August 2015

Retreat Centre Appeal : Craft – Phurba

By |2018-03-16T16:31:11+00:00August 22nd, 2015|

The phurba is three-edged symbolic weapon, which focuses the mind on the destruction of the three deluded perceptual states: obsession, aggression, and indifference. In 2004 the (then) largest Phurba in the world was constructed in the Austrian Mountains by the students of Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen in Mainland Europe. The Drala Jong project seeks [...]

May 2012

November 2011

Calligraphies – the Scorpion Seal

By |2018-03-16T16:31:25+00:00November 20th, 2011|

With the work of Ngak'chang Rinpoche, the calligraphy is not simply a brush-and-ink drawing.  Each piece carries seals and signatures, in unique combinations.  The most easily recognisable perhaps is the seal of scorpion is found in Tibetan calligraphy on the works of both Trungpa Rinpoche (see here) and some of the work of Ngak'chang Rinpoche.  Robert [...]

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