Lecture by Dr. Alexander Berzin "The Art of the Mandala"

On May, 22, 2009 at 15.30 in “Tibet House Moscow” a lecture by Dr. Alexander Berzin "The Art of the Mandala” takes place.

Д-р Александр БерзинDr. Alexander Berzin is a teacher of Dharma, Buddhologist, Tibetologist, Historian, and Doctor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Dr. Berzin started studying Buddhism in 1962 in India, learning from teachers of all four Tibetan traditions. 

His main teacher was Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, the late Master Debate Partner and an additional tutor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. For nine years, Dr. Berzin was his interpreter and secretary, following him in few trips around the world. One of the founders of Translation Bureau of Tibetan Works and Archives Library in Dharamsala, Dr. Berzin is the author of a number of books and articles about Dharma. Since 1983, with the blessing of his teachers, he travels around the world and gives exercises on practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism, visiting Russia regularly. 

The library of his translations and works is represented on his Internet site and is available in Russian:

Symbol of complex geometric structure, mandala is interpreted as an energy portal, which is structuring the surrounding space in a special way. Mandala can be considered both as an art and as a symbol with sacred and esoteric properties. In the East, it is a sacred object of worship, in the process of its building rituals and ceremonies are consistently held. Dr. Berzin will give detailed teachings on the art of the mandala, will explain its profound symbols and sacred meaning on the example of the Kalachakra mandala. 

Free entrance.

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