we publish selected links from other internet sites which embed our Visual Dharmas with scientific essays and articles. Questions are answered
In short and concise way : the aim of contemporary Buddhist studies is not to enlarge debates (already too much present in Buddhist world), but to point out the practical aspect of Buddhist studies: to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life and to move on toward realisation. In promoting contemporary Buddhist studies in modern world we have non-partisan (Riem ) approach, publishing interesting research / quotations from almost all Buddhist schools.
openbuddhistforum on Compassion: The Art of Happiness by HH the Dalai Lama
“✿⊱╮✿⊱╮✿⊱╮ART OF PEACE clearly explained with the WISDOM OF EQUALITY. In appreaciation yours in precious Dharma: Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche…” more “✿⊱╮✿⊱╮✿⊱╮ART OF PEACE clearly explained with the WISDOM OF EQUALITY. In appreaciation yours in precious Dharma: Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche, Sagar Rinpoche, Shifu John Chow , ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu and all at Buddha Dharma-OBFI✿⊱╮✿⊱╮✿⊱╮
Generosity is the first Perfection:
Generosity means willingness to give and share whatever.
Generosity means magnanimous and open-handed liberality.
Generosity means freedom from small and stingy pettiness.
Generosity means practicing charity for the poor and unfortunate.
Generosity means kind big-heartedness towards those worthy of it.
Generosity means warm-hearted and altruistic unselfishness.
Generosity provides the kammic cause for later wealth..
Giving causes Getting… No Giving causes Poverty!
Bhikkhu Samahita, Ceylon Theravada school
13 Nov 2008 … H.E.Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche. openbuddhistforum. 2010.06.18 3:44 am. Nyingma is the top of yanas of Budda’s teaching! …
From : All Tibet News and Informations Museum of learning :
Tara Tulku : Define, Explore, Discuss May 30 anniversary of Patrul Rinpoche born 1808 4th anniversary of discovery of Pada self-arisen footprints in the rock by Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar …
3.2. Questions and answers nutier – France
Dear venerable , please enjoy my questions , thank you . The blessed Buddha once said : The eye is not yours … forms are not yours . The ear is not yours … sounds are not yours . The nose is not yours … smells are not yours . The tongue is not yours … tastes are not yours . The body is not yours … touches are not yours . The mind is not yours … mental states are not yours . All states internal as external , physical as mental are empty of stability . Their nature is to arise and cease . Neither can they therefore ever be kept , nor ever owned by any body .Clinging to what never can be kept , is pain . Relinquishing is all , is therefore indeed happiness .
Q.245 – If eye, forms , ear , sounds , nose , smells , tongue , tastes , body , touches are not yours , do they belong to cosmic energy ?
No, they don´t belong to cosmic energy, but to human being.
Q.246 – As the mind and mental states are not yours , do they belong to God ?
Our senses do not belong to God.
Q.247 – As mental factors give rise to new consciousness , does the mind change afterward ?
May peace , happiness and wisdom be upon you always !
Mental factors are very much explained in the work the Path of purification – Visuddhi Magga. Thus you shall study well . This is precisely the path to achieve peace, happiness and wisdom.
ShaktiLila ~*~ May All Beings Be Free From Suffering ~*~ May All Beings Be Happy ~*~
Peace to you, your work is very appreciated.
One On One The Dalai Lama 30 Jun 07 Part 1 – from WN Network. … HE Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche ❤☀ ABOUT BUDDHISM. HE Lama Tara Tulku Drimed …
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And what you mean by “true Dharma”? What is True Dharma?:)
Gassho, Robert . The meaning of True Dharma can be experienced only by practicing it yourself, like zazen meditation. As it is said : Grasp the meaning and move on toward realisation . Gassho *
The series features His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ribur Rinpoche, Lama Zopa …. by HE Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche (from Collected Work Vol. …
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21 Feb 2010 … Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu … Mangala Konchok Norbu, Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche. …
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07_02_10 ཀུན་གླེང་། Kunleng Cyber Tibet.mp430 Jun 2010 … TIBET: Celebrating the 75th Birthday of HH the 14th Dalai Lama @ Golok … HE Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche ❤☀ ABOUT BUDDHISM …
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1.04 Professional Article http://www.izum.si/cobiss 90321,90352 Her Eminence Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche, ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu. …
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IV. Wisdom without borders ✿♥✿♥
4.1 Dharma verse : With good will for the entire cosmos,
Cultivate an infinite heart and mind:
Beaming above, below, and all around,
Unobstructed, without trace of hostility.
