Gene Smith’s Mission (BuddhaDharma)

Vol. 1, No. 1 2002 Lawrence Pintak profiles Gene Smith, the man from Ogden, Utah who single-handedly spearheaded the preservation of thousands of Tibetan texts after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. Smith’s mission continues. He has spent his life wrapped in the dharma. For the past 40 years, Gene Smith has lived, breathed […]

‘A Strong Voice Coming Up’: A young (and rare) woman lama talks about fear, American dharma, and the importance of ‘ripping your heart out’ (Beliefnet.com)

October 2000 Venerable Khandro Rinpoche is part of a new generation of Western-educated,  English-speaking Tibetan teachers reared in exile. She is also a rarity in the  male-dominated world of Tibetan Buddhism: a highly revered female teacher. Tibetans recognize Khandro Rinpoche, 33, as a manifestation of the  female Buddha Tara. The daughter of H.E. Mindrolling Rinpoche, […]

Tibet’s Suffering: Visiting lama survived 20 years in Chinese jail

Worcester Magazine (Jan. 2000) The flight into exile of one of Tibet’s most revered religious leaders this month once more highlights the continuing suffering of the Tibetan people under China’s 50-year occupation. The Karmapa, head of one of the main branches of Tibetan Buddhism, arrived in India on Jan. 5, after a seven-day trek across […]