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by Tirisilex
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can you become a Monk?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: How can you become a Monk?

I was looking at one site and it says you need to be between the ages of 17 and 35 to be able to get monastic training. I'm 44 I have no chance to learn in this particular school.
by Tirisilex
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can you become a Monk?
Replies: 2
Views: 98

How can you become a Monk?

While I don't believe a monastery will allow me in because of my mental illness.. I'm still curious what steps does one has to take to become a monk. Do they regulate what you learn or can you study at your own discretion?
by Tirisilex
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Inspiring dreams??
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Inspiring dreams??

Yes, this is usually a good thing. Put that inspiration to good use while it's still hot :smile: There is also section in the Mahāratnakūṭa Sutra that deals with specific dreams and their meanings. http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/Dreams:_Their_Interpretation,_Yoga_and_Discrimi...
by Tirisilex
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Inspiring dreams??
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Inspiring dreams??

Has anyone had dreams about the Buddha that inspired you to practice more or give you more faith in Buddhism?
by Tirisilex
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In 'The Beginning' ?
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

I personally believe in a Multiverse of recycling universes. Spread out across the infinite space of infinite Big Bangs possibly with different sets of physics that is probably alien to one another. There never was a beginning nor an end.. Because a New Universe is created every minute but is so Ins...
by Tirisilex
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I like this forum
Replies: 16
Views: 432

I like this forum

I'm a member of many forums of different religions and other things. I like this place because when I post a question people try to answer them and they don't judge me when I ask. Unlike a certain Christian forum I'm a part of. Every time I post a question they question my standing with God and they...
by Tirisilex
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Characteristics of Nirvana?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

This kind of answers my question: "While no Buddha is a creator of the universe or its suffering, as they are naturally and collectively and individually sustained by the karma we create, the Buddhas have perfect compassion (omnibenevolence) for all beings and wisdom (omniscience) of all physical an...
by Tirisilex
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Characteristics of Nirvana?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

What are the characteristics of Nirvana?
by Tirisilex
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Characteristics of Nirvana?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Characteristics of Nirvana?

Are these characteristics of Nirvana? Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence? are there other things I'm missing?
by Tirisilex
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cultivating Virtuous Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Cultivating Virtuous Thoughts

I've been studying on the subjects of Thought Substitution and thought acceptance... I know that Mindfullness practices are thought acceptance practices. Thought acceptance is observing thoughts as they arise and not judging them or fighting them but just observing them and acknowledging that it is ...
by Tirisilex
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cultivating Virtuous Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Cultivating Virtuous Thoughts

I've been searching online for some good practices on how to cultivate virtuous thoughts. So far I have been coming up dry. Does anyone know of a good site / book that gives you practices to help cultivate virtuous thoughts??
by Tirisilex
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I may be getting my old Lama back
Replies: 3
Views: 233

I may be getting my old Lama back

I left my Lama for a few reasons... The biggest one Was I didn't like the way he teaches. However, I decided to be more conversational with him and let him know when I feel as if more info is needed. He does hold an occasional question and answer section so I decided I'll utilize that more. He doesn...
by Tirisilex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Tenma wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:50 pm
Tirisilex wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:50 am
Is this the Palden Lhamo Pic your talking about? OMG The detail is overwhelming.
Yes. At least you get plenty of merit from it. :smile:
Hmm Good answer :jawdrop:
by Tirisilex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Arts-- Calligraphy
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Dharma Arts-- Calligraphy

If its Calligraphy I would definitely call it art. but if you don't feel comfortable about it so be it.
by Tirisilex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Is this the Palden Lhamo Pic your talking about? OMG The detail is overwhelming.
by Tirisilex
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

This is my Black Hayagriva with Medicine Buddha. Perhaps try challenging yourself with Palden Lhamo with her retinue of the 12 Tenma, the 4 goddesses of the seasons, and the 5 sisters of long life with Palden's peaceful emanation as 2-armed vina Saraswati at the top? Just curious to see how that go...
by Tirisilex
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

This is my Black Hayagriva with Medicine Buddha.
by Tirisilex
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Nice I like it. It makes me think of a Desert setting sun. I use Colored Pencils and Markers for mediums. I just finished today Black Hayagriva and The Medicine Buddha together. It's too big for me to scan right now. I'll be getting a photograph of it soon if anyone is interested in checking it out.
by Tirisilex
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Here are my Pics.. I hope this works this time thru..