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by Yeshe Dorje
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: 13 Deity Yamantaka practitioners in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 186

13 Deity Yamantaka practitioners in Australia

Any 13 deity Yamantaka practitioners out there in Australia? (Gelug lineage). I am hopeful of one day undertaking the approximation retreat for this deity however group retreats for the practice seem to be extremely difficult to find. Perhaps if a group of like minded practitioners could be formed w...
by Yeshe Dorje
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

Thank you everyone for your replies. Perhaps, as Kausalya suggests the Gelug references I have seen to generating oneself as Vajrasattva are specifically in relation to Heruka Vajrassatva. This does seem to be the form that Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche refer to most often. :thanks:
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

Dr Alex Berzin says "Gelug and Kagyu do not practice Vajrasattva as a yidam. Thus, there is no Vajrasattva empowerment, no visualization of ourselves as Vajrasattva, and no visualization of lights coming from ourselves and purifying all beings around us." I have read teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoch...
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ksitigarbha resources
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Lama Zopa Rinpoche mentions the following sutra The Ten Wheel Sutra of the Essence of Earth (Kshitigarbha), in "Teachings From The Vajrasattva retreat.
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

I have heard back from my teacher (a Geshe teaching in the FPMT organisation). He has advised me there is no problem using the mandala set. Thanks to everyone who gave their advice and opinions, I think the discussion that split off from this topic was an interesting one. :twothumbsup:
by Yeshe Dorje
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL teachings Bodhgaya 2019/20
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: HHDL teachings Bodhgaya 2019/20

Probably continuation of Manjushri cycle of empowerments by the very end of Dec 2019... Yes I think the actual schedule was continuation of Manjushri cylce at the very start of Jan and Shantideva teachings and an Avalokiteshvara empowerment at the very end of Dec. There are always some people offer...
by Yeshe Dorje
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL teachings Bodhgaya 2019/20
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: HHDL teachings Bodhgaya 2019/20

Yes, I knew he had been unwell. He has also agreed to attend the Tsongkhapa Commemoration in starting on Dec 21 in Karnakata which is only a week before he was scheduled to be in Bodhgaya. Either way I too pray for his long life. :anjali:
by Yeshe Dorje
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL teachings Bodhgaya 2019/20
Replies: 7
Views: 834

HHDL teachings Bodhgaya 2019/20

His Holiness was scheduled to give teachings at the end of 2019/start of 2020 in Bodhgaya. These teachings no longer appear on his website. I have searched the site and used google but can find no reference to them being cancelled. Has anyone heard anything about them?
by Yeshe Dorje
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 2538

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

Pema Chophel's statements about second hand things has given me a lot to think about. One of my favourite things to do is troll the second hand shops-often to look for Dharma books! In fact, after 20ish years of studying various types of mostly non-vajrayana Buddhism, it was finding a copy of LZR's ...
by Yeshe Dorje
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

I have just emailed my teacher for advice, It may take some time to hear back but will post advice when it comes.
by Yeshe Dorje
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

Thanks Pema Chophel for a different perspective. At the same time as I bought the mandala offering set I also bought two tsa tsas. They are of the type they sell in the FPMT online store that contain rice grains blessed by LZR. I am an FPMT student and approached buying these with the idea of 'rescu...
by Yeshe Dorje
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

Thanks everybody :twothumbsup:
by Yeshe Dorje
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

Thanks for your reply :smile:
Another thread in this site discussing damaru suggested that ritual implements are also samaya substances and should not really be shared. I was a little concerned that this might be the situation in this case.
by Yeshe Dorje
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Second hand mandala offering set

Does anyone have any thoughts on whether it is okay to use a second hand mandala offering set purchased from someone who has abandoned the Dharma?
Thanks
by Yeshe Dorje
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 7728

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Here is some more thoughts from LZR. Taken from teachings he gave in Italy, 2017. "Now. His Holiness always advises if some mistake is done.... Well, maybe I will say the example, like Sogyal Rinpoche, maybe I have to mention the name. Like that, like that, then His Holiness says to advertise it. Li...
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri May 24, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta

These are teachings Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave on the eight verses in Hobart in 2018. I believe The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhichitta was handed out and Rinpoche had intended to give an initiation based on it but ran out of time. I'm sure there are transcripts available as well. https://www.youtube.com...
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginner Practice Books?
Replies: 18
Views: 1097

Re: Beginner Practice Books?

This booklet has some information on Altar set-up
http://www.atishacentre.org.au/wp-conte ... -Bowls.pdf
by Yeshe Dorje
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Which form of Chenresig does this refer to?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Which form of Chenresig does this refer to?

Could any tell me which form of Chenresig is being referred to here ? Teaching in Dharamsala, H.P., India June 5, 2019 His Holiness (HHDL) will confer the Avalokiteshvara Initiation (chenresig jigten wangchuk wang) in the morning at the request of Dzonga Choede Monastery at the Main Tibetan Temple. ...
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which practices require empowerment/initiation?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Which practices require empowerment/initiation?

I think this is a pretty great practice for someone without empowerments
https://shop.fpmt.org/A-Daily-Meditatio ... _p_78.html
by Yeshe Dorje
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which practices require empowerment/initiation?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Which practices require empowerment/initiation?

I have had a bit to do with FPMT. They have a number of sadhanas (including Vajrasattva) that can be practiced without an empowerment as long as one does not perform a self-generation of the diety. Have a browse through their online shop.

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