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by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 am
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm


The same as receiving an empowerment, but not as strong.
:thanks: Is there a book that you recommend on the commitments and vows?
BTW, this only counts for Vajrayāna materials...
I did think so, is there an equivalent for sutra materials?
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Yes, there is a saying in Tibet, "Even a dog's tail can give a lung." Basically, if you have the lung, you can give the lung. Whether anyone would want to lung from you is another issue, since receiving a lung from someone entails commitments to that person. What commitments does it entail? The sam...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Yes, there is a saying in Tibet, "Even a dog's tail can give a lung."

Basically, if you have the lung, you can give the lung. Whether anyone would want to lung from you is another issue, since receiving a lung from someone entails commitments to that person.
What commitments does it entail?
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Mantra rolls
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Mantra rolls

Do you have a centre near you? I got mine done by a Geshe here in the UK as it needed incense as well as a consecration puja.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

His holiness' doesn't usually reveal the commitments until the actual empowerment.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 213
Views: 5187

Re: Random Thoughts

DGA wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:09 am
When I was a young man, I would get boozed up and then call people to apologize. For what? Oh, for just about anything, really.
:cheers:

Glad I'm not the only one who apologises for anything when I've had a bit to drink :rolling:
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?
Replies: 69
Views: 1445

Re: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?

Matthew, I had the same problems as you when I first started attending teachings at 16. As Simon says it does pass it just takes a bit of time and experience, I found that the more I attended teachings the more people would try to talk to me and I found it easier to talk to people. Also, I find the ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 80
Views: 2172

Re: The Future

Just my 2¢ At university, I've noticed people who are only interested in getting drunk and having sex, there are people who are interested in Buddhism and people who meditate (i.e. mindfulness). At my sangha, I've noticed that it is mainly older people, although the sangha is growing with young peop...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 267
Views: 4219

Re: Weed is now legal in California

Love McSorley's. It's a Brit Thing. http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/pubs-to-trial-professional-lanes-2013122082253 :rolling: Definitely a Brit thing, I've had to wait behind a few. Definitely would be "interesting" to see someone mention that to an Irish or Irish American person though
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The vanishing State Oracles of Tibet
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: The vanishing State Oracles of Tibet

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Samsara, yah know? The deities are samsaric beings and as such are subject to birth, growth and decay.
:good:
But Simon already stated this, obviously it did not sate your desire to engage in speculation and prapanca...
Thinking back my speculation about this was unwise as well.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The vanishing State Oracles of Tibet
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: The vanishing State Oracles of Tibet

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 pm
What is a fact is that phenomena arise and stop arising when the conditions for their arising cease.
:good:
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The vanishing State Oracles of Tibet
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: The vanishing State Oracles of Tibet

Perhaps the issue is linked to the recognition of oracles, for example Khadro-la Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme was believed to be insane rather than an oracle by HHDL's security.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Happy new year !
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Happy new year !

Happy new year!
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparation for an Empowerment
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Preparation for an Empowerment

Know your bladder and bowels. :toilet: That's what I'm trying to solve. How does it feel to have extra parts and remove certain parts? I think Motova was joking about needing the toilet during the empowerment, but on a more serious note don't worry about it those kind of things they fall away, it's...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparation for an Empowerment
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Preparation for an Empowerment

I've not taken an empowerment as a female deity, but for any visualisation just follow the guidance of the lama, during the empowerment they will describe it all to you.
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Yetis are real, but are Himalayan brown bears
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: Yetis are real, but are Himalayan brown bears

Well what kind of stories are there about Yetis from respected Tibetan masters? And if there are such stories, do their descriptions of Yetis correspond to bears or no? In the book The Lawudo Lama , Lama Zopa Rinpoche says that yetis took people's livestock (especially goats), they would try and ge...
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Preparing for Ordination

For ordination in any Tibetan system there are some resources available from Thubten Chodron , FPMT , =field_topics%3A358] Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive and HH Dalai Lama however you shouldn't read about the vows before you take them and I've been told that reading them can cause obstacles in your plans...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Resources and Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 1814

Re: Lam Rim Resources and Discussion

Thank you for the link. There's a lot of material. You think we can list some of the topics we might want to focus on? I was also thinking of adding a video or audio with the OP related to the topic as well. Study or reflective questions at the end. I was thinking the topics can include what's incl...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Resources and Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 1814

Re: Lam Rim Resources and Discussion

You might want to look at https://fpmt.org/education/#mantrassutras for sutras as well.
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Resources and Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 1814

Re: Lam Rim Resources and Discussion

This is a nice link. We'd need to be careful, though. In the root text link, the "bow down to perfect guru," I would focus on Shakyamuni Gautama. With the different stages, this is personal preference, but I'd bounce it off the Pali suttas as well. Some see "authenticity" lost in Mahayana in some p...