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by Punya
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Jonang Kalachakra online empowerment July 24-27
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: Jonang Kalachakra online empowerment July 24-27

... so it seems unlikely he’d warn people off That may or may not be the case. But you're right, Michael may not be the best source of information. All I'm saying is that empowerments should not be taken lightly and all the usual precautions should be applied by interested individuals. Much safer t...
by Punya
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Jonang Kalachakra online empowerment July 24-27
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: Jonang Kalachakra online empowerment July 24-27

Anyone who is considering taking an online empowerment should first consider the implications. It is best to have a good understanding of what empowerment is about, have thoroughly investigated the teacher and have a real connection to them. It's also worth considering the pros and cons of online em...
by Punya
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Recommended online Tibetan courses
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Recommended online Tibetan courses

....but the Tibetan teaching methodology doesn't work so well for me. Lol, I think we all can agree with that! what is it that does not work for you so well? My experience is that the Tibetan teachers follow a more traditional style of teaching, which involves a lot of repetition and memorisation. ...
by Punya
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: CTR

It seems neccesary to point out on a regular basis that although his lifestyle was highly irregular in many ways, his relationship to the Karma Kagyu lineages and structure was marked by complete loyalty. His dedication to the 16th Karmapa was inspiring to see in the depth of its devotion. And in r...
by Punya
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Great 14th - Documentary Free Premiere Jun 27-28
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: The Great 14th - Documentary Free Premiere Jun 27-28

Fantastic archival footage and HHDL in his own words. Thanks a lot for posting KT.

Still available to watch today if any of you have the time.
by Punya
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Recommended online Tibetan courses
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Recommended online Tibetan courses

I have similar aspirations and have decided on the Rangjung Yeshe's Classical Tibetan course. The lecturer in the videos accompanying the course is an American woman, who looks like a very inspiring teacher. The YouTube video 'Spiritual Lives at Lawrence: Connie Kassor' tells a little of her backgro...
by Punya
Mon May 25, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 54
Views: 2248

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

Buddhism in it's entirety: 1) Meditate 2) Be good You can reach enlightenment without knowing anything, just by meditating. It is helpful to learn some of the major concepts but you need none of it. Hmm. Sounds a bit new-agey to me. If you set out on a trip, it's pretty unlikely you will to reach y...
by Punya
Sat May 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heartbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: Heartbreak

I'm not sure I'm talking about an emergency here. I'm talking about how to help people who feel the pain of rejection, loneliness, separation, being "unloveable" as a distinct sensation in their chest. There is a meditation called Mindfulness of Emotions by Dr Russ Harris, which I found in the past...
by Punya
Fri May 15, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: ressources / books to study differences between tibetan lineages
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: ressources / books to study differences between tibetan lineages

The information in this thread might help https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=31000. Personally I agree with Mantrik's advice, if you are actually wanting to practice: Choose in this order: Guru (and Sangha) Practice Sect If you choose the first wisely, the second will come, and the third be irr...
by Punya
Sat May 09, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meditation, pandemic & lockdown: a questionnaire study
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Meditation, pandemic & lockdown: a questionnaire study

We are a group of psychologists and neuroscientists in Lyon, France, specializing in contemplative practice. As the pandemic and the measures taken to deal with it are disrupting our lives in many ways, we are trying to understand if and how meditation can help in the current difficult situation. A...
by Punya
Wed May 06, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Bodhisattva vow online with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Bodhisattva vow online with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

The following announcement has been posted on the Siddhartha's Intent (SI) website: In celebration of Vesak Day - which marks Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death - Rinpoche will bestow the Bodhisattva Vow online on May 7, 2020 at 5:30pm Indian Standard Time. You are welcome to attend ...
by Punya
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering bowl water and pets
Replies: 67
Views: 3038

Re: Offering bowl water and pets

Karma depends on intention, so if the intention is good then even a bad action will not have a bad karmic effect. /magnus My understanding is that unintentional actions will still have some negative effect based on the story of Nagarjuna, in a past lifetime, chopping off the head of the ant. https:...
by Punya
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering bowl water and pets
Replies: 67
Views: 3038

Re: Offering bowl water and pets

In H.H. the Dalai Lama's autobiography Freedom in Exile , it says So I wouldn't be too concerned about your cat drinking from your water bowls. However, if you want a practical solution, replace the open bowls with closed containers of water, whether that be glass jars or bottles of water. For perm...
by Punya
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mid-Life Journey
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Mid-Life Journey

Hello and welcome Sophy. :hi:

One of the books I read when I was in a similar situation was The Wishing Year by Noelle Oxenhandler. Noelle is buddhist, but the book is written for a general audience. Perhaps you would enjoy this book too.

Best wishes for your journey.
Punya
by Punya
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: A paramedic's perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 390

A paramedic's perspective

Benjamin Gilmour has been a paramedic for twenty four years and was based in inner Sydney for more than a decade. A regular working week for Bondi's ambulance crews would see them called out to cardiac arrests, drug overdoses, domestic disputes, and to suicides. Their patch included a notorious cli...
by Punya
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Centers Going Temporarily Virtual
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Dharma Centers Going Temporarily Virtual

Yes, Siddhartha's Intent Australia (Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's organisation) has now gone virtual. Not too difficult, because our resident teacher was already doing quite a lot of webinars (in addition to live teachings and retreats) to support sanghas spread across three states. It will be intere...
by Punya
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 84
Views: 8514

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

There has been a lot of recommendations one sees in various places on line for what kinds of practices one should be doing during this time. Here is my list of essential practices. Most of these are concerned with pacifying the eight classes, In particular, these diseases are spread by Mamos. Orgye...
by Punya
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 84
Views: 8514

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

There has been a lot of recommendations one sees in various places on line for what kinds of practices one should be doing during this time. Here is my list of essential practices. Most of these are concerned with pacifying the eight classes, In particular, these diseases are spread by Mamos. Orgye...
by Punya
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anyone can explain me the relationship between Sariputra, Santideva, and Buddha
Replies: 9
Views: 2035

Re: Anyone can explain me the relationship between Sariputra, Santideva, and Buddha

Shariputra was a close disciple (contemporary) of the Buddha, while Shantideva was an 8th century Indian master, who wrote one of the best loved commentaries about the Buddha's teachings: the Bodhicharyavatara (also known as The Way of the Bodhisattva). Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva / deity, who...

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