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by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 33
Views: 984

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

They are oracles for the tenma deities so it's not that unusual, the Tibetan Government and His Holiness rely on multiple. It states that they "approached His Holiness in TRANCE". It would appear to me that it is a important matter that these three female Oracles were in the company of the Nechung O...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 33
Views: 984

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

greenvajrapani27 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:35 pm
There is a nice photo showing the Dalai Lama with female Oracles standing in front of him and bowing.
There aren't any photos of the oracles, I think the photo you are referring to is of the 5 dakinis which are normally monks in costume.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tantra
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Tantra

dolphin_color wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:32 pm
There are some geshes I could ask about it. Thanks.
That's the best option :twothumbsup: if you're close to a geshe talk to them and they can clarify your questions and doubts about tantra.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tantra
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Tantra

I'm mainly interested in Volume 1... Which initiation would be recommended for that one? You should take an empowerment based on faith and devotion to the guru and the practice. There isn't a particular empowerment for the text, but it'd be best to receive teachings on it from a qualified teacher.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tantra
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: Tantra

In the view of the Gelugs, at what point should Tantra be practiced? I've seen some evidence that tantric practices can begin quite early in life (I believe Je Tsongkhapa started rather early), but I've also read that most view Tantra as a post-Lamrim activity, or a post-shedra activity in some sen...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra

The mantra that was removed most definitely requires lung/oral transmission at the least. Because it is part of various Dakini sadhanas, it typically also requires or is transmitted along with wang/empowerment as well.These practices are typically part of the Three Roots. For instance, Yumka Dechen...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra

The mantra of Yeshe Tsogyal is ... although I'm not sure if it requires initiation or lung because she is an emanation of vajrayogini, someone like Lama Pema is likely to know. I am no lama but it would stand very much to reason. It is not the only Yeshe Tsogyal mantra. All of them are tied in to s...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Yeshe Tsogyel Mantra

The mantra of Yeshe Tsogyal is ... although I'm not sure if it requires initiation or lung because she is an emanation of vajrayogini, someone like Lama Pema is likely to know.

Edit: mantra removed
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination
Replies: 14
Views: 641

Re: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination

Meditate on the Four Thoughts, especially on death and how it can happen at anytime and only the dharma can help you at the time of death.

Best of luck with it, it's a challenge, samsara's claws are deep.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lhabab Duchen
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Lhabab Duchen

According to Wikipedia it is related to Vap Full Moon Poya (in Sri Lanka), Wan Ok Phansa (in Thailand), Boun Suang Huea (in Laos) and Thadingyut Festival (in Myanmar) these all seem to be the end of vassa celebrations and the decent of the Buddha from the realm of 33 gods.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: Violent dogs

Lama Pema,

Thank you, I'll ask my teacher when I see him next. Sorry I forgot about the importance of accomplishing at least one mantra before making the activity mantras work.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 1142

Re: Violent dogs

pemachophel wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:54 pm
There are mantra for stopping an attacking dog/s.
Not to go too far off topic but which mantras are these Lama-la?
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Hello from the UK

Welcome Jen :smile: I can only repeat what Bristollad said and recommend Jamyang. Geshe Namdak is a lovely person and great teacher who I recommend to anyone, I'm don't think Geshe Tashi will be teaching as much in the UK once his abbotship is over but he's an amazing teacher, and I recommend his Fo...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why did Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche have long hair?
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Why did Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche have long hair?

Nirveda wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Was he a monk? Why did he wear monastic robes?
He wasn't a monk, he was a ngakpa. I believe he wore the brocade robes to show his tulku status, they're not necessarily monastic.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Studying 37practices.
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Studying 37practices.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama taught on these in July, you can listen to his teachings on YouTube I believe. You might find it helpful Miroku because he gave more of an overview of the text and said how to go and practice different points; although due to his health at the time he didn't give instruct...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Kalchakra sub-forum
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Kalchakra sub-forum

It wouldn't be an appropriate sub forum due to the secrecy of tantra and this being a public forum.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gaden Mahamudra
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Re: Gaden Mahamudra

Dear Eusebius,

There was a translator who was very clear the fault was with me. I've since received clarification from other people there as well as some teachers.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gelug ngondro
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Gelug ngondro

I have been practicing buddhism for some years, and I feel very attached to the Dalai Lama. I would like to practice ngondro, I have been practicing Kagyu ngondro. But since the Dalai Lama is not part of the Kagyu lineage (as I have understood), I can't do ngondro and consider him as my teacher. I ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu May 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 9367

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

unification of buddhism in lets say , 10 or 8 centralized buddhist schools , each with its own interpretation and leadership, would make buddhism stronger and more able to spread. i dont undestand why theravada and mahayana cant unify and reach a compromise. it would do wonders to the dharma. same ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon May 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 2086

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

my impression is that nowadays japanese buddhism practices (in contrast to tibetan buddhism, which has much more tantra esoterism) are very open and general mahayana could easily adopt some tantras and i see no reason why the japanese would block such tantras teaching for other schools. Why would t...

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