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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: 34

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: 3
Views: 114

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: 7
Views: 173

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: 7
Views: 173

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: 451

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: 381

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: 1783

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: 309

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: 52

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: 504

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
by kirtu
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 42
Views: 1227

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

I think it all comes back to 'use' and 'abuse' of those cultural elements. In terms of Vajrayana: As we (in the UK) have no established Buddhist culture, we must make use of the elements of practice which relate to other cultures and recognise that with Buddha, as with Jesus, we have to begin with ...
by kirtu
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Tara Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: White Tara Mantra

I'm interested in this idea that "front" visualizations of Tara are acceptable for people who do not have empowerments. Where is this idea coming from? It's mostly a kind of folk TB although lamas will also mention that one can practice the general sutric Buddhas and Arya Bodhisattvas. Another view...
by kirtu
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Parliment of World Religions November 2018 Buddhist Wisdom & Social Inequity
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Parliment of World Religions November 2018 Buddhist Wisdom & Social Inequity

Toronto, Fri, 11/02/2018 - 14:15 - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:45 Buddhist Wisdom on Social Inequity in North America The state of race and gender relations in the United States and Canada, particularly the U.S., appears to deteriorate despite earlier progress. Recent brutalities, hate group rallies, and r...
by kirtu
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 42
Views: 1227

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

Dalai Lama: Sexual abuse lamas don’t care about Buddhist teaching (TibetanReview.net, Sep17, 2018) – The Dalai Lama has let it be known Sep 16, arriving in The Hague for the second leg of his four-nation tour of Europe, that he had learnt about the sexual assault allegations against some Tibetan Bu...
by kirtu
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Nonduality in Buddhist and Vedantist philosophy Prof. Robert AF Thurman, Columbia University
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Nonduality in Buddhist and Vedantist philosophy Prof. Robert AF Thurman, Columbia University

Nonduality in Buddhist and Vedantist philosophy Prof. Robert AF Thurman, Columbia University
This one is almost 2 hours long
by kirtu
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Tibetan keyboard

Does anyone know how to make this font appear larger. In word processor its no problem, but trying to type here its so tiny. For instance: སྣ་ཚོགས་རང་བཤིན་མི་གཉིས་་་་་་་་་ huge font here སྣ་ཚོགས་རང་བཞིན་མི་གཉིས་ ་and its still pretty small http://www.thubtenrigzin.fr/denjongtibtype/en.html Download...

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