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by kirtu
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New school opening in Woodstock, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: New school opening in Woodstock, NY

Good luck to them. The last venture I came across, run admittedly by dippy Buddhists who failed to understand the UK's requirements for a school curriculum, safety etc. , closed before the Govt could actually shut it down as as putting children at risk. If there are local legal, staffing, welfare a...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

I don't know what to do, I don't know where to start, do I become Buddhist? If I so, where do I start? Do good. Don't do evil. Purify your mind. This is the teaching of all the Buddhas. Dharmapada 14:183 This is true for all forms of Buddhism but their will be different emphases within different sc...
by kirtu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

This is old news. He still practices and teaches, in Germany if I remember correctly. In downtown Regensburg, in the Fränkische Alb (mountains , rolling hills leading up to the Czech border). One of the most enchanting places on Earth .... Kirt It is even better when you cross the borders to the Cz...
by kirtu
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

KeithA wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:25 am
This is old news. He still practices and teaches, in Germany if I remember correctly.
In downtown Regensburg, in the Fränkische Alb (mountains , rolling hills leading up to the Czech border).

One of the most enchanting places on Earth ....

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 8768

Re: Weed is now legal in California

... After one small tipple of beer to many, yesterday involved a couple of very small bowls . eughhhhhhh . I used to be a daily smoker, but it now just annihilates any clarity that was present - it's like iv'e gone 18 steps down the evolutionary chain.... ... I had a similar experience recently wit...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

This is a sad situation. Hyongak Sunim is himself a jewel. As such I hope that he can marshall the energy of bodhisattvic revival and create a positive change. In a sense this is the entire history of Korean Zen. The entire world needs strong mahasiddhi (powerful Bodhisattva Sage) activity. The litu...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Plead for prayers for my granddad
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Plead for prayers for my granddad

Additionally he probably could benefit by seeing a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, a Tibetan medical doctor or an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Ayya Yeshe
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Ayya Yeshe

Hello http://buddhistinsights.com/ayya-yeshe/ There is a nun called Ayya Yeshe. Who is very active and such a public person. So the question arise. What is she doing? She engaged in teaching Dharma in HIV hospices, schools, drug and alchohol rehab centres; she also trained as a yoga teacher. When s...
by kirtu
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five Basic Nyam
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Five Basic Nyam


Just When You Think You’re Enlightened
, Lion's Roar, Andrew Holecek, May 13, 2014
Temporary spiritual experiences, such as flashes of bliss or clarity, can be helpful signs of progress if you know how to handle them, says Andrew Holecek. But if you don’t, beware. They can be traps.
by kirtu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4097

Re: Why samsara exists

The Root of Samsara By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche Wherever we are born in any of the six realms—in the lowest, unimaginable suffering state of the narak realm, or in the highest, what’s called the point of samsara—all these realms are completely under the control of delusion and karma. There is not ...
by kirtu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4097

Re: Why samsara exists

"Samsara exists because of grasping." Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen SONG TO INSPIRE MYSELF By Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen Edited by Acharya Migmar Tseten I prostrate to Manjughosa. I am gripped by defilement, faithful to samsaric Dharma, enjoy talking, diligent in speaking of the faults of others, without comp...
by kirtu
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Solo Retreat

Deeper experiences of concentration generally occur in group settings rather than individual settings (although this is not always the case either). Outside of enlightenment, saving life or outstanding dharma teaching, sesshin is an unparalleled practice. For some reason I thought the original post...
by kirtu
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Solo Retreat

Deeper experiences of concentration generally occur in group settings rather than individual settings (although this is not always the case either). Outside of enlightenment, saving life or outstanding dharma teaching, sesshin is an unparalleled practice. For some reason I thought the original post...
by kirtu
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Solo Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Solo Retreat

Deeper experiences of concentration generally occur in group settings rather than individual settings (although this is not always the case either).

Outside of enlightenment, saving life or outstanding dharma teaching, sesshin is an unparalleled practice.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

I expect you know this Johnny, but for the benefit of anyone who may not, probiotics are a good idea after any course of antibiotics..and even during, although they will be of less benefit. Yoghurt is never a bad idea, nor is kimchi, and also those little bottles of stuff..but the best benefits com...
by kirtu
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Eight Mahayana Precepts
Replies: 27
Views: 5867

Re: Eight Mahayana Precepts

From the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive


Appendix One: The Eight Mahayana Precepts
by kirtu
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 727

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

One of the reasons that this bacteria is endemic in Tibetan monasteries is that they do not eat much garlic or onions. Allicin, found in high concentration in garlic and onions, inhibits h. pylori (although the concentration has to be high enough and the effect is temporary so you have to continue a...
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HYT Commitments
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: HYT Commitments

Hello Everyone, Long story short, some years ago I had an interest in the Sakya cycle of Chakrasamvara HH Sakya Trizin was bestowing at this event: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=3187 . AFAIK, I don't remember there being any mention of commitments for receiving this empowerment. ... ...