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Introduction to the Illumination of the Thought

Article series: Illumination of the ThoughtNote Taking and Critical Analysis MethodWho was Tsong khapa and Why is He an Important Philosopher?Preface to Tsong khapa’s Illumination of the ThoughtIntroduction to the Illumination of the ThoughtHomage to Compassion Without Dividing its Types Introduction In the introduction of Illumination of the Thought, Tsong khapa pays homage to the Buddha and the Madhyamaka lineage gurus, that is, the Indian pandits who expounded the Middle Way philosophy of emptiness and dependent-arising. May... [Read the full story]

December 2, 2008 · 2 Comments 

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Well, I am back in Hobart. Normality has return to life and I am working on my thesis again—currently I am researching the history and development of the notion of the self in ancient Indian philosophy, looking at the Rig-Veda and Upanishads in particular. My retreat went well and was mostly peaceful. New Years Eve was a great night for meditation on impermanence. For most of the day it was hot, then came a massive storm around 9.00 pm. Needless to say, I stopped, opened the windows and doors to let some cool air inside.... [Read the full story]

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Dear All: New Website Will Contain Dharma Stuff

Hi Everyone, The migration of the old content to the new website has been completed and most of you signed up. Thank you. However, some of you have not, and so I wanted to send through a reminder as well as to let you know that I will continue to focus on dharma and meditation articles—albeit with a twist of science. I also have exciting news coming up (just waiting on an official document to arrive via email). Think…retreat center in the mountains just North of Hobart. Think…Australian wide institution committed... [Read the full story]

January 17, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

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Well, I am back in Hobart. Normality has return to life and I am working on my thesis again—currently I am researching the history and development of the notion of the self in ancient Indian philosophy, looking at the Rig-Veda and Upanishads in particular. My retreat went well and was mostly peaceful. New Years Eve was a great night for meditation on impermanence. For most of the day it was hot, then came a massive storm around 9.00 pm. Needless to say, I stopped, opened the windows and doors to let some cool air inside.... [Read the full story]

January 9, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

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More News and a New Website

Well, I am back in Hobart. Normality has return to life and I am working on my thesis again—currently I am researching the history and development of the notion of the self in ancient Indian philosophy, looking at the Rig-Veda and Upanishads in particular. My retreat went well and was mostly peaceful. New Years Eve was a great night for meditation on impermanence. For most of the day it was hot, then came a massive storm around 9.00 pm. Needless to say, I stopped, opened the windows and doors to let some cool air inside.... [Read the full story]

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Dharamsala Field Trip 2009 High Definition Version

You may have seen this in the previous iteration. This one is in HD or at least HD internet style and so it should look nice even in full screen mode. if you can’t see the video click here Enjoy :) AKPC_IDS += "840,"; Read More →

July 25, 2009 · 2 Comments 

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More News and a New Website

Well, I am back in Hobart. Normality has return to life and I am working on my thesis again—currently I am researching the history and development of the notion of the self in ancient Indian philosophy, looking at the Rig-Veda and Upanishads in particular. My retreat went well and was mostly peaceful. New Years Eve was a great night for meditation on impermanence. For most of the day it was hot, then came a massive storm around 9.00 pm. Needless to say, I stopped, opened the windows and doors to let some cool air inside. I took some photos with a low-resolution camera. Here is one in which you can see the tail of a lightening strike. A few new, and I would say, exciting things have taken place over the Australian summer one of which is a new website. The other, I will have more to say about after the what and the why.  (note: if you are reading this in an email you will need to follow the links to the website to see all the details). A New Website The new website in a way represents the refocusing of my long term energy—after the PhD, of course. The new website the domain of which is my western name will come at the same problems addressed by the Buddha yet for modern Western culture. It is therefore unlike LodenJinpa.com which is more or less an explanation of the ancient texts. This new website will be a rephrasing of ancient issues pertaining to the human condition coupled with a modern scientific style of inquiry—more on this later. And of course, there will be news and stuff about what I am up to. The reason for returning to the use of my western name is, in part, because western universities—UTas in this case —for legal reasons can not allow the use of my monastic name in their IT systems. I have no problem with this, as a name is really just a label but, it does create confusion over what to call me. For instance, at first people here at UTas knew me as Loden Jinpa, yet my university email address was in my western name. So, at some point, I stopped... [Read the full story]

January 9, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

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