Wednesday 10 April 2019
Meeting with Arja Rinpoche
On April 10th–11th, Arja Rinpoche, one of the highest lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, gave a presentation of his book and gave an explanation on meditation and the Arya Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra.
On April 10th–11th, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences held meetings with Arja Rinpoche, one of the highest lamas of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism (one of the traditional religions of the Russian Federation), the former head of the famous Buddhist monastery Kumbum, now the director of the Tibetan-Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana USA.
During the meeting on April 10th, Arja Rinpoche made a presentation of his autobiographical book, “The Life of Arja Rinpoche and the Secret of the Golden Urn”, translated from Chinese by I.R. Harry and released by the publishing house Buryad-Mongol Nome. He also gave a lecture on two types of Buddhist meditation. On April 11th, Arja Rinpoche explained the “Sutra of the Heart of Arya Prajnaparamita” - one of the main primary sources of Mahayana Buddhism.