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by ChangYuan
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: NYC Sanghas
Replies: 4
Views: 396

NYC Sanghas

Anyone know of a really good sangha in NYC for beginners?
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Mantras
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Mahayana Mantras

Namdrol wrote: Nope.
Great! Would you happen to know of a good site to get the english translations of these, as well as a pronunciation guide?
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Mantras
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Mahayana Mantras

Are there any mantras that people use regularly in the Mahayana traditions besides the Amitabha's name, and the daimoku in Nichiren? I personally find chanting practice to be very focusing, and am always interested in what others do for that type of practice. Om mani padme hum -- Avalokiteshavara O...
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana Mantras
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Mahayana Mantras

Are there any mantras that people use regularly in the Mahayana traditions besides the Amitabha's name, and the daimoku in Nichiren? I personally find chanting practice to be very focusing, and am always interested in what others do for that type of practice.
by ChangYuan
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existential Issues
Replies: 31
Views: 3048

Re: Existential Issues

C..on another thread(the autism thread) you state this....."So, I am dating a woman with 2 teenage girls with Aspergers Syndrome. And their mother wants to know how Buddhism would explain this." On this thread you state this..."Right, I understand that some people go through that kind of thing as w...
by ChangYuan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Book explores 30 wonders of Korean Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Book explores 30 wonders of Korean Buddhism

Understanding a religious faith is difficult — spanning the scope from the history and culture to philosophy and practices, it would be nearly impossible to completely learn a given tradition in a short period of time, although people benefit greatly by using various sources, including books. The K...
by ChangYuan
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Dharma Path by Kagyu Thubten Chöling

So, I was wondering what people know of this program. Is this something I should wait until I have been practicing for a while before starting or can it be good for beginners?
by ChangYuan
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Differences between the schools
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Differences between the schools

Hayagriva wrote:
They're a set of aphorisms for training the mind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lojong" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks, thats quite interesting. Is there a lot of use of mantras in all the schools, or some more than others?
by ChangYuan
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Differences between the schools
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Differences between the schools

Hello ChangYuan - The main differences between the Tibetan Buddhist schools are the methods that they emphasize and the difference in their view on Buddha Nature. However most of the teaching and basically all of the basic teaching is the same. By the methods, I mean the tantric methods/sadhanas fo...
by ChangYuan
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Differences between the schools
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Differences between the schools

Its easy actually. Whatever school you are in, if that's working, keep doing it and work for the liberation of all sentient beings. The rest is just window dressing. But thats the point of wanting to know the differences, to find a school to study with. Maybe it would help to know what you're inter...
by ChangYuan
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Differences between the schools
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Re: Differences between the schools

gnegirl wrote:Its easy actually.

Whatever school you are in, if that's working, keep doing it and work for the liberation of all sentient beings.

The rest is just window dressing.
But thats the point of wanting to know the differences, to find a school to study with.
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Differences between the schools
Replies: 24
Views: 1885

Differences between the schools

Is there anything anywhere that shows comprehensively the differences between the practices of the different schools?
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 22839

Re: Autism

That's a loaded question. In some cases being born with an incomplete or damaged set of faculties is a result of past karma. The body is after all "old karma" while our current actions are "new karma". Well, its not so much a loaded question, as a mother trying to figure out a very difficult circum...
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu Dzogchen Transmission Jul24-Aug12
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu Dzogchen Transmission Jul24-Aug12

You do realize that you posted a European retreat in the North American forum, correct?
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding the proper path
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Finding the proper path

Find a teacher who inspires you. That's more important than finding a particular school. There are many methods to deal with different hindrances inside each school. Let me give you an example. In the Dzogchen Community we have Vajra Dance, Yantra Yoga, the SMS program and so on and so forth. Some ...
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Autism
Replies: 163
Views: 22839

Autism

So, I am dating a woman with 2 teenage girls with Aspergers Syndrome. And their mother wants to know how Buddhism would explain this.
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding the proper path
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Re: Finding the proper path

Good to hear. More along the lines of what I am saying is the actual practices though. Like, for me, I am big on ritual and chanting. Not so great at the whole sitting for hours of zazen though. So for me, chanting and moving meditations would be best.
by ChangYuan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding the proper path
Replies: 11
Views: 1290

Finding the proper path

So, I am sure most have gone through this before, and I am just rehashing an old debate but.....here we go. So, how did anyone find the proper path in Buddhism for themselves? I know it is a matter of all paths leading to the same place, much of it just has to do with ones preferences regarding prac...
by ChangYuan
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl - Diamond Way
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Lama Ole Nydahl - Diamond Way

I once saw on another forum a warning to stay away from this teacher and these centers. Is this grounded in fact, or is it mere speculation on things? It seems most of the teachers I am finding in NY are linked to inappropriate relationships with students. Any help on this would be greatly appreciat...
by ChangYuan
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen in NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Dzogchen in NYC

http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/kundrolling/ this should work. Yeah, thats how i got the link for their site, which isn't working. I tried calling the hotline, and, you guessed it, it refers you to the site :P Just thought I would see if there was another gothamite around who may know of this pl...