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by chokyi lodro
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Tashi Dondup a Tulku or not?
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

Re: "HEART SON" Who can use this title?

I agree that some prudent investigation ought to be done by persons who wish to take instruction from someone, but this appears more than that. Why spend so much time on this, Harold? There's more that can be done with your life than this! Lucky you that you're retired from policing (I'm still at th...
by chokyi lodro
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Stress on syllables
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Stress on syllables

I was waiting to see if someone else would answer this one, but no-one has.... :tantrum: Regarding Sugata, I have heard it both ways, but more often with the stress on the su and the ga , but not on the ta . (if that makes sense) Just remember, though, in Sanskrit that a in the middle is a short a –...
by chokyi lodro
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7509

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

:heart:

Wonderful quotes.

I was going to say they remind me of the Lamrim Chenmo, but of course it too is a commentary on Atiśa's Bodhipathapradīpa.
by chokyi lodro
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Asian Classics Institute

unfortunately except for berzinarchives those others are not even slightly as in depth as the aci courses. the aci courses were 100% non controversial prior to peoples investigation as to whether michael roach has worldly sex or not. your big loss Which is the point I have been trying to make all a...
by chokyi lodro
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Asian Classics Institute

Look, I have discussed these courses extensively with Geshes because I had a few friends heavily and tragically involved. I did not mean to come across as high and mighty. So, take or leave my two cents. Best to you. Okay, I'm sorry then that I took your posts as a bit high and mighty. And I'm sad ...
by chokyi lodro
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Asian Classics Institute

the three levels of dependent arising, that emptiness is a negative object and dependent arising is a positive object and that they are one entity is all presented in the courses. Wrong. This is not the three levels of dependent arising. Maybe you'd like to give us your preferred exegesis on the su...
by chokyi lodro
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Asian Classics Institute

I don't know of any lama that would recommend these courses. I have met many people who have spent considerable time studying them and although they seem to be able to talk the talk, if you scratch the surface misunderstandings abound. There are so many good programs out there that it is just unnec...
by chokyi lodro
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Hare Krishna view of Buddhist practice in Bhutan
Replies: 17
Views: 3386

Re: A Hare Krishna view of Buddhist practice in Bhutan

Buddha had become extremely popular by the time some Brahmins appended BG to the epic "Mahabharata". Krishna, which ironically means "dark", has no mention as a god in any of the Vedas, Brahmanas, Upanishads and other early Brahmanical literature. Even the later puranas, which are written AFTER BG,...
by chokyi lodro
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Hare Krishna view of Buddhist practice in Bhutan
Replies: 17
Views: 3386

Re: A Hare Krishna view of Buddhist practice in Bhutan

Oh yes, thank you! I too used to love reading his journals.
by chokyi lodro
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 7509

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

Certainly moral discipline and precepts are very important. If we view them within the context of karma, then they will create a "better future" for us. Regardless of Theravada or Mahayana scope, there's a certain necessity, even merit there, but one could argue it's not enough. After all, I could l...
by chokyi lodro
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Chanting the name of a god?
Replies: 52
Views: 7559

Re: Chanting the name of a god?

BTW although I decided the Buddhist path was the correct one and made more sense (I was never satisfied with the Hare Krishna explanation of why we had become separated from god and had to return to illusion/maya), I do think that Hare Krishna wins in the music/chanting/hymns department hands down....
by chokyi lodro
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Baby name: tenzin
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Baby name: tenzin

I think it's a nice gesture, considering the motivation. The fact that it will be the middle name diminishes concerns I would have; were it to be the first name, I would have the same concerns as Huseng.
by chokyi lodro
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: tech prob
Replies: 11
Views: 2189

Re: tech prob

A simple solution, which friends of mine use: When you want to reply, simply compose the post in another program, e.g. Word, or Notepad. This also has the advantage of making you focus much more on the post, and I find sometimes encourages me to be kinder or more thoughtful in my replies. As to the ...
by chokyi lodro
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: heart sutra basics explanation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

Re: heart sutra basics explanation ?

It means that the things do not have any inherent meaning of their own. Rather, they have a meaning that we, experiencing them, ascribe to them. Does that help?
by chokyi lodro
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mandala prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Mandala prayers

Thanks everyone, especially T. Chokyi for the links. :twothumbsup:
by chokyi lodro
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Re: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas

If you are mentioning http://www.samyeling.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; this place has a very excellent reputation, also since you post in the Gelugpa section there is http://www.jamyang.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; in London, however going to Samyeli...
by chokyi lodro
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mandala prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: Mandala prayers

By the way, I wanted to ask: many prayers require permission or empowerment in order to 'work'. Can I safely assume that anyone could make a mandala offering, even the elaborate (long) one?
by chokyi lodro
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Re: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas

Thank you for that!

By the way, interesting blog you have there. Is it hard for buddhism in Częstochowa? - I assume it is staunchly catholic?
by chokyi lodro
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Re: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas

Thank you for both of your replies. conebeckham, I was able to download that pdf, thank you! Yes, you have the timings right for what they advertise. However, I was unable to download the Tara puja that you linked to, Tanaduk. I never have much luck with scribed. Do either of you know of any pdf ver...
by chokyi lodro
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas

There is a Kagyu centre near me which has in its public weekly programme Chenrezig and Green Tara Pujas. I was thinking of going along, but I am wondering what to expect. I understand the word puja from earlier involvement in Hinduism - indeed, I lived in a Hindu monastery - but wondered what it mea...