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  1. Taiwanis kaasaegse kunsti muuseum / Maria-Kristiina Soomre

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    Soomre, Maria-Kristiina, 1978-


    Mais Taiwanis avatud Taipei kaasaegse kunsti instituudist ja avanäitusest "Immateriaalsuse gravitatsioon". Peakuraator Lai Ying-Ying, kelle koostatud näitus "Lähivaade: Taiwani kaasaegne kunst" on avatud Vancouveri Emily Carr Institute of Art'is

  2. Dalai Lama at CERN

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    On 30 August CERN turned aside from its usual day-to-day preoccupations when Director-General Herwig Schopper played host to the Dalai Lama of Tibet and his entourage during the holy man's 1983 visit to Europe. In welcoming his visitor, Professor Schopper stressed the role of particle physics in helping to understand man's place in the cosmos, and how the Dalai Lama's interest would further the interrelation of science, philosophy and religion. The Dalai Lama visited the UA 1 experiment (rolled back into its 'garage' during the present fixed target operations at CERN) and the large installations for the neutrino experiments in the West Area of the SPS machine. There was an intriguing exchange of views with CERN theorists, who described how science has continually modified our view of the world around us

  3. International Politics of the Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama (United States)


    atheist culture derived from Communism and the nation’s Buddhist heritage. If communist atheism were to prevail, Mongolia would join China against...the Dalai Lama. If Buddhist heritage prevailed, Mongolia would support the Dalai Lama and withstand China. a. Communist Atheist Culture Atheism

  4. Caveat Emptor: The Dalai Lama’s Proviso and the Burden of (Scientific Proof

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    Rob Hogendoorn


    Full Text Available A more complete understanding of the Dalai Lama’s intellectual milieu and mental framework serves to contextualize and appraise his contributions to the discourse on Buddhism and Science in general, and the so-called Mind and Life Dialogues in particular. In addition to providing indispensable background information, a fuller expression of his foundational views and motives sheds light upon the idiosyncratic way the Dalai Lama engages new fields of knowledge. Thanks to the Dialogues’ format and the transparency of the Dalai Lama’s scholastic mentality, the way in which Mind and Life participants meet various challenges in practice offers enough traction to retrieve and critically appraise real-time patterns of engagement and innovation. This should prove to be instrumental in determining the Dialogues’ measure of success, at least by its own standards and stated purpose. Following this approach, the Dalai Lama’s long-time use of a proviso derived from Tsongkhapa’s reading of Middle Way philosophy as a methodological distinction that delineates the scope of Science warrants specific attention.

  5. In the Lab with the Dalai Lama (United States)

    Schmidt, Leigh E.


    The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader was invited to speak at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in November 2005 to promote the idea that through meditation, an emerging meeting point for science and religion in contemporary culture can be reached. However, some members of the association were offended at the implied endorsement…

  6. International Politics of the Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama

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    Sarlagtay, Mashbat O


    ... religiously in Mongolia through a process of reincarnation. Mongolia would welcome the Dalai Lama's reincarnation in the country since Tibetan Buddhism enjoys the allegiance of many of Mongolia s people and is a part of Mongolia s national identity...

  7. Taiwan püüab arendada suhteid Aafrika maadega / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan


    Taibeis toimus Aafrika maade ja Taiwani esimene tippkohtumine ning tööstus- ja kaubandusringkondade Taiwani-Aafrika progressiivse partnerluse foorum, põhiteemaks "Heaolu ja säästev areng". Hiina pahameel

  8. The Baltic states in Taiwan's post-cold war "flexible diplomacy" / Czeslaw Tubilewicz

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    Tubilewicz, Czeslaw


    Balti riikide ja Taiwani poliitilistest sidemetest: Taiwan pole saavutanud diplomaatiliste suhete sõlmimist Baltimaades, kuigi väikesed taasiseseisvunud riigid paistsid olevat sobilikud liitlased. Tabelid

