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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: 1

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: 9
Views: 164

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: 9
Views: 164

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: 11051

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: 165

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: 9
Views: 164

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: 43

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: 9
Views: 164

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: 230

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. ...
by kirtu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism

I read the article, well... I can't say much about it, because I don't live there, in China. Elsewhere I have read that the monks in Wutaishan (and other monasteries in China) receive regular salaries. I suppose that it is a logical feature of the modern buddhist tradition, practically any wherein ...
by kirtu
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 22
Views: 467

Re: Mundane Wants?

(I've managed to practice Vajrasattva in the morning from Mondays to Fridays in school and on the bus at last when my parents can't see me and I can trust my friends)... It is better if we keep our practice non-public. So if we practice in a public place from the outside no one should see anything....
by kirtu
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Tara Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: White Tara Mantra

Interesting, thanks for elaborating. Anyway - am I correct in thinking that the actual scripture that forms the basis for the 21 Tara practices (Praises to the 21 Taras) is unrestricted for purposes of reading, recitation, etc, despite being considered a tantra... whereas only the formalized visual...
by kirtu
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 1829

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

I’m 100% prepared to say that, to the extent that the TB or any other tradition uses physical violence against children in lieu of pedagogy, that tradition is to be abandoned. If its essentials are salvageable, so be it. If its essentials rely on violence against children, then it can die in a hole...
by kirtu
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Charlotte Joko Beck
Replies: 22
Views: 312

Re: Charlotte Joko Beck

Mostly wasted, I mean cmon. Who these days is doing anything more than receiving. But really, anglophone zen is a dead letter for now at least. Well, no. And I can see that without having been directly involved in institutional Zen for many years. What seems more true is that institutional Zen has ...
by kirtu
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Crushing the Categories - Vaidalyaprakarana, Nagarjuna, Jan Westerhoff
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Crushing the Categories - Vaidalyaprakarana, Nagarjuna, Jan Westerhoff

Crushing the Categories -Vaidalyaprakarana, Nagarjuna, Jan Westerhoff The Vaidalyaprakarana provides a rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools at an early stage and will be of interest to scholars of Buddhist thought, classical Indian Philo...
by kirtu
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Medicine Buddha Sangha Baltimore, MD
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Medicine Buddha Sangha Baltimore, MD

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:28 am
kirtu, are you a member of this group?
Hi Fortyeightvows!

Yes.

Kirt

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