Merigar Library Talks – Meetings, Studies and Insights

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A new initiative – ‘Library Talks’ or ‘Racconti in Biblioteca’ – started on August 4, 2018 at the Zikhang Library in Merigar. Thanks to the valuable offers of knowledge and experience given by various scholars, experts, teachers and enthusiasts in the Dzogchen Community, we have been able to create a series of cultural meetings, open to the public, useful to deepen and learn about different themes, such as the lives of the great masters, ancient and contemporary, Tibetan calligraphy, books, yantra yoga and medicine. The initiative will continue during the autumn, with insights on the rainbow body, on good sayings (legs bshad) in Tibetan literature, and on eroticism in China and in the Land of the Snows, with stories related to Kailash and sacred places and much more.

The Zikhang library of Merigar serves as a center for culture, above all Tibetan culture, and, over the years, several events have been organized, mainly related to the study of Tibetan language and calligraphy. With these ‘Library Talks’ we would like to expand our cultural contribution, and, at the same time, ensure that more and more people can come the Library and start to use it. These meetings are also an opportunity to make the Library known and encourage visitors, as well as to collect donations useful for its continuation.

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Many people have been happy to share their knowledge. Our gratitude goes to all of you, and we hope to continue organizing these meetings in the future and find the right moment for the various talks.

In particular we would like to thank those who participated and will participate in this first edition:

Fabio Andrico, The unexpected journey. Video and commentary on his travels to sacred places of East Tibet and Yantra Yoga, the strength of breath

Adriano Clemente, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: the years in Tibet.

Giorgio Dallorto, Tibetan calligraphy: introduction and practice of the art of writing.

Cristiana De Falco, Woman of Wisdom: Yeshe Tsogyaland Oriental fairy tales for children

Andrea Dell’Angelo, ASIA in Asia. Archive footage showing with talks about Asia’s first trip to Tibet in 1993 with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

Iacobella Gaetani, Pilgrimage in the sacred places of the Himalayas: lakes, mountains and hidden valleys.

Elio Guarisco,The Life of the 84 Siddhas: An Ethical Contradiction in Buddhism?

Igor Legati, Which book should I read? Orient yourself among the texts of Shang Shung Publications

Fabio Risolo, Creative writing workshop on imaginary archetypes.

Fabian Sanders, The Buddha’s voice: Languages and books

Father Francis V. Tiso, Rainbow Body and Resurrection. Religious experiences in dialogue.

 Gino Vitiello, Harmonizing body, energy and mind. The benefits of yantra yoga according to Tibetan medicine and 30 years after the trip to Kailash with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: projection of images and stories.

Paola Zamperini, Eroticism in China and Tibet. Imaginary dialogue between the Yellow Emperor and Gendün Chöpel.

Lobsang Zatul, Good sayings (ལེགས་བཤད་) in the Tibetan tradition

We also thank Merigar for supporting the initiative and the Atiyoga Foundation for its collaboration.

You can find the program of the meetings on the Merigar West website and on the Library’s Facebook page. We hope to see you at the next talk!

 

UPCOMING PROGRAM OF TALKS 2018

September 7: Father Francis V. Tiso, Rainbow Body and Resurrection. Religious experiences in dialogue.

September 15: Fabio Risolo, Creative writing workshop on imaginary archetypes.

September 29: Lobsang Zatul, Good sayings (ལེགས་བཤད་)in the Tibetan tradition

October 13: Cristiana De Falco, Woman of Wisdom: Yeshe Tsogyal

October 20: Iacobella Gaetani, Pilgrimage in the sacred places of the Himalayas: lakes, mountains and hidden valleys.

November 1: Gino Vitiello, 30 years after the trip to Kailash with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: projection of images and stories.

November 3: Paola Zamperini, Eroticism in China and Tibet. Imaginary dialogue between the Yellow Emperor and Gendün Chöpel.

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The reading room.

 

 

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