  9. Nadvid Ubushiev, About Great Kalmyk Noblemen


    Okonov, Andzhur; Oshaev, Nikolai


    Nadvid talks about the following historical figures: Kho Orlyuk, Dalai Baatr, Donduk Ombo Khan, Guvzh Dorzh Noyon Khan, Ayuka Khan and Mazan Baatr. Kho Orlyuk had 7 territorial units, whereas Dalai Baatr had only 1. In 1609, the two signed an agreement but soon afterwards fell out with each other. In 1623 in the Year of the Rabbit, Dalai Baatr separated from the rest and took his people with him. He built a temple in a place called Okn Gazryn Kobe Tosn Bura and invited monks from Tibet. In ...

  10. "Külm sõda" Ida-Aasias / Märt Läänemets

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    Läänemets, Märt, 1962-


    Ameerika Ühendriikide "jätkusõda" Aasia-Vaikse ookeani poliitilises ruumis, kus peavastaseks ambitsioonikas Euraasia kommunistlik suurvõim Hiina. Kommunistlik diktatuuririik Hiina Taiwani-poliitika, relvamüügi embargo tühistamise nõudmisest. Vt. samas: Hiina relvastushanked Venemaalt

  11. Triggers of Chinese Economic Coercion (United States)


    2007 Angela Merkel–Dalai Lama Meeting ..............................70 2. The 2008 Nicolas Sarkozy–Dalai Lama Meeting ............................72 E...president Nicolas Sarkozy,35 Reilly nevertheless asserts that that while a mixture of statecraft tactics will continue, carrots are the first weapon of...144 Kim Tan and Anita O. Legaspi, “PHL Says It Will ‘Secure Sovereignty’ if Challenged by China,” GMA News Online, April

  12. Self-immolation and the exchange of self and others

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    Sobisch, Jan-Ulrich


    On the recent self-immolations as a form of Tibetan protest, the Dalai Lama's statement on it, and its relation to some doctrinal aspects such as karma and the bodhisattvas' ability to exchange of Self and other.......On the recent self-immolations as a form of Tibetan protest, the Dalai Lama's statement on it, and its relation to some doctrinal aspects such as karma and the bodhisattvas' ability to exchange of Self and other....

  13. Hu on poolel teel / James Miles

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    Miles, James


    2007. aastal toimuv kommunistliku partei 17. kongress tähistab Hiina presidendi Hu Jintao jaoks oma võimuaja poole peale jõudmist, ees ootavad sellised väljakutsed nagu olümpiamängude korraldamine, valimiskeeris Taiwanis ning hullunud majanduse stabiliseerimine. Vt samas: Hiina avanemise pidu

  14. Oriendi kunsti hälbeline heterotoopia / Reet Varblane

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    Varblane, Reet, 1952-


    Oriendihuvist ja Idamaade kunsti tähtsast kohast suurtel rahvusvahelistel näitustel (Veneetsia biennaal, kuraator H. Szeemann, "Ars 01" sügisel 2001 Helsingis, Sao Paulo biennaalid, Kasseli "documentad", kuraator C. David). Taiwani kunsti väljapanekust 1997. ja 1999. a. Veneetsia biennaalil. Iraani kunstnikust Shirin Neshat'ist

  15. Geochronological, geochemical, and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic characteristics of Cretaceous monzonitic plutons in western Zhejiang Province, Southeast China: New insights into the petrogenesis of intermediate rocks (United States)

