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by kirtu
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Can you do the merging with White Tara when having the Green Tara empowerment?
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Can you do the merging with White Tara when having the Green Tara empowerment?

The answer is more dependent upon the style of sadhana. White Tara does of course have her own empowerment. But if you have the Green Tara empowerment you can practice what is in effect Upa (Charya) tantra White Tara (this is at least the case with one of my Sakya teachers). So you would not visuali...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3995

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Beru Khyentse always favored recognition of both candidates.
:anjali:

Which was also what Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche advised.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 561

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

There is a tradition of reciting the Akshobhya dharani. I don't know where the dharani appears but Akshobhya does appear in sutra. Most people who are attracted to the practice will also report that they find that their anger and hatred gets reduced or eliminated. Namo bhagavate Akṣhobhāya, tathāgat...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1902

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Authentic Bodhicitta has been introduced to the West so the experiment has been successful. More people are concerned with karma and are more carefully choosing their actions (although not all the time) so the experiment has been successful. More people are actively engaged with compassion and lovin...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 243

Re: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"

0-, Go-, Dai-, sama ... In Hawaii we (people not of Japanese origin) heard and occasionally used these honorifics. I primarily became aware of them because of their occasional use by my Judo sensei's and their occasional use at judo tournaments. So my youngest sister and half-brother probably would...
by kirtu
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 9797

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings, I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him. I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the ...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1889

Re: Politics and Toxicity

Hamlet should have revealed the court corruption and his knowledge of his father's murder without initiating the cycle of death in his revenge and then left the palace to become a hermit (for the time) or possibly a cleric or a wandering knight righting wrongs peacefully (which wouldn't really have...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Yun Men Master, Guo Gu Roshi, a simple question:

I've never seen any response to this other than Yumen trying to shake up the student and get them to go beyond their reified concept of Buddha. Zen teachers have historically complained that people began to idolize "Buddha" and would see the attainment of Buddhahood as something impossible to attain...
by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras
Replies: 31
Views: 7250

Re: Pictures of Green Tara or the 21 Taras

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by kirtu
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1889

Re: Politics and Toxicity

This is all fine and good, but what would you have done in Hamlet's place with all this knowledge and wisdom? Bundokji is correct to return to the Four Noble Truths on this. Hamlet's noted "apathy" was really a complex mask of negative emotions that appeared as indecision and despair but was really...
by kirtu
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Culture and History
Replies: 73
Views: 2233

Re: Tibetan Culture and History

- Which form of Vajrayogina is this ? - Never saw this cult before. - Are these people Nyingma ? As noted in the post this is the Sankhu Vajrayogini. She is based on the image of Urga Tara who is very fierce. The temple is both Buddhist and Hindu (in fact Hindus there do sacrifices as well). I have...
by kirtu
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad
Replies: 20
Views: 938

Brad Warner - Why Buddhist Teachers Go Bad

Some pop psychology and perhaps it's really just a book plug ..... but perhaps he has something to say ....
by kirtu
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!

The following have been hinted at for quite some time: Discussions on Dalai Lama’s succession could begin this year http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803160023.html Process to select the 15th Dalai Lama to begin in next one or two years: Dalai Lama http://tibet.net/2017/08/process-to-select-the...
by kirtu
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 16
Views: 1485

Re: Zazen

Is zazen sitting in lotus or half lotus and doing nothing? No. How do I practice zazen? I have heard that focus on breathing meditation can be called samatha, jhana, mindfuless of breathing (anapanasati). See this thread . 1. Sit on your cushion or on a chair (if you sit on a chair sit more towards...
by kirtu
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand

I find it interesting that he redifined the terms to suit his own lack of acceptance or lack of understanding of them, and then set up straw-man caricatures of the traditional definitions to make his own definitions seem more credible or viable. But I am not surprised. I knew he was going to do tha...
by kirtu
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: How to sit Zazen
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: How to sit Zazen

by kirtu
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand

I find it interesting that he redifined the terms to suit his own lack of acceptance or lack of understanding of them, and then set up straw-man caricatures of the traditional definitions to make his own definitions seem more credible or viable. But I am not surprised. I knew he was going to do tha...

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