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by Miroku
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Becoming a Buddhist Scholar

Start studying. Internet is full of free resources. Khenpo Sodargye gives teachings on philosophy and sutras, so does HH Dalailama and they are recorded. It would be best if you did follow a teacher and got the basics right with them. There is nothing like a personal contact and daily practice. No a...
by Miroku
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Football and Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Football and Buddhism

Renounce hatred that appears when the other team scores. :D
by Miroku
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 25
Views: 423

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Look, it is a matter of culture. Throma Nagmo is just like Kali, Ishtar, Lilith, Morrigan, etc. a projection of the same force, which is the dark feminine energy. Someone who was raised with tibetan culture will have an easier connection to Throma Nagmo, but somebody who is Irish for example will f...
by Miroku
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: April 20 8:50 pm EST Mt. Hiei Taizokai Mandala livestream
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: April 20 8:50 pm EST Mt. Hiei Taizokai Mandala livestream

rory wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:35 pm
4/21 10:00am (Japan Time)

Hieizan Enryakuji, Sange-e Mandala Li-hoyo Service, Broadcast live on the internet.
You can watch it here live!
https://www.tendai-usa.org/single-post/sange-e-mandala

gassho
Rory
What practice is it? Can you give some details?
by Miroku
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Father has cancer.

Its a good idea to start doing some practice for him. There are many practices that can be done, be it purification practices, such as shitro, or more wrathful practices as the Three Wrathful Ones, Guru Dragpo, Guru Dragphur, Garuda, Vajrakilaya too I think, etc. Or maybe some long life practices (W...
by Miroku
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercises for Improving Prostrations
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Exercises for Improving Prostrations

With the Tibetan prostrations the hands hit the floor first and support the body as it goes down. The knees don't touch the ground at all until one has completely laid down. The hands and arms slide forward. On the return movement he hands are the last thing to leave the ground, pushing the body of...
by Miroku
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Help in recitation for beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Help in recitation for beginners

mariel.hespanhol wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Miroku wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 pm
I mean more distracted and self centered :D Thank you Miroku
You clearly have not met me. ;) :D
by Miroku
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 56
Views: 1518

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Before getting into buddhadharma I wanted to take part in one of the Diamond Way Buddhism retreat, but what kept me off was a strange feeling that it might not be the right thing and also lack of funds as DWB is quite a lot about da cash. And honestly I am glad, it kept me away from a lets say dubio...
by Miroku
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Help in recitation for beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Help in recitation for beginners

Does anyone have a tip, text, lecture etc. to share about how to generate the correct mind while reciting? When I'm contemplating the aspiration to generate bodhicitta, I often try to recite Om Mani Padme Hum, but then I get distracted and self-centered... Any suggestions? Thank you very much! We a...
by Miroku
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Books for a beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Books for a beginner

Hi, It looks like the first book (https://www.amazon.com/Feeding-Your-Demons-Resolving-Conflict/dp/0316013137) is not technically a manual for doing a Chod practice, but rather a practice grounded in Chod that was developed by Tsultrim Allione... I'm not sure if, considering this, the practice does...
by Miroku
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

I have never gotten the visualization part of practice. I don't know if others feel the same way, but for me, growing up in the West, a lot of the symbols and so on lack the feeling of sacredness and/or power they would have had I been raised in a Buddhist culture. While I was raised Catholic, I ha...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640835

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone here know what the requirements/qualifications are to do the Longde practices - and where students can get the stick and belt? I have the video teachings and book but haven’t watched/read them as I’m not sure if I need a specific transmission (I have never attended a teaching or webcast...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640835

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me Does anyone here know what the requirements/qualifications are to do the Longde practices - and where students can get the st...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 535

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

Well thats fine, and I fully support training periods in isolation- but as far as I'm concerned if thats how the monastery stays overall and it is not investing time and effort back into the outside community then its not an operation I want to have anything to do with. I donate to a couple differe...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640835

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me
There is a list of cantacts on SMS teachers http://dzogchencommunity.org/assets/IDC ... 072018.pdf
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: HH Dalai Lama hospitalized, prayers for the long life of HH
Replies: 2
Views: 189

HH Dalai Lama hospitalized, prayers for the long life of HH

Hello, I think it is a good idea to post this here and ask you all to pray for the good health and long life of HH Dalai Lama. https://bit.ly/2G5RTwK Prayers for the long life od HH Dalai Lama https://fpmt.org/teachers/hhdl/long-life-prayer/ and https://images.ecosia.org/fAhD5vOvoRLYxOtTc_hbpWTsYlc=...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello 大家好!
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Hello 大家好!

Welcome and best of luck in China.
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 535

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

I'm not an ascetic, but I wonder about a buddhist ascetic who chooses not to lend a hand in some way to help those less fortunate. As Grigoris said it is not a monks job to feed people. But look at many lamas they have so many projects so often and help many many people with education, ecological i...
by Miroku
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 535

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/shaolin-monks-and-foreign-disciples-harvest-wheat-as-part-of-chan-training-at-shaolin-temple- "Shaolin Monks and Foreign Disciples Harvest Wheat as Part of Chan Training at Shaolin Temple" The link does not work. But if you are talking about modern Shaolin, well......

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