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by Sheila
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I need Zhitro instructions soon please!
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: I need Zhitro instructions soon please!

There are several resources I use: 1. The CD Bardo Prayers: http://www.amazon.com/Bardo-Prayers-Tibetan-Bhakha-Tulku-Rinpoche/dp/B0028ER83I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Many teachers have said that playing audio, as a form of prayer, is valid - even if you don't know the prayers yo...
by Sheila
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Regarding Chinese spies
Replies: 66
Views: 7973

Re: Regarding Chinese spies

Reading this thread, my heart goes out to the hapless, low-on-the-food chain Chinese intel operative who is tasked with monitoring Dharma Wheel for anything of potential significance. I had a comparable job combing through and "gisting" transcripts of Radio Peking and Radio Pyongyang broadcasts dur...
by Sheila
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Old Friend
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Old Friend

I really like the dual translation (literal plus less literal) - great site, thanks for this!
by Sheila
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can Westerners REALLY be Dharma practitioners?
Replies: 248
Views: 19390

Re: Can Westerners REALLY be Dharma practitioners?

I have heard that His Holiness Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche said that Westerners don't have the knowledge or time to practice Dharma; the best we can hope for is to make connections with lamas and profound teachings. I doubt he meant it in an ethnic sense, but in the sense of anyone living the Wes...
by Sheila
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name
Replies: 59
Views: 11128

Re: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name

Well...we are responsible for our own karma. All the diplomats, world leaders, family members, and regular people who were kind to Jeffrey Dahmer (or other serial killers) on a daily basis--they're not responsible for his terrible acts. If showing normal human kindness, or human fellowship, automati...
by Sheila
Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name
Replies: 59
Views: 11128

Re: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name

I haven't seen anything to indicate that Tibetan Buddhism has a bad name. There are definite hazards. A sore posterior from listening to hours of great teaching on works of Atisha, sore fingers from weeding garlic mustard on the center grounds, and a sore belly from laughing at the humorous perplexi...
by Sheila
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name
Replies: 59
Views: 11128

Re: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name

With all due respect, I don't think showing human kindness to anyone is considered messing up, at least not in Buddhism.
by Sheila
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name
Replies: 59
Views: 11128

Re: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name

What I don't like is Ms. Finnegan's campaign against Tibetan Buddhism. Those familiar with her articles in the Guardian will know what I mean. Bhante, Ms. Finnegan was deeply shocked and permanently affected by material she was sent concerning a former star teacher in your own sect. This is why she...
by Sheila
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name
Replies: 59
Views: 11128

Re: The lamas who give Tibetan Buddhism a bad name

As with cosmetic ingredients it's not a question of danger, but a question of risk. Danger is everywhere; what is the risk to oneself at any given moment? The risk of being attacked and/or molested in the home, on the way to dharma classes, or on the way home from dharma classes is greater than bein...
by Sheila
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Zen to Tibetan Dictionary? *grins*
Replies: 45
Views: 5306

Re: Zen to Tibetan Dictionary? *grins*

Some say wu wei is equivalent to Sanskrit asaṃskṛta . "Dao’an (ad 312–85) criticized the Prajñāschools, challenging their faithfulness to authentic Buddhist positions as well as the translation methodologies behind the texts they and other Chinese Buddhists had come to rely on. In particular, he cri...
by Sheila
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sherab Chamma mantra
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Sherab Chamma mantra

Hey that's great! I was a few syllables off ;) Really glad you found it and thanks for posting the link!
by Sheila
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sherab Chamma mantra
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Sherab Chamma mantra

It's proving really hard to find! Maybe there's a Sherab Chamma sadhana somewhere that contains it?

This is my attempt, but you should definitely get it checked by a Tibetan teacher:

ༀ་མ་ཝ་མ་ཏེ་མ་ཧི་མོ་ཧ་ཨེ་མ་ཧོ༔ མ་ཡེ༌རཱུ་པ་ཡེ༌ཏ༌དྷུ༌དྷུ༌སྭཱ་ཧཱ།
by Sheila
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarifying Gendün Chöpel
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Clarifying Gendün Chöpel

Thanks for going to the trouble to research this. It is very sad how slander can become truth in the universe of the internet. No one is saying that TB is without scandals, but to deliberately print false things about the teachings with a political motive is pretty low. I wonder if the Trimondis wo...
by Sheila
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarifying Gendün Chöpel
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Clarifying Gendün Chöpel

Glad it's of use. Amazing but sad how many, many places this "quote" has been posted. Much of it looks quite purposeful--cut and paste, sometimes with a second person chiming in, "Oh-this-is-terrible-well-I-guess-I'll-avoid-Tibetan-Buddhism," or another frequent one, "Oh-this-is-terrible-I-guess-it'...
by Sheila
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarifying Gendün Chöpel
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Clarifying Gendün Chöpel

For the past several years or so, I've seen, scattered around the web, posts alleging that Tibetan tantras say 12-year-olds should be fed sweets to encourage them to engage in ritual, tantric sex. When pressed, the authors of these types of posts sometimes reveal that it is not an actual tantra they...
by Sheila
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Samten and the Nagas of Lake Tekapo
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Lama Samten and the Nagas of Lake Tekapo

He told me he wanted to do practices to placate the spirits that lived in that area, in particular nagas. Nagas are a species of animal associated with water and invisible to our eye. They are highly intelligent and their moods affect changes in the weather and in the feelings of people. They have ...
by Sheila
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Liberation through wearing
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: Liberation through wearing

@phantom59, thank you so much for these links - I had not seen any of these before. Really appreciate it.
by Sheila
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: my beloved Abby
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: my beloved Abby

Praying for your sweet Abby, and for your family.