Okay, “Enlightenment or bust” might be a bit dramatic, but…

"Dang Zang" is an empty name. The blog has to do with the dharma; material related to Buddhist teachings (Tibetan style in particular, Kagyu in even more particular), meditation, gurus and lamas be they genuine or flaky, books and events. I do have a more personal blog, Pica Pica, and a site for my work.

Oh yes, it's by Alex Wilding


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Friday September 4th, 2009. Posted by Alex W:

Who am I?

Thanks to Lorraine Vost for this picture from Lama Pema Dorje’s course last month:


Submit your guesses in comments! (Oh, I had to change the setting for comments so that I have to approve them before they appear, as I was getting anything from a handful to a score of spam comments every day, but I will of course approve anything that is even 1/4-way reasonable.) You might need to click-to-enlarge to get the necessary detail.

I asked the same question about a different picture on Pica Pica, but the intervening years and the number of people make that one much more of a challenge.

5 comments to Who am I?

  • john foley

    Aren’t you the guy with Vajrakilaya whispering in your right ear?

  • Alex W

    I’ll reveal the truth in a week!
    OK, yes, you are right.

  • Last row, 4th from right. (I cheated–I’ve seen pix of you before!)

    And you’re right–the other pic is a LOT more of a challenge!

  • Alex W

    That’s right – but it wasn’t really hard, was it?

  • james hinkle

    I studied under Painter in Arlington,Tx. In the late 70’s.Regardless of others opinions I was inspired to this day to seek and study. Jime

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