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by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: ཁོང་ང་རང་གི་གྲོགས་པོཉིང་པོ་རེད། meaning
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: ཁོང་ང་རང་གི་གྲོགས་པོཉིང་པོ་རེད། meaning

Rang རང means own so ང་རང་ means myself, my or mine. Ah! Thank you! It’s odd my book (Manual of Standard Tibetan) has རང as meaning “same, you,” but that make sense now, since it’s used the same way in second and third person. I think you have to be careful because Tibetan is very contextual, but i...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions about empowerments and jenang
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Questions about empowerments and jenang

This weekend, His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche will be giving teachings at my local Tibetan Buddhist temple. On the Sunday afternoon, there will be a White Manjushri Jenang. Could somebody please explain what a "jenang" is and how it differs to a standard empowerment? Does it invol...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 33
Views: 2125

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: 2125

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: 865

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: 865

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: 865

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: 481

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: 481

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: 481

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: 16
Views: 1575

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: 209

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: 1514

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: 1514

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: 1261

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: 786

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: 706

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: 978

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: 2613

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.

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