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by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Destroying the Demon of Procrastination
Replies: 14
Views: 416

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: 123

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: 926

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: 926

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: 815

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: 623

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: 472

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: 464

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: 2012

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: 676

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: 8371

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: 1861

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: 823

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: 1408

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: 1408

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: 1532

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: 654

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: 443

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: 2384

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: 2384

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...

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