Buddha Shakyamuni , Sutta Nipāta I
4.2 Wisdom without borders focuses on the contemplative art / Ars sacra. There are links to Visual Dharmas – artistic & spiritual Teachings at Buddha Dharma. Feedbacks and replies from our Friends , Subscribers and Viewers are very much appreciated. They are all included here in the Wisdom without borders, with links to their sites. May all who comment, rate, like, favour , share and embed Visual Dharmas- spiritual Teachings for 3rd millennium, enjoy peace, happiness, health, love and prosperity.
Mangala Konchok Norbu;Buddha Dharma-Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Ling,Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche, EU Austria;Shifu John Chow, …
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“White Tārā is associated with the Padma family of Amitābha, who in graphical representations appears in the form of Amitāyus (Infinite Life) and sits in her headdress, or above her head.”
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V. HUMAN RIGHTS & GENDER EQUALITY : ✿♥✿♥
Millennium development goals:
DEMOCRACY & HUMAN RIGHTS
5.1 Introduction : in this programme which is in focus of present Dharma teaching, there are description (some more detailed and other less) about our promoting of human rights and Millennium development Goals (MDG). Let’s begin with Gandhi Jayanti – international day of non-violence.
October 2nd: Gandhi Jayanti (गांधी जयंती),Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi’s Birthday in 1869.
He was respectfully called Bapu-jee (बापू जी,Father of The Indian Nation).
UN General Assembly declares 2 October,the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
as International Day of Non-Violence/ Ahimsa,अहिंसा (since 2007).
5.2. Millenium Development Goals – Gender equality and empowerment of women
openbuddhistforum on WOMEN IN BUDDHISM ❤☀INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN
“”Equality for women is not only a matter of justice — it is a political, economic, and strategic imperative. The world cannot make progress if women are denied the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential. The United States will continue its commitment to advance the human rights of women and girls around the world.”
Hillary R. Clinton, Oct 1, 2010 extracted quotation from :Women: New UN Human Rights Council Mechanism to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women,
US Department” ( extracted quotation ). Read more on the links below :
Women: Remarks at Vital Voices of Asia Women’s Summit
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:57:50 -0500
Remarks at Vital Voices of Asia Women’s Summit
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
New Delhi, India, September 15, 2010 Extracted quotation : “Millennium Development Goal three on gender equality and women’s empowerment is critical to the realization of all the other Millennium Development Goals. Yet, redressing gender equality remains one of the most difficult goals.!… The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon named the former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, to be the UN Under Secretary-General for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and to head the new UN agency, UN Women. She will be a strong voice for women’s empowerment and leadership in this new powerful position. Former President Bachelet also happens to be recipient of a Vital Voices Global Trailblazer award. We strongly supported the creation of UN Women and we applaud the choice of former President Bachelet. This is indeed good news to improve the lives of women and girls around the world…. As Gandhi said, “We must be the change we want to see in the world.” You represent that change. I wish you Godspeed in all you do.”
5.3. Religions against extremists : one of the aims of our human rights research and promotion is also education against religious extremism. We can not say that there is no religious extremism in Buddhism _ minority of Buddhists who promote cyber net bullying are clearly religious extremists. See our Buddhist campaign against cyber net bullying (on the Heritage of Mankind blog).
