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by Vasana
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

That's great! Today I participated in a Collection of Seven Treasuries Guru Rinpoche Tsok with Rinpoche, and it was wonderful in many ways. I was in the entry way while he came into the temple and gave him a khata and then after it was over, offered him a khata again. There were a lot of people, ma...
by Vasana
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About requesting initiation
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: About requesting initiation

I've heard that some teachers are happy to give lungs on the phone ... I don't know if that applies for this practice or not.

As Marc suggested, there may be other Vajrasattva empowerments and teachers to attend unless you very specifically need this one.
by Vasana
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

What does 'gone' mean here?
by Vasana
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

How is cursing rivals and having enemies Buddhist? You should read more. There are plenty of Buddhist tantras giving spells and advice how to curse, kill etc. Of course, successful application presumes you are indeed a practitioner of the tantric vehicle. Which presumes you have the right view as w...
by Vasana
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

How about when trying to find the time to ask him about how to purify oneself of the anger of spirits such as nagas? Just ask him, genuine practice questions about your issues will please him, it's all in your head about annoying your guru in my experience. Before you ask him, think about it though...
by Vasana
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

26.47 Then, Senior Su­bhūti replied to those divine princes as follows: “O divine princes, the astonishing singular difficulty for those bodhisattvas is not that they do not realize the uniformity of all virtuous attributes, by realizing which they would remain on the level of the śrāvakas or the l...
by Vasana
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

I think it's safe to say that we'll be helping sentient beings forever. So we will be reborn again to suffer despite achieving the state of nirvana? Yes and No. When viewed from the eyes of sentient beings it may seem that way but when viewed in the context of Prajnaparamita or from the perspective...
by Vasana
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 665

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

If the Buddha is ever enduring, without beginning, without end, then the problem-solution structure proposed by the 4NT no longer makes sense. Hi Queequeg, thanks for that post. I followed it all up until the point above. It still makes sense since beings have themselves not reached the level of an...
by Vasana
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

'A commonly repeated misconception in Western literature is that bodhisattvas delay their own liberation. This confusion is based on a misreading of several different scriptural concepts and narratives. One of these is the Tibetan teaching on three types of motivation for generating bodhicitta. Acc...
by Vasana
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 665

Re: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path

Suffering , it's causes and cessation are clearly taught in Mahayana just as dependent origination and the wheel of rebirth is taught in both. It's the spokes of the 4th truth that are presented differently in Mahayana and Zen. Why would anyone practice Mahayana or Zen for that matter if there were ...
by Vasana
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 712

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

How many of you have practiced Vajrayana? Have you received anuttara-yoga-tantra or inner tantra initiation? Can you practice both? Can you maintain and purify samayas with Amituofo? Do you feel you can achieve rebirth there solely with Amituofo-chant? Can you rely exclusively on other power with s...
by Vasana
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Probably best not to have a public discussion on anything related to the Guardians. I think people are savvy enough not to reveal any practice details and just answer a simple question. If it seems not, we invented Tantra Talk for questions best answered in private, so Mods can move it there. On is...
by Vasana
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Probably best not to have a public discussion on anything related to the Guardians.
by Vasana
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 712

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

Pm'd
by Vasana
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 712

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

I am interested other-power, but Vajrayana is self-power. Atisha said practice hundred achieve none, practice one achieve all. These bothers me also. See the thread linked above. I'm sure you will be able to find the perfect balance of self and other power you are after. Maybe ask a few teachers ab...
by Vasana
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 712

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=27333 From another thread The following is from the late Kalu Rinpoche's book, Gently Whispered , pp. 79-80. He is describing Pure Land practice as a means to liberation in the time after physical death, in the "bardo of possibility." For more details on this,...
by Vasana
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: wrathful visualization
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: wrathful visualization

Hi All I've been searching for meditation techniques to transform strong emotions .From what i can gather Buddhist tantra have such techniques, though i have not found a good source from which to learn them. Tony - It is my personal experience (and the experience of some other people that I have di...
by Vasana
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: refuge tree visualisation

Josef, I don't disagree yet again but all I'm saying is that not everyone teaches or instructs in the manner you have described. This doesn't negate that way of framing things either. I'm not talking about what the guru or refuge is or isn't- all I'm saying is that not everyone will identify as even...
by Vasana
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25710

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Civilians own 85% of world's 1 billion firearms, survey reveals Nearly 40% of all guns are in hands of US citizens, according to report that says rich countries hold more weapons than poorer nations https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jun/18/civilians-own-85-per-cent-of-world-1-bill...

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