A glimpse at Prince Ratu

Who is he? Pilllt e in..." . :.'.' ate BtltldlllSl Lama III the Balinese Sakya

tradition. HIS full name my.

icy-ant} Sri Acarya Vau’a Ktitnai'a Patidji Pandtta.

What's he doing here? iii-.2 i—‘tiiice IS touring JllSl like it's I999, followmg up IlIS successful trip to the III". éiIJI I’f'i.3l‘.tl last year

Successful how? He or». Ii.‘ .1 ' first Westerner to be r. "w descendant of one Rel) Ii.“

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PI'IIKOS”. lvlrifiallllt‘ Pantle Sakti. who IS the '.‘ :u Princes: of the Nottlt of Bali She IS also a

So, what does he teach? He -. I‘ll; on the Buddhist teachings of Indonmta and

during his time over iii-re : - prinCiples, awakeninq in.» Him" :'2:‘- freeing us from IIC(.}EII!‘-.ft' t heckling IS probany iron/ivy. tlflt‘

.ttierino an introduction of the Kama Sutra pristine awareness in all our hearts and “11.7.: mun; He IS also a 7th (legiee black belt, so

Prince Ratu will be conducting a talk on Tue 27 Jul, 7pm. I 10. Weekend teachings on Sat 31 Jul & Sun 1 Aug, 10am-6pm. £155 (£95). Both events

happen at Salisbury Centre, Salisbury Road, 667 5438.


Holistic Health Festival a Itli. Illani—(ipiii. Free (‘ity ('liaizitxis. lltgh Street. into: 557 364‘). ;\ in»: gut iI;t making venture whose ; .;~ :~ to spread the word on CHIHI‘... : ..: _'. therapies such as Indian II't‘.l i \Iassage. Reflexology. Reiki. I'eiig .\ll'.ll .:ntl Aura Photography.


Volcano Tours \\t-tl. I :2 s .. Shit 26 Sep. 2pm. £5 tL-I/ilflu iltm Itw‘.l Palace Car Park. Ilist'o‘. er I't‘;e.r~zit'ii.'s volcanic past and esp‘n '9' nitl human history (ll. Holy: in:

McEwan's 80/— Edinburgh I iterai'y PUb TOUI’ Daily .Itll t\' '\'.I‘.‘ :g‘ 8.30pm. £7 (£5l. Beehive Izzit. Grassmarket. info: 22!) mo“ t the Scottish literaiy Ilt‘lil.:‘.'t‘ I' '; .- .ml of drink on this l't‘\';lltlt ' . t a

Sport Hollywood Stunt Show ‘t'lm .“ spit

24 Jill. 7.30pm; Stiii 25 Jul. .7 Allin: £6 (£3). Inverleitli I’ark. tnt'o



467987. The worlds glit'att' .liow till wheels rips open the space and lnverleitli Park with the III the fear ends when ll makes I ~ v top off at Bathgate Show giotzn :. ".lon 26 .ltil.

Touch Rugby Sat 24 lot. I . :3 thee to Cltib Scotland members .. aitler- twelves). Fettes ('ollege I’l Ids. info: 554 (I540. This flags}: to: Touch Rugby Ill\tII\‘cs th 1} sides Ill Scotland plus III\ . i. s from the linglisli I’l'L‘IllIt‘t‘.I..

Celebrity (ioltlen ()Itlies l".l. .. ft is

furtherenhanced by .\I.ig:t I‘ -'. _-. tent. all ()ctobtis and the I.I :s

entitled the Fun /.one.

Scotland v South Africa Cricket Academy Stllt lAlIg. Ilatii .\I_‘.. “\Itlt‘. info: 3|7 7247. Call Scotland s spt-a .i!;_~_' luck of late continue tl).i\ iti (Emit .I t. Paul Lawrie) with a battle against atte cream of South Africa's young batters and bowlers. The tour mm L‘\ on to the splendidly named Bogliall III I.iiiIitIigo\v on Tue 3—Thu 5 Aug.


Prince Ratu Tue 27 ,ItlI. 7pm thl. Salisbury Centre. Salisbury Road. 667 5435. The lititltlliist lama in the Balinese Sakya tradition gives a talk on healing. happiness and the art of liberation. See photo caption.


Hat-Making Course Sat 24 a" Sun 25 Jul. I()aiti 5pm. {JO/L35 (Sill/£35 for one dayl: Sat 3| .lttl tk Sun I Aug.

ltlam 5pm. {45/135 tL‘30/L‘25 for one day I. Cutting Room. New Street Studios. New Street. 558 IS I‘). The first weekend sees a least of theatrical bonnets being explored and constructed while weekend I\\ (I looks at felt.


Camera Obscura

('asllcltill tRoyaI Mile). lidtttlturgll. 336 370‘). Sat A Sun |()am 6pm; Mon -Fri 0.3(laiii 6pm. 1.3.95 til.‘)5~£3. I 5); family ticket {I I50. I’ick tip a pedestrian III your hand at this attraction. which gives \ isitoi's a ieal~tiiiie. sot) image of the city There is also an e\Iiibition devoted to Iiolographs and photography on the lower lloors.