    Liu, Liang; Qiu, Jian-Sheng; Zhao, Jiao-Long; Yang, Ze-Li


    We present comprehensive petrological, geochemical, and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic data for the Matou and Dalai plutons in western Zhejiang Province, Southeast China, with the aim of constraining the petrogenesis of monzonites and to offer new insights into the deep processes of interaction between crustal- and mantle-derived magmas beneath SE China. The Matou pluton comprises quartz monzonite, whereas the Dalai pluton consists of quartz monzodiorite. Zircon U-Pb ages obtained by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry show that both plutons were emplaced at 99-101 Ma. Rocks of both plutons are intermediate to silicic, metaluminous to weakly peraluminous, subalkaline, and K-rich in composition. Samples of the plutons are enriched in large ion lithophile (e.g., Rb, K, and Pb) and light rare earth elements, depleted in high-field strength elements (e.g., Nb, Ta, and Ti), and have small negative or no Eu anomalies. In addition, the rocks have high Mg# values (up to 53.9), high zircon ɛHf(t) values (up to - 1.4), and low Nb/U and Ta/U ratios. Geochemical evidence suggests that both depleted asthenospheric and metasomatically enriched mantle components were involved in the formation of these monzonitic rocks. The presence of inherited zircons with Palaeoproterozoic ages and zircons with unusually low ɛHf(t) values (- 12.9) in the Matou quartz monzonites indicates that ancient crustal materials were also involved in their petrogenesis. In combination with the presence of abundant mafic microgranular enclaves (MMEs) with spheroidal to ellipsoidal-ovoidal shapes and xenocrysts within the more diffused enclaves, and the results of trace element modelling, we suggest that the Matou quartz monzonites were generated by mixing between mantle-derived mafic magmas and crustally derived silicic magmas. The Dalai pluton is relatively homogeneous and contains fewer MMEs than the Matou pluton. Zircons from the Dalai pluton show no inherited components, indicating that

  16. 8. detsembrini Hiina Vabariigi Taiwani pealinnas...

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    Taipei X rahvusvahelisel graafika ja joonistuste biennaalil esindab Eestit Benjamin Vasserman tööga "Haripunkt". Peapreemiad: Vara Chaiyanitaya (Tai), Rensong Pan (joonistuste kategooria, Taiwan). B. Vasserman sai septembris Rumeenias Cluj III rahvusvahelisel väikegraafika biennaalil žürii kiituse. Peapreemia: Vladimir Gazovic (Slovakkia)

  17. Dalai Lama’s Motives Unmasked

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  18. Assessment of Physicochemical Properties of Biodiesel from African ...

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    according to standard method for oil and fuel analysis to evaluate its suitability as oil crop for biodiesel production in Nigeria. ... Keywords: African Grape, Lannea microcarpa, Seeds, Oil, Biodiesel .... characterization (Dalai, 2004). The oil was.

  19. Teenäitaja-maa Belgia trotsib USAd / Jeroen Bult

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    Bult, Jeroen


    Probleemidest Belgia ja USA suhetes, mis tekkisid Belgias avaldatud raporti "Genotsiidid" pärast, mille järgi on Põhja-Ameerikas tapetud 15 miljonit pärisameeriklast ja pole mainitud genotsiidi lõpuaastat. Belgia välispoliitika seostamisest antiamerikanismiga

  20. Emperor Qianlong's Policy for Rule Over Tibet

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    In 1751,when Qing troops had quelled the rebelion staged by Zholmet Namozhale ,the Qing court promulgated the 13-Article Ordinance for the Governing of Tibet,Which established the system of rule over Tibet by the Dalai Lama and Qing High Commissioners.

  1. Det menneskelige

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    Olsen, Jan Brødslev

    livsfasepsykologi, Winnicotts og Heinz Kohuts Selv-psykologi, Seligmans positive psykologi, kognitiv psykologi og A. H. Almaas' essenspsykologi), lærinsgteori (David Kolb), teorierne om følelsesmæssig intelligens (Daniel Goleman, David Servan-Schreiber) samt buddhisme (Dalai Lama) og kristendom. I bogen gives der...

