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by WeiHan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice? Ngondro is more focused in the cultivation of right attitudes such as renunciation, faith in law of karma, sense of futileness in worldly activities, bodhicitta etc..and then, prostration, Vajrasattva is mainly for the purpose of p...
by WeiHan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 571

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice? Ngondro is more focused in the cultivation of right attitudes such as renunciation, faith in law of karma, sense of futileness in worldly activities, bodhicitta etc..and then, prostration, Vajrasattva is mainly for the purpose of p...
by WeiHan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?
Replies: 20
Views: 841

Re: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?

This is mainly a question for those who have finished their ngondro or at the very least a good chunk of the way through. Do you think it is better to do ngondro as a stand alone practice, meaning focusing only on that and not doing any other daily practices? Or do you feel there is some benefit to...
by WeiHan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

I’ve come to realised that perhaps the ngondro Everyday thing for me didn’t really work out for me, so maybe a more “ concised “ one could help, lest I become stressed and uptight again. I'm not sure a different, shorter ngöndro will help the issue you're having. I presume you want to develop some ...
by WeiHan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

What is your view of the Yuthok Nyingthik, in terms of its unique style of teachings? ( yes, Dr Nida’s lineage ). And also, how do you guys find Dr Nida’s centres worldwide and his teaching style? I personally like Dr nida’s Way of expressing the teachings, but how do you find the fees his centre c...
by WeiHan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Doing Vajrayana practices for the dead of other religions
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Doing Vajrayana practices for the dead of other religions

“Ugh, don’t you pray to your heathen gods for me! Pray to Jesus!” That’s what I’m taking about. That really voice down to what you believe your prayer can achieve. What you believe in? Whether going to heaven will be good for him in the long term? Here I assume you are refering to a person who has ...
by WeiHan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HHST Chakrasamvara qoute
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: HHST Chakrasamvara qoute

“Unlike other mandala such as Hevajra or Kalachakra, the Chakrasamvara mandala is still fully manifested and active in the twenty-four holy places in India. For this reason, Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajrayogini, are considered one of the most effective deities of our time.” Could anybody elab...
by WeiHan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 3476

Re: Charging for Dharma

I am sorry for your experience. I have a different angle of looking at the issues. If all Dharma centres operate in this mode, a little bit like membership private club, wouldn't it makes Dharma more difficult to spread as it appears less welcoming to general public? What continues to surprise me i...
by WeiHan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 2650

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

It is not possible to get empowerments every day as teachers have other things to do, and practitioners too. Of course it is very important to practice too. But participating in an empowerment is practice in itself. So even if theoretically you do nothing else than receive empowerments from dawn ti...
by WeiHan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 3476

Re: Charging for Dharma

Has anyone here also experienced being turned down from receiving teachings because of lack of funds? I was recently barred from receiving teachings on Phowa (don't wish to disclose which specific teacher or lineage, but it's a Nyingma Lama), because of my lack of a proper budget. I do understand t...
by WeiHan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 2576

Re: Tiantai Meditation

From my limited understanding of the Tiantai school from reading chinese materials, Master Zhi Yi wrote a practical repentance practice based on the last fascicle of Lotus sutra and The Samantabhadra Contemplation Sutra. The practice is indeed elaborated and detailed as someone has mentioned which ...
by WeiHan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Doing Vajrayana practices for the dead of other religions
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Doing Vajrayana practices for the dead of other religions

It’s said that when wandering through the bardo, people are somewhat clairvoyant with respect to those they knew in the life they just passed away from. That being the case, then I’m wondering if doing Vajrayana practices on their behalf could unintentionally hurtle them into an unfortunate rebirth...
by WeiHan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: ceremony for bodhisattva vows
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: ceremony for bodhisattva vows

The vows is also received altogether when one attends a major empowerment.
There is also a method mentioned in the Samantabhadra meditation sutra on how to receive the vows by calling to the various Bodhisattvas and Buddhas to witness. I am not sure if that suffice.
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 1215

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

However, i do note the danger of thinking that reciting amitofo only and alone is sufficient to be reborn in Sukhavati. Actually the requirements are less than that. Merely aspiring to be born there with a sincere wish is said to be enough in the sutra. Preaching otherwise is considered by many of ...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 1215

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

Reciting the King Aspiration Prayer is one of the best "sutric" practice that accumulates merit, purify negative karma, make powerful aspiration including rebirth in Amitabha pureland. There are great grand chinese mahayana masters that only chant this prayer as their main practice but their's incl...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 1215

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

How many of you have practiced Vajrayana? Have you received anuttara-yoga-tantra or inner tantra initiation? Can you practice both? Can you maintain and purify samayas with Amituofo? Do you feel you can achieve rebirth there solely with Amituofo-chant? Can you rely exclusively on other power with s...
by WeiHan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 6968

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is rainbow body a proven thing? How come I don't see mainstream media reporting it?
by WeiHan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 6968

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Given the past few posts, is there a Gelug 'revelatory' method? Gelugs also practise Mahamudra, but I don't know any specificities Yes, I used to. :) I was asking if there is a form of DI 'revelation' in any of the various Gelug practices. I think Malcolm has answered it - the '4th empowerment'. I ...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 3624

Re: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra

The above repentance forms the basis of what in the Chinese tradition is known as the "88 buddhas repentence", 53 buddhas from another text are added to the 35 given above. Such a practice appears to have been an important part of the Mahayana from its outset. Nowadays in China, this is recited eve...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 6968

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Yes, it seems so. In any case, ChNNR always says that Dzogchen is a separate path. Can be, but niot necessarily, and the 17 tantras state one should practice the three inner tantras in union. I should have said that he says that it is not necessary to practice other things before you can practice D...

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