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by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Children and the 5 Elements
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Children and the 5 Elements

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:44 am
What an amazing job that could lead to in some really wild settings.
I'd imagine that would take you some amazing wild settings.
Dan74 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 am
More exposure and engagement with the elements is the best mental illness prevention, IMO.
:good:
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Children and the 5 Elements
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Children and the 5 Elements

I agree. I always feel better when I’m outdoors in nature compared to in a city. I’m lucky that my degree, geology, has a large fieldwork component so I get to spend lots of time in nature. In September I was up on the Isle of Skye and loved everyday outside, even in sideways rain, in fact I found b...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How to join a buddhist monastery?
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: How to join a buddhist monastery?

It depends on your cultural roots and on the conditions of your life. If you are from a poor country, then you don't have a problem at all. I wouldn’t be certain about that, everyone is afflicted by desire and the eight worldly concerns. Another point about living in India or Nepal, have you looked...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How to join a buddhist monastery?
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: How to join a buddhist monastery?

But what do you think, what makes you happy? I don't take buddhism like a hobby, I take it seriously. It couldn't be comfortable or pleasant. I expect that many years of learning and practising could make your mind more stable and maybe happier. What do you expect from your lifes? Nothing will sati...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How to join a buddhist monastery?
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: How to join a buddhist monastery?

Hello I'm not a kagyu practicioner but I am going to ordain in the gelug tradition. My advice really is: 1) speak to your teacher, they will recommend a monastery, who to ordain with etc. 2) visit the monasteries to make sure the conditions are right for you 3) save up money now because you'll have ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: New Book by Lama Yeshe: Mahamudra
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: New Book by Lama Yeshe: Mahamudra

Sadly it's not available in the UK yet, but I have been told that it's really good
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Some days visualisation and bodhicitta comes easier
Replies: 3
Views: 238

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: 4965

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: 871

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: 1490

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: 1490

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 370

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: 2514

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: 2514

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: 4965

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: 316

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: 343

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:

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