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by zerwe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Analytic meditation on selflessness
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Analytic meditation on selflessness

Tsongkhapa's Four-Point Analysis. It can be found in the Middle Length Lam Rim. The example of the Chariot. I believe Nagarjuna presented this and it was later expanded upon by Chandrakirti. The Five (Sometimes Four) Great Madhyamaka Reasonings. Meditation on Emptiness. Jeffery Hopkins I am sure the...
by zerwe
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan

Will it be possible to access lecture recordings from abroad? I am actively looking for this specific instruction. My German is middling and with an effort, I should be able to benefit. Shaun :namaste: A Yamantaka initiation is necessary. If you have one or you can get one ASAP, you can contact the...
by zerwe
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: 3 years course on Yamantaka, German and Tibetan

Will it be possible to access lecture recordings from abroad? I am actively looking for this specific instruction. My German is middling and with an effort, I should be able to benefit.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Robert Hunter passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Robert Hunter passed away

The storyteller makes no choice, but soon you will not hear his voice.
His job is to shed light, not to master.

His lyrics were very close to my heart.
:namaste:
by zerwe
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

I have not received it, but I am pretty certain that LZR gave some form of a full HYT Vajrasattva (lineage uncertain) here during LOP retreat
several years ago. I think it was during the second retreat. Whichever year that was I have lost track now.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct

I would like to add that the Lamas, Geshes, and Rinpoche himself have not taught any sort of omission or significant modification of the lay vows. Although I received my refuge and lay vows from another Lama, I have been present when Rinpoche has conferred them and taught regarding them. As others s...
by zerwe
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct

I am a student of LZR and I am not aware of any omission or obscuration of the 5 lay vows. I did a quick search for 5 lay vows and Lama Zopa and the top link is a Mandala article explaining the different classes of vows. All 5 lay vows are intact. I believe that any omission would have to be some so...
by zerwe
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pausing sadhanas
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Pausing sadhanas

Absolutely, when time allows this is very beneficial and allows to get into the essence of various aspects of the practice. And, it is certainly better than flying through with a mere recitation to fulfill a practice commitment.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

Vajradhara still has attributes therefore is not a dharmakaya but a sambogakaya. The Dhyani Buddha associated with the Dharmakaya serves the purpose of being an icon or mere representation of the truth body. Some Sarma schools identify this as being Vajradhara and Nyingma utilize Samantabhadra and ...
by zerwe
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

I don't have a definitive answer and the Dharmakaya is not a form body per se, but I would imagine it is whomever this particular lineage recognizes as the primordial buddha.

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gelug ngondro
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Gelug ngondro

I would continue with your current Ngondro and if you want to engage in Gelug Ngondro you could perhaps fill in the gaps while you wait to receive instructions for a qualified Gelug master. In my case, I was given very specific practices, numbers for accumulation, and instructions that did not refle...
by zerwe
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)

To rely upon a single source for this story might be too one-sided, I think. Especially since Ralo's Biography is boasting so much about "liberating" 13 translators. As a whole this is a hagiography which is aiming to illustrate the immense magic powers of Ralo. First of all, we might raise the que...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)

Have you read his translated Bio, The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat? That would be a good place to start. Wrathful activities are not appropriate to talk about in a Public forum like this. Suffice it to say though, if the Yogi does not have to capability to transfer the consciousness which has b...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)

Have you read his translated Bio, The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat? That would be a good place to start. Wrathful activities are not appropriate to talk about in a Public forum like this. Suffice it to say though, if the Yogi does not have to capability to transfer the consciousness which has b...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)

I have been reading and listening to a number of commentaries which detail stories surrounding Ro Lotsawa. Let's just say that in general most portray him in a negative light (this would be kind, to say the least). Most I have been encountering don't explore the motivations behind his seemingly nega...
by zerwe
Thu May 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

Interesting. I think choosing whichever one resonates with you and sticking with it would likely be the most beneficial. The imprint is the same. I guess utilizing different translations would help while engaging in studying the meaning. I use George Churinoff's translation and, while I feel that th...
by zerwe
Tue May 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 7737

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

FPMT International Office understands that best practice is to suspend a teacher from teaching while an investigation is ongoing, in order to protect students, and the teacher. The investigation into what happened on the flight is currently being conducted by the Indian police. We have therefore te...
by zerwe
Tue May 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 7737

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Update from FPMT and Rinpcohe's advice: Dagri Rinpoche has for many years been one of the Tibetan teachers on FPMT’s Tibetan Teachers List. The Indian police last week received a formal complaint from a woman who was on a commercial airline flight with Dagri Rinpoche in India, accusing Dagri Rinpoch...

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