TIBETAN CULTURAL EVENT – RITUAL IN THE CONTEXT OF SCIENCE
October 27, 2014
Erlangen Witnessed Unique Tibetan Cultural Event
In October 2014 the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” in Erlangen received a visit from the Venerable Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, master of the Tibetan Bon religion.
The Bon religion and its socio-cultural traditions antedate the advent of Buddhism in Tibet (seventh century AD). The Bon religion thus represents the most ancient cultural expression of the Land of Snow. Lopon Trinley Nyima Rinpoche was born in 1962 in Nepal; he belongs to the revered "Yangton" lineage of spiritual masters, one of the oldest lineages of the Bon religion. He is the Director of the Bon Dialectic School of the New Menri Monastery, which was established in the Tibetan diaspora in India (Dolanji, Himachal Pradesh).
On October, 23rd 2014 Lopon Lama Trinley Nyima Rinpoche created within the framework of his visit a tridimensional Bon icon out of clay that, according to his intention, “seeks the peace and prosperity of Erlangen” and on October, 27th 2014 he delivered a public lecture on “Bon Religion and Divination” in the auditorium of the castle of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg(FAU)
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