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by zerwe
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?
Replies: 39
Views: 2764

Re: How "Old School" of an Internet user are you?

A buddy of mine had compuserve back in the mid 80s. My first personal account was in the early 90s. Everything was text, no browsers, Pine for email, Usenetnews, and images could only be downloaded. And, boy was it slow. My first browser experiences were mid to late 90s. Man, it sure has come a long...
by zerwe
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 1299

Re: Chile

My teacher just returned from Argentina and Chile where he consecrated a Stupa.
I'm not sure where, but there may be something closer than you think. I'll ask next time
I see him.
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3444

Re: FPMT

Searching the site I have found a study group that is listed on the FPMT web page that is at least close.....5 hrs. So I'm hoping I can get someone to cover for me next Sunday so I can make the trip Kindest wishes, Dave If you make it to NC please do come visit our center in Raleigh. You are always...
by zerwe
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3444

Re: FPMT

I am an FPMT practitioner and the online programs and support are wonderful. As an organization they are doing a lot to help preserve monastic centers, provide education, retreat, and practice opportunities at every level. Looking at their website just now and they have an awesome variety of projec...
by zerwe
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Swaying in meditation
Replies: 17
Views: 3261

Re: Swaying in meditation

Helps to ease back pain during long sessions.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: FPMT
Replies: 31
Views: 3444

Re: FPMT

I am an FPMT practitioner and the online programs and support are wonderful. As an organization they are doing a lot to help preserve monastic centers, provide education, retreat, and practice opportunities at every level. If you have the ability to get to a center you may be able to connect with te...
by zerwe
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Offering cloud mantra
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

Re: Offering cloud mantra

I practice in the Gelug so this may not apply, but the offering cloud mantra (and other mantras) are typically recited in sanskrit the form it is in as you have posted. Prayers and other aspects of practice are recited in tibetan. I will dig through my materials and see if there is a tibetan script,...
by zerwe
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Kalachakra 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Re: Kalachakra 2012

That pic is absolutely awe inspiring.
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Performing Prostrations
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Performing Prostrations

The quote in the first post mentions three stopping points for the hands - crown throat and heart. Thubten Chodron's two videos on prostrations use four -crown, forehead, throat and heart. Is this peculiar to the Gelug sect? Or to Tibetan Buddhism? Crown, forehead, throat, and heart is the only way...
by zerwe
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Words of my Perfect Teacher
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Words of my Perfect Teacher

Thanks, for the link. I enjoyed this film.
Shaun :anjali:
by zerwe
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Garlic, leeks and onions
Replies: 40
Views: 6090

Re: Garlic, leeks and onions

I'm not sure where I have read this, but it was in a post-perhaps in this forum-that garlic, onions and the like have increased bacteriocidal effect and thus are killing other life-forms. In this case our normal flora and perhaps some potential pathogens. I love them, but I have ceased since they do...
by zerwe
Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Paramitayana and Tantrayana in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 29
Views: 2800

Re: Paramitayana and Tantrayana in Tibetan Buddhism

I believe that you will find that they are complementary parts to the whole.
The path of the Bodhisattva is essential to the practice of Tantra.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Calling the Lama From Afar
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

I would recommend Heart of the Path: Seeing the Guru as Buddha by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
This is an excellent book on guru devotion and often is from the point of view of Rinpoche's own experiences.
It also contains Calling the Lama From Afar.
Shaun
by zerwe
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Smaller footprints in the world = bigger imprints
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Smaller footprints in the world = bigger imprints

How wonderful and inspiring. Daphne, It is great to see you posting again.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

Oh, BTW. It was recommended to me by a Jonang monk of exceptional intellect and wisdom who has posted on this forum a few times.
Shaun
by zerwe
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Anyone read Duckworth's Mipam on Buddha-Nature?

I have a copy of the book. I picked it up while I was studying Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara, had an interest in understanding Zhentong, and Mipam. I have yet to read it as my focus has shifted, but I hope to pick it up one day. Duckworth made an appearance here in the Carolina's last year, but...
by zerwe
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Nepal Arrests Dalai Lama's Envoy
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Nepal Arrests Dalai Lama's Envoy

Although, I do not know very much about the changing political climate in Nepal I feel that this could be a sign of
increasingly difficult times to come for practitioners of Dharma in Nepal.

:crying:

Ngawang Thapkhe
by zerwe
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist temples vie to recruit Mongolians
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Buddhist temples vie to recruit Mongolians

The FPMT seem to be establishing a presence there as well. I have received information in the past on recruiting practitioners to teach english on a work/study program in Mongolia. And, LZR's million Mani retreat is the only thing left open yet on his future schedule, following his recovery of cours...
by zerwe
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Six Perfections question
Replies: 50
Views: 5193

Re: Six Perfections question

I wanted to ask in this forum if you would categorize the practice of mindfulness and vigilance outside of formal meditation context within the context of the perfection of meditative stabilization? If so it would help me with the practice of being able to categorize it as such (i.e., meditative co...

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