E. Gene Smith on TBRC and its Future
We are grateful that Julie Adler has shared this special and unique recording of her interview with Gene in 2007. During the interview, Gene tells the story of how he began to gather, print, digitize and make available Tibetan literature. He discusses Tibetan woodblock printing, Tibetan romance novels, the pattern of the Tibetologist, our work at TBRC, and what the future may hold. We find it interesting, moving and impossible to hold back our smiles.
The interview is in four parts, the first one is here:
Julie Adler was a contributing producer on the radio show “The Tibet Connection” for KPFK, Pacific Radio (90.7 FM) in Los Angeles. Her segments have appeared on Pacifica Radio, NPR and PRX (Public Radio Exchange).
To hear the other parts of this interview, click: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PLAEB5F29EFA927255
E. Gene Smith on the Mindroling Lineage, Terdag Lingpa and Terma
In this interview by Gregg Eller, Gene Smith discusses the Mindrolling lineage and the phenomena of Terma. The Mindrolling lineage’s most visible current member is Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. This is one of six major lineages in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Terdag Lingpa.