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'Common Ground Among Six Spiritual Traditions of Tibet'

TWR LIVE 6 Lamas FB Event   Banner.001On January 3, 2018, acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist teachers from six diverse Tibetan spiritual traditions participated in a TWR LIVE discussion of the common ground between their respective traditions — Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma, Jonang and Yungdrung Bön. The live broadcast was recorded and can be viewed via the links below.

The event was unique not just for its esteemed presenters and subject matter, but also for its considerable online exposure, with nearly 42,000 views of the recorded broadcast logged within the first six days of the livestream, many of them by Tibetan viewers. In advance of the broadcast, Voice of America interviewed Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on its Cyber Tibet television program.

Transcending sectarian interests, the esteemed panelists drew from their deep knowledge and rich lifetime experience to examine shared values and commitments toward the well-being of society and the world. Their conversation was conducted in Tibetan and simultaneously translated into as many as 18 languages, including English. CommonGround5 1

Presenters included:

Chakung Jigme Wangdrak Rinpoche
Khen Rinpoche Jampa
Yangten Rinpoche
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Sogan Rinpoche
Jonang Gyaltsab Rinpoche
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

This event is part of an ongoing series of TWR LIVE Conversations hosted by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Future conversations may include interfaith discussions among female Buddhist teachers with a focus on women's important role in spirituality—one to be conducted in Tibetan, another in English, with simultaneous translation into multiple languages.

View original "Common Ground" recording in Tibetan
View "Common Ground" recording overdubbed with simultaneous English translation
Links to translations in other languages
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