Twelve Primordial Masters – Lecture by Fabian Sanders – SSI UK

The tradition of the 12 Dzogchen Masters is not particularly widespread or well known in Tibet generally, it is also referred to in just a few literary sources. In this talk we will look at the symbolic implications and iconographic features they display in the Dzogchen teaching and their most expansive and limitless view of space and time. More Events: Drajyor Tibetan Pronunciation Guide:…

Professor Fabian Sanders was born in Salo’, Italy, from German parents. After studying Chinese and Sanskrit languages and deepening his knowledge of Eastern, Central and South Asian Traditions and cultures, in the last decade he has been focusing on the Tibetan world. He began working with the 9th Khalkha Jestun Dampa on the history of his lineage and his biography for a PhD Thesis and he took part in his first retreat with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in 1997 in New Delhi, which has been a crucial experience. Alongside the research on and translation of classical Tibetan texts he devotes himself to the quest for careful understanding of doctrinal principles and spiritual practices of the Himalayan region. He taught Tibetan language and literature at the Universita Ca’ Foscari in Venice for many years and today is Academic Director of the Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies (UK) and Director of a Tibetan Language for the AtiYoga Foundation. He also teaches language and translation courses for the Shang Shung Institute internationally.

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