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by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 54
Views: 1701

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Is it OK to say that I find references to the 'common Mahayana' a bit daunting? In the context of modern culture, as distinct maybe from the context of Tibetan religious culture, Mahayana is anything but 'common'. It seems to indicate a tone of condescension. This has nothing to do with Tibetan rel...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 54
Views: 1701

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

I took "come back lifetime after lifetime" to mean emanation. It simply means rebirth in samsara. Is emanation possible before the bhumis? How else would one be in control of rebirths? One only gains control over rebirth at the eighth bhumi. If self-liberation has nothing to do with maintaining sam...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 54
Views: 1701

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Thanks for the reply. It leaves me with a few more questions that I hope you can also help with. Skillful means. Can you give a top 5 list or something of what Vajrayana brings to the table in this regard? This is a very big question. The long and short of it however is that identifying oneself as ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

This one!
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A Book of Common Tibetan Buddhist Prayers
https://www.amazon.com/Book-Common-Tibe ... 0980173035
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Fundraising for Nichiren mission in Paraguay
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Fundraising for Nichiren mission in Paraguay

Queequeg wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:57 pm
The link is not permitting donations. Is there another way to offer contributions?
Thank you for your support! You can send your contribution to the mission by paypal through this https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/88xlgzZA3t

Thank you and may all beings benefit! :anjali:
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Fundraising for Nichiren mission in Paraguay
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Fundraising for Nichiren mission in Paraguay

Nichiren Shu Buddhism under the care and auspices of Tsukamoto Shonin and Kanjin Cederman Shonin, is doing with Gonzalo Escobar (who is undergoing a lay leader training), are undertaking a mission to make Nichiren Buddhism more widely available to the general public in South America (in particular i...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Is Nichiren Shu the most traditional of all the Nichiren sects?

Regarding N.Shu - My impression is that there is some effort at international mission (Nichiren Buddhist International Center NBIC) but its not a well formed idea or given adequate resources. Being head of NBIC seems to be more or less an honorary appointment among the leadership in Japan, and othe...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 2684

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

Aryjna wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:05 pm
There are so many methods, even sutra methods, that the main difficulty is probably to choose which one one prefers :D

https://fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/ Some methods, some of which do not require empowerments etc., are available here under 'protection from harm'.
Dukkar! :heart: :thanks:
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 2684

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

Maybe let's take a step back: Are you sure they were Gyalpo spirits? Was there an experience which may have led to the dream? Have you a relationship with a Gyalpo spirit in your practise? That would lead to an answer which could range from simply forgetting about it to making important changes to ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 2684

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

What can remedial activities be done after having strange dreams with some Gyalpo entities? Any tips? Maybe let's take a step back: Are you sure they were Gyalpo spirits? Was there an experience which may have led to the dream? Have you a relationship with a Gyalpo spirit in your practise? That wou...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 2684

Remedy Gyalpo

What can remedial activities be done after having strange dreams with some Gyalpo entities? Any tips?
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 74
Views: 2887

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

But there is still a fact, north-west India was an important center for tantricism in general. Both Hindu and Buddhist. Kashmir Shaivism (albeit virtually defunct) is a historical inheritance of this past. Manjushrimulakalpa mentions the north-west of South Asia as a place to learn its "excellent ma...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1433

Re: Short sadhanas

In 1969, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, at the request of the tulku of Jetsun Shuksep, on the occasion of Her moving to the U.S., revealed a Mind Treasure "Dzogchen ngondro." In the colophon, His Holiness says this extremely short (quite a bit shorter than the short Dudjom Tersar ngondr...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

Milarepa said to Marpa, “I have created heavy negative karma, so I have now come to practice Dharma. I have nothing to offer you but my body, speech and mind. Please give me the Dharma and also food and clothing.” Milarepa asked for food and clothing because he didn’t have anything at all.
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

I'm doing reference to some unfortunate comments that unless you are "dying", you might have money to invest in teachings. But my point is, I think this is not so simple as the way some people put here. In Himalayan countries, people get initiation in large gathering, too. Generous sponsors bear al...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

I think that many people here never experienced real poverty. To be very clear, I wasn't turned out from the teachings by the teacher in questions, but by an organizer, who is sufficiently well off himself. I didn't even have the option of approaching the teacher directly. Another important point, ...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

I think that many people here never experienced real poverty. To be very clear, I wasn't turned out from the teachings by the teacher in questions, but by an organizer, who is sufficiently well off himself. I didn't even have the option of approaching the teacher directly. Another important point, I...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

It is the custom of secret mantra, described in the tantras themselves, that a fee is charged for initiation. End of story. If a teacher is willing to grant empowerment and instructions free of charge, one should feel blessed, and make offerings of whatever wealth one has for the teachings. This is...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

It is the custom of secret mantra, described in the tantras themselves, that a fee is charged for initiation. End of story. If a teacher is willing to grant empowerment and instructions free of charge, one should feel blessed, and make offerings of whatever wealth one has for the teachings. This is...
by Nyedrag Yeshe
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4239

Re: Charging for Dharma

...lack of empathy of the organizers... I imagine it is this one. ...or maybe just pure greed? I don't think so. Any excess money from teachings generally goes to the teacher or back into the center, so who's greed? I think it is very unfortunate that you were not given the option to offer services...

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