Wisdom Dharma Chats | Karl Brunnhölzl (1)

Please enjoy this unedited recording of our Wisdom Dharma Chat with host Daniel Aitken and special guest Karl Brunnhölzl.

Karl Brunnhölzl, MD, PhD, was originally trained as a physician. He received his systematic training in Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Marpa Institute for Translators, founded by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, as well as the Nitartha Institute, founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Since 1989 he has been a translator and interpreter of Tibetan and English. Karl Brunnhölzl is a senior teacher and translator in the Nalandabodhi community of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, as well as at Nitartha Institute. Living in Seattle, he is the author and translator of numerous texts, including most recently A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart (2018) and Luminous Melodies: Essential Dohās of Indian Mahāmudrā (2019). Currently, he is working on the Seventh Karmapa’s compilation of Indian Mahāmudrā works.

In this episode, he and host Daniel Aitken discuss his new book, Sounds of Innate Freedom: The Indian Texts of Mahāmudrā, the dohā tradition of the mahasiddhas, and much more.

Mentioned in this episode

  • Karl’s musical recordings of the dohās can be found online here.
  • His previously published book The Center of the Sunlit Sky can be found here.
  • Baul performer Parvathy Baul can be found here or you can watch her performance for the British Museum here.

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