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by Dharmasherab
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: A question on renunciation
Replies: 2
Views: 215

A question on renunciation

A friend of mine wanted to me to ask this question to get answers which would be helpful for him. "I wanted to know how dispassion is best generated? What the right and wrong method is? Whether exposure to the source of attachment combined with contemplation is just a trick or a legitimate process, ...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Role of meditative absorption in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 33
Views: 2202

Role of meditative absorption in Tibetan Buddhism

The Dhyanas (meditative adsorptions) were reached by Buddhists from almost all schools of Buddhism, including Tibetan Buddhism during its historical times. However, there has been less emphasis or outright ignorance towards Dhyanas by modern teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. Please do note that reaching...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 8 Precepts - bare minimum frequency
Replies: 2
Views: 598

8 Precepts - bare minimum frequency

This is just a question where I am asking for a confirmation. To my knowledge, it is recommended for lay Buddhists to follow the 8 Precepts at least 4 times a month, ideally based on the phases of the moon. But sometimes such days don't nicely fall into weekends, where they are like normal working d...
by Dharmasherab
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha on netflix
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Buddha on netflix

I have watched all the episodes and it all comes in a single season. There are inaccuracies in the storyline and does not represent the life of the Buddha as accepted within Buddhist circles. Therefore whoever that has not come across the life of Buddha as written by a Buddhist author, then I would ...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7098
Views: 814951

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Because Rinpoche is no longer with us, from who do we get transmissions for the different practices? For example, speaking about myself, I hope to learn Yantra Yoga and I have a textbook on this. However, since Rinpoche is no longer there with us, who do we get the transmission from? To practice the...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Not for a better Samsara
Replies: 14
Views: 2247

Not for a better Samsara

No matter how much we help other beings in worldly ways, the benefits of them are temporary. This is why the Enlightened Beings never taught the Dharma to create a better Samsara. The Buddhist path starts with realizing that there is no refuge for us in Samsara. Our house, our job, our partners, our...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Can someone recommend me a source/book with Tibetan Buddhist prayers which have prayers/chants common to all Tibetan schools?
What are the complete set of prayers common to all schools of Tibetan Buddhism?

I need help.
by Dharmasherab
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

Would be nice if we can have a subforum called 'Rime' under Tibetan Buddhism.
by Dharmasherab
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.
Replies: 165
Views: 37075

Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

There is a balance of subtle energy between the body and mind in normal individuals. As meditators, we want to shift this subtle energy more into the mind from the body (this is achieved by meditation and yoga). Eating garlic and onions cause the subtle energies of the mind to drain into the body an...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: in practice chan do I need teacher !
Replies: 26
Views: 7883

Re: in practice chan do I need teacher !

Yes, a teacher is important.
by Dharmasherab
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shentong view
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Shentong view

Which schools of Tibetan Buddhism/Vajrayana share the Shentong view?
by Dharmasherab
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 4348

Re: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra

Thank you for putting up these useful links together unfortunately some of these links are not working. Shall we make a new list with new links to the Vimalakirti Sutra and commentaries on the Sutras? I am aware there are more than 20 different commentaries on the Vimalakirti Sutra - lets list them ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice

I am looking for a book (or books) which give inststructions with commentary on the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Just like the 'Words of my Perfect Teacher' by Patrul Rinpoche gives an explanation for the Longchen Nyingtik is there any equivalent for the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro? (I have had transmission and...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana
Replies: 9
Views: 2113

Re: Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana

I am asking these questions because I keep getting very different answers from various people who follow Vajrayana. I myself am a Vajrayana Buddhists and even I am not sure what is representative of Vajrayana when it comes to the Buddhahood as an ideal. I do have to say that when I ask Theravada Bud...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana
Replies: 9
Views: 2113

Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana

I myself am a Vajrayana Buddhist who came across these questions from others and I myself am not sure how to entirely address them. As Vajrayana is a path which claims to lead to an outcome/destination I feel it is important for us to be aware of these issues ourselves. Its a bit like when we are wa...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 5280

Re: Preparing for Ordination

Not a lot at the moment. For now in terms of the content shared in the group its mostly shifted towards Theravada. But I am trying to make the group as non-sectarian as possible and encompass all different sects and schools within the Mahayana - Vajrayana continuum. So that anyone who comes looking ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 5280

Re: Preparing for Ordination

Actually its not about that. If about taking the broader view of ordination as well getting more specific information at the level of the schools within the continuum of Mahayana - Vajrayana. Because I am more likely to get asnwers which are specific to the schools of Buddhism as those who are part ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 5280

Preparing for Ordination in Jonang

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Jonang Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Jonang school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Jonang just like most...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 5280

Preparing for Ordination in Gelug

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Gelug Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Gelug school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Gelug just like most fo...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 5280

Preparing for Ordination in Sakya

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Sakya Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Sakya school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Sakya just like most fo...

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