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By Richard J. Kohn

This booklet describes a week-long Buddhist pageant that's held in Tibet and Nepal. It presents a very good photo of up to date Buddhist lifestyles within the Himalayas.

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Dr. Bajracarya notes that, in theory, Nartesvara should not have blood sacrifices, only offerings of the five ambrosias. "30 According to British Anthropologist and authority on Newar Buddhism David Gellner, each of the old neighborhoods or tole of Kathmandu has its own shrine to Natsyadeo. The singers of religious songs (bhajan) sacrifice there, and often the shrine itself is decorated with buffalo horns. Buddhists identify the god of these shrines as Nartesvara; Hindus as Mahadeva Nataraja. 31 Kalamandapa, a contemporary Newar dance group in Kathmandu, incorporates a short sadhana of Padmanartesvara in its adaptations of traditional carya dance.

17:20-21) A similar impulse was given tongue in a shamanic context by the Native American mystic Black Elk. U The archaic, of course, should not be confused with the ancient. It is alive and well. Hierophanies, at least small ones, are not that hard to find: ... you look at the clock and it is only five minutes from eternity; you count the objects on the mantelpiece because the sound of the numbers is a totally new sound in your mouth, because everything new and old, or touched and forgotten, is a fire and a mesmerism.

BO Burnt Offering. ) BP Biographical Prayer. ) D Das, Tibetan-English Dictionary. DP Daily Practice. (Thugs rje chen po'i rgyun khyer zab lam snying po'i dril ba). E Edgerton, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary. EL Erasing the Lines, from Notes on the Practice (NP). = Thugs rje chen po bde gshegs kun 'dus kyi cho ga dang 'brel bar srung rna spyi dang bye brag gi mchod gtor 'bul ba'i ngag 'don gyi rim pa). Jii Jiischke, A Tibetan-English Dictionary. ICSR Inviting the Colored Sand to the River. LIS The Light which Illumines Suchness.

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