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by kirtu
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dutch Buddhist Archive on Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 175

The Dutch Buddhist Archive on Youtube

There is a Dutch Buddhist Archive on Youtube! This is the St. Nederlands Boeddhistisch Archief . Most (all?) of their videos come from the always excellent Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting (the Dutch Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation) which "terminated" their individual channel activity in 2015 ( :cry...
by kirtu
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Greetings

Hello, my name is Jeffrey Newell and after some research and thought, i've decided that the best path for me is Buddhism. I have autism and anxiety, and am hoping that as a Buddhist, I can be free from the anxiety and emotional distress I suffer through its practices. I have 3 questions. How do I f...
by kirtu
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?

My advice...keep it simple. Central rupa. Candles, incense. Seasonal images on rotation. For example Amoghasiddhi is associated with autumn/fall. Ratnasambhava with spring. Resist the temptation to go gothic and elaborate. I had never heard of a correspondence between the Five Dhyani Buddhas and th...
by kirtu
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: how do I set up an altar for worship and prayer to the Buddha?

I'm hoping to set up an altar with pictures of the Buddha and small Buddha statues in my bedroom and need to ask, is there a proper way to set up an altar. I cleared space on one of my drawers that has a mirror on it. That's where the hypothetical altar will be. You can set it up almost however you...
by kirtu
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro

Dzongsar Kkyentse Rinpoche gave a Teaching on Ngöndro which is this exact ngöndro.

Skimming through that text is the usual:

The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind
Refuge and Bodhicitta
Vajrasattva
Mandala Offering
Guru Yoga

Kirt
by kirtu
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Bodhicitta, from "Teachings on Ngöndro" , pages 21-22 As dharma practitioners we cannot live without bodhicitta. It is indispensable! We must try in whatever way we can to give birth to bodhicitta. Even if we can’t give rise to grand aspirations, if we are involved in, ...
by kirtu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu
Replies: 24
Views: 4702

Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

by kirtu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Zen Practice

All of Zen is practicing the way of actualizing Buddhahood in this very moment. This is the whole purpose of the apparent manifest formalities of most of Zen (Chan, Seon, Thien). When we bow, we are recognizing the environment (and hopefully our whole universe) as a Buddhafield. When we sit we are a...
by kirtu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 1027

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

The idea of the post though, is for Buddhists to consider what it means for a Buddhist nation to have in place a state sponsored mechanism that directly transgresses Right Action. Quite a few Buddhist countries have the death penalty as do moslem countries, Christian countries and secular countries...
by kirtu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you study about BuddhaDharma?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: How do you study about BuddhaDharma?

Hi <wave> How do you study about BuddhaDharma in the West? … Thanks Really through your teacher. Then sutras and formal texts and commentaries that are found in most traditions. Biographies are often a good start as well. If you practice in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions then there is now an amazi...
by kirtu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Great River Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Great River Sutra

Do you mean [chu klung chen po'i] rgyud, Skt. Alikaliguhyatsindhapanibhayu)? Ali Kali Inconceivable Secret River Sutra. A`li ka`li gsang ba bsam gyis mi khyab pa`i. in DZ, Vol. 13 or do you mean The Salty River Sutra (Tib. batshwa can gyi chu klung gi mdo) is not found in the list of contents of De...
by kirtu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 22
Views: 1324

Re: Father has cancer.

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THAYATA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEYKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA

May your father we well, happy and peaceful.
by kirtu
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

Basically relative Bodhicitta is lovingkindness and compassion and ultimate Boddhicitta is a full understanding of emptiness, the true nature of reality.



Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1580

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

AkashicBrother wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Which countries could be best for buddhist missionary activity ?
Wherever there is suffering and the right kind of person can come to present the teachings.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 16696

Re: Existence

I would suggest that “entering a state of non dual consciousness” implies a variety of eternalism. This is partly a language game. "Non-dual awareness/consciousness" could suggest some kind of eternalism but it doesn't have to. People are limited by language. We could have non-dual awareness of suf...
by kirtu
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 16696

Re: Existence

Entering ‘non dual awareness’ is not a primary aim of Buddhdharma. Some Buddhist schemata bypass it entirely. That is the main difference between Buddhadharma and Vedanta. The main difference between Buddhadharma and Vedanta is the issue of eternalism with Vedanta asserting some species of eternali...
by kirtu
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?

In Japan I've heard more than once of people who were salarymen but gave those things up to become monks or Yamabushi. The classic path of the person who wearies of the world and enters the holy life. :namaste: Off topic but you would think the Yamabushi teachings would be more widely dispersed tha...
by kirtu
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 30
Views: 1940

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

madhusudan wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 am
Sorry if this question is a bit off topic, but how can we do tsok alone?
Just do the tsok section of the sadhana and offer something simple like "even just one cookie." I put that in quotes because one of my Palyul lamas said exactly that in a teaching once in NYC.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?
Replies: 20
Views: 669

Re: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?

Were they ever mocked, doubted, asked contemptuous questions, heckled, laughed at, insulted, called imposters, etc.? And if so what happened, what were their responses? Would love to hear stories. Absolutely. The sutras have numerous such references regarding the Buddha and his detractors and peopl...
by kirtu
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingthig Yumka Dechen Gyalmo Commentary needed
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Longchen Nyingthig Yumka Dechen Gyalmo Commentary needed

I'm sure some commentary exists (I've seen them but can't remember them just now and it is possible that these aren't in public circulation) but mostly the commentary is from the guru's lips for a practice like this.

Kirt

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