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by Tilopa
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lhabab Duchen
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Lhabab Duchen

In the Tibetan buddhist tradition today celebrates Buddha's return from the Realm of 33 Gods after a 3 month sojourn teaching his mother who had been reborn there. Is this also acknowledged in the Theravadin world and celebrated as an auspicious event? Does anyone know the name of the Thai and Sri L...
by Tilopa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Precious Human Birth
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Precious Human Birth

Many years ago a renowned Yogi who lived in the forest above Dharamsala gave a teaching to a group of Western students. After the usual preliminary prayers he began by talking about the precious human rebirth.....and burst into tears. Sometimes it's the foundational teachings that move the mind the ...
by Tilopa
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 7976

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

How do you get around the whole "we eat meat, drink alcohol, have sex and engage in the kleshas still call this wisdom" practice thing without just discarding the classical Buddhist view of these matters altogether? Any answers accommodating that I come from a classical Mahayana position and have n...
by Tilopa
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 14703

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

I also don't see anybody getting all outraged about the alcohol and drugs, the consumption of which is actually a violation of a Buddhist precept. Most problems would be avoided if teachers and students kept the 5 precepts. It's surprising how so many people seem to disregard such a fundamental and...
by Tilopa
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a retreat in Nepal
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Looking for a retreat in Nepal

This is good. There is a separate facility for people who want to do short retreats.

www.benchen.org/en/monastery-nepal/39.html

Also here:

http://shedrubfund.org/projects/asura-c ... at-center/
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonzhik Khyungnak the first Tibetan Tulku
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Re: Bonzhik Khyungnak the first Tibetan Tulku

The identification marks him as perhaps the first tulku in any Tibetan religious tradition Yeah right, OK, sure, whatever..... :zzz: My apologies if anyone was offended by this post and Malcolm is right it was disrespectful. What I should have said is " maybe, who cares and does it really matter? "
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha & Shoes...
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: Buddha & Shoes...

Barbarians!

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KILL THEM ALL
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: September Puja at Namdrolling Dzogchen Community
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: September Puja at Namdrolling Dzogchen Community

Phantom - Ghost Who Walks - Never Dies!

OMG he's back.
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonzhik Khyungnak the first Tibetan Tulku
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Re: Bonzhik Khyungnak the first Tibetan Tulku

kalden yungdrung wrote:The identification marks him as perhaps the first tulku in any Tibetan religious tradition
Yeah right, OK, sure, whatever..... :zzz:
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma and Energy
Replies: 15
Views: 2556

Re: Karma and Energy

Buddha taught extensively about karma. Good actions bring happiness, negative actions bring suffering.
http://viewonbuddhism.org/karma.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Tilopa
Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism about spirit guides
Replies: 66
Views: 13846

Re: Buddhism about spirit guides

Some spirits channelled by Tibetan mediums are considered to give reliable advice: Tseringma, Yudolma, Nechung, to name a few and mediums in many cultures channel spirits in order to heal people, often with great success. It's wrong to presume they are all pathological liars. Aren't all these examp...
by Tilopa
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anger directed towards oneself.
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Anger directed towards oneself.

bunny wrote:Thank you all for your insightful replies. I understand now.

My question has been answered :)
Look at this: http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?o ... ew&id=1309" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Tilopa
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism about spirit guides
Replies: 66
Views: 13846

Re: Buddhism about spirit guides

Clairvoyance, in Buddhism, really refers to having vision of devas, pretas, etc. and other beings from other realms and dimensions......" Also past and future lives, the karmic causes for present and future circumstances, bardo beings plus many other things as well. And let's not forget the Buddha'...
by Tilopa
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism about spirit guides
Replies: 66
Views: 13846

Re: Buddhism about spirit guides

Even within the New Age movement, channeled spirits were famously revealed to be psychopathic liars in " The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts " by Joe Fischer. Some spirits channelled by Tibetan mediums are considered to give reliable advice: Tseringma, Yudolma, Nechung, to name a few and mediums in man...
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asceticism in TB and "The Middle Way"
Replies: 21
Views: 3361

Re: Asceticism in TB and "The Middle Way"

I will have to politely disagree. I don't see a problem with celibacy and monasticism. I don't consider that asceticism. You're right, it's not although a hedonist might see it otherwise. I consider starving yourself to the point where your only nourishment for weeks comes from boiling a yak bone a...
by Tilopa
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asceticism in TB and "The Middle Way"
Replies: 21
Views: 3361

Re: Asceticism in TB and "The Middle Way"

Osho sounds disturbingly like Osho.
by Tilopa
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Could someone explain emptiness?
Replies: 50
Views: 10066

Re: Could someone explain emptiness?

Caz wrote:You seem to be incredibly Hostile toward Tsongkhapa can I ask why ? :?
Good question. If it doesn't resonate with you find another path but why the hostility?
by Tilopa
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Could someone explain emptiness?
Replies: 50
Views: 10066

Re: Could someone explain emptiness?

According to the other Tibetan schools, Tsongkhapa was wrong. For example, refer to Gorampa. Everyone's wrong according to someone. I think it's more a question of what works. I've met many great Gelugpa yogis and it seems to have worked for them so there's a good chance it might work for some of us.
by Tilopa
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A directive for a non-sectarian approach to practice (HHDL)
Replies: 129
Views: 13965

Re: A directive for a non-sectarian approach to practice (HHDL)

"Generally, I think that when we want to expose a fault or present an opinion, two attributes are necessary: one should know the subject thoroughly, and one should not oneself have the faults that one is criticizing. Otherwise, one will be, as the Tibetan proverb describes, "a monkey who laughs at a...

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