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by kirtu
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93

Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93 The sometimes controversial Buddhist teacher founded Triratna — one of the most popular sects of Buddhism in England — and helped established Ambedkarite Buddhism, which has millions of followers in India. Sangharakshita, Buddhist teacher and...
by kirtu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What causes a Bodhisattva to regress?
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: What causes a Bodhisattva to regress?

Well, in Lord of the Dance Chagdud Tulku mentions that until we attain full Buddhahood we can regress (he even said a 10th Bhumi Bodhisattva could regress as did Jigten Sumgon). So it appears to be more than one factor superficially but it boils down to losing Bodhicitta.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2442
Views: 205291

Re: Music time

Time for some more Stromae

by kirtu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

A Rime subforum could be justified on an historic basis (so basically as a place to discuss the historic activity of Jamyang Khyentse Wango, Kongtrul and Chokgyur Lingpa and their immediate or so disciples).

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3398

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Lack of time for formal practice. Kirt I think it has more to do with bad time management, rather than a lack of time. One of my dearest vajra brothers and also my qigong teacher once told us at the class that the reason why we are not doing qigong more is not a lack of time. No, we have time. What...
by kirtu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3398

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:33 am
kirtu wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:53 am
Lack of time for formal practice.

Kirt
I think it has more to do with bad time management, rather than a lack of time.
It has to do with some poor time management but the main factor is poverty which then saps all time resources just to stay alive.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3398

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

By Dharma practice I guess you mean formal practice. One can engage in practicing the Paramita without a formal practice. For me the formal practice can be difficult. Work ..... wear[s] me out and I just want to goof-off. So yeah, sometimes it is a struggle, but it is a struggle which provides an u...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Extract, Immaculate Confession Tantra, recited by Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Extract, Immaculate Confession Tantra, recited by Patrul Rinpoche

Verses of Confession from the final, 16th chapter of the Immaculate Confession Tantra , from lotsawahouse.org I'm posting this because it was mentioned in Ricard that Patrul Rinpoche recited the Immaculate Confession Tantra just before passing away. ༈ དུས་གསུམ་བདེ་གཤེགས་རྒྱལ་བ་འཁོར་དང་བཅས། ། dü sum...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2442
Views: 205291

Re: Music time

by kirtu
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2423

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

It's funny because as much as detest their overall argument, the general right-wing claim that "good guys with guns" can help things is IMO a little less far off the mark than many liberals think. More like "if you're a targeted minority it might be good to learn to defend yourself from these very ...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Pittsburgh massacre
Replies: 48
Views: 2423

Re: Pittsburgh massacre

FBI special agent Bob Jones told a press conference that Mr Bowers did not appear to be known to authorities prior to the attack. Of course not, they were to busy tracking "Black Lives Matter" activists and leftists... Unfortunately this is literally true. During the late 80's the FBI "infiltrated"...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Identifying buddhas on a 35 Confession Buddhas poster
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Identifying buddhas on a 35 Confession Buddhas poster

Well we of course have all of the names of the Buddhas. The iconography varies by tradition (Nagrajuna, Tsongkhapa and Sakya; there could be more). See Jeff Watt's page for a starter. My Sakya lama once went through each of the Buddha's (and unfortunately I don't know where those notes are). There i...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2442
Views: 205291

Re: Music time

CABARET VOLTAIRE - SENSORIA

by kirtu
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 7157

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Is the IRA really that bad? 🤔 As bad as the (occupying) British Army, given they both were involved in randomly terrorising civilian populations. Many US Irish families with close ties often said things like - "The IRA, the second worst terrorists in the UK" or they assigned the British Army that a...
by kirtu
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2442
Views: 205291

Re: Music time

by kirtu
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2442
Views: 205291

Re: Music time

by kirtu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 79
Views: 33765

Re: Special Days

Lhabab Düchen occurs on Wednesday October 31, 2018 this year. This is the 22nd day of the ninth month of the major Tibetan Buddhist calendar. This is the last of the four major holy days (düchen) that occur in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. According to legend Shakyamuni Buddha went to the Trāyastr...
by kirtu
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 9209

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Sennin wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Here's a crazy idea. :stirthepot:
Let's go do the mantra until our vajras levitate and we have a veritable pure vision of the deity. 8-)
One can have a veritable pure vision of the deity but alas, I have yet to see a vajra levitate.



Kirt

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