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by arisaema81
Mon May 23, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Kalachakra
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Kalachakra

Hi I am interested in Kalachakra and attending an initiation by His Holiness . Given the strong links with this practice and the Jonang school and shentong view of emptiness, I was wondering how this is reconciled within the Gelug school? Is the prasangkia view of emptiness compatible with this prac...
by arisaema81
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scorpion Symbolism
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Scorpion Symbolism

Image

Ouch, that's gotta hurt....

A
by arisaema81
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scorpion Symbolism
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Scorpion Symbolism

Paul wrote:You can find a lot of interesting info in Robert Beer's books:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=-380" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... &q&f=false
Just read your link and it answered my question.
Thanks

A
by arisaema81
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scorpion Symbolism
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Scorpion Symbolism

Cool. Does the scorpion itself represent negativities or does it represent Guru Rinpoche's or whomever's power over negativities? If you catch my drift.
by arisaema81
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scorpion Symbolism
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: Scorpion Symbolism

Yep
Subduing negativities I assume. I have seen them represented on the gates of Nyingma and Kagyu monasteries in India and was told they were connected with Guru Rinpoche. Also, I've seen images of scorpions "subduing" certain disruptive spirits (gyalpos) in protective amulets.

Regards
A
by arisaema81
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diamond way buddhism...some thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Diamond way buddhism...some thoughts?

For the record I meant wider tibetan buddhist community, in particular the Karma Kagyu. I'm sorry if people are upset but in my experience that is generally the case. In addition I also said "less than favourably", which is a reasonable and tempered phrase. I knew that this would happen, someone ple...
by arisaema81
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diamond way buddhism...some thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Diamond way buddhism...some thoughts?

There is a wide range of information on this group and their teacher Ole Nydahl on the internet. As a group it is not generally perceived favourably by the wider buddhist community. I have no wish to engage in a debate on the subject as I fear it would be unskillful. Do a search and see for yourself...
by arisaema81
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Path to follow...
Replies: 10
Views: 1181

Re: Path to follow...

In order to avoid self-pity and develop a genuine interest and diligence for practise, I would recommend meditating on impermanence, death and a precious human birth. Traditional routes would be the Four Thoughts that turn the mind, Lamrim or similar.

Take it easy
by arisaema81
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Amazing Family Member
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Amazing Family Member

I agree! See if she is interested in meeting Akong Rinpoche or Lama Yeshe :smile:
by arisaema81
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahakala as your 1st empowerment?
Replies: 39
Views: 2247

Re: Mahakala as your 1st empowerment?

Hey Luke, Cone will probably back me here, but the Kamstang Bernagchen will and should definetly carry a daily commitment, either the extensive Kayigma or more likely the concise daily Torma offering by the 8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, commonly known as 'Madakma'. A protector commitment like this shoul...
by arisaema81
Tue May 31, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Looking for seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Looking for seeds

Namdrol wrote:BT world seeds is a very good company.
They should sort out their website then!!!! Lol :rolling:
by arisaema81
Tue May 31, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Looking for seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Looking for seeds

You may want to contact some botanical gardens and ask them if they know of suppliers in the US. I doubt that they would give you any seed or plants but they may be able to point you in the right direction. The best botanical gardens in the US are New York, Chicago and Missouri. Longwood Gardens may...
by arisaema81
Thu May 26, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Looking for seeds
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: Looking for seeds

I have done a quick search and could only find a bulk supplier and the site looked a bit suspect (B and T World Seeds). Where do you live? It appears that it is a Zone 10 plant using the USDA system which means that it is only hardy to 30 F or -1 C , or in other words it is not hardy for toffee. If ...
by arisaema81
Mon May 23, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The benefit and virtue of saving and releasing animals
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: The benefit and virtue of saving and releasing animals

Please make sure that you research what you release, where you release it. For example, frogs bred in captivity and sold in grocery stores may carry viruses and releasing them into rivers and ponds may be harmful to other frogs. This is an important point. You should also be careful not to release ...
by arisaema81
Mon May 16, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?
Replies: 435
Views: 54218

Re: Lama Ole Nydahl, what do you think?

avoid
by arisaema81
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are plants sentient?
Replies: 34
Views: 3858

Re: Are plants sentient?

FYI dudes, While magnoilas are indeed very old, the earliest angiospems (flowering plants) are believed to have been the ancestors to a plant known as Amborella trichopoda which occurs in New Caledonia. It is generally thought that the first flowering plants would have looked someting like this spec...
by arisaema81
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lojong: The 7 Points of Mind Training: Resource?
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Lojong: The 7 Points of Mind Training: Resource?

Also

Path of Heroes - Zhechen Gyaltsab

It is in two volumes and is published by Dharma Publishing
by arisaema81
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Self-restraint can make people angry: study
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Self-restraint can make people angry: study

Indeed repression is unhealthy. I think that the Lojong training is very useful here i.e. Tonglen and related slogans such as " From three objects, the three poisons make three roots of virtue" " When all the world, both animate and inanimate, is filled with evil, transform all adversity into the pa...
by arisaema81
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 15700

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

conebeckham wrote:According to this news story, New Delhi has now recgonized HH Orgyen Tinley Dorje officially.
In this case can HH Karmapa finally go to Rumtek?

Regards

Arisamea
by arisaema81
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HH The Karmapas live teaching soon!!
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: HH The Karmapas live teaching soon!!

:twothumbsup:

Karmapa Chenno!!!!!!!!!!!