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by zerwe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 32
Views: 835

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: 246

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: 246

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: 246

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: 353

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: 353

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: 353

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: 117
Views: 3687

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: 604

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: 604

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: 117
Views: 3687

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: 525

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: 117
Views: 3687

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: 455

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: 766

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: 766

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: 766

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: 2638

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: 2638

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: 320

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...

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