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by beautiful breath
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 1270

Re: Hello

Yeah, welcome... :namaste:
by beautiful breath
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Consequences of caesarean birth
Replies: 15
Views: 5594

Re: Consequences of caesarean birth

zerwe wrote:There is a body of new research emerging that highlights how c-section births disrupt the development
of normal bacterial flora. This is thought to have a significant impact on the development of particular states of
disease, as well as, cognitive development.

Shaun :namaste:
Sources?
by beautiful breath
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

Re: More Bon than Buddha?

So the 'theravadins' don't actually have any real evidence to lay claim to being the 'purest' interpretation of the Dharma? Correct. This point has been discussed a lot on here and other forums. I'm sure you can find some really long debates about this using the search function. Since the search fu...
by beautiful breath
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability
Replies: 0
Views: 582

The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability

Hi,

Can someone tell me where I can access some teachings re this practice.

Thanks,

BB...
by beautiful breath
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

Re: More Bon than Buddha?

Hanuman Yant.jpg Hanuman Yant blessed by the Theravada monk LP Sin of the Thai monastary Wat Laharnyai. Is Theravada Buddhism more Hindu than Buddha(sic)? :good: Oooer! Odd how preconceptions and generic ideas can be so wrong! I have always been content with how 'Tibetan' Buddhism has been presente...
by beautiful breath
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

Re: More Bon than Buddha?

gregkavarnos wrote:
conebeckham wrote:You might, instead, ask whether Vajrayana is more Hindu than Buddhist...
Now there is a question worth asking! :smile:

Oddly enough, I recall noticing the glaring similarities in Kali and Vajrayogini when first coming across Vajrayana.
by beautiful breath
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

Re: More Bon than Buddha?

The Buddha doesn't talk about incense or mediation mats in the Pali canon either, why talk about the tools
Excellent point!
by beautiful breath
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

Re: More Bon than Buddha?

Perhaps you are just ignorant about Theravada traditions? 2 minutes of google and I found this http://tdm.sas.upenn.edu/monastery/ritual_liturgy.html

/magnus
Nice read.

Still doesn't answer my question though.

No matter.

BB...
by beautiful breath
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

Re: More Bon than Buddha?

No. You seem to overlook the fact that the Buddhist tantric traditions of Tibet originated from Indian Buddhist tantrics. Of course there are some Bon influences, but...
But...?
by beautiful breath
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: More Bon than Buddha?
Replies: 29
Views: 3636

More Bon than Buddha?

The Tibetan traditions seem a million miles away from the Theravadins who I understand are considered to be the closest to what the Buddha actually taught himself prior to any major interpretations. There were no Vajras, Bells, Inner Offerings....etc... in the Discourses :smile: Is the Tibetan tradi...
by beautiful breath
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What was Tsongkhapa refuting re Theravada?
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: What was Tsongkhapa refuting re Theravada?

Oh, I stand corrected. I was labouring under the thought that he and Shantideva refuted what I understand as the Theravada take on Emptiness that might not go as far as the Prasangikas. I guess if he wasn't even aware of Theravada then how could he...... ...actually how could he not be aware of the ...
by beautiful breath
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What was Tsongkhapa refuting re Theravada?
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

What was Tsongkhapa refuting re Theravada?

Hi all,

Exactly what was he refuting? Was it the Dhammas or realities that the Theravadin schools contend exist?

Thanks,

BB...
by beautiful breath
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Silent Illumination/Shikantaza
Replies: 20
Views: 3028

Dzogchen and Silent Illumination/Shikantaza

Hi, I shifted somewhat from a formal practice in Vajrayana to the more minimilistic practices of the Theravada and more recently those of the Soto/Chan school. The practice I settled into over the last couple of years is Silent Illumination as taught by Master Sheng Yen. I know little about Dzogchen...
by beautiful breath
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Jhanas Bliss?
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Jhanas Bliss?

How is it beyond Meditative bliss....what the difference?
by beautiful breath
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Jhanas Bliss?
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Jhanas Bliss?

Hi,

Is the Bliss described in some texts the same as the bliss in the Theravadin Jhanas

Thanks...
by beautiful breath
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Deities
Replies: 65
Views: 10240

Re: Deities

It is a really stupid question actually. If you visualize yourself as Darth Vader you will have his blessing, that is nothing at all since he is a fictional character. You think Tara is a fictional character then what are you doing in the Vajrayana section of this forum? How rude....! Tell me what ...
by beautiful breath
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy"
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

"Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy"

I am a Psycholgical Therapist. I am seeing a growing number of people being trained in "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy" who are then let loose in our hospitals and surgeries 'teaching' what many of us have been doing for decades. I for one feel a little agreived at this for many reasons not lea...
by beautiful breath
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Deities
Replies: 65
Views: 10240

Re: Deities

Hi, can someone tell me how Deities exist? A blunt question but after man y years studying in the Tibetan Tradition I still struggle with how some can speak of Deities as if they have an independent existence - then in the next breath explain how they're as empty as anything else. My experience of ...
by beautiful breath
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Deities
Replies: 65
Views: 10240

Deities

Hi, can someone tell me how Deities exist? A blunt question but after man y years studying in the Tibetan Tradition I still struggle with how some can speak of Deities as if they have an independent existence - then in the next breath explain how they're as empty as anything else. My experience of p...