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by zerwe
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 519

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: 519

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: 215

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: 315

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: 315

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: 315

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: 315

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: 564

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: 6203

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: 6203

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...
by zerwe
Tue May 14, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6203

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

如傑優婆塞 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:11 am
FPMT appears to have scrubbed Dagri Rinpoche from the website.
I'm unsure which website is referred to but this is still up...
Interesting. I was unable to find Dagri Rinpoche listed as a 'Touring Lama' on fpmt.org. I guess a search still will link to his bio page.
???? :shrug:
Shaun
by zerwe
Tue May 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6203

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

FPMT appears to have scrubbed Dagri Rinpoche from the website. I would not expect to
hear any kind of direct messaging, regarding the said accusations surrounding Dagri Rinpoche, from Lama Zopa any time soon as
he is currently conducting teachings, retreat and intitaitions in France.
Shaun
by zerwe
Wed May 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6203

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Ugh. Whole range of emotions here from sadness to real distress. One center that is hosting Dagri Rinpoche have posted (what would seem to be an alternate explanation) for why Dagri Rinpoche will be delayed in his schedule. I have been a FPMT practitioner/supporter for ten years and I want to see t...
by zerwe
Wed May 08, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6203

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Ugh. Whole range of emotions here from sadness to real distress. One center that is hosting Dagri Rinpoche have posted (what would seem to be an alternate explanation) for why Dagri Rinpoche will be delayed in his schedule. I have been a FPMT practitioner/supporter for ten years and I want to see th...
by zerwe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Geshe Sopa's Work
Replies: 2
Views: 145

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: 2494

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: 2494

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...

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