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by kirtu
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Roshi Daido Loori
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: Roshi Daido Loori

I am certainly no expert on Zen, my experience being in the main as a volunteer handyman at a zendo, but by my uneducated take, I'd say Bernie Glassman is much more controversial, currently and there being many past controversial masters in America. Yeah - I didn't really mean to highlight the "con...
by kirtu
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for beginners in each tradition
Replies: 30
Views: 3383

Re: Practices for beginners in each tradition

Jangchup Donden wrote:
kirtu wrote:The whole point of all the preliminaries as actual ngondro practice is to accumulate a lot of merit, some wisdom, but to esp. impress the preliminary practices on the mind.
Also purification. Lots of it :)
Yes indeed - looks like I need to do some more practice ... :tongue:

Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: "Devotee" from e-Sangha says hello to everyone!
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: "Devotee" from e-Sangha says hello to everyone!

Devotee wrote:Hello everyone!
:hi: Hi There! How you doing?

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Roshi Daido Loori
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Roshi Daido Loori

As most people know, Roshi passed away in October, 2009. As will be the case for some time in the West, he was seen by some as a controversial Zen practitioner*. I personally think that he will be seen as a great Zen master; a great Bodhisattva. Daido Roshi's page on the Mountains and Rivers site MR...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: many questions about Rainbow body - help please
Replies: 12
Views: 2386

Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

the secondary cause for the rainbow body is togal,... Remind me of the primary cause please. There is a teaching of rainbow body outside of Dzogchen in the Vajrayana in conjunction with a particular Highest Yoga Tantra practice also. I mentioned this to Malcolm/Namdrol on eSangha and his response w...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: many questions about Rainbow body - help please
Replies: 12
Views: 2386

Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

so zen and theravada masters have to be reborn until they attain rainbow body in order to be liberated from samsara forever? In that case an Arahat will have to be reborn again? This is a big contradiction between early buddhism and tibetan buddhism. Well, according to Tibetan Buddhism an Arhat is ...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Broke two bones in hand and wrist
Replies: 26
Views: 2632

Re: Broke two bones in hand and wrist

Oh No! :crying: May you be free of pain and quickly be healed! :hi:

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra

This is a Mahayana sutra for purification through confession and prostrations to the 35 Buddhas listed in the sutra. Lama Zopa says in his instructions that the seven Buddhas of the Medicine Buddha Sutra can be appended to the list of the 35 Buddhas. This sutra is also called the Sutra of the Three ...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What makes Special Days special?
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: What makes Special Days special?

kirtu wrote:I have read (but not checked) that several of the merit multiplying days stems from the Ksitigarbha Sutra.
However I have just checked and there doesn't appear to be a direct reference to merit multiplying in the Ksitigarbha Sutra.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What makes Special Days special?
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: What makes Special Days special?

I have read (but not checked) that several of the merit multiplying days stems from the Ksitigarbha Sutra.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which school of Vajrayana do you practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 3695

Re: Which school of Vajrayana do you practice?

Sakya and Nyingma (Palyul).

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for beginners in each tradition
Replies: 30
Views: 3383

Re: Practices for beginners in each tradition

My Sakya lama has recommended 100,000 refuge prayers using Atisha's refuge prayer prior to engaging in formal ngondro. He said this prayer is specially blessed for common refuge.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for beginners in each tradition
Replies: 30
Views: 3383

Re: Practices for beginners in each tradition

Shinay, lojong, the four thoughts which turn the mind toward the Dharma and ngondro are common to all Tibetan Buddhist schools. Once a person is practicing ngondro, shinay, some form of lojong and the four thoughts are incorporated into the practice daily with the four thoughts being preliminary to ...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for beginners in each tradition
Replies: 30
Views: 3383

Re: Practices for beginners in each tradition

Just on the side... is Ngondro an exclusively Kagyu thing ? Each Tibetan tradition. But it is nothing what Tibetan Buddhism only is teaching, even Buddha wasn't talking of Ngöndro or preliminaries. Shakyamuni Buddha did not teach ngondro, that's true, but ngondro practices are the extraordinary pre...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicaryavatara.
Replies: 30
Views: 3396

Re: Bodhicaryavatara.

catmoon wrote:I have been having great difficulty attaining clear understanding of the later chapters.
Which sections are you having difficulty with? The later chapters are in part structured as a response to arguments representative of opponent views and this can cause problems.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint

Thanks a lot. Several months ago I kept looking for this on Netflix and I couldn't find it. Actually I was told years ago that Netflix had some Buddhist films but I didn't check them out until I found out last week that they had Milarepa and Words of My Perfect Teaching. As it turns out they have a...
by kirtu
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Short Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of HH Penor Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Short Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of HH Penor Rinpoche

Nga Gyai Tsug Gyen Pan Chen Vimala Lar Yang Sidpa Zangwai Tsul Ten Ching Nying Poi Tenpa Pella Da Dral Wa Padma Norbui Zhab La Solwa Deb Gang Gi Yang Srid Chog Gi Trul Pai Ku Nyurwa Nyidu Jonpar Thugje Zung You are the crown jewel of the five hundred scholars The great scholar Vimalamitra. who has t...
by kirtu
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint

The very excellent movie "Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint" by Neten Chokling is available through Netflix. You can also order the movie from Snow Lion. Here is a trailer from YouTube:

Trailer
Trailer with Vietnamese Subtitles


Kirt