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by lotwell
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on King Tri Srong Detsen
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Resources on King Tri Srong Detsen

Infinite thanks! I am going to start reading all this now!
by lotwell
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on King Tri Srong Detsen
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Resources on King Tri Srong Detsen

Hi all, I am looking for any resources on King Tri Srong Detsen. Basically I would like to know what texts there are out there about him and which one have been translated or not. So far I've just been doing some preliminary research and constructing a bibliography. However, I thought there might al...
by lotwell
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Finding a Chinese sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Finding a Chinese sutra

Great! Infinite thanks _/|\_
by lotwell
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Finding a Chinese sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Finding a Chinese sutra

Hi all, I just realized I never replied! I want to extend many thanks to you all for helping me track down this sutra. I imagine that it must be translated in the BDK tripitaka? I've been searching around but have not been able to locate it. Perhaps it does not exist? Any help on this would be immen...
by lotwell
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Finding a Chinese sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Finding a Chinese sutra

Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any Chinese scholars out there than could give me a hand. I'm trying to track down a sutra which I presume to exist in the Chinese tripitaka. The titles are as follows: Tibetan: ’phags pa byang chub sems dpa’ byams pa dga’ ldan gnam du skye ba blangs pa’i mdo Chine...
by lotwell
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: pure land buddhism as anachronistic concept
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

Re: pure land buddhism as anachronistic concept

Hi all, Thank you for your many replies. And I'm sorry if my response comes too late on this expired thread. I just wanted to share that I finished my paper, my thesis in fact, and it's currently under review. I can share it with you all on Academia.edu later for those who are interested. It mainly ...
by lotwell
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The TM equivalent of xanax
Replies: 2
Views: 866

The TM equivalent of xanax

Couldn't find the new topic button in the tibetan medicine forum.

So anyways... is there something that parallels xanax or similar drugs in tibetan medicine?

warm regards
by lotwell
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Changing keyboard layout on Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Changing keyboard layout on Mac

Hi all, I just recently bought a Macbook computer and installed Tibetan fonts on it. However, they keyboard layout is completely different than the Windows one - which, I must say, I got extremely proficient at typing in. Does anyone know a way to format the keyboard to make it identical to the layo...
by lotwell
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: pure land buddhism as anachronistic concept
Replies: 13
Views: 1720

pure land buddhism as anachronistic concept

I am writing an article in which I make the claim that pure land buddhism is a concept that has its roots first and foremost in Japanese Buddhism (namely with Honen and Shinran) and later with Japanese Buddhist Studies. However, I argue, this concept has been anachronistically applied to Chinese pur...
by lotwell
Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Seminal Academic Works on Pure Land
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Seminal Academic Works on Pure Land

Hi all, I'm conducting some research on pure land (particularly in the Tibetan tradition!) and am interested getting a list of all the seminal academic works in pure land studies. If someone could send me such a bibliography I would be extremely appreciative! I'm particular interested in self and ot...
by lotwell
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: a fourth of july
Replies: 1
Views: 483

a fourth of july

it's july. and i can see my breath. i look out from the window where across a puddle of mud are several single story buildings in a row: short and white, probably only two rooms each. no gov’t electricity, but solar panels. certainly no running water. just empty houses. there are, however, some tibe...
by lotwell
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A treasury of Tibetan songs
Replies: 0
Views: 316

A treasury of Tibetan songs

Hi all, I'd like to share with you all a project that a friend and I have have been working on called Call of the White Crane - a blog dedicated to Tibetan music in all its forms. We regularly post a Tibetan song with it's music video and Tibetan lyrics as well as translations of them into English. ...
by lotwell
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Ta dene? O ya?
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Ta dene? O ya?

ད་དེ་ནས་ (da de nas) is literally "Now... then..." and could therefore more like "so now..." "moving on now.."
by lotwell
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Honorific titles
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Honorific titles

Does anybody know the corresponding equivalents of His Holiness, His Eminence, and other such terms in Tibetan and how they are used?

Thanks!

Warm regards,

Lowell
by lotwell
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Classical Chinese Self Study
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Classical Chinese Self Study

Thanks a bunch!

I was able to download A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese.

Lotwell
by lotwell
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Classical Chinese Self Study
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Classical Chinese Self Study

Hi all, So basically I would like to start learning classical Chinese. I know some Mandarin and have some Chinese friends (with good knowledge of dharma vocabulary as far as I can tell). Is this within the realm of possibility? I ask that because I have a hard time learning Sanskrit, for instance, m...
by lotwell
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: China Pilgrimage 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 417

China Pilgrimage 2013

Dear Pilgrims, Yes! Planning on making my way to Western China/Kham. Rough plan is currently to fly to Kunming, travel to Chengdu, Jiozhaiguo (for bamboo), and potentially Golmud, Derge/Dege, Chamdo, etc. Please Pilgrims, share your advice on traveling within the PRC and the Buddhist temples, monast...
by lotwell
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The term Puja
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

The term Puja

The term Puja seems to be used in a wide many ways. I take it that it's from Sanskrit?

What is the corresponding Tibetan term?

How does the way we describe practice with terms like Puja, Sadhana, etc. affect our understanding of them?

Ltwll
by lotwell
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from 'the north country'
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: greetings from 'the north country'

It's nice to have you here. Thanks for sharing about yourself.

Lotwell
by lotwell
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Translating some Tibetan
Replies: 16
Views: 3186

Re: Translating some Tibetan

Wow that is absolutely bizarre! I would have never been able to figure that out!

Lotwell