From :World Wide Religious News Malaysia calls for moderation to fight extremists
Ali Akbar Dareini (AP, September 27, 2010)
United Nations – Malaysia’s prime minister called Monday for creation of a “global movement of moderates” from all faiths to marginalize extremists from all religions.”I therefore urge us to embark on building a `Global Movement of the Moderates’ from all faiths who are committed to work together to combat and marginalize extremists who have held the world hostage with their bigotry and bias,” the Malaysian leader said.
He said Malaysia, a moderate Muslim-majority country, is multiracial, multi-religious, multicultural and democratic. Mosques, temples, churches and other places of worship “coexist in harmony,” and although Islam is the official religion, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and other religious celebrations are national holidays and celebrated as national events, he said.
5.4. Slovenia, European Union : LAW ABOUT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Source : Office for religious communities – Government of Republic Slovenia www.uvs.gov.si
52. posvet predstavnikov verskih skupnosti
Urad Vlade RS za verske skupnosti je v sredo, 29. 9. 2010, organiziral 52. posvet predstavnikov verskih skupnosti. Vodil ga je direktor Urada Aleš Gulič, udeležilo se ga je 27 predstavnikov 20 cerkva in drugih verskih skupnosti.
Uvodoma je sodelavec Urada Davor Lekić povzel temeljne točke odločbe Ustavnega sodišča, ki se nanaša na Zakon o verski svobodi (zakon). Ustavno sodišče je v postopku za oceno ustavnosti, začetim na zahtevo Državnega sveta, aprila letos odločilo, da se razveljavijo nekatere določbe zakona, ter da nekatere določbe zakona in nekaterih drugih zakonov niso v nasprotju z Ustavo Republike Slovenije, ob tem pa ni obravnavalo vseh členov iz zahteve. Obrazložil je spremembe, ki bodo v letu dni po objavi odločbe začele učinkovati in se nanašajo na registracijo verskih skupnosti ter na zaposlovanje duhovnikov za izvajanje verske duhovne oskrbe v bolnišnicah in zaporih.
V nadaljevanju so bili k razpravi povabljeni predstavniki verskih skupnosti, ki so predstavili svoje poglede na odločitve Ustavnega sodišča ter na sedanjo in prihodnjo ureditev področja verske svobode in položaja verskih skupnosti v Republiki Sloveniji. Izraženi so bili različni pogledi in stališča, mnogi predstavniki verskih skupnosti pa so izrazili željo, da bi bili obveščeni in vključeni v razpravo o morebitni novi zakonodaji na tem področju.
Urad je ob tem vse prisotne pozval, da svoje mnenje, ki so ga nekateri sicer že predstavili na posvetu, čimkonkretneje, osebno ali pisno posredujejo Uradu.
Predsednik Republike Slovenije dr. Danilo Türk
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Fact Sheet: Advancing Democracy and Human Rights
BUDDHA DHARMA org. Comment :
ADVANCING DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS is very important for achieving Millennium Development Goals until 2015. We fully support President Barack Obama´s right efforts for the achievement of this goals and closely follow and support OFA Organising for America movement.
In Slovenia – EU we have Law on religious freedom (spring 2007) which after more than 3 years (autumn 2010) was not yet applied in practice by the state institutions ! Experts like the President dr. Danilo Türk aggree that Civil society (with hundreds of NGO) is under-developed in Slovenia and the state institutions are reluctant to co-finance generally beneficial – social – programmes of generaly beneficial organisations . There is little true dialogue between NGO and the government. This must be improved , to promote democracy , human rights and human values !
generaly beneficial religious org.
P.S. In our programmes we also promote MDG and human rights of Buddhists (Burma, China and elsewhere).
Read more: http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2010/September/20100924120027su0.9422375.html?CP.rss=true#ixzz110mw7VQv
Human Rights : The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption, strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crises.
Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensures freedom of religion?
A. The First Amendment
B. The Second Amendment
C. The Fifth Amendment