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by kirtu
Sun May 02, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Applying Effort
Replies: 21
Views: 2969

Re: Applying Effort

That's just it -- you profess that all is perfect enlightenment which would include murder, rape and even the holocaust. These in fact are the issues raised by Brian Victoria in "Zen at War" and the misinterpretation (or misapplication) of Japanese Zen (primarily but not exclusively) beginning in t...
by kirtu
Sun May 02, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Applying Effort
Replies: 21
Views: 2969

Re: Applying Effort

...and its gotten to the point where it is becoming tedious because I know that once the semester is over I'm just going to forget most of the information anyway and all the time spent studying will just have not really helped that much. This is a mostly false idea ingrained in many (maybe most) cu...
by kirtu
Sun May 02, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa Nyungney KTD
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Saka Dawa Nyungney KTD

I am going to the Saka Dawa Nyungney at KTD at the end of the month. Is anyone else going and, if you are coming from NYC south, can I catch a ride with you?

Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my brother in law
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Please pray for my brother in law

May Nate quickly recover.

THADYATA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA
by kirtu
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for Tom Hatchett.
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Please pray for Tom Hatchett.

Tommy, an aqaintace of mine died recently, could you please say a prayer for him. He had a hard life and died young. best wishes, White Lotus. May Tommy quickly be reborn in the Pure Lands. May he have a perfect human rebirth during which he attains perfect enlightenment. OM AMI DEWA HRIH OM MANI P...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 75
Views: 29367

Re: Special Days

This Wednesday, 28 April (3-15 on the Tibetan calendar), is the next Full Moon - Amitabha Day. Merit (and demerit) is multiplied 100 times.
by kirtu
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 14920

Re: Special Days

This Wednesday, 28 April (3-15 on the Tibetan calendar), is the next Full Moon - Amitabha Day. Merit (and demerit) is multiplied 100 times.
by kirtu
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Dunhuang archives online.
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: Dunhuang archives online.

This might be of interest to people here. The International Dunhuang Protect is scanning and cataloguing all the texts and artefacts from the Dunhuang caves. They found camel loads of Buddhist texts from numerous languages (including Tangut texts on Chan/Zen!). http://idp.bl.uk/" onclick="window.op...
by kirtu
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order
Replies: 42
Views: 5855

Re: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

Are Tulkus considered to be enlightened or near enlightened in Vajrayana Buddhism? No, tulkus are not considered enlightened in Tibetan Buddhism. However some are on the bhumis and some tulkus are at a very high level (the upper bhumis). Lama Yeshe himself said that tulkus could be at any level inc...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How useful are Chan records?
Replies: 31
Views: 2874

Re: How useful are Chan records?

Within that, Zen Buddhist practice rests on training with a teacher. Within that, Zen Buddhist personal practice advances as the individual slowly awakens as a result of engagement in their practice and with the teacher. While I agree that in Chan and Zen the teacher plays a very critical role, a l...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Message from Bhikkhu Bodhi regarding recent scam
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Message from Bhikkhu Bodhi regarding recent scam

A message from Bhikkhu Bodhi regarding a recent hacking of his account and request for money: On Monday morning someone in the U.K hijacked Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi's gmail account. He wrote a global email through Ven. Bodhi's contact list, reporting that Ven. Bodhi was stranded in Scotland and in urgent...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How useful are Chan records?
Replies: 31
Views: 2874

Re: How useful are Chan records?

The reason I ask is that they often seem far too ambiguous and the doctrine quite vague. The literature is often pieced together from multiple sources including sutra, sastra and even Daoist texts. Buddhism rests on practice (either outer practice (meditation, pilgrimage, mind training, ritual trai...
by kirtu
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Here I go again...
Replies: 11
Views: 1680

Re: Here I go again...

Greetings and felicitations!

:woohoo:

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Anniversary of HH Penor Rinpoche Parinirvana Practice
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Anniversary of HH Penor Rinpoche Parinirvana Practice

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling, Alexandria, Virginia met at a member's house this evening and practiced in their very beautiful shrine room in commemoration of HH Penor Rinpoche's parinirvana. I arrived late and came in on the Guru Yoga practice, during which we accumulated HH Penor Rinpoche's long lif...
by kirtu
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: a very unusual visiting lama
Replies: 25
Views: 2905

Re: a very unusual visiting lama

I know that Kunzang Dechen Lingpa's groups do these reviews as you described. In general many of those events can be sort of "Tibetan culture" light although it depends on what is going on and where it is. I have seen many people prostrate at those events as well.

Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Anniversary of HH Penor Rinpoche Parinirvana Practice
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Anniversary of HH Penor Rinpoche Parinirvana Practice

email from Palyul International: As the Anniversary of the Parinirvana of our Root Guru, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, approaches, we thought it would be useful to provide the advice for how our Palyul Centers can commemorate this day so that all who wish to join in prayers may easily do so. On these...
by kirtu
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Either china communism falls or Humanity perishes
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: Either china communism falls or Humanity perishes

Huseng wrote:Unless they plan to reacquire all those means of production (which is unlikely because it would lead to ruin), calling China a communist country is misleading.
But it is a totalitarian society.

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita growth needed for enlightenment?
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Many lifetimes of paramita growth needed for enlightenment?

Greetings Kirty, Thanks for what you've provides so far... I don't have scriptural references at the moment but will look them up. ... and thank you. I'm particularly interested in where these timescale forecasts originated from. The three uncountable eons come from sutra. I'll try to track those r...
by kirtu
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Many lifetimes of paramita growth needed for enlightenment?
Replies: 10
Views: 1782

Re: Many lifetimes of paramita growth needed for enlightenment?

Greetings, Recently I heard someone state the following... According to Theravada it is possible to achieve enlightenment in this lifetime, but only if you have been developing all of the perfections for many, many lifetimes already. I don't think any serious Buddhist sect ever posited otherwise. I...
by kirtu
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Possibly several memorial stupas for HH Penor Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Possibly several memorial stupas for HH Penor Rinpoche

Official Announcement Regarding the Kudung (Holy Body) of HH Penor Rinpoche The Kudung (holy body) of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche is preserved in the second story of Zangdog Palri Temple in Namdroling Monastery. At present, there is a big question that arises in the minds of all the well-w...

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