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Interchange – Arjia Rinpoche: Surviving the Dragon


Host Tom Healy welcomes Arjia Rinpoche, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington and author of “Surviving the Dragon”, an account of his life as a prominent Buddhist in China during the Cultural Revolution and his daring escape in 1998. The two discuss reincarnation, the Buddhist concept of emptiness and how one generates merit from one’s compassionate actions. Rinpoche remains optimistic that Tibet will one day regain its independence and calls for a “Free China” movement to liberate the Chinese so that they will in turn liberate Tibet. The two also preview the May 12-13 visit to Bloomington and May 14 visit to Indianapolis by Nobel Prize winner, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

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