  2. Vanuatu-Taiwani sõprus masendab Hiinat / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan


    Taiwan hakkab laiendama ja tihendama majanduslikku, tehnilist, turismi- ja põllumajandusalast koostööd Vanuatuga. Hiina kasutab suhtlemisel maailma riikidega vastavalt vajadusele survepoliitikat eeskätt majanduse ja rahanduse vallas ning pakub riikidele Taiwaniga suhtlemise lõpetamise eest erinevat finants- ja majandusabi. Lisa: Vanuatu vabariik

  3. Self-Representation and Cultural Expectations: Yogi Chen and Religious Practices of Life-Writing

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    Richard K. Payne


    Full Text Available Explores the differences in self-representation as found in the autobiographical writings of Yogi Chen, Billy Graham, and the Dalai Lama. While the latter two are widely recognized in American popular religious culture, the former is virtually invisible outside the immigrant Chinese American community. This invisibility is consistent with fact that the religious praxes of immigrant communities remain largely under-studied. However, one additional factor appears to be the mismatch between the expectations of the dominant religious culture and the immigrant culture in terms of the ways in which religious leaders represent themselves. Both Billy Graham and the Dalai Lama present themselves in very humble terms, consistent with the expectations of the Pietist background to American popular religion. Yogi Chen on the contrary tends toward a self-aggrandizing style, which although consistent with the competitive nature of premodern Tibetan religious culture is not congruent with the expectations of American popular religion.

  4. Sexospécificités | Page 208 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    Hunger can be eradicated “in my lifetime,” says the man known as the father of the Green Revolution in India. M.S. Swaminathan speaks about his values, his achievements, and his ambitions. According to Time magazine, Professor Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan ranks alongside Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, ...

  5. Studies on interfacial interactions of TiO2 nanoparticles with ...

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    Studies on interfacial interactions of TiO2 nanoparticles with bacterial cells under light and dark conditions by Swayamprava Dalai et al (pp 371–381). Graphical abstract. Sequence of events occurring in course of cell-NP interaction: Surface adsorption, internalization and bioaccumulation of NPs which leads to stress upon ...

  6. Kalimpong

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    Poddar, Prem; Lindkvist Zhang, Lisa


    and ferment of socio-political encounters with their locus in “Galunbao” (噶伦堡 or Kashag ministers’ fortress). From a town hosting the Chinese trade agency and an “idyllic” (or tianyuan 田园) place where the Dalai Lama and the townspeople met, to its transformation into a “nest of spies” (a term used by both...

  7. Self-Representation and Cultural Expectations: Yogi Chen and Religious Practices of Life-Writing


    Richard K. Payne


    Explores the differences in self-representation as found in the autobiographical writings of Yogi Chen, Billy Graham, and the Dalai Lama. While the latter two are widely recognized in American popular religious culture, the former is virtually invisible outside the immigrant Chinese American community. This invisibility is consistent with fact that the religious praxes of immigrant communities remain largely under-studied. However, one additional factor appears to be the mismatch between ...

  8. China’s New Relationships With It’s Neighbors (United States)


    denied a visit request to Taiwan’s first lady, and denied an Asiana airlines flight to Ulan Bator to the Dalai Lama. The Forum attributes both to...reunion in 1995.10 Following that exchange, the event that spawned great anxiety was the 1995-1996 Taiwan Straits Crisis , during which the People’s...years of negotiations, the events of Tiananmen and the Taiwan Straits crisis not only interrupted the proceedings, but added fuel for those seeking

  9. International Politics of the Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama

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    Sarlagtay, Mashbat O


    .... Theoretical considerations regarding the rational behavior of small powers suggest that Mongolia would likely seek to maximize its interest by manipulating the interests of great powers to balance against...

  10. Tuleviku paviljon Taiwanis = The future pavilion in Taiwan / Vilen Künnapu

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    Künnapu, Vilen, 1948-


    Kunstiprojektist "Taiwan Design Expo 2005" ja selle käigust, mis kujutas endast sõjaväelinnakus ühe kasarmuhoone muutmist kunstikeskseks tuleviku paviljoniks. Selles lõid kaasa kaheksa rahvusvahelist kunstnikku - Eestist Vilen ja August Künnapu

  11. Analysis on depositional system and prospect of sandstone-type uranium deposits of Bayanhua formation in Yilemen basin

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    Sun Zexuan; Li Guoxin; He Fayang; Wei Yunjie


