Via Pensum (aka Michael Tweed) over at Blazing Splendor, here is a link to Alexander Berzin’s  interesting and rather long article on the term byin rlabs and how to translate it.


Via Rev. Danny Fisher, comes the news that the University of Virginia has formally launched their new Tibet Center, which according to the press release, “consolidates, integrates and significantly expands the University’s world-renowned Tibet-related resources and programs.” As Danny points out, the release has also  a brief history of Tibetan Studies at UVA, beginning with the mighty Jeffrey Hopkins. The Center’s new website features an rss feed, so you can keep up-to-date with all the goings-on at this thriving hub of Tibetan studies. The first guest speaker, following the  launch, was Lodi Gyari Rinpoche.

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