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by Lobsang Chojor
Thu May 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 4598

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: 970

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...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon May 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?

Compassion is the difference. :good: Would it be more correct to call Yamantaka the tibetan version of Yama or is he like a demon who was "converted" to being good and helping others ? Of course the art of Tibetan buddhism is heavily influenced by the bon religion, so thats why yama would look diff...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri May 10, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: spying spirits
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: spying spirits

Tenma wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:26 pm
What about the concept of chanting loudly that may cause spirits to be disrupted?
I'm not sure but Lama Pema's comments is excellent.
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri May 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: spying spirits
Replies: 24
Views: 820

Re: spying spirits

How about the Dalai Lama's case: https://www.dalailama.com/news/2019/a-manjushri-permission How would one benefit the obstructors in this case? These are gek, obstacle making spirits. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed the opinion that the most compassionate thing we can do for them is let t...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Liberate all living beings
Replies: 25
Views: 853

Re: Liberate all living beings

You missed it. Buddha has attained parinibbana, but suffering is still existed. Hell is still there, animal realm is still there, samsara is still ticking. The Buddha can't make you enlightened with a click of his fingers, you've got to study and practice the dharma. 1. Maybe the Bodhisattva Siddha...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Tantra subforum
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Tantra subforum

There already is a tantra subforum, these topics shouldn't be openly discussed.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Rebirth

The book Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism by Lati Rinpoche is a really good book for this.
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

I have never met a lineage-holding Lama who name checks Feng Shui in any way other than as a humorous aside. I have heard Situ Rinpoche being particularly witty on the subject. :smile: * CTR once funded a collaboration between psychologists, Dharma practitioners, and architects to look at the possi...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

I think the point was that Feng Shui had an influence on Tibet. It is not embraced wholesale, but Indo-Tibetan-Chinese thought has much overlap and cooperative influences on each other. Another example - it does not take much to see the similarities between Dzogchen and Taoism, for example, at leas...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1404

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Feng Shui is taught by the Wisdom Academy (at Wisdom Publications) by a Tibetan monk if I am not mistaken. So, yes :)
It's taught at Wisdom by Ven Jampa Ludrup because Lama Zopa Rinpoche likes Feng Shui, in my experience most Tibetans don't take it seriously.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Closeness with a teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Closeness with a teacher

Gelug is no different to any tradition in regards to this, in the west it depends on the teacher and what time they've got available. But also, you should go away and practice, there's no need to spend every waking moment with your teacher
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Empowerments
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Empowerments

What is the role that empowerments play in the Gelug tradition? Empowerments in the Gelug tradition serve the same purpose as in all the Tibetan traditions, that is essentially permission to practice the deity, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says "When an empowerment is conferred on you, it is the nat...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Which form of Chenresig does this refer to?
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Which form of Chenresig does this refer to?

Tata1 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:50 pm
Is this the chenrezig empowerment that HHDL usually gives?
I think so, he's given it quite a few times over the last few years.
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Which form of Chenresig does this refer to?
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Which form of Chenresig does this refer to?

This is Great Compassionate Lord of the World (Mahakarunika Lokeshvara / Chenrezig Jigten Wangchuk), this comes from the collection of Secret Visions of the 5th Dalai Lama.

A wang is a full empowerment, wangchens are just more elaborate as far as I'm aware.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Concentration camps for Tibetans
Replies: 38
Views: 1367

Re: Concentration camps for Tibetans

Here in Canada we have to 2 official languages, so many forms and signs can be in both English and french, especially for Quebec province. And translators are available too. So I think it is fine to have traffic & road signs with 2 languages in tibet: Tibetan and Chinese. As long as there is no har...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Wheel of Teachings on Manjushri Empowerments
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: The Wheel of Teachings on Manjushri Empowerments

The preparation is from the guru's side, so you can just receive the parts that you attend. His Holiness is giving multiple Manjushri empowerments that are held as a cycle for organisation.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma
Replies: 111
Views: 17945

Re: Torma

I have just remember that Geshe-la mixed paraffin wax in with his butter to make it last longer in the heat so that might help.

I'm glad I could be of some help Terma.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma
Replies: 111
Views: 17945

Re: Torma

I'm not expert by any means but one Geshe has been teaching me how to make them, he told me that European butter does not work well for the decorations altough I don't know why. People at our centre have used marzipan and even sugar flowers in the past, I don't know about keeping them in the fridge ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Monk Ki Balls
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Monk Ki Balls

I can't decide what I find funnier the throwing themselves around or the backing music :jumping:

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