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by zerwe
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any Madhyamaka school and teacher today?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

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: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 44
Views: 746

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: 189

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
by zerwe
Thu May 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Manjushris Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Manjushris Activity

Thanks a lot for the inspiring resources - much appreciated :applause: Does anyone know also know inspiring stories about Manjushri practitioners? I would say more about his relationship with Majushri and very inspiring(although I am sure one could say he was a 'practitioner') Tsongkhapa: A Buddha ...
by zerwe
Thu May 21, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Manjushris Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Manjushris Activity

Thanks a lot for the inspiring resources - much appreciated :applause: Does anyone know also know inspiring stories about Manjushri practitioners? I would say more about his relationship with Majushri and very inspiring(although I am sure one could say he was a 'practitioner') Tsongkhapa: A Buddha ...
by zerwe
Wed May 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Manjushris Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Manjushris Activity

I would take a look here: In the language of India (gya kar ke du): Arya-mañjushri-nama-samgiti In the language of Tibet (pö ke du): Phag pa jam päl gyi tshän yang dag par jö pa In the English language: Chanting the Names of Mañjushri Also, he has another emanation whose qualities and activities pro...
by zerwe
Sat May 09, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2133

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

All of this confusion (nihilism) arises when the object to be refuted is misidentified. It is the mind's fundamental misapprehension (perception of inherently existent self--a hallucination, the net of a whole or oneness cast or projected by the mind upon the aggregates) that is to be refuted NOT th...
by zerwe
Fri May 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2133

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

Actually we are the best prove that you can be the same and changing in the same time. No, something cannot be unchanging and changing at the same time. It is impossible. We are the best proof that we are changing. Unless you truly believe that you are the same person now as you were when you were ...
by zerwe
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Help with clarifying the prepatory rites before lam rim session
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Help with clarifying the prepatory rites before lam rim session

Yes, there are several ways this (both the refuge field and merit field dissolution) is described. I know that some descriptions of how the guru dissolves in particular depend upon whether or not you have received HYT initiation. So, I would seek the advice of a teacher or try to have someone from a...
by zerwe
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma of Skating...
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Dharma of Skating...

Skated on and off from 78-90 and then 95-00, and tried to continue again at some point in the later '00s, but it was just becoming too difficult. Always a street rat,mini-half, and later the more modern style parks. My body just doesn't do that anymore. LOL!

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma of Skating...
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Dharma of Skating...

Big fan and got to hang with him a little one-on-one at a demo many, many years ago. I like the idea where you seem to present a parallel between the dharma and the innovation and ever forward movement present in skateboarding history. I skated in three to four different waves or iterations/developm...
by zerwe
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

Re: What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity

I would say that it should be less about lifting the lama up and more about bringing purity to your mind.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 48954

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The Koreans experienced a case-based mortality rate of 0.1%. That’s the same as a normal seasonal flu. Italy reports a case-based mortality rate of about 8%, That’s 80X as much and about the same as the Spanish flu pandemic of 100 years ago. That’s quite a difference! Exactly. That’s the point. The...
by zerwe
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 48954

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

I am an RN that works in a big Trauma center ICU and we are terrified. We honestly don't have the proper equipment to protect ourselves and if it continues we won't have the equipment to help the patients either. I spoke to a friend who works in the same type of unit in NY and it is a real life horr...
by zerwe
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: B. i. t.
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: B. i. t.

Welcome back!
by zerwe
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions about empowerments and jenang
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Questions about empowerments and jenang

I may be wrong on this, but a Jenang is a "subsequent permission." Subsequent permission to practice for those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra initiation. For those who have received a full Highest Yoga Tantra initiation, it would enable you to fully engage in practicing (visualisation of ones...
by zerwe
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which Nalanda pandit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Which Nalanda pandit?

I am sure everyone is different, but my teacher had me study the Four (or Five) great Madhyamaka reasonings and then had me look at where these were utilized in the debate contained within the 6th Chapter of Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara. Interesting, I could try that as well. Are we talking about...
by zerwe
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which Nalanda pandit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Which Nalanda pandit?

I am sure everyone is different, but my teacher had me study the Four (or Five) great Madhyamaka reasonings and then had me look at where these were utilized in the debate contained within the 6th Chapter of Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara . When I came back with questions about the finer details of ...
by zerwe
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are madhyamaka and yogacara considered schools of buddhism?
Replies: 63
Views: 4202

Re: Are madhyamaka and yogacara considered schools of buddhism?

Madhyamaka and Yogacara are philosophical tenets or views within the Mahayana and Vajrayana schools of Buddhism. While both are assumed philosophical leanings within Tibetan Buddhism, both have their origins in India.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: No new Nyingma head!
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: No new Nyingma head!

From DKR



Shaun :anjali:

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