    Yilemen basin is a typical Mesozoic intra-mountain one. The author analyses characteristics of depositional system and the prospect of sandstone-type uranium deposit in the sedimentary cover of the Bayanhua Formation, Lower Cretaceous. Authors suggest that the conglomerate, sandstone-conglomerate and sandstone beds of braided stream and delta are favourable horizons for locating phreatic and interlayer oxidation zone sandstone-type uranium deposits, i.e. the northwestern side of Dalai uplifted zone, the Chagantaigebuqi narrow sag, and the southern area of Baolinbuqi

  12. The essential David Bohm

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    Nichol, Lee


    There are few scientists of the twentieth century whose life's work has created more excitement and controversy than that of physicist David Bohm (1917-1992). For the first time in a single volume, The Essential David Bohm offers a comprehensive overview of Bohm's original works from a non-technical perspective. Including three chapters of previously unpublished material, and a forward by the Dalai Lama, each reading has been selected to highlight some aspect of the implicate order process, and to provide an introduction to one of the most provocative thinkers of our time.

  13. Espiritualidad y política: una propuesta tibetana para la transformación del orden mundial


    Restrepo Ramírez, Álvaro Eduardo


    La Revolución Espiritual promovida por el Dalai Lama plantea una unión entre espiritualidad y política. El proyecto de una ética universal, que se inscribe dentro de dicha Revolución, busca impactar la manera en que las relaciones internacionales se desarrollan, dándole prevalencia a los valores humanos. Sin embargo, esa proposición se encuentra ligada al contexto de exilio en el marco del conflicto sino-tibetano que afecta al continente asiático. Por esto, en la presente monografía, haciendo...

  14. Simulation of small-angle scattering patterns using a CPU-efficient algorithm (United States)

    Anitas, E. M.


    Small-angle scattering (of neutrons, x-ray or light; SAS) is a well-established experimental technique for structural analysis of disordered systems at nano and micro scales. For complex systems, such as super-molecular assemblies or protein molecules, analytic solutions of SAS intensity are generally not available. Thus, a frequent approach to simulate the corresponding patterns is to use a CPU-efficient version of the Debye formula. For this purpose, in this paper we implement the well-known DALAI algorithm in Mathematica software. We present calculations for a series of 2D Sierpinski gaskets and respectively of pentaflakes, obtained from chaos game representation.

  15. Tänu sümpoosionile teatakse Kohilat ka Taiwanis, Koreas ja Hiinas / Teet Teder

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    Teder, Teet


    9. Kohila rahvusvahelisest keraamikasümpoosionist, mille üks korraldajaid on Aigi Orav. Ameerika keraamikust Anthony Stellacciost. 25. 07 avatakse Tohisoo mõisapargis sümpoosioni käigus loodud tööde näitus, esineb vanamuusikaansambel Rondellus. Leo Rohlin Kohila keraamikasümpoosioni olulisusest, lühidalt tema näitusest "Ajast aega" Eesti Kunstiakadeemia galeriis

  16. Nobels Nobels laureates photographed by Peter Badge

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    A unique photographic record of all living Nobel laureates. In this handsome coffee-table book, photographer Peter Badge captures the likeness of every living Nobel laureate in a lasting black-and-white image -- more than 300 striking portraits in all. Brief biographical sketches accompanying the large-scale photographs pay homage to each laureate's singular contribution to science, literature or world peace. Bringing readers face-to-face with Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, James Watson, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Linda Buck, and Paul Samuelson among many others, NOBELS offers an intimate and compelling look at well-known honorees as well as lesser-known recipients. A fascinating word/image tableau.

  17. Wholeness and the implicate order

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    Bohm, David


    David Bohm was one of the foremost scientific thinkers and philosophers of our time. Although deeply influenced by Einstein, he was also, more unusually for a scientist, inspired by mysticism. Indeed, in the 1970s and 1980s he made contact with both J. Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama whose teachings helped shape his work. In both science and philosophy, Bohm's main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular. In this classic work he develops a theory of quantum physics which treats the totality of existence as an unbroken whole. Writing clearly and without technical jargon, he makes complex ideas accessible to anyone interested in the nature of reality.

