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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Public service announcement

On behalf of the world I present my sincere apologies to the great god Viṣṇu as his vehicle, the Garuḍa bird will be out of service due to his becoming a Buddhist deity (once again) and fighting SARS and other nasty diseases in the realm of mortals. Read the details here.


Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tulkus just aren't what they used to be

Ever wondered how a Mongolian prince, a 'runaway streetkid and dancefloor wizard', an ex-disciple of Tsongkhapa, a fashion model, ex-abbot of Ganden, a stand-up comedian with an American accent and a tulku would be all bundled into one? (No, me neither.) However, he does exist. Dubbed "the neon-lama" Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is, well, unusual.

From his bio: "He is heavily sought after for divinations on black magic, business, relationships. He has acquired a reputation among the successful business circles for his extremely accurate divinations and is consulted by a bevy of businessmen who will not make major decisions before consulting Rinpoche." Every household should have one.