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by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21708

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

weitsicht wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:15 pm
To register = zur Kenntnis nehmen
weitsicht wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Does the guru know when the student is being introduced?
And yes, I was not having a 1:1 rather a 1:x situation in mind.
In many cases, yes, 1:1. But not always, even from some the the highest gurus alive today and recently.

Kirt
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21708

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Me feeling introduced into the nature's mind doesn't automatically mean the guru registers? Or does he? If you are alone with him, then yes, if in a big group I think not. But I am not a master that give direct introduction so perhaps you should direct your question to an actual master. AH! Does th...
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21708

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Thanks for sharing the link. I however cannot find a response to my question. Me feeling introduced into the nature's mind doesn't automatically mean the guru registers? Or does he? What do you mean by "the guru registers"? The use of "register" in this way is not correct and is not clear. Register...
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for My Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Prayers for My Healing

Sattva may you and all beings quickly be healed. May you recover fully from this accident. May all impediments and hindrances dissolve like frost in warm sunlight.

THAYATA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEYKANZE BEYKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA

Kirt
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 7016

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

A couple years ago Shenpen Hookam and a couple students went to Nepal. When they came back they said some Tibetan & Nepalese Kagyu Nuns were on a Mahamudra retreat with their boxes outdoors on a hillside. There were umbrellas overhead but no walls. I think that’s a little extreme I think. WOW! Cert...
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 7016

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

I think having a separate room would make a retreat of this kind quite comfortable, as far as being annoyed by others goes. Sleeping and practicing in the same room could make it horrible and it is a very big difference, but it depends I suppose, as you will be constantly practicing anyway. Are the...
by kirtu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?
Replies: 21
Views: 694

Re: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?

On top of the excellent reasons already given, exercise is the closest thing we have to a "longevity pill" and will tend to extend your life thus providing you with more opportunity to accumulate merit and wisdom, more purification and more opportunity to help others and attain realization.


Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 7016

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

It looks like they had separate rooms. You cannot really call this significantly more cramped than any other place where there is communal living, like the army, or even a university dorm. And they still couldn't get along! This was part of my point. I was getting the impression that people practic...
by kirtu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 7016

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Lama Norlha wouldn’t allow his people to do solitary retreats because without irritating people to provoke your defilements you might believe you’re getting somewhere. With irritation you see how your mind really is. Basically Westerners are very anti-social iwhen in tight places where they can't r...
by kirtu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 7016

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

I can't speak about this because I've never done lengthy retreat, but to me the idea of being cramped up in a small place with 10-20 strangers sounds like a nightmare. If I were to do retreat, it'd have to be solitary retreat. Not that I think that'd be a walk in the park, but ... solitary over a g...
by kirtu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1965

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

One day my Sakya lama, Khenpo Kalsang, took us on a pilgrimage to local temples in the DC area. We drove to at least four different temples, visiting them and offering prayers and incense.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Steven Hawking is now dead
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Steven Hawking is now dead

His final paper : A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation? , S. W. Hawking, Thomas Hertog The usual theory of inflation breaks down in eternal inflation. We derive a dual description of eternal inflation in terms of a deformed CFT located at the threshold of eternal inflation. The partition function gi...
by kirtu
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: May I too remain... ...here?
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: May I too remain... ...here?

Yes Vasana, that is exactly it. Thank you very much for the text/framework. .... So does anyone think, even for the purpose of interesting discussion, that the Shepard like aspiration was the intention behind Shantidevas prayer to remain? Or simply that you in your heart hold this Shepard aspiratio...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Trigram Legends
Replies: 22
Views: 1227

Re: Bonpo Trigram Legends

Tashi delek. :) As a TCM practitioner, i am involved on a regular base with Taiosm principles like Yin and Yang. The Pa kua is a fundamental part used in one of the 5 Chinese classical Chings, the I Ching the book of oracles. Here it is clear that the Pa Kua is very old and has as well in TCM as Bo...
by kirtu
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Bernie
Replies: 100
Views: 5260

Re: Response to Bernie

... but at Fourth empowerment level... Well, I guess We shouldn't project about other people. people would consider themselves receieved Fourth empowerment merely by seeing Lama waving a piece of crystal and heared 'the nature of mind is like this'. The word empowerment is well beyond this. But eve...
by kirtu
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

For me, the Fox koan.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Beijing!
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Greetings from Beijing!

Welcome Justin!

:namaste:

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your Spiritual Youth
Replies: 23
Views: 1103

Re: Your Spiritual Youth

TharpaChodron, your post reminds me of some recent experiences I've had with my daughter (21 months old). Her day school was cancelled one day so I took off work to take her to the Freer and Sackler galleries at the Smithsonian (Washington, DC). Lots of Buddha statues and images. The Sackler is rea...