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by Bristollad
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 64719

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

Justmeagain wrote:
Justmeagain wrote:
Tom wrote:
...why would དངོས་སུ་རྟོགས་པ་ not be classed as a direct perception?

...why would དངོས་སུ་རྟོགས་པ་ not be classed as a direct perception?
'cos it's far too small to be read? :coffee:
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: From a Buddhist point of view, how to live your life properly ?[Life choices in the light of impermanence and death]
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: From a Buddhist point of view, how to live your life properly ?[Life choices in the light of impermanence and death]

After trying to live a life with a career and Dharma as a "side-project", I now study Dharma fulltime and live in a monastery. Not the most popular choice but one that works for me.
by Bristollad
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 64719

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

From the glossary at Berzin Archives: existence established by self-nature Existence of something established or proven by the fact that the referent object of the imputation of it can be found upon searching for it. For example, the existence of a table established or proven by the fact that when ...
by Bristollad
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Refuge
Replies: 13
Views: 2550

Re: Refuge

Geshe Tashi-la is always requested to assist when His Holiness is visiting Europe. Geshe-la's not normally the translator but more like a walking dictionary for His Holiness though occasionally he has translated when the appointed translator has struggled. After many years teaching in London and his...
by Bristollad
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Refuge
Replies: 13
Views: 2550

Re: Refuge

I think its Kerry at Jamyang Leeds you can talk to. Geshe Tashi-la will keep the ceremony very low key. He will explain exactly what you need to do and when so no need to worry. Just try and get your mind working in the right way so that you really feel you've received the vows (if you're taking any...
by Bristollad
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Refuge
Replies: 13
Views: 2550

Re: Refuge

You can expect a great day! Geshe Tashi is wonderful, clear and down to earth. He doesn't overdo formality and likes to get to the bare bones. I would take a katag and an offering - Mike (the SPC) can advise for details. I had the great fortune to receive rabjung from him, and his kindness towards m...
by Bristollad
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 14667

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

I've heard it said that texts are merely teaching notes for the oral transmission of the Dharma from teacher to student. Without that interaction between teacher and student, something is missing. We recognise this at a secular level too - else why attend lectures and tutorials at University, we cou...
by Bristollad
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1549

Re: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this for

Dear Ervin, I would say that well it's not the best situation, it is possible to begin some of the fundamental/basic practises and learn about some the fundamental/basic teachings. There are also some organisations that run online Dharma courses (Sravasti Abbey, FPMT are the ones I know of) and some...
by Bristollad
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Advice on dharma centres
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: Advice on dharma centres

Dear Manjushri Fan, Looking at the FPMT - it seems your closest options are the study group near Grange-over-Sands and Land of Joy retreat centre near Kielder Water. Neither are close in UK terms. Land of Joy is closest (about 50 miles). If you make contact with these centres, you may find there are...
by Bristollad
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Advice on dharma centres
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: Advice on dharma centres

Are you sure you want to study Tibetan Buddhism? And within Tibetan Buddhism, are you sure that Gelug teachings are the ones you wish to study? Despite how it sometimes sounds on here, there is a lot of commonality between the main Tibetan Schools. If there isn't a suitable Gelug centre close enough...
by Bristollad
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Inherency and the Object of Negation
Replies: 737
Views: 64719

Re: Inherency and the Object of Negation

Jeff, I think your idea may be part of the answer but also consider functioning things: ...all functioning things are effects of their causes that preceeded them and are the causes of their effects that arise subsequent to them. Debate in Tibetan Buddhism by Daniel Perdue p.277 So thinking like that...
by Bristollad
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad karma & bad mood
Replies: 20
Views: 2633

Re: Bad karma & bad mood

Dear Gloria, You need to be clear what you mean by poor. Do you mean those who have less than they need or do you mean those who have less than they want. Of the two, I've met more people who are unhappy because they have less than they want (I'm not saying they are the larger of the two groups, jus...

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