Bodhi Bhajan Project
The Bodhi Bhajan Project is an initiative to revive the Nalanda Tradition in India, by promoting sanskrit liturgy, sutras and shastras set to Indian classical music. The project is inspired and initiated with the blessings of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Produced by WCCL Foundation and SI India this project showcases Indian Buddhist heritage in poetry and music. Shantideva’s text – Bodhicharyavatara, Saraha’s Vajra Geeti and Dohas in hindi, Chanting names of Manjushri, and Heart Sutra are some of the tracks being offered.
To listen or download tracks go to http://deerpark.in/bodhi-bhajan/
Initiated at the request of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Siddhartha Festival took place for the first time in November 2016, in Bodhgaya, India. It celebrates the Buddha's life and teachings at the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment, under the Bodhi Tree. Inviting Indians to reconnect with their rich heritage of the wisdom and teachings of the Buddha, the Siddhartha Festival also hopes to inspire people worldwide. The Siddhartha Festival is a collaboration of Siddhartha's Intent, Deer Park Institute, Khyentse Foundation, Vana Foundation, World Centre for Creative Learning Foundation, and Tara Senior Living.
For more information, please visit the Siddhartha Festival website.
Peace Vase Project
Treasure vases or terbum are containers filled with medicines, precious substances and mantra that have traditionally been used by Tibetans to protect important places against misfortune and to promote positive, healing energies. Similar sacred vases are used by some North American Indian tribes to heal the land and to bring peace. It was the vision of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the greatest Tibetan teachers of this century, to launch a global scale project using treasure vases to restore peace, harmony and well-being to our planet, Earth. In 1991, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche agreed to take responsibility for the project from H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Vases are placed in the major oceans, lakes and rivers, holy places, places of war, strife and ecologically degraded or endangered natural sites.
The Peace Vase Project is a 'Motivational Practice' of Siddhartha's Intent. For more information, please visit the Peace Vase Project website.