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by yan kong
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Ganteng Rinpoche Vancouver/Victora B.C. May 10-15
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Ganteng Rinpoche Vancouver/Victora B.C. May 10-15

Sorry it took me so long to respond to this.

For the Chod it will be "The Bellowing Laugh of the Dakini" by Rigdzin Lingpa and for Dorje Phagmo it is a Pema Lingpa Terma.
by yan kong
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Ganteng Rinpoche Vancouver/Victora B.C. May 10-15
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Ganteng Rinpoche Vancouver/Victora B.C. May 10-15

Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche lineage holder in the Pema Lingpa tradition, will be giving teachings in Vancouver and Victoria Canada May 10th through 15th to give teachings and empowerments. The suggested donation is 60$ per day but if that if more than one can contribute that's fine, just let the registr...
by yan kong
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Fo Guang Shan University questions.
Replies: 20
Views: 2605

Re: Fo Guang Shan University questions.

While I don't know all the details, I think that if Ven. Hsing Yun has disagreements with the Tibetan interpretation of Buddhism he may not be entirely out of step with other Chinese masters. It's really not a big deal I don't think as those disagreements have long existed between the various Buddhi...
by yan kong
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 12367

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

Don't be ridiculous. The only that not accepted here is gyalpo practice. The Lotus Sutra is a Mahayana Sutra whereas the view I'm explaining comes from Highest Yoga Tantra. I thought were are not allowed to discuss gyalpo practice? A geshe once me told the highest teaching was in the Lotus Sutra. H...
by yan kong
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 12367

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

the very title of this thread is loathe some in this degenerative age. Nah. Different Buddhists and Buddhist schools have been debating each other's faces off for millennia. We'll be fine. Which reminds me: how do you feel about Nichiren's use of polemic and hyperbole in his public discourses? I te...
by yan kong
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Longchenpa fathered a son as a monk
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Longchenpa fathered a son as a monk

I'm glad we had this talk.
by yan kong
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?
Replies: 64
Views: 8709

Re: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?

rory wrote:Pure Land viewed from a Zen/Ch'an prospective makes Amida a metaphor.
I have not had this experience in my interactions with Ch'an groups. They very much believe in the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
by yan kong
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Longchenpa fathered a son as a monk
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Longchenpa fathered a son as a monk

"the life of Lonchenpa. The omniscient Dharma King of the vast expanse" compiled and edited by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart
by yan kong
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Longchenpa fathered a son as a monk
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Longchenpa fathered a son as a monk

I was reading over a biography of Longchenpa today and learned that he fathered a son while holding a monks precepts. I realize this is probably not the first or last instance in which this happened, but I'm wondering what the lineage reasoning is behind this? Did he break his vows, if not why? Does...
by yan kong
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava in Translation
Replies: 33
Views: 3841

Re: Padmasambhava in Translation

There is nothing wrong in principle with the 84000 project. What I object to is the idea that the literary products of Tibetan buddhas is inferior in quality and kind to that of Indian buddhas. It is similar to the tale of Padampa Sangye and Milarepa's meeting. While equal in realization, Mila's bl...
by yan kong
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Adi-Buddha on Wikipedia
Replies: 35
Views: 6065

Re: Adi-Buddha on Wikipedia

Thank you, Victoria. Is it correct now? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adi-Buddha In Vajrayana Buddhism, the ādibuddha (Tibetan: dang-po'i sangs-rgyas), is the "First Buddha." The term reemerges in tantric literature, most prominently in the Kalachakra.[1] According to the first interpretation, ādi ...
by yan kong
Mon May 09, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can women become Buddhas?
Replies: 333
Views: 43127

Re: Can women become Buddhas?

tiagolps wrote:
maybay wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
???
Its just one of Chogyam Trungpa's unimaginative teachings.
Shambhala was secular in nature.
Rather "is" secular in nature.
by yan kong
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?
Replies: 100
Views: 17780

Re: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?

Just a note -- If the OP is interested in Korean Seon and in Korea, the OP can easily just visit a temple. At big temples living quarters and the main meditation hall, especially during the long retreats or when being used by the monks, are closed to casual visitors unless they are invited. This is...
by yan kong
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?
Replies: 100
Views: 17780

Re: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?

Kuji In the nine syllable is practiced in Japanese shingon look this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVI2sO7k10o 7:49 he will do nine Kuji in fastly Yes, you're right that the person is doing the kuji at that point in the video. And no, you're wrong that its part of Shingon. Its not. The peop...
by yan kong
Thu May 28, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Displaying Buddhist Imagery On Your Property
Replies: 26
Views: 3641

Re: Displaying Buddhist Imagery On Your Property

philji wrote:Sometimes they can have a positive effect
https://oaklandnorth.net/2014/10/21/buddha-of-oakland/
This is a beautiful story. If only all Buddhist communities in the west could have that kind of dedication.
by yan kong
Mon May 25, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Social security?
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

Re: Social security?

It's the old four proposition formula. There are: White deeds with white intentions. White deeds with black intentions. Black deeds with white intentions. Black deeds with black intentions. Intentions do flavor the act. There is a tradition of Bodhisattva Vows that require you to commit one of the ...
by yan kong
Sun May 24, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the two best pure lands of all time?
Replies: 17
Views: 3536

Re: What are the two best pure lands of all time?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:I assume it's a literary device to emphasize how wonderful it is, rather than something to be taken literally or dissected...similar to how so many teachers etc. Get referred to as a 'second Buddha'...likely it doesn't mean they are Maitreya.
Or different sutras being called the greatest sutras.
by yan kong
Fri May 15, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 147
Views: 30931

Re: Pema Khandro?

Honestly-do people like Pema Khandro/Kali Ma/ whatever-her-given-name-is think they won't be eventually exposed? I have never understood how people can set themselves up this way, with titles, lineage claims, even links to websites for their "teachers" that are actually under the student/"disciple'...
by yan kong
Wed May 13, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Brad Warner Video Interview
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Re: Brad Warner Video Interview

Based solely on what was said in the interview: Zen sounds like "believe what you want" and "as long as you sit you do Zen". This attitude is widespread in American Zen, and maybe American Buddhism generally. I goes with the pragmatic streak in the American character: "Teach me a kind of Buddhism w...
by yan kong
Mon May 11, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Thanks to you, I took refuge today
Replies: 28
Views: 4391

Re: Thanks to you, I took refuge today

May you continue to go for refuge until enlightenment. :bow:

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