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by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 30
Views: 253

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

Zen is buddhism so it follows them, and they'll come from the Dharmacakrapravartana Sūtra (The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of the Dharma Sutra). Nice try. The 4 noble truths are very rarely discussed in Zen texts; I suspect this may relate to the fact that they are a shravaka teaching per the Ma...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 30
Views: 253

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

LuisR wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Does Zen follow the Four Noble Truths? If so what texts do they get it from?
Zen is buddhism so it follows them, and they'll come from the Dharmacakrapravartana Sūtra (The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of the Dharma Sutra).
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 3957

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Currently discussing the differences and similarities between Svatantrika and Prasangika Madhyamaka, for what it's worth. Not sure who the Rinpoche being translated is, but apparently not HH Dalai Lama right now... https://www.spreaker.com/user/dalailamaenglish If that's the teachings in Riga, it i...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

ShineeSeoul wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 pm
really? there is no guru behaving bad in india? I don't think so, there is many cases of abuses happen there
He was being sarcastic
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: HHDL in Latvia, June 16-18 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: HHDL in Latvia, June 16-18 2018

pael wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:03 pm
What are the commitments for empowerment of Manjushri? Which tantra class?
How many mantras a day?
I've just spoken to a friend who is attending in person, the commitments haven't been announced but His Holiness is giving an 1000 armed Chenrezig Wang and a Manjushri Jenang.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: HHDL in Latvia, June 16-18 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: HHDL in Latvia, June 16-18 2018

pael wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:15 am
pael wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:03 pm
What are the commitments for empowerment of Manjushri? Which tantra class?
How many mantras a day?
Anyone? I'm going to watch webcast.
Nothing seems to have been announced, I'll be watching the webcast as well
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Deciphering Tibetan Buddhist titles?
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Deciphering Tibetan Buddhist titles?

paradox524 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Thanks! And Gyatso? Jamyang?
These are more often given names, for example Gyatso means ocean and Jamyang is manjushri.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 835

Re: Circumcision

One medical reason can be in premature births, when the skin isn't totally separated. All boys are born with the foreskin fused to the glans. It doesn't separate fully until years later. Ignorance of this causes parents and doctors to forcibly retract the foreskin, which causes scarring and phimosi...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 835

Re: Circumcision

One medical reason can be in premature births, when the skin isn't totally separated.
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 3957

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Jeff H wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:08 pm
That is why I’d like to hear more from FPMT Gelugpas here on DW
I don't think there are that many FPMT Gelugpas on here, and I personally don't feel that I know enough to comment and debate the subtleties of the philosophies.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 3957

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I'm sorry, but the modern problems with the Gelugpa lineage are not the fault of great masters like Trijang Rinpoche and Pabongkha Rinpoche but due to modern politics and the unconventional views of a particularly influential individual. There are hardly any Gelugpas on DW because the reputation of...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Trichen's Views?
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Sakya Trichen's Views?

I mean the Sakya Trizin's Vajrakilaya. As for Dalai Lama, I was surprised that he once wasn't keen on webcast empowerments(I know he offered the Kalachakra, Hayagriva, Chenrezig, and other empowerments live). Ah right, I was confused about the vajrakilaya thinking I had missed something from His Ho...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How many practitioners visit a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine?
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: How many practitioners visit a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine?

I know people who have gone and had good experiences and I'm hoping to see one myself soon.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 927

Re: authorization

For the Mahayana you can't receive bodhisattva vows from them and you won't get a correct understanding of the topics because the teacher can't explain etc. A vow is a commitment one undertakes; a teacher can’t give it and a student can’t receive it. There’s benefit to having a teacher and taking v...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 927

Re: authorization

But this doesn’t answer the questions: If someone teaches a practice without authorization (lacks the requirements), what happens? What happens to the teacher? What happens to the student? For the Mahayana you can't receive bodhisattva vows from them and you won't get a correct understanding of the...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Trichen's Views?
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: Sakya Trichen's Views?

Wait, what causes HHDL to change his mind? Seems that a high Tantra practice like Vajrakilaya was allowed to have a webcast, so why not a deity whose practice is not well known and given at rare times? His Holiness decides whether to webcast empowerments based on the answers of the protectors and o...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Tara Praise Question
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Short Tara Praise Question

Tenma wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Tenma wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:58 pm
If one receives the transmission in Tibetan, can they recite it in English instead?
Yes
Thank Tara!
I was in a rush so I didn't have time to explain that the transmission is of the text not the language
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Tara Praise Question
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: Short Tara Praise Question

Tenma wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:58 pm
If one receives the transmission in Tibetan, can they recite it in English instead?
Yes
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five Heinous Crimes = Samaya Breaker ?
Replies: 51
Views: 915

Re: Five Heinous Crimes = Samaya Breaker ?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Wicked Yeshe wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:02 pm
Hey! What is this? :soapbox:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaya#Shingon_Buddhism
Lower tantra samaya.
Are they just the same commitments as the bodhisattva vows?
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five Heinous Crimes = Samaya Breaker ?
Replies: 51
Views: 915

Re: Five Heinous Crimes = Samaya Breaker ?

Honen was a tendai monk so didn't have samaya, because if I understand it correctly tendai only practice the lower tantras. I see. Shingon has samaya, though? Only the lower tantras were transmitted to Japan, the only commitments they would have would be practice commitments but I don't know how wi...

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