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by zerwe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Three year retreat across all traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Three year retreat across all traditions

Three year retreats are a practice in the Gelug as well, but I am not sure
of how or if they differ in structure when compared to the Kagyu format that
we often hear about.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Where’s all the Gelukpas?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Where’s all the Gelukpas?

Yeah I started out with lam rim tsongkhapa, early on, gravitated towards Kagyu, then moved on, but I really was wondering what’s the Gelukpa majority here? Lama Zopa FPMT students? I mean I have friends in Drepung, just wondering what’s the make up of Geluk students. Seems very quiet. Drepung here....
by zerwe
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Where’s all the Gelukpas?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Where’s all the Gelukpas?

Here. :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Source of presentation of the path as view, meditation, conduct
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Source of presentation of the path as view, meditation, conduct

This sounds very much the same as the Three Principle Aspects of the Path or Atisha's Lamp for the Path . These are foundational in all Sarma schools and came to Tibet from Atisha Dipankara. I don't know whether or not this is reflected and organized in this manner in other traditions or if Dzogchen...
by zerwe
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"
Replies: 19
Views: 608

Re: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"

2 of the 5 Madhyamaka Reasonings (gtan tshigs lnga).
1. Neither one nor many (gcig du dral)
2. Dependent arising (rten ‘brel)

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Another new introduction

Welcome to DW!
:namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 1552

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

We have a pretty good mix where I am, but overall it does lean toward the older generations.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal

120+ p. ill read it this days fyi http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/kailash/pdf/kailash_08_0304_03.pdf Yes, love that work. I am hoping to spend some time in Nagarjun next trip (Jamacho Gumpa, Nagarjuna caves, Charnal grounds, etc...). I asked some locally based guides (who act...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal

120+ p. ill read it this days fyi http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/kailash/pdf/kailash_08_0304_03.pdf Yes, love that work. I am hoping to spend some time in Nagarjun next trip (Jamacho Gumpa, Nagarjuna caves, Charnal grounds, etc...). I asked some locally based guides (who act...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal

I just received this a couple days ago and cracked it open a bit. Loved his older essay on the "Power Places in the Kathmandu Valley" which has served as a guide and sparked an interest for some future destinations. This work though is a real jaw dropper for those interested in the area, rich and ex...
by zerwe
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Madhyamakavata
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Madhyamakavata

LTK's Illumination of the Thought (dgongs pa rab gsal) translated by J. Hopkins and others and George Churinoff's tanslation of the Bhashyam is helpful as well. Shaun :namaste: Im not sure I'm familiar with the Hopkins translation, could you include a link? Thank you! You can find some of it here h...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Madhyamakavata
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Madhyamakavata

LTK's Illumination of the Thought (dgongs pa rab gsal) translated by J. Hopkins and others and George Churinoff's tanslation of the Bhashyam is helpful as well.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Madhyamakavata
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Madhyamakavata

I like the one published by the Padmakara translation group and published by Shambala.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 118
Views: 5813

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

Where is it? I saw the introduction of the book club, but can't find it anywhere.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Does Ganden Lha Gyama require lung?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Does Ganden Lha Gyama require lung?

No, but it is certainly helpful. However, the oral commentary requires HYT initiation. Shaun :namaste: Hi Shaun, Are you sure about this? Lama Zopa Rinpoche was due to give the lung and commentary at my local centre earlier this year. There was no requirement to have a HYT initiation to attend. Is ...
by zerwe
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Does Ganden Lha Gyama require lung?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Does Ganden Lha Gyama require lung?

No, but it is certainly helpful. However, the oral commentary requires HYT initiation.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 118
Views: 5813

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

What is the distinction between non-afflicted ignorance and afflictive ignorance? Wait, what? Non-afflicted ignorance? Is that even a thing? Isn't ignorance to basic affliction which other's arise from? Or do you mean like ignorance of calculus (for example), as opposed to ignorance of the Four Nob...
by zerwe
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any Madhyamaka school and teacher today?
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: any Madhyamaka school and teacher today?

Nearly all of today's Tibetan traditions trace the roots of their philosophical basis to Nagarjuna and Nalanda. There are many other traditions who do the same. There are teachers who offer these teachings all over the world.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 118
Views: 5813

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

I have all four volumes in an electronic version. I would love to participate, but may need to just follow casually as I have a ton on my plate at the moment (NP school, daily practice, and Purbochok's text on Lorig).
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings: HH Dalai Lama's Avalokiteshvara Empowerment
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Greetings: HH Dalai Lama's Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

Hi, the Arya Avalokiteshvara Singhanada Sadhana is available through FPMT. The Thousand-eye, Thousand-Arm Chenrezig likely is too, but I would check if it is the same lineage or not.
Shaun

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