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by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?

anger is self-centred and needs to go because it is never healthy. Is it healthy to keep all your anger inside ? Where will it go ? I know the key here is to develop patience....then the anger will hopefully subside.....and all the anger we experience can be used for practice....to practice patienc...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?

Are these done at 7 day intervals, and/or on the 49th day after death for someone? (Not the phowa, which I know is done right after death......the other rituals.) I'm my experience they were weekly, although some did them daily as part of their practice. As Bristollad said the offering of 108 light...
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Death Ceremonies/Rituals in Geluk Lineage?

At my sangha we normally do a medicine buddha puja, the 35 confessions practice, and Lama Chöpa. I've had a look on Gompa Services to get an idea of the more extensive services which include Lama Chöpa, reciting the prajnaparamita sutras, Guhyasamāja self initiation, and various protector practices....
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hayagriva
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Hayagriva

Thank you Greg, for some reason it slipped my mind to send Sera Jey an email. In fact it might be easier to speak to some of the western monks there I know.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hayagriva
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Hayagriva

Thank you for your reply. I've got the sadhana, I am looking for commentaries and a source of background information.
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hayagriva
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Hayagriva

Tashi Delek

Apologies if this topic is in the wrong section and should have gone in "Buddhist Tantra Talk".

Does anyone know of any Hayagriva resources, specifically for Tamdim Yangsang (Most Secret Hayagriva)?
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image

Could be a reference to Manjushri - Tsongkhapa is sometimes claimed to be an emanation of Manjushri. Could be, although it'd be odd to refer to Manjushri as "the man from the onion valley" :tongue: I thought it might just be a misidentification of people in the refuge tree I was referring to the 's...
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Je Tsongkhapa thangka image

In the painting like Lineage Tree and Karmapa Buddha is seen getting knowledge and power from a supreme force, which is Tsongkhapa. Ummmmmm... the Karmapa lineage had started some 200 years before Tsongkhapa's birth. Could be a reference to Manjushri - Tsongkhapa is sometimes claimed to be an emana...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: ‘Dharmas do not arise’
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: ‘Dharmas do not arise’

And speaking of, I really hope there's a proper translation of Buddhapalita's Mulamadhyamakavritti soon. Seems the project page for one translation of it is gone, as the domain expired... I believe Geshe Graham Woodhouse is currently working on a translation of this text, I don't know if he's trans...
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HE Zong Rinpoche Dream
Replies: 10
Views: 1325

Re: HE Zong Rinpoche Dream

The previous Zong R. was guru to Lama Yeshe of the FPMT. FPMT gave up the practice when HHDL made it an issue. I assumed ZR gave it up at that point. Yes, I think only the reincarnation of Trijang is problematic in that respect. This is what I've heard, I believe the current Zong Rinpoche has taugh...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 6475

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Isn't there a solitary retreat option for monks, or also lay practitioners, in Europe? I believe Nalanda monastery are setting up retreat cabins in the Pyrenees. And, you can do a short solitary retreat at Land of Joy, the FPMT retreat centre in the UK. Thanks, I didn't know about the Land of Joy. ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 6475

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Aryjna wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Isn't there a solitary retreat option for monks, or also lay practitioners, in Europe?
I believe Nalanda monastery are setting up retreat cabins in the Pyrenees. And, you can do a short solitary retreat at Land of Joy, the FPMT retreat centre in the UK.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Insects practice?
Replies: 35
Views: 918

Re: Insects practice?

bacteria are in the vegetable kingdom. so are not sentient beings in any case by Buddhist definition. (you should've asked about anti-protozoals or anti-helminthics.) Actually, bacteria have an entirely different kingdom AND domain. There is a difference between the Linnaean classification and the ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Geshe Tashi becomes the abbot of Sera Mey Monastery
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Geshe Tashi becomes the abbot of Sera Mey Monastery

:bow: :bow: :bow:

I'm so pleased for Geshe-la but I'm saddened by the fact that I won't be able to receive teachings from him as often :crying:
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

Where is the quote for his personal feelings? I couldn't find it anywhere in the article and it's very odd for a scientist to make such a claim.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Eight Mahayana Precepts
Replies: 27
Views: 5721

Re: Eight Mahayana Precepts

*nods* This is what I have been instructed to do, too. So far I've been renewing the Precepts every day since I took them during the ceremony with my guru. But if I stop renewing them every day, and decide to take them only on special days, can I still do that in front of an image of Buddha, or can...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Eight Mahayana Precepts
Replies: 27
Views: 5721

Re: Eight Mahayana Precepts

I have a question about the Precepts (in particular in the Geluk tradition). After taking the Precepts during a ceremony with one's guru, if the disciple does not renew the Precepts every new day, can said disciple take the Precepts again on his or her own (for example on a favourable/auspicious da...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears for Jokhang Temple in Tibet as huge fire breaks out near holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Fears for Jokhang Temple in Tibet as huge fire breaks out near holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism

It's also strange that this web sight doesn't have a PADLOCK in the address bar, to signify safety..... It's because it doesn't use HTTPS (HTTP Secure) which gives extra security, it's not really important though as phayul isn't used for payments or emails. As a note though it seems Tibetans in exi...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Rakta and medicinal nectar
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Rakta and medicinal nectar

Does anyone know where to get some of these from in the UK? I've spoken to my Geshe and he wasn't sure, although there could have been a misunderstanding of my English when I asked.
by Lobsang Chojor
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Did You Eat Today ?
Replies: 117
Views: 2471

Re: What Did You Eat Today ?

Thank you both Simon and Greg