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by pueraeternus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Found this during my search. What do you guys think?

Synthesizing a Liturgical Heritage - Abhayakaragupta's Vajravali and the Kalacakramandala - Yong-Hyun Lee
http://vajrayana.faithweb.com/vajravali.PDF
by pueraeternus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

The Vajramala is collection of template empowerments, so it is a full empowerment, but less elaborate than the two main traditions of Kalacakra (Rwa and Dro). So would this upcoming book be something that would help? http://www.amazon.com/The-Vajra-Rosary-Tantra-Vajramalatantra/dp/1935011189/ref=sr...
by pueraeternus
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

I am not sure the text has been translated. But it is in the collection of main daily sadhanas used in Sakya. From these 2 websites, it seems HHST was transmitted the Kalachakra from both HHDL and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (6 different lineages). Do you happen to know for the recent NYC transmissions...
by pueraeternus
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Malcolm wrote:
In Sakya, the main Kalacakra practice is the preliminary practice for the six yogas; it is a simplified form in one face and two arms. Chogye Trichen remarked this was all one needed.

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Noted, thanks. That should be easily found.
by pueraeternus
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Thanks Cone and Kirtu. HHST wrote a short sadhana for the Kalacakra in NYC. Yes. It is a really short sadhana. It definitely something to start with, but I am also looking for more substantial texts. There is this book on Geshe Ngawang Ghargyey's teachings on Kalachakra that he gave at the Sakya Teg...
by pueraeternus
Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

There is very little material by Sakya authors on Kalacakra. For the most part, only Lama Dampa, Takstang Lotsawa and Amyezhabs wrote anything of significance on Kalacakra, unless of course you count Buton as a Sakyapa -- the Gelug lineage comes from him. M Noted - thanks Namdrol. I will have to ma...
by pueraeternus
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7718

Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Recently I attended HHST's Kalachakra empowerment in NYC. I would like to further my study and practice, but could not find any books on Kalachakra specific to the lineage transmitted by HHST (majority are on the Gelugpa transmissions). Is there any book anyone familiar with the tradition can recomm...
by pueraeternus
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 68
Views: 16876

Re: Ordination

Is there evidence that such bursaries were established during the Buddha's time? The Buddhist community wandered around as travelling mendicants most of the time (except during retreats), were supposed to only have the 4 requisites, cannot handle money, etc. So all these point the bursars towards a...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 68
Views: 16876

Re: Ordination

I'm quite solid in my position stating that later developments in Vinaya literature where the Buddha is talking about drawing up loan contracts with people is in fact a much later development and moreover an indication of ignorance on the part of the author(s), who were unaware that writing didn't ...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Interesting look at Lotus Sutra at Fake Buddha Quotes
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: Interesting look at Lotus Sutra at Fake Buddha Quotes

http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/is-the-lotus-sutra-authentic-by-bhikkhu-sujato/ A different slant and actually a brisk rehursal of the inevitable introductory "Is Mahayana Fake?" discussion. Sample: Jason on September 12, 2012 at 10:49 am said: I really appreciate the interesting philological work ...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 68
Views: 16876

Re: Ordination

I'm quite solid in my position stating that later developments in Vinaya literature where the Buddha is talking about drawing up loan contracts with people is in fact a much later development and moreover an indication of ignorance on the part of the author(s), who were unaware that writing didn't ...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Nagarjuna's Bodhisambhara
Replies: 34
Views: 3548

Re: Nagarjuna's Bodhisambhara

Konchog1 wrote: But what about the Bodhisattva mission to enlighten all beings. I've even seen prayers about rousing Arhats.
The Bodhisattva vow is really to deliver sentient beings to the other shore, i.e. Nirvana. It was only later when the concept became "establish all beings into Buddhahood".
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39864

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

monktastic wrote:Edit: never mind.
Best answer so far!
by pueraeternus
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 2013 HKU Conference: Buddhist Meditative Praxis
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: 2013 HKU Conference: Buddhist Meditative Praxis

Thanks Osho. I will try the faculty office, and if failing that, will proceed to stalk the participants. :spy:
by pueraeternus
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 2013 HKU Conference: Buddhist Meditative Praxis
Replies: 2
Views: 630

2013 HKU Conference: Buddhist Meditative Praxis

I chanced upon the website for the "HKU Centre of Buddhist Studies 10th Anniversary International Conference", the subject being: Buddhist Meditative Praxis: Traditional Teachings & Modern Application. The abstract for the papers presented can be found here: http://www.buddhism.hku.hk/conference/abs...
by pueraeternus
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in com
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in

Efforts should be directed towards preserving human, scientific and cultural knowledge that can survive a collapse of civilization. For example, Buddhists should look into preserving all manner of texts (including the most recent scholarship) that can survive a throwback to dark ages. Perhaps buried...
by pueraeternus
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in com
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in com

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 95668.html

I don't see how the world can change course in time. Ah well, all compounded things must come to an end.
by pueraeternus
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: KOYASAN SHINGON BUDDHISM
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: KOYASAN SHINGON BUDDHISM

This is sublime. Thanks for sharing.
by pueraeternus
Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: monkey king 2014 full movie
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: monkey king 2014 full movie

This is the classic version, with the very 庄严 Tathagata.
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