  18. 'Loomingu Raamatukogu' trotsib turumajandust : Surmaminejalik üksindus, pitsitav pateetika, vääramatu veritasu / Kärt Hellerma

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    Hellerma, Kärt, 1956-


    Rets rmt.: Truman, Capote. Sünnipäevalapsed / Tlk. Aive Raudkivi. Tln.: Perioodika, 1995. ('Loomingu Rmtk.'; nr. 8 - 9); Miller, Henry. Naeratus redeli jalamil / Tlk. Anne Allpere. Tln.: Perioodika, 1995. ('Loomingu Rmtk.'; nr. 10); Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Väljakuulutatud mõrva kroonika / Tlk. Ruth Lias. Tln.: Perioodika, 1995. ('Loomingu Rmtk.'; nr. 11 - 12)

  19. Kindern das Wort Geben ein interkulturell-kreativer Arbeitsansatz, aufgezeigt an der Arbeit mit tibetischen Migrantenkindern (United States)

    Rabkin, Gabriele


    Promotion of creativity in the cause of peace and international understanding is a fundamental part of the UNESCO programme to build a culture of peace. A central aspect of this undertaking consists in encouraging children to express themselves freely on this subject in writing and art. An approach has been developed to stimulate children's creativity and to create a link between creative expression and education for intercultural understanding. This article is divided into two parts. The first explains the pedagogical and psychological concepts behind this approach. The second describes a project in which these concepts were applied. It focuses on a minority dispersed over many parts of the world, namely children of Tibetan families. The description is accompanied by commentaries of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, arising from a personal audience granted to the author in 1999.

  20. A Comparison of Rational Emotive Therapy and Tibetan Buddhism: Albert Ellis and the Dalai Lama (United States)

    Holt, Susan A; Austad, Carol Shaw


    This article explores conceptual and methodological similarities between Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Tibetan Buddhism (TB). The authors examine some of the values and concepts they share. They compare the two systems on a number of issues: philosophical underpinnings, concepts of what causes human psychopathology, techniques to…

  1. Between Buddhism and Science, Between Mind and Body

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    Geoffrey Samuel


    Full Text Available Buddhism has been seen, at least since the Theravāda reform movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as particularly compatible with Western science. The recent explosion of Mindfulness therapies have strengthened this perception. However, the 'Buddhism' which is being brought into relation with science in the context of the Mindfulness movement has already undergone extensive rewriting under modernist influences, and many of the more critical aspects of Buddhist thought and practice are dismissed or ignored. The Mind and Life Institute encounters, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, present a different kind of dialogue, in which a Tibetan Buddhism which is only beginning to undergo modernist rewriting confronts Western scientists and scholars on more equal terms. However, is the highly sophisticated but radically other world of Tantric thought really compatible with contemporary science? In this article I look at problem areas within the dialogue, and suggest that genuine progress is most likely to come if we recognise the differences between Buddhist thought and contemporary science, and take them as an opportunity to rethink scientific assumptions.

  2. Ambiguitas Agama sebagai Peluang dalam Menciptakan Perdamaian Agama

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    Ihsan Ali Fauzi


    Full Text Available Popular news on religious issues tends to simplify the values of religion in socio-political expressions. They attend to blow acts of violence up in the name of religion. In this context, media remark some religious groups by using horrible terms and idioms, such as zealots, extremists, militants, etc. Moreover, they swipe it with taking some appalling photos and pictures. Religious leaders perceive this phenomenon as kind of misunderstanding paradigm in approaching and viewing religion, having known that conflict and violence are not only socio-political expression of religion. There are many untold beautiful expressions of religion, like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Malcolm X, and Dalai Lama. This article attempts to explore how religion can deeply be embodied with peace building, conflict management, and peace studies. It suggests that in order to be a tool of peace building, religion should not be used for proselytizing other people but rather should be put in academic and rational way to spread voices of peace. In addition to this, peace message of religion should also be expressed especially in social media as a counteraction against violent message of religious extremists. And the last thing is that peace building can only be achieved when peace work can bridge religious and secular communities.

