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by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier

How come on some days when I do Practice, my visualisations are much more clearer without effort , and bodhicitta motivation is more or less very constant and comes up easier... but on some days, visualisation is rigid and hard, bodhicitta is not really strong ... Btw ( today’s a full moon ) Thanks...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4707

Re: Nyingma in London

Best Lama in London is Lelung Rinpoche. He is a high Nyingma Tulku. Lelung Rinpoche is a gelug tulku although he holds the 5th Dalai Lama's visionary teachings among other Nyingma teachings. Yes, he studied in Drepung, I thought he is Gelug but maybe a tulku of a Nyingma master. It seems Lelung Shy...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 746

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

Tenma wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:30 pm
So we have to practice Theravada first?
The point is that we can't make people enlightened we can only show them the methods.
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1326

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Thank you for all the responses, Im surprised it took me until now to look up lamrims. As far as a lamrim that best transitions into dzogchen practice - which lamrim(s) should I study? Are they all for the most part the same when discussing the three scopes, and just different with views of emptine...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1326

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

There isn't a big FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) presence on DW, but I found Geshe Tashi Tsering's 2-year, Gelug-oriented online course to be a remarkably clear and well organized presentation of the foundational basis of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism in the graduated ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gaden Mahamudra
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Gaden Mahamudra

Hi all, I've received received a HYT empowerment and the lama indicated the importance of practicing mahamudra and said we had permission to practice it. My question is, is the lung of the 1st Panchen Lama's mahamudra root text vital before you start the practice of mahamudra in the gelug tradition...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gaden Mahamudra
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Gaden Mahamudra

Can't say anything about the Gelug setup, but in HYT the fourth empowerment is mahamudra, so technically you already know what to practice. The specific teachings focusing on mahamudra itself might be used as theoretical support. Thank you Astus, I thought as much but I didn't make notes during the...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gaden Mahamudra
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Gaden Mahamudra

Hi all, I've received received a HYT empowerment and the lama indicated the importance of practicing mahamudra and said we had permission to practice it. My question is, is the lung of the 1st Panchen Lama's mahamudra root text vital before you start the practice of mahamudra in the gelug tradition?...
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: California wine radioactive
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: California wine radioactive

As the article states the levels in the wine are less than what we are exposed to naturally, so there's no need to worry.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2284

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:09 am
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:05 am
I was on a retreat for the last 10 ten days and the lama..
Where was the retreat? With what lama? What practices? Did you take pictures? What deity?
It was with Dagri Rinpoche at Land of Joy, that's all I'll say as our instructions
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2284

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

I was on a retreat for the last 10 ten days and the lama stressed the importance of tantric secrecy at least one time a day, this really stresses the importance to me of not revealing your practices, their details, and your samaya.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4707

Re: Nyingma in London

Toenail wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:07 pm
Best Lama in London is Lelung Rinpoche. He is a high Nyingma Tulku.
Lelung Rinpoche is a gelug tulku although he holds the 5th Dalai Lama's visionary teachings among other Nyingma teachings.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources for monastic ordination
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Resources for monastic ordination

I don't know about Nyingma and Kagyu monasteries as I'm from a Gelug background but the ordination is the same so I hope this can be of some help. Most western sangha I know worked for a bit prior to their ordination, although I personally haven't had any advice about this from my teacher. You're fo...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Little Break.
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: A Little Break.

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:06 am
Time for me to take a little break from the forum until the weather changes.

Be well everyone..

:namaste:
Have a great summer, I hope your garden doesn't suffer in the heat :smile:
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

Re: Hair Cutting Days

I need to shave today so it's great power, which presumably is the ability to get all my hair and not cut myself :smile:

Simon which calendar do you use, the Tsurphu calendar?
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

Re: Hair Cutting Days

I have been taught that it is based on astrological forces and it is a subtle means of affecting the conditions which can cause karma to ripen. But it's utility is preceded by you already having good karma in the first place. No matter how perfect the conditions, if you don't have any virtuous seeds...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

How about when trying to find the time to ask him about how to purify oneself of the anger of spirits such as nagas? Just ask him, genuine practice questions about your issues will please him, it's all in your head about annoying your guru in my experience. Before you ask him, think about it though...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

So how does one NOT annoy their guru exactly when one has many questions(whether it be over practices, understanding the teachings, etc.) and their guru is busy? Anyone? I have felt the same and what I find works is ask them about one teaching and a practice question then go an apply the teachings.
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 3347

Re: Football World Cup.

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Anyone apart from me interested?
I'm not always interested but this year has been more interesting than usual for me, I've found that working in a pub means I'm getting to watch more games than I would at home so I've got to see some impressive football from the likes of Japan.
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 48
Views: 2291

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...

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