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by zerwe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Geshe Sopa's Work
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Geshe Sopa's Work

I am currently reading these texts at the instruction of my Guru. I have read and received teachings on a fair amount of the Lam Rim literature and Geshe Sopa's is excellent and is quite extensive in explanation. This is a great text at any level of practice. The only downside is it is one of the lo...
by zerwe
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

I am requesting the kind lord root guru, Who is more extraordinary than all the buddhas: Pless bless me to be able to devote myself to the qualified lord guru with great respect in all my future lifetimes. By realizing that correctly devoting myself to the kind lord guru--who is the foundation of a...
by zerwe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Wiki: Ngawang Tenzin Norbu (Tib. ངག་དབང་བསྟན་འཛིན་ནོར་བུ་, Wyl. ngag dbang bstan 'dzin nor bu) (1867-1940/42), who was one of the main teachers of Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche, is remembered especially for his commentaries on the Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas. One of the foremost disciples...
by zerwe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Can you say more on who and when Zarongfu Sangya Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche was? Never heard of this Rinpoche. One would have to ask HE Shyalpa Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche or a more senior/ knowledgable student than myself. This is in the Colophon at the end of the text as published by FPMT. It state...
by zerwe
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 18
Views: 2320

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Crying to the Guru From Afar by Tshog-drug Rang-drol (Shabkar) LA-MA KHYEN LA-MA KHYEN LA-MA KHYEN MA-RIG MUN-SEL PAL-DEN LA-MA Glorious Guru, dispeller of the darkness ignorance THAR-PAI LAM-TON PAL-DEN LA-MA Glorious Guru, shower of the way to Liberation KHOR-WAI CHU-DROL PAL-DEN LA-MA Glorious G...
by zerwe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

Maybe the 4th stanza describes the valid way to see them? Is that nominal existence/designation? Yes, I believe that is correct. However, I am not sure that the 4th stanza is necessarily explicit in the sense that it says that they exist as a "mere designation," "merely labeled by mind," or "in mer...
by zerwe
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure that this stanza points to the following-- If one refutes the aggregates, if one refutes their conventional existence, thus perceiving them as non-existent--this is nihilism, then you will be unable to see Nagarjuna's final intention that emptiness and depende...
by zerwe
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure that this stanza points to the following-- If one refutes the aggregates, if one refutes their conventional existence, thus perceiving them as non-existent--this is nihilism, then you will be unable to see Nagarjuna's final intention that emptiness and dependen...
by zerwe
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Namaskaram everyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Namaskaram everyone.

:namaste: Welcome
by zerwe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

IMO, take your time. It takes time to develop faith and belief. Chakras, Wind energies, and Channels is probably the least of ways
your ability to believe will be challenged.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 4324

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

IMO, we have the Eight Freedoms and Ten Richnesses. The only thing that separates us from actualizing Dharma is honest practice, a lack of faith, and a self-cherishing attitude. When I examine (check up) I may think that I am living in refuge and guru devotion, but really I am living in the eight-wo...
by zerwe
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Madhyamaka books
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: Madhyamaka books

Wisdom Chapter of Introduction to the Middle Way --Candrakirti Meditation on Emptiness--Jeffery Hopkins Maps of the Profound--Jamyang Sheyba's Great Exposition of Buddhist and Non-Buddhist Views on the Nature of Reality --Tans. Jefferry Hopkins http://www.uma-tibet.org/index-2.html . (Many translati...
by zerwe
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome!
by zerwe
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Books on Arya Tara

In Praise of Tara: Songs to the Saviouress--Source texts from India and Tibet on Buddhism,s Great Goddess by Martin Wilson

And, yes I second the Beyer recommendation.

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 1609

Re: Nyung Ney

LYWA also offer LZR's "Abiding in the Retreat" which is a compilation of teachings
serving as a commentary for the practice. FPMT also offer a manual/guidebook for performing
this ritual as well.

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 2777

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

I am not certain that you will necessarily find examples in Sutra (or purported words of the Buddha himself-whatever that means, IDK).
The Catuskoti, at least in terms of actual examples from a textual source, I believe is primarily associated with Arya Nagarjuna.

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 3589

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

I doubt that this is a Gelug, Vajrayana, or Mahayana specific view on Guru devotion, but LZR always seems to place a much greater emphasis and importance on the level of devotion rather than closeness of contact when it comes to receiving the blessings of the guru. I came across this today and it ma...
by zerwe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gaden Mahamudra
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Gaden Mahamudra

Wisdom Publications has just released a book of Lama Yeshe's teachings on Mahamudra.
Maybe that would prove useful.

Shaun
by zerwe
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Madhyamika Book
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Favorite Madhyamika Book

Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara), Candrakirti w/ Ju Mipham's commentary Meditation on Emptiness, Jeffery Hopkins Maps of the Profound--Jamyang Shepa's Great Exposition on Buddhist on Non-Buddhist views on the Nature of Reality, trans. Jeffery Hopkins The Two Truths-Guy Newland Jan W...
by zerwe
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kathmandu Valley Pilgrimage/Nagarjun Hill/Jamacho questions
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Kathmandu Valley Pilgrimage/Nagarjun Hill/Jamacho questions

Hi all, I will be traveling to Nepal next Spring for Tour/Pilgrimage/Trek. The more I read about Kathmandu valley, the more excited and intrigued I become about different sites and I hope for as much opportunity for practice/ merit making as possible. Currently, I have been reading some of Keith Dow...

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