  3. AHP 28: Review: Mongolian Language Scholarship on the Mongols of the Gansu-Qinghai Region

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    Mátyás Balogh


    Full Text Available QINGHAI AND GANSU MONGOLS The majority of China's Mongol population (estimated at 3.5-4 million live in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR. Some also live in the adjacent provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, and Hebei. A significant number of Mongol communities also exist in northwest China, notably in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR, and in Qinghai and Gansu provinces.1 The Mongols of these administrative regions are predominantly Oyrat-Mongols (Weilate, otherwise known as western Mongols. The four major tribes of the Oyrats – the Dörböt, Torguud, Hoshuud, and Choros – established the Jungharian Empire (1630-1758 in the seventeenth century in the north part of what is now the XUAR. When the Choros began gaining the upper hand in the struggle for hegemony in the late 1620s, many Dörböts and Torguuds left the region and migrated to the Volga delta, where they established their own khanate under Russian protectorate, and became known as the Kalmyks. In 1736, another group of Oyrats, under the Hoshuud Güüshi Han's leadership, left the area for the Kuku-Nor region, roughly present-day Qinghai Province, in order to aid the fifth Dalai Llama and expel the Halh Tsogt Taiji's Mongols, enemies of the Dge lugs pa order of Buddhism.

  4. The Carpets and Karma: The Resilient Story of the Tibetan Community in Two Settlements in India and Nepal

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    Venkat Rao Pulla


    Full Text Available This paper is about the Tibetan people in two settlements, mainly in Nepal and India. Tibetan ref- ugees started crossing the Himalayan range in April 1959, in the wake of the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile and landed mostly in Nepal and India. Tibetans around the world do not know their fu- ture nor do they appear unduly worried. Most of them appear resilient and hopeful to see a ‘free Tibet’ a dream closer to their hearts, someday in the future. In this paper, we delve at their deep association between their philosophy of life based on the principles of ‘karma’ and their everyday economic avocation of weaving ‘carpets’. We find that these people weave their lives around kar- ma and the carpets. Karma embodies their philosophical and spiritual outlook while carpets, mats and paintings symbolise their day-to-day struggles, enterprises to cope, survive, thrive and flour- ish. The ‘karma carpet’ symbolises their journey into the future. The Tibetans although a refugee group do not have the same rights and privileges comparable to other refugees living in the world decreed under the United Nations Conventions. In this paper, we present the socio-economic situ- ation of these refugees, their enterprise and their work ethic that makes them who they are in the Nepalese and in Indian societies. For this research, we have triangulated both desk studies and personal narratives from focus groups and interviews to present a discussion centred on the Ti- betan struggle for human rights and their entrepreneurship through the carpet industry mainly in Nepal and India.

  5. I'm Right and You're and Idiot — Jim Hoggan discusses the toxic state of public discourse and how to clean it up, by changing the communication climate (United States)

    Hoggan, J. C.


    systems thinkers. He also interviewed Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and travelled to the Himalayas to speak with the Dalai Lama. Hoggan offers fascinating solutions and inspiring insights, as he explains how we can step out of this communication dilemma, break through the gridlock and start having authentic conversations again.

  6. Buddhism at Crossroads: A Case Study of Six Tibetan Buddhist Monks Navigating the Intersection of Buddhist Theology and Western Science (United States)

