Blue Garuda wrote:
ollers wrote:It says in the WWT book that its supposed to be july 28, at 13.00 PM, European time.
Maybe it needs to be adjusted for summertime ?
Someone knows if this is correct, or have better and reliable info about this ?
I read on the Australian site that it was at 13.00 AEST (i.e. Aistralian time, not European) .
I also saw 23.00 in the USA (EDT) on 27th.
I think this makes it 4.a.m in the UK (currently GMT +1).
Why can't the website for webcasts actually show the times in advance - it is still showing the last webcast, and you can't even see that outdated information unless you log in.
There's nothing about this webcast or the Dark Blue Garuda one which starts on 25th. Pretty poor.
It's surely not a big thing to do?
You are right about the times. As you note, the Tsegyalgar website gives the date as the 27th of this month, and the time as 11 pm EDT, translates as 5 am South African time (also places like Cairo, Helsinki, Athens, Vilnius, Ankara and Jerusalem, all GMT +2) and 4 am British summer time. It certainly is difficult to find information. The Tibetan calendar gives dates of the webcasts, presumably for Italy.
The Guruyoga book gives a set of times for the webcasts per time-zone on page 143, but I'm not sure that these are completely accurate. The times by time-zone given for the Anniversary of Padmasambhava in the lists of times in the Guruyoga book (which presumably replicates the WWT booklet) replicatse those for the anniversary of Adzom Drugpa differs from those for the Anniversary of Garab Dorje. However, in the narrative which precedes the lists of times, Rinpoche the times for the webcasts on Garab Dorje's and Padmasambhava's anniversaries are the same (08:00 in Oddiyana -- in effect, Islamabad-time), and differ from the times for the webcasts on the anniversary of Adzom Drugpa. They also fail to take daylight saving time into account -- the table was probably drawn up before it came to be used in many places. I'm not sure whether or how daylight saving time comes into it when it is summer in the northern hemisphere. It is confusing -- the lists of times need to be corrected and updated to take daylight-saving time into account where applicable.
Dukkham eva hi, na koci dukkhito,
kaarako na, kiriyaa va vijjati,
atthi nibbuti, na nibbuto pumaa,
maggam atthi, gamako na vijjati
Suffering there certainly is, but no sufferer,
no doer, though certainly the deed is found.
peace is achieved, but no-one's appeased,
the way is walked, but no walker's to be found.
- Visuddhimagga XVI, 90