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by kirtu
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byodo-Oahu Hawaii
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: The magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byodo-Oahu Hawaii

Why has the temple been important for you, if you don't mind sharing? Basically it awakened active faith in the Buddhadharma. My mother and father both exposed me to Buddhdharma unknowingly. My father took us to this temple at least twice and even though it is a "non-practicing" temple the visits w...
by kirtu
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byodo-Oahu Hawaii
Replies: 2
Views: 55

The magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byodo-Oahu Hawaii

The magnificent Japanese Buddhist Temple Byodo-Oahu Hawaii

Not my video, but I am very grateful for it. Byodo-In Temple has been very important for me.

by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: HHDL Kalachakra, Graz - Dalai Lama, The Embodiment of Compassion
Replies: 0
Views: 33

HHDL Kalachakra, Graz - Dalai Lama, The Embodiment of Compassion

Dalai Lama, The Embodiment of Compassion

HHDL giving the Kalachakra in Graz in 2002! From the ever excellent but now defunct Dutch Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation (BOS).

by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2216
Views: 175986

Re: Music time

I remember where I was when I first heard this (I came into contact with most Dharma initially in Hawaii and North Carolina) and of course had no idea that this is ultimately a Dharma song. The video is somewhat cosplay and arguably appropriationist but there is a deeper meaning. https://www.youtube...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand

The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand , by Gil Fronsdal, From the Fall 2011 Issue of Inquiring Mind At the age of 21 when I began my Buddhist training, I had no interest in liberation or compassion. The great Buddhist ideals of the arhat, bodhisattva and buddha held no attrac...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Also, metaphors are references to something else. A good metaphor sort of captures some quality about the thing referenced. But they are not the same and sooner or later the parallel breaks down. Following literally gets you in a lake. Wittgenstein and others, the perils of the "language game." The...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TB Prayer to be Reborn in Dewachen
Replies: 0
Views: 41

TB Prayer to be Reborn in Dewachen


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by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Musical Offering to HH Penor Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Musical Offering to HH Penor Rinpoche

PADMASAMBHAVA - PALYULING + MANTRA'S

by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Over explaining a joke is sure to kill it. Malcolm explained it better than I could. Bertrand Russel observed we think only in metaphors. Everything is like something else. We co stantly use metaphors, not just Buddhists. In the end, though, metaphors are metaphors and never more. That's certainly ...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Following metaphors can get you wet, too. What??? Porque? :shrug: Kirt Metaphors can be misleading, like misreading GPS machines. Well yes, but the Garfield and Newland are correct in their use it Buddhism. Queequeg's cryptic phrasing is throwing me ... perhaps the crocodile is after him ?? Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors and samaya
Replies: 71
Views: 11132

Re: Dharma protectors and samaya

Found this article which might shed some light for some people: http://www.crazywisdomjournal.com/featuredstories/2016/8/24/at-the-heart-of-everything-is-dharma-getting-to-know-tsochen-khandro-and-traktung-rinpoche-of-tsogyelgar-dharma-center-and-white-lotus-farms Okay. From one perspective that wa...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: New Book by Lama Yeshe: Mahamudra
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: New Book by Lama Yeshe: Mahamudra

It becomes available in the US in a few days and in the UK on October 25th.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Following metaphors can get you wet, too.
What??? Porque? :shrug:

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: HHDL: The Path to Enlightenment, New Dehli, March 22-24, 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 52

HHDL: The Path to Enlightenment, New Dehli, March 22-24, 2013

This is primarily a teaching on Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. HHDL also uses Je Tsongkhapa's "Lines of Experience" as he says that it teaches some points more clearly.
In English and Tibetan

Day 1
by kirtu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:33 pm
Kind of relevant.
How so?

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism

"Amoungst White Clouds" is like a companion movie to Porter's book. But the article in the OP was talking about prominent Chinese mainland Buddhist leaders and bemoaning that there really aren't any. The movie also makes that point since most/all of the people in that are relatively unknown people. ...

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