    Sonam, Tenzin

    Recent effort to teach Western science in the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries has drawn interest both within and outside the quarters of these monasteries. This novel and historic move of bringing Western science in a traditional monastic community began around year 2000 at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism. Despite the novelty of this effort, the literature in science education about learners from non-Western communities suggests various "cognitive conflicts" experienced by these non-Western learners due to fundamental difference in the worldview of the two knowledge traditions. Hence, in this research focuses on how six Tibetan Buddhist monks were situating/reconciling the scientific concepts like the theory of evolution into their traditional Buddhist worldview. The monks who participated in this study were engaged in a further study science at a university in the U.S. for two years. Using case study approach, the participants were interviewed individually and in groups over the two-year period. The findings revealed that although the monks scored highly on their acceptance of evolution on the Measurement of Acceptance of Theory of Evolution (MATE) survey, however in the follow-up individual and focus group interviews, certain conflicts as well as agreement between the theory of evolution and their Buddhist beliefs were revealed. The monks experienced conflicts over concepts within evolution such as common ancestry, human evolution, and origin of life, and in reconciling the Buddhist and scientific notion of life. The conflicts were analyzed using the theory of collateral learning and was found that the monks engaged in different kinds of collateral learning, which is the degree of interaction and resolution of conflicting schemas. The different collateral learning of the monks was correlated to the concepts within evolution and has no correlation to the monks' years in secular school, science learning or their

  7. Seeing Is Believing. Or Is It? (United States)

    Moore, John W.


    images centered on the photograph reproduced here. In 1968, when it was taken by Colonel William Anders of Apollo 8, it galvanized the public's understanding of earth's limited resources by showing an astronaut's view of the isolation and beauty of the earth in a barren cosmos. Brower and others characterize it as "the most important photograph in the history of environmental awareness." The photograph is striking and has not been "enhanced". Anders simply pointed the camera and tripped the shutter, and the result was an excellent representation of what he saw. It supported his description of his experience and helped him to make it known to the vast majority of us who will never make a trip to the moon. Many of our students and most of the general public are unlikely to penetrate very deeply into the world of chemistry. They are often placed in a position described eloquently by the Dalai Lama, who was asked by a group of scientists whether he accepted the existence of phenomena he had not experienced. He said, "I know the earth to be a round, bluish globe by relying on the words of someone who has seen it and proved it with photographs. You have to rely on a person who has already had this kind of experience and has no reason to tell lies." Having no reason to tell lies certainly ought to characterize scientists and those of us who teach the subject, as should Brower's quotation of Rusty Schweickart, on one of the roles of astronauts: "You are the sensing element for humanity, and that becomes a rather special responsibility." Indeed scientists and science educators do have a special responsibility, both in discovering new science and in relating the joy and importance of such discoveries to many other people. In doing so, we should be very careful to maintain the credibility without which communication of science becomes impossible. This requires that we have standards that we all agree to follow. As I watch television programs in which there are seamless transitions

  8. PREFACE: International Conference on Magnetism (ICM 2009) (United States)

    Goll, Gernot; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.; Loidl, Alois; Pruschke, Thomas; Richter, Manuel; Schultz, Ludwig; Sürgers, Christoph; Wosnitza, Jochen


    , Taiwan H Szymczak, PolandF C Zhang, Hong Kong National Organizing Committee E F Wassermann (Chair), DuisburgB Keimer, Stuttgart G Bayreuther, RegensburgJ Litterst, Braunschweig T Brückel, JülichI Mertig, Halle B Büchner, DresdenG Reiss, Bielefeld R Claessen, WürzburgK Samwer, Göttingen M Farle, DuisburgL Schultz, Dresden M Fähnle, StuttgartF Steglich, Dresden G Güntherodt, AachenD Vollhardt, Augsburg P Grünberg, JülichJ Wecker, Erlangen W Hanke, WürzburgD Weiss, Regensburg B Hillebrands, KaiserslauternR Wiesendanger, Hamburg R Hilzinger, HanauJ Wosnitza, Dresden A Loidl, AugsburgP Wöle, Karlsruhe A Kasten, RheinstettenH Zabel, Bochum Program Committee A Loidl, Germany (Chair)D Kaczorowski, Poland Ching-Ray Chang, TaiwanI Mertig, Germany M A Continentino, BrazilH Mikeska, Germany D E Dahlberg, USAD Vollhardt, Germany D Givord, FranceE F Wassermann, Germany G Güntherodt, Germany