"Suhki hotu" or "Ayubowan" is how Dr. Ananda Kumarasiri, a former Malaysian diplomat and former director-general of ASEAN, greets guests. See why he prefers Sri Lankan and Pali greetings that derive from the country's Buddhist history over "Good Morning" or "Good Evening".
Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong's "Big Buddha" was completed in 1993 and is since a major tourist attraction and Buddhist landmark.
Located on Lantau Island next to Po Lin monastery, it is the second biggest outdoor sitting Buddha statue to date.
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A Buddhistdoor.com interview with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, a tulku of the great Dzogchen teacher Adzom Drugpa.
Born in Derghe to a Tibetan family, Chogyal Norbu went to Italy when he was 22 years old and has served as professor of Tibetan and Mongolian language and literature at the Naples Eastern University from 1964 to 1992.
He is widely recognized as a leading authority on Tibetan culture, particularly in the fields of history, literature, and Traditional Tibetan medicine and astrological sciences such as the Tibetan calendar.
In the interview he talks about his first visit to Hong Kong, Yantra Yoga, Vajra Dance and Dzogchen teachings.
Produced by Cathy Ziengs
Directed by Andreas Liesenfeld
Host: Anthony Scott
Venerable Vello Vaartnou is a Buddhist monk from Estonia. He is the main organizer of the 2012 "Buddhism and Australia" conference. Buddhistdoor is glad to welcome Vello Vaartnou for an interview to learn more about his past and present projects.