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by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources for monastic ordination
Replies: 6
Views: 239

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: 256

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: 1073

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: 1073

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: 698

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: 698

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: 120
Views: 2398

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: 1372

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: 48
Views: 1372

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: 4743

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: 620

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: 532

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: 532

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: 316

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: 57
Views: 2790

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: 57
Views: 2790

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: 4743

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: 4743

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: 18
Views: 1630

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: 489

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.

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