More Potala Interiors

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More Potala Interiors

Postby kirtu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:42 am

This Chinese video seems to show interiors of the Potala including statues of previous Dalai Lamas, some of their Parinirvana stupas and even an apparently favorable photo of HH 14th Dalai Lama. Completely in Chinese. The emphasis here seems to be in large part the Chinese influence on Tibetan history.

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Re: More Potala Interiors

Postby kirtu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:57 am

A series of videos showing Potala interiors:

Tibet 1985 016a Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016b Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016c Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016d Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016e Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016f Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016g Potala in Lhasa
Tibet 1985 016h Potala in Lhasa (included for completeness - doesn't seem to play)

The author, Keeley Tim, also has videos of the same time of Gyantse and Sakya
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: More Potala Interiors

Postby kirtu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:19 am

A video of the Kalachakra mandala room in the Potala. The video doesn't show much. But I was surprised to find this a few months ago. Since then, it turns out that there are more videos of the interior of the Potala Palace than ever suspected.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: More Potala Interiors

Postby kirtu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:37 am

An apparently official Chinese English language video (three parts) including interiors of the Potala.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 (part 3 does not seem to play)

The same video in Spanish as one complete video. The final third plays in this version.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: More Potala Interiors

Postby kirtu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:54 am

April 2005 interiors of the Potala.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: More Potala Interiors

Postby kirtu » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:14 am

A China Daily video in English interviewing the recently retired administrator of the Potala.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche


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