Category Archives: Kyoto Journal

The Hungarian Tibetologist’s Memory Lives on in Darjeeling

The eastern Himalayan community of Darjeeling has long been a crossroads for Buddhist itinerants, lamas, pilgrims and refugees. The 13th Dalai Lama Thubten Gyatso, Anagarika Govinda, Alexandra David-Neel, Gedun Chopel, Ekai Kawaguchi, and Chatral Sangye Dorje, to name only a … Continue reading

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Nekorpa’s work in Bhutan featured in Kyoto Journal

In May 2010, Nekorpa, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Bhutanese Buddhist leaders met at Taktsang Monastery to study the confluence of traditional pilgrimage and conservation. This effort is but one in a growing movement which understands that … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage on the Silk Road

Ken Rodgers of the Kyoto Journal begin their special issue (#74) on the Silk Road with this thought. “Metaphorically, silk speaks of brilliant threads weaving complex interfaces, intricate interplay of elaborate craft processes, subtle aesthetics and the erotic charge of … Continue reading

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