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by Yonten Nyima
Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 12294

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

really a schism can only occur if one claims they have a better dharma than the buddha's. can i just say that i find it odd that all this stems as we are told, from a 'non' action and not 'a' action, i.e, the grass was not cut, not the grass was cut. I was taught that a scism is any one action that...
by Yonten Nyima
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: International Order of Buddhist Ministers
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: International Order of Buddhist Ministers

But where did Nagarjuna LEARN the Dharma? Suffice to say that he learned what he did from all the lineages thriving during his life, like the Sravastivadins etc. He offered great reform to the Dharma, aside from that he was Enlightened which was why he could reform it. Shakyamuni didnt need a previo...
by Yonten Nyima
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: International Order of Buddhist Ministers
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: International Order of Buddhist Ministers

That kind of lineage as seen in Zen for instance is not a universal part of Buddhism. Actually, the whole transmission lineage concept is restricted to a few traditions and others don't use it. And in the case of Zen lineage served mainly a political purpose rather than a spiritual/religious one. T...
by Yonten Nyima
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for Glen Beck
Replies: 14
Views: 1664

Re: Prayer for Glen Beck

Good point :namaste:
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about Medicine Buddha
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: Question about Medicine Buddha

What i would like to ask is: do you see Medicine Buddha as a real being Someone asked this of my teacher at a Medicine Buddha teaching and he answered yes, the Medicine Buddha was a real person who through his practice and vows became enlightened. able to physically heal someone under certain circu...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: your choice of Mahyana & Vajrayana
Replies: 19
Views: 1765

Re: your choice of Mahyana & Vajrayana

Like the post above, I see the Triyanas as a ladder, so I started with Theravada meditation and then became fascinated with Soto Zen, which I still practice along with Vajrayana. IMO, the three yanas is more delusional distinction, Gautamas teaching is his teaching, so I accept all forms of Buddhism...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2477

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

But what we see as strange, we see because we dont have a link with that teacher (or those outside our lineages) If you literally see your guru (whoever that may be!) as nothing apart from Shakyamuni Buddha, it would open our minds to the ability to delve head first to the floor and praise the Tatha...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for Glen Beck
Replies: 14
Views: 1664

Re: Prayer for Glen Beck

Why do I smell a set-up in the works here? This announcement designed to earn sympathy points for Glenn Beck, followed by another announcement further down the line that he has been "miraculously cured" of the disease. The irony, as others have pointed out, is that the man is already blind.... Mayb...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: International Order of Buddhist Ministers
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: International Order of Buddhist Ministers

Well, as Yonten says, there is this hindrance that those who are somewhat familiar with Tibetan or Zen teachings think that teachers must be from a lineage of (enlightened) masters and that Buddhism is not something one can simply study and practice but that meditation is the essential way and to t...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 12294

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

What I fail to understand about this entire thing is how exactly japhy got from a scism to Tibetans vs. westerners, and then slaves??? This is ironic, not two days ago I purchased a list of long life prayers, one being for bardor rinpoche. This is all wrong. We should also pray for whoever banned hi...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 12294

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Well yeah, and if that be the case, can we REALLY argue with the decision of a manifest bodhisattva? Some how I think that he didnt have much say in it, I mean Tsurphu is HH's seat in Tibet, but how much contact do any of them have with eachother? I cant see the logic behind removing a very intellig...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2477

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

I was at an empowerment this weekend and was rather startled when the sangha (I am a member of another center) leapt up and did vigorous prostrations when the lama entered the shrine room. The day of the empowerment they did NOT do this, just the day of the teachings. Can anyone explain this dispar...
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: International Order of Buddhist Ministers
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: International Order of Buddhist Ministers

I honestly wouldnt trust any organization outside of ones own authorized lineage masters, whatever their lineage be.
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 12294

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Thats a questionable decision on the part of the KTD. But honestly, how much sway does HH hold on a seat in another country?
Does he still technically have say in the happenings at Tsurphu?
This could be something trivial, but regardless I hope he is welcomed back.
by Yonten Nyima
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 12294

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

I dont believe it, Ive was just on the KTD website today.
I highly doubt the Namse Bangdzo bookstore would sell books and teachings by a teacher banned from teaching.
:ban:
by Yonten Nyima
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 3243

Re: Milarepa empowerment

This is fortunate, I was on the KDK website and it fails to specify whether or not this practice requires the Empowerment, it is listed under a category that I assume is comprised of Kriya tantra practices like white tara, chenrezig, medicine buddha, etc.
Can anyone enlighten me on this matter?
by Yonten Nyima
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Chod and Sur offerings
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Chod and Sur offerings

No....way

You know my Lamas. :jawdrop:
Well this is a strange turn of events. lol
This leads me to the conclusion you live in the area, or atleast have been to the area
by Yonten Nyima
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Chod and Sur offerings
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Chod and Sur offerings

Thank you I would ask my lamas but they are taking their "vacation days" lol Though I am not currently practicing it, Ill be away on retreat soon, and thought that sur practice would be beneficial for beings. Ive read on sites that it is ok, just like certain sites tell me that ngondro is ok for stu...
by Yonten Nyima
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Chod and Sur offerings
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Chod and Sur offerings

Ive been on several sites, all of which offer texts with instructions and offering substances for Chod and Sur offerings, and in the Nyingma school these are fine for lay practitioners, you can even practice the Thousand armed Chenrezig within the Sur offering ceremony. But is this advisable for a s...
by Yonten Nyima
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: ordination
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: ordination

I once read an interview which seemed to imply that there were some American Shangpa Kagyu monks and nuns in San Francisco doing retreats, but I could be mistaken... Also, I know that there was a Drikung Kagyu nun named something like Ven. Ani Choling who used to post on E-Sangha. She would probabl...