Dynamic Earth Holy rood Road. lidiiibttrgli. 550 7800. Mon- Sun It)am~6pm. £5.05 H.350); family ticket U650. With volcanoes eittpttng beneath your feet. a tropical rainstorm pouring down. earthquakes and tidal wax es at ev ery ttiiii. the history of the earth has never been more interesting. Iitlinbtngh‘s brand new \ isttor attraction llSc‘s stunning new developments in interactive technology to piece together the history of the planet. creating a thoroughly modern way to step back iti time. Edinburgh Castle lztlinbtirgh. 225 0846. Daily 0. 30am—6pm tlast adiiitssioii 5.I5ptili. £6 (£2 —£5). Although much of the castles iiiedteval character was ltisl when II w as converted into barracks in tlie |‘)th century. continuing excavations aim to redress this. Other attractions include James IV's

famous cannon. Mons Meg. lots of military silverware and. ofcourse. The Stone Of Destiny. used to crown Scottish kings since time began.

Huntly House

I42 Canongate. Edinburgh. 529 4 I43. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Packed with historic artefacts. this restored loth century mansion tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people and houses important collections of Edinburgh silver and glass. Scottish pottery and shop signs.

Museum Of Childhood

42 High Street. Edinburgh. 529 4 I42. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm. Free. Founded in I955. the museum has five public galleries with all manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages. From antique dolls to l980s computer games. there's plenty here to send you off on a trip down memory lane.

Museum Of Scotland

Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 247 42 I9. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm; Sun noon—5pm; Tue 10am-8pm. £3 (£I.50) under l8s free. This is the newest addition to our national museutn selection and the only one dedicated solely to Scotland‘s history and heritage. The building contains five thematically-arranged exhibitions. moving from pro-history. through the Industrial Revolution. to the present day. at which point national heroes such as Billy Connolly and Elaine C. Smith get involved. Also showing The Parliament ()f'.¥t'rillttiit/ ~ see Edinburgh Art listings. page 68.

Palace Of Holyroodhouse

Royal Mile. Edinburgh. 556 1096. Daily 9.30am—6pm (last admission 5. l5pm). £5.50 (£2.7()—£4); famin ticket 12 l 3.50. Starting life as a l3th century abbey. the palace has evolved into a sumptuous regal residence crammed full of paintings and artefacts dating back primarily to the I7th century. The tower apartments housed a sad and lonely Mary Queen of Scots' for a time. but with a spectacular view ofArthur‘s Seat. and magnificent gardens to look at. it's hard to feel too sorry for her.

Royal Botanic Garden

Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. 552 7I7I. Daily 9.30am—7pm. Free. A sea of tranquillity in the hubbub of the city. the Botanic Garden is home to a wealth of llora and fauna from all over the world. The glasshouses give you the opportunity to check out tropical plants as well. The site also hosts art exhibitions. horticultural courses and various countryside events. including daily guided walks in the summer.

Royal Museum Of Scotland

2 Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 247 42 I‘). Mon—Sat I0am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm: Tue l0am-8ptn. £3 (£l.50); under l8s free. A l‘)th century museum housing international collections of natural history. geology. science. technology and the decorative arts. plus two permanent exhibitions: Art & liitliixtrv and The Ivy Wit (iii/lore

Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Drive. Leith. Edinburgh. 555 5566. Daily l0.3()am—6pm (last admission 4.30pm). £7.50 (£3.75-£5.75); family ticket £20. The former royalyaeht opens its doors to tnembers of the public after a £25 million refit. The on-shore visitor centre contains historical information on the boat and its furnishings while. on the yacht itself. members of the public can have a good nosy round the royals' former quarters. Also showing ()t'm liilcmulimiul and .S't'iiliiiieiilul Juitmcv A Hixlmjv 0f Souvenirs see Edinburgh Art listings. page 68.

The People's Story

Canongate Tolbooth. 163 Canongate. Edinburgh. 529 4057. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Situated in the Canongate Tolbooth. the sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the I8th century onwards are faithfully reproduced.

Writers Museum

Lady Stair's House. Lady Stair's Close. Edinburgh. 529 4901. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Free. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Also showing [Am Ever Yours- 2 see

Edinburgh Art listings. page 68.



Aberdeen International Youth Festival Wed 4—Sat l4 Aug. Various venues. info: ()I224 64I I22. The Granite City comes alive with the sound of the world's youth with acts from as far afield as Chile. Trinidad. Israel and Suffolk coming together in a feast-ofdance. folk music. classical music and theatre.


Scottish Football League Season Sat 3| Jul. 3pm. Various venues. The shortest close season in memory comes to an abrupt halt with hostilities renewed afresh. For the third season in succession Celtic start the campaign with a new management team at the helm while Rangers” treble-winning side should have the solidity of having one year together as a unit. And Edinburgh's footballing community has renewed vigour with the prospect of four meetings between Hearts and Hibs this season.

WPGA Championship Of Europe Mon 2—Sun 8 Aug. King's Course. Gleneagles Hotel. ticket hotline: ()l764 694448. The fourth annual WPGA tournament attracts a field of top players competing fora prize fund of£300.000. A figure not to be sniffed at. See photo caption.

WPGA CHAMPIONSHIP OF EUROPE Mon 2-Sun 8 Aug. King's Course.

Gleneagles Hote info: 01764 694448. The golf bug is seriously gripping the nation after the glorious and totally unexpected success of Paul Lawrie at Carnoustie. Here is the closest to the female equivalent and it's all for charity. Which is nice. Last

ear‘s winner Catriona Matthews {pictured beside Ronald McDonald or at least someone dressed like him) will be aiming to regain her crown while strong competition comes from Laura Davies, Alison Nicholas, Dale Reid and Janice Moodie.