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by jmlee369
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 293

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: 2102

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: 372

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: 373

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: 1352

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: 8
Views: 380

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: 1048

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: 2041

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: 303

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: 7014

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: 1419

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 ...
by jmlee369
Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Q: Emptiness mantra origin
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: Q: Emptiness mantra origin

There are many texts in the Chinese canon that teach this mantra, such as 妙吉祥平等祕密最上觀門大教王經, which is a tantra.
by jmlee369
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1419

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

It is fairly common notion that laypeople should not study vinaya across traditions. For example, there is a restriction on Vinaya study material provided by Sravasti Abbey , this Korean master mentions it here with the standard reasoning that it is to prevent laypeople from criticising the sangha, ...
by jmlee369
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

I was thinking of getting involved with them, mainly because they have a regular service, but I'm not so sure now. You said that regular Korean Buddhist temples have a Sunday service? Does it have a special name, or is it just referred to as 일요일 불공 (iryoil bulgong)? Would asking a monk or nun "스님, ...
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

It's also worth noting that only a minority of Jogye monks and nuns (and even fewer lay people) are seon practitioners. Most of the practice in the running of your average temple is liturgical devotions and rituals. The talk that I linked to will make this clear.
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 41
Views: 2544

Re: Best country to live in to practice Mahayana Buddhism?

I have heard this, but it appears that this is only in Korea. Koreans consider Catholicism and Protestantism to be separate religions too, whereas most Westerners (who are not fundamentalist Protestants) would disagree. I think the reason it is not considered Buddhism is because Sot'aesan did not r...
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1419

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

Even though there is no lineage transmission. Do the non-vajrayana schools in east asia still read,study and do at least some pratices using the Mhavairocana tantra or is it just formally in the canon ? The Mahavairocana Tantra is just formlly in the canon for non-Vajrayana schools. They might talk...
by jmlee369
Thu May 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 31
Views: 2556

Re: Bumpa

Konchog1 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:17 am
Arise arise thread!

Are both bumpa the same? I see some sets where le bumpa has a spout and the tso bumpa doesn't.
That is standard practice at least for Gelugpas, the action vase has a spout, the victory vase does not.
by jmlee369
Tue May 21, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samayic Oxymoron?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Can one break their samaya for the sake of sentient beings?

It means you don’t associate with them spiritually. It does not preclude one from being kind, helping etc., by my understanding. Is it possible to break your samaya in order to save beings from Avici and follow along the bodhisattva path? If you have the ability to save beings from Avici, I don't t...
by jmlee369
Tue May 21, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1419

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

Even though there is no lineage transmission. Do the non-vajrayana schools in east asia still read,study and do at least some pratices using the Mhavairocana tantra or is it just formally in the canon ? The Mahavairocana Tantra is just formlly in the canon for non-Vajrayana schools. They might talk...

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