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by Tenma
Sat May 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: 24-hour live streaming of the main hall, Byodoji
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: 24-hour live streaming of the main hall, Byodoji

Here is the link to the 24-hour live streaming of the main hall of the Shingon temple Byodoji, with daily services, prayers, and weekly goma rituals especially for the pandemic. https://youtu.be/skkmHbYKRjQ Also, the priest has prepared a very nice service book in Japanese. Does anyone have an Engl...
by Tenma
Sat May 30, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Consequences of doing Sojong?

Before I go on, does Sojong require an empowerment? Link to PDF removed. If the practice was restricted for lay people, it would be inappropriate to publish it here. If not, I have another question. Seeing the vows taken in Sojong and living under my situation (where meat is constantly eaten as part...
by Tenma
Thu May 28, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: King Gesar - Dharmapala
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: King Gesar - Dharmapala

Hi, lately I have been introduced to and gotten lung for the practice od King Gesar as a dharmapala. And quite frankly I don't know much about him and there does not seem to be much on the internet about him (especially when one ignores the shambhala as a source). When did King Gesar first appear a...
by Tenma
Wed May 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Why did the Buddha choose not to live of Light?
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Why did the Buddha choose not to live of Light?

While I am very skeptical on the test they did (there are several reasons to it), I just found out yesterday that Prahlad Jani died yesterday, so out of respect, let us pray for him instead into Sukhavati: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/gujarat-ascetic-who-claimed-survival-withou...
by Tenma
Sat May 23, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Ticks

So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions? When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice...
by Tenma
Thu May 21, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1658

Re: Karmic cause become gay

That's interesting, isn't it? There are many using fear to keep people on track, not to mention false perception, understanding and damage they cause which are born together with it. It's not only Abrahamic religions who use fear to control people. Several species have biological mechanism that bia...
by Tenma
Wed May 20, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Who is this Master?

So the answers are currently ranging from "she's the best" to "all tulku are fake". I have to say that this discussion has really clarified the issue. :roll: It appears that nobody here knows her personally or knows anyone who knows her. So we have no useful information. That’s about the size of it...
by Tenma
Mon May 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Who is this Master?

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Her name is Wang Xiao 王逍.
Thank you! I guess we're at a start now.
PeterC wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 am
Here’s a bio of her. I’ve never heard of her before.
https://wk.baidu.com/view/5d04b9ab534de ... 2f79?pcf=2
Pardon me, but I cannot read Chinese. Could anyone please translate what it says?
by Tenma
Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kalachakra
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Kalachakra

I've been studying the Kalachakra for 44 years and contacted the main translators of Tibetan Buddhism recently to share insights. But it may be because of COVID-19 but they seem to be totally "insulated" against the outside world. In these days of virus and pandemic, the Kalachakra is very importan...
by Tenma
Sat May 16, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Who is this Master?

So I stumbled upon this and would like to know who the portrayed abbess is (@ 0:44, 2:56, 4:21, etc.). Does anyone know? And where is she from? Mongolia? Tibet? From Google Translating the comments, I managed to get from one comment that she's an emanation of White Tara, though one can't quite trust...
by Tenma
Sat May 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Babylon Bee

More sagely insight, historically based, of course: https://babylonbee.com/news/reminder-adolf-hitler-also-wanted-to-go-outside-and-do-things Making fun of two deadly serious issues in one go. I don't know if that is funny or stupid. I am tending towards the second option. I tend to be wary of Baby...
by Tenma
Sun May 10, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?
Replies: 20
Views: 808

Re: Historically, how did people deal with severely disabled babies? How did they interpret the karmic consequence?

What?! Next, you're gonna tell me the Greeks didn't all fight in slow motion and kick ambassadors into wells either! The only thing that is true in "300" is that all Greek men have six packs... fat greek guy.jpg I don't think a Dharma forum is an appropriate place to post semi-nude pictures of your...
by Tenma
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV
Replies: 37
Views: 3953

Re: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV

By an evolutionary perspective, we all evolved from various hominids and prior to that, various different organisms and single-celled organisms. So, as there is the tradition that we must "honor our ancestors," we might as well honor our ancestors from beyond civilization. Anyone up for the ancestor...
by Tenma
Wed May 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Netflix shows recommendations for kids 11-13, please?

As a teen myself:

“Unorthodox”
“Il a dèja tes yeux”
“Le médecin africain”
“Le Jeu” (perhaps high schoolers only and older)
by Tenma
Tue May 05, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1128

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

Start with chapter 24, and do not go beyond it until your understanding develops. I don't agree. The MMK is a dialogue that builds from the beginning. One needs to start at the beginning, and work chapter by chapter through each topic. Before beginning the MMK, however, you need to have some famili...
by Tenma
Tue May 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1128

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

I think I see what the problem was: I thought we started with the very first chapter (and I gave up trying to understand it after the first attempt to get through it). You thought you could understand Nagarjuna after trying to read through one text once? :rolling: Ay, ‘tis a whole lot more for this...
by Tenma
Mon May 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1128

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

How about Nagarjuna. Mulamadhyamikakarika. I attempted to read Nagarjuna before but I couldn't comprehend what he was saying in his texts. Perhaps something from the Sakya or Kagyu schools will do if I'm looking into the Vajrayana perspective of emptiness and the like. I think it is a good idea to ...
by Tenma
Sun May 03, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five elements and seed syllables
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Five elements and seed syllables

Sorry, I couldn't get the picture to show up here. Could someone explain what the three seed letters mean, and the other images ? https://scontent-msp1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-0/p280x280/95101752_682298572532629_193557163665260544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=b96e70&_nc_ohc=hzEBr5XBkuIAX__vsKY&_nc_h...
by Tenma
Sat May 02, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1128

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

Queequeg wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 7:20 pm
How about Nagarjuna.
Mulamadhyamikakarika.
I attempted to read Nagarjuna before but I couldn't comprehend what he was saying in his texts. Perhaps something from the Sakya or Kagyu schools will do if I'm looking into the Vajrayana perspective of emptiness and the like.
by Tenma
Sat May 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1128

A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

In which sutras or commentaries can a beginner find a more concise understand of śunyata and emptiness? The only sutras and advices I’ve managed to stumble upon so far are focused mostly on dharanis, the Bodhisattva path, and compassion. However, I would like to try to understand the other core topi...

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