Karma Thinley Rinpoche

Telescope of Faith

Several years ago, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, a great scholar and master of the Sakya and Kagyu traditions, wrote an essay in Tibetan concerning the reconciliation of ancient Buddhist and modern scientific views on cosmology and astrology. The text is particularly interesting as it is authored by an outstanding Buddhist scholar trained in pre-communist Tibet, who has spent the latter half of his life in the West. Originally published on his website, here is our translation of this text.