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by zerwe
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 3418

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

Why do Gelugs claim this They do not claim that things exist without self-nature. They claim that things exist dependent on imputations made upon a collections of parts. They claim that the emptiness taught by the Buddha is simply the emptiness of true existence that is the absence of the inherent ...
by zerwe
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does this Vajrasattva practice require empowerment/initiation by a lama?
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Does this Vajrasattva practice require empowerment/initiation by a lama?

Instruction from LZR himself and other FPMT teachers; this is fine for daily practice, but you can not visualize yourself as the deity (really any deities) without having received a Great initiation (HYT). In this case you are to visualize the deity in front and carry on with the rest of the practic...
by zerwe
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Madhyamaka Resources

Nagarjuna's root text Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara w/ commentary by Ju Mipham There are a few presentations on the web of The Four (sometimes Five) Great Logical Arguments of the Middle Way--Ju Mipham's mkhas 'jug comes to mind ........ Jeffery Hopkins UMA site has lots of resources.... Shaun :nam...
by zerwe
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahayana & philosophical background for Dzogchen
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: Mahayana & philosophical background for Dzogchen

My experiences with the aforementioned texts by Chandrakirti and Shantarakshita are that they are steeped in the debates between Tenet systems. And, if I am not mistaken the wisdom section of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara is as well. With that said I feel that with these texts it is first nice to ap...
by zerwe
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: how much does chicago style change?
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: how much does chicago style change?

In another lifetime I was once a graduate student who dabbled in ethnomusicology and we used
Chicago exclusively. Now, as far as changes in the latest edition is concerned, that I happily have to say
I have no idea.
Shaun
by zerwe
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka

If a person feels like the Yogacara view makes sense to them, is it okay for them to hold that view and not try to deconstruct it with Madhyamaka? Does believing in Yogacara create obstacles on the path to Buddhahood? I would like to humbly add a few things and please correct me if I am wrong. 1) A...
by zerwe
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1742

HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Hi all. Was wondering if anyone had any specifics about the upcoming Yamantaka initiation in Boston this April. What sort of commitments does HHST typically give? And sort of related to another recent thread; how reconcilable is receiving this initiation from HHST if one is a Gelug FPMT practitioner...
by zerwe
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gelug teachers of mahamudra
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Gelug teachers of mahamudra

In October of this year there are eight days of teachings at Vajrapani in CA:

The Essence of Mahamudra with Gyumed Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche

https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx

Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Dalai Lama and the Oracles of Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Dalai Lama and the Oracles of Tibet

It should still be available on youtube.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The true Gelug approach: developing our own conclusions
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: The true Gelug approach: developing our own conclusions

Khedrup,
Could you recommend a text that presents a good over view of the Ground and Paths at the sutra level?
I am studying Jetsun Choekyi Gyaltsen's Presentation of Tenets and have found that this is
an area where I have a bit of a gap in my knowledge.
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pope Francis Won't meet with HHDL
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Pope Francis Won't meet with HHDL

I think the media might be projecting a bit on this one.
However, I did see another article that said this was
the third time he has declined.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Flight of the Garuda.
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Flight of the Garuda.

catmoon wrote:Really? I was sorta guessing that it would be like "Oh. That's empty too. Dang."
I think we should add a like button to the forum, no?
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the 1st kurdish - iraqi Buddhist
Replies: 14
Views: 2715

Re: Hello from the 1st kurdish - iraqi Buddhist

Greetings, you all are welcome.
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Stupa Appreciation Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: Stupa Appreciation Thread

We have a beautiful stupa at the center I attend in Raleigh, NC.
Here is a link to a photo gallery on the FPMT website that chronicles the entire building process.
http://fpmt.org/projects/fpmt/stupa/it- ... e-a-stupa/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuting nihilism
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Refuting nihilism

Here is a translation of Mipham's mkhas 'jug : http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/mipham/four-great-logical-arguments" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Keep in mind all of this and my previous suggestions are an elaboration/explana...
by zerwe
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuting nihilism
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Refuting nihilism

You might look into the Five (sometimes referred to as four) Great Madhyamaka Reasonings. These reasonings and many more are employed in the 6th Chapter of Chandrakirti's Madhyamakvatara, as well as, other texts. The topic is probably more accessible if you investigate modern commentaries that addre...
by zerwe
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: guhyasamaja help
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: guhyasamaja help

LTK's sngags rim chen mo chapters XI-XII (integration of the two stages and the generation stage) have been translated and published.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Western Buddhism an (ethnic) identity-based Buddhism?
Replies: 57
Views: 4434

Re: Is Western Buddhism an (ethnic) identity-based Buddhism?

Khedrup, I have found the opposite. Where I practice has ethnically one of the most mixed groups of people I have encountered. While, the majority are Caucasian we have Tibetan, Afro-American, Native American, South American, Indian, Chinese and South East Asian people represented. Age and socio-eco...
by zerwe
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Ta dene? O ya?
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Ta dene? O ya?

I'm not sure that it has a literal translation. From what I have been told it is merely a
flavoring word like "denn" in german.
Shaun :namaste:

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