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Happiness Is

Overtone singing – also known as overtone chanting, harmonic singing or throat singing – is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody.
Each note is like a rainbow of sound. When you shoot a light beam through a prism, you get a rainbow. You think of a rainbow of sounds when you sing one note. If you can use your throat as a prism, you can expose the rainbow – through positioning the throat in a certain physical way, which will reveal the harmonic series note by note
Tibetan Buddhist chanting is a subgenre of throat singing, mainly practiced by monks of Tibet,Most often the chants hold to the lower pitches possible in throat singing. Various ceremonies and prayers call for throat singing in Tibetan Buddhism, often with more than one monk chanting at a time.

Tibetan Chant – Heart Sutra
Big Om of Tibet – Monks chanting Om – Dalai Lama – Buddha
Om Mani Padme Hum (Throat singing)
Medicine Buddha Mantra
Lama Gyurme – Hope for Enlightenment
Guru Rinpoche – Padmasambhava Mantra
Gelug monks – Tibetan throat singing
Tibetan Sacred Temple Music
Tibetan Flute Music – Longing Eagle
Yungchen Lhamo – Peace of Mind
Yungchen Lhamo – Happiness Is

The Last Months of a Free Nation

Last night presentation and discussion on latest Claude Arpi book on history of Tibet at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure in International Zone, was moderated by Lt Gen Ashok Chatterjee, former General office Commandin-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, who became aruovilian after his retirement.
Book titled The Last Months of a Free Nation; India Tibet Relation 1947 – 1962 is the first of four book which extensively, and well documented describe that particular, and painful era of Tibet. Claud Arpi, who is fascinated by history of Tibet since 1972, is researching through all possible, and available archives to put light on those fragments of history. Audience expressed deep interest on the events in history of Tibet , which has determined its path, regarding the relations between India and Tibet.

Book was officially launched on 7th of Septmeber 2017 at the United Serivce Institution of India in Delhi by Mr. Shishankar Menon, former National Securtiy Adivser and Foreign Seceretary. book is available at White Seagull .

TCV in Deep Gratitude

It is moving to see child’s sincere and deep gratitude….it does touch one’s heart…
And last night at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in Internatinal Zone we have witnessed that by 15 children from Tibetan Children’s Village who have stayed in Auroville for 6 weeks as exchange students. They have learned many new thing, they have been involved in daily life, even volunteered at the 10th AV Marathon, and more. Colorful exhibition with their products, pottery works, and with written letters from each of them clearly express it.
Part of what they have been doing, they presented: from humble invocation song to dance performances (where their playfulness on the transition to adulthood, showed that they are children, youth, as any other)
This year exchanges were fully supported by ex TCV students, Kalsang explained after the presentation.

TPI Presents

Last night at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, International Zone director of Tibetan Policy Institute Thubten Samphel introduced young scholars, researchers who put light on some aspects of Chinese policy.
Tenzin Norgay was talking in detail on Regime Legitimacy in China and CCP, from performance legitimacy, economy legitimacy and nationalism aspects .
Rinzin Dorjee has dwelled into infrastructure development of China in Tibet region with all aspects of consequences for people of Tibet, from two way dependency, uses of Tibetan natural resources with destruction of environment to forced resettlement of Tibetan nomads.
Tenzin Tseten described in detail the possible outcome of contenders of the 19th Party Congress.

HH Chetsang Rinpoche Talk

On 10th of November at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsan Rinpoche blessed the pictorial exhibition on the Relations between India and Tibet through the Ages. Inaguration was followed by HH Chetsang Rinpoche talk on ecology awareness and environmental issues. HH Chetsang Rinpoche who is the 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and the 7th reincarnation of the Chetsang Rinpoche, a manifestation of Chenrezig(Avalokiteshvara) was talking on his personal experiences of the life near Dehra Dun in Uttarkhand.

Joy, Aim in Human Unity

Yesterday’s meeting at Unity Pavilion of International Zone with presentations of pavilion groups was conducted with joy, high energies, optimism, and readiness to work. Meeting started with updates of International Zone Coordiation Team, and its subgroups reports on planning and development, security and protection, loop road, focal points of art installation. Out of over 200 countries on the planet today, less than a quarter are currently presented in Auroville. In order to follow The Mother’s vision with the work on human unity, International Zone is of utmost importance. Here’s the link to Suhasini landuse study.

La culture Tibetaine a Auroville

Journaliste et historien, Claude Arpi vit en Inde depuis plus de 30 ans dans la cit internationale d’Auroville o il est directeur du Pavillon Tibtain. Il a consacr ces vingt-cinq dernires annes ltude approfondie de la culture du Tibet. Dans cette interview Claude nous presente le pavillon de la culture tibtaine et revient sur quelques fait historiques de ce pays et de ce peuple qui a perdu son territoire. Aujourd’hui la culture tibtaine existe grace la diaspora tibtaine et la profonde synpathie de nombreux citoyens du monde.

Comments: 0 Date: 08 Mar 2013

Tibetan News

On Friday last week six members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile gave a presentation followed by a Q&A session where Aurovillians was free to post questions to the Parliament members. The Tibetan Parliament is a one month trip in India to raise awareness about the plight of Tibetans with various government officials. Earlier in the day they had a meeting with the Pondicherry government officials. There has been a sharp increase of self immolation’s over the past few months with the return of the Dali Lama still in question.

The Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, also known as the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, is the legislative body of the Central Tibetan Administration, based in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. It was founded in 1960. Most recently, the 15th Assembly was elected for a 5-year term (2011-2016). The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration took place on 2 September 1960, the anniversary of which is observed by the Tibetan exile community as Democracy Day. The Parliament consists of 43 to 47 members.

Comments: 0 Date: 19 Jan 2013

A dream about the future Tibet

On Saturday 28th January, 4.30 pm at the Tibetan Pavillion, Auroville was graced with a visit by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche. Rinpoche was greeted by children and guests who had arrived for the inauguration of a rare photo gallery documenting the 1959 departure of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from Tibet and arrival into India. There was a sense of nostalgia and appreciation to be present at such an auspicious event that dated decades back, during which His Holiness’s asylum had been facilitated by the Government of India and, at their invitation.

A few of the audience remarked that was it really that long ago? Rinpoche’s recollection of that particular time was concise, followed by a sharing of his dream for the future of Tibet.
Rinpoche initially began by acknowledging his lack of education in the English language however, from where I was sitting – his capacity to mindfully share his thoughts made for a candid discussion covering China, Tibet, globablization and the most detrimental of crimes against humanilty – our loss of self. Rinpoche did not need to go into the depths of philosophy about such a critical subject matter to be understood. His courage to share his concerns about the system and the fact it has, is and still impacting our daily lives was impressive particularly referring to the disparity of wealth and health care across the globe.

According to the professor, India has the potential to facilitate the collective involvement of the world to transform our troubled planet. Through the combined use of non-violence, eco-friendly attitudes, a sustainable mindset and, a concerted effort to ensure humanity is the sole beneficiary – then these four criterion can facilitate a new earth. Please click here to download the transcription as a pdf.

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jan 2012

New year prayer, Tibetan pavilion

Yesterday, at the Tibetan pavilion took place the traditional prayer to celebrate the new year. It occurred exceptionally on the 10th of January due to the cyclone. Probably more meaningful than ever for Auroville, after a strenuous ending year, this collective celebration opens officially 2012. Surrounded by 1000 candles, this event gathered everybody, Aurovilians as guests, to meditate and welcome the new year.
Here the recordings of the tibetan prayers and mantras, to bring you back to the atmosphere of that night of sharing and serenity.

Comments: 0 Date: 11 Jan 2012