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by Seeker12
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 1988

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

DNS wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:51 am
Doesn't the bodhisattva vows include continual rebirth for helping other sentient beings?
Ultimately time doesn't exist and so the idea of an ending is wrong-headed from the beginning, pun sort of intended. The entire premise of the thought is wrong. FWIW.
by Seeker12
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 3432

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

According to Mahāyāna tradition, the Mahāyāna Sūtra were collected by Mañjuśṛī and Samantabhadra. Ānanda's secret identity is Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Is there an equivalent for Manjushri? For example, Shariputra's secret identity is Manjushri or something like that? Also, do you have any citatio...
by Seeker12
Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Two Bodhisattva Vow Lineages
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Two Bodhisattva Vow Lineages

I’ve heard that at least in Tibetan Buddhism there are the two Bodhisattva vow lineages, from Maitreya/Asanga and from Manjushri/Nāgārjuna.

Can anyone explain the differences between the two?

Are certain ones held primarily in certain schools?

Thank you.
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5165

Re: CBD oil

I just think, not every anxiety should be cured with some substance. One can try non-substancial methods before. Just because of the thought: Where is the anxiety coming from? Will it be gone because of a substance? What if the pharmacy is locked down and the bottle is empty? Should substances be u...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5165

Re: CBD oil

Just in order to add a controversial view: I would rather stand my psychic tensions - and try to work with them on the base of relaxation methods and analysis - than intoxicate myself with cannabis substances. But I admit, I am extremely sensitive against psychoactive substances. Even the very slig...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5165

Re: CBD oil

Anyone else have experience with this stuff? Just in case it's of interest, in the monastic vinaya cannabis steam baths are explicitly permitted for medicinal use. It seems like most people don't know this. One might of course think this isn't necessarily talking about taking 15 bong hits of high T...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5165

Re: CBD oil

Just in order to add a controversial view: I would rather stand my psychic tensions - and try to work with them on the base of relaxation methods and analysis - than intoxicate myself with cannabis substances. But I admit, I am extremely sensitive against psychoactive substances. Even the very slig...
by Seeker12
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd

cantib wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:05 am
Is there a link available for this?
https://www.taramandala.org/online-programs-shop/ , see the bottom.

Their email address is listed in the original post as well if you have questions or concerns.
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)

Six is Prajñā pāramitā (प्रज्ञा पारमिता): wisdom, insight. Ten is Jñāna pāramitā (ज्ञान पारमिता): knowledge. I would think the distinction in this context is between transcendent (6) and discursive (7) knowledge. Transcendent knowledge is gnosis, the direct perception of truth; discursive knowledge...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton is offering two upcoming Open Webcast Transmission events, on Saturday, April 11, and Saturday, May 2. During this free LIVE webcast, she offers the Oral Transmission (Lung) for three of the core practices in the Tara Mandala community: The practice of Green Tara from the ...
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Twelve Deeds
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Twelve Deeds

To be clear, you're saying that the text(s) on lotsawahouse are not what you want? Neither the one by Nagarjuna here (https://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/nagarjuna/praise-twelve-deeds) or the Jigme Lingpa one here (https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jigme-lingpa/praise-twelve-acts-...
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4444

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

haha wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:18 pm
One aspect, it would create favorable condition to practice dzogchen.
No, I mean that there are many empowerments connected with Guru Rinpoche. I'm wondering about specifically what is being given.
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4444

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

From Garchen Institue FB page: Excellent news! H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will offer Guru Rinpoche empowerment on March 13 at 2pm Arizona time. For the LiveStream, tune in to our YouTube Channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_XG1NSjPoPc8ruERVlG2Q Any idea exactly what ‘Guru Rinpoche e...
by Seeker12
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are Buddhist Deities?
Replies: 38
Views: 2557

Re: What are Buddhist Deities?

smcj wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:59 pm
When asked, the previous Kalu R said of them,
Kalu R wrote:They are emptiness and pure appearance. However you yourself are emptiness and impure appearance.
He might have said “awareness” instead of “appearance”. It was a long time ago. I forget.
I like this explanation.
by Seeker12
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 9 vs 5 prong
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

9 vs 5 prong

In terms of use in practice, is there a difference between a 9 pronged vajra/bell or a 5 pronged? Or is it basically personal preference?
by Seeker12
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Sakya Trichen New York June 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Sakya Trichen New York June 2020

You can also get a flight to Stewart which is much closer by than JFK is from some destinations: Wow that seems like extremely helpful information, that's like 10 miles away from the event location. Thank you for sharing. I'm looking into going to at least some of it, and I would almost certainly f...
by Seeker12
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Sakya Trichen New York June 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Sakya Trichen New York June 2020

Major Empowerment June 2020 From Sakya Trichen in New York https://sakyatemple.org/tsembupa-avalokiteshvara-empowerments-and-teachings/ “Tsembupa Avalokiteshvara is a very special anuttarayoga tantra version of the practice of the Greatly Compassionate One. It originates from the great Tibetan mahas...
by Seeker12
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Gesar Prayers
Replies: 0
Views: 2344

Gesar Prayers

In a particular text by Mipham on Gesar, it says,

“At the end of the session, recite the prayers called “Subduer of Hor” and “The Swift Steed” in a melodious tone.”

Does anyone happen to know of any translations of these prayers?

Thank you.
by Seeker12
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5837

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

(1) Valencia, April 7-12, 2020, which consists of: - Tröma Nagmo Drupchod (April 7-9), - Dorje Drollo empowerment (April 10, the morning session), - Namchak Putri extended empowerment (April 10 evening session and April 11), and - a tri/lung day (April 12). I would love to be there for that, but no...

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