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by jmlee369
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?

It largely depends on your sadhana. Most full sadhanas will have sections for consecrating bell, vajra, mala, etc. I don't have a sadhana. I'm talking about a one-time consecration, either for the first time you use the objects or if they have somehow become defiled/desecrated. Would the mantra men...
by jmlee369
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about serkyem set
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Question about serkyem set

If you don't mind me asking, what are you using the serkyem for?
by jmlee369
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

His Holiness has recognised many oracles, but that does not make them state oracles. I believe Nyenchen Thangla has been possessing his medium for some time, but has only started appearing in official functions a few years ago (the Nyenchen Thangla medium is male). Anyway, you can see five of them i...
by jmlee369
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Tara Buddhist Deity
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Is Tara Buddhist Deity

I don't know either her origins and also the practice of Tara, seems questionable to me, is this Buddhist practice? There are many stories going around. Tara practice is taught in the sutras and tantras of the Mahayana canon (both Tibetan and Chinese). As the lineages preserved in Tibetan, Nepalese...
by jmlee369
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Shurangama sutra is refered as end of time sutra?
Replies: 15
Views: 662

Re: Why Shurangama sutra is refered as end of time sutra?

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:36 am
I mean does the sutra actually say
empting wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:45 pm
that it will be the first to mark end of era?
?
That particular notion comes from this sutra.
by jmlee369
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 5525

Re: termas found outside of asia?

While not neccessarily Nyingma or terma related, there are some power spots identified by Gelug and Chinese masters that I am familiar with. The first that comes to mind is Land of Calm Abiding , a place that Kyabje Ribur Rinpoche said would one day be the holiest place in America. I also remember s...
by jmlee369
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sadhana of Buddha Sakyamuni
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Sadhana of Buddha Sakyamuni

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has stated that non-tsog offerings are considered the property of the Three Jewels once we offer them, therefore we cannot simply take them for ourselves. However, for those who wish to prevent perceived waste of food, he has taught the following method: Mantra to Stop the Polluti...
by jmlee369
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Multiple reincarnations
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Multiple reincarnations

I'm not sure I would take His Holiness' comments that way. What he acknowledges is that there is one person who is named Panchen Lama (by Chinese officials) - and another person that was recognised the traditional way and approved by His Holiness. Furthermore, the Chinese installed one has (at leas...
by jmlee369
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Suryaprabha and Candraprabha
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Suryaprabha and Candraprabha

My local Chinese temple has the Medicine Buddha as the main image, flanked by Suryaprabha (Riguang Pusa) and Candraprabha (Yueguang Pusa). I have not been able to find much information about these Bodhisattvas. I know they are the Bodhisattvas of the Sun and Moon, but some more information would be...
by jmlee369
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 16
Views: 926

Re: 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 Rinpoc...
by jmlee369
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: filling and consecration of statues
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: filling and consecration of statues

What type of wood for the “spine” ? The best is red or white sandalwood or other naturally perfumed wood, middling is tsangdu, the least is juniper or thakpa. Hoop pine, ashoka, or any non-poisonous fruit tree (other than plantain) can also be used. However, there are rituals that need to be perfor...
by jmlee369
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

It's worth noting that the local gods themselves are active participants in the process, and can resist attempts to be assimilated into the Buddhist tradition if they wish. Several lamas in our time have been killed while trying to stop animal sacrifices in Himalayan regions, by having their cars ru...
by jmlee369
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nageshwara Raja
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Buddha Nageshwara Raja

Has anyone received a practice for Buddha/Tathagata Nageshwara Raja (sangs rgyas klu dbang gi rgyal po)? If there's any information that can be shared, I'd appreciate it. There's some limited info availableon the Himalayan Art site about a few practices and deity configurations. This woodcut print ...
by jmlee369
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 1752

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

I believe there is a Tilopa Tulku living in Erie, CO, the town next to mine. Don't know if He's a reincarnation of Delowa Hutuktu. Could be. I think the age of the Tulku I'm taking about would make this a possibility. I've never met this Tulku and rarely ever see or hear any mention of Him. I'm pre...
by jmlee369
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Long life Tsongkhapa
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: Long life Tsongkhapa

I have read that this practise is associated with/was revealed by Dagom Rinpoche. Dagom Rinpoche was a practioner of a certain controversial gyalpo who shall not be mentioned. As such, information on this practice on the internet seems chiefly available from sites associated with followers of this ...
by jmlee369
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for basic advice/resources/experiences on Lung Imbalances
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: Looking for basic advice/resources/experiences on Lung Imbalances

This article by Paula Chichester (formerly Ven. Nyingje) has a wealth of experiential knowledge from her many years spent in retreat. It is a more in-depth and extensive version of the Mandala article listed on the OP's linked website.
by jmlee369
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 73
Views: 3162

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

For what it's worth, given the context of the original query, this is what Lama Zopa Rinpoche has to say on the matter: "My dear students looking for liberation and enlightenment for sentient beings, "It is extremely important to have an image of this stupa with mantras because its benefits of givin...
by jmlee369
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Name for a certain category of text
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Name for a certain category of text

Thank you. It doesn't look like the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā is included in the Tengyur (nor is the Lamrim Chenmo). There are some commentaries on it that are included. The Mulamadhyamakakarika is included in the Tengyur, see for example here . The Lamrim Chenmo is too late a Tibetan work to be include...
by jmlee369
Wed May 29, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 8692

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Someone is putting in money to publicise this issue, and emphasising the FPMT connection.
by jmlee369
Wed May 29, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 2088

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

If its in the canon. How they cant even study and discuss the contents of the tantra (even if without ritual practives) ? Because in tantra, the oral lineage of instructions and transmission is important. Tantras do not use language in a literal way, and each word can have many different levels of ...

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