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by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka

by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: From The North Pole To Rome.
Replies: 23
Views: 646

Re: From The North Pole To Rome.

A weather phenomenon called 'A Sudden Stratospheric Warming' over the north pole is bringing large volumes of snow to Europe. In Rome, the Coliseum and Vatican City are shrouded in white.. yeah it's called winter No, this is specifically caused because the Arctic has warmed once again suddenly (as ...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Guru?
Replies: 93
Views: 8737

Re: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Gur

... I cannot have teachers (I dont have anyone near me, I live in a non-buddhist country in a area without buddhists at all)... Unless you happen to live in North Korea or somewhere similar, if you really want to receive teachings you will find a way People have popped in from time to time who live...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Naropa Festival 1992 Lhadak
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Naropa Festival 1992 Lhadak

by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are the bell, dorje and damaru only for tantric use?
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Are the bell, dorje and damaru only for tantric use?

Bell, dorje and damaru are only for tantric practitioners. This means Tibetan Buddhist practitioners who have received an empowerment (some would say that it has to have been a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment). Did Lama Zopa give you the Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga instruction directly (including in a pos...
by kirtu
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are the bell, dorje and damaru only for tantric use?
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Are the bell, dorje and damaru only for tantric use?

I have instructions from Lama Zopa to perform Tsongkhapas Guru Yoga as a life practice and in the book that I have there are places where the bell and dorje are used along with the Damaru. I am wondering if this is for practitioners with tantric empowerment or if anyone that possess the bell, dorje...
by kirtu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying; Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 21
Views: 729

Re: Lying; Is it Acceptable?

Ayu wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:00 pm
In very rare cases one can prevent harm and help beings by lying.


Kirt
by kirtu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tibetan Oral History Project: HHST
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Tibetan Oral History Project: HHST

by kirtu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with HH Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with HH Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche

Temicco wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:01 pm
It's a shame the interviewer talks like that...
That's true. I doubt that it was intentional though.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Byodo-in Temple, Oahu, Hawaii
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Byodo-in Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

by kirtu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

:buddha1:
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Maitrya mantra
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Oṃ maitri mahāmaitri maitriye svāhā

May loving-kindness fill the hearts and minds of all beings, esp. those beings who have a connection with Lama Norhla
by kirtu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More
Replies: 55
Views: 6317

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Seems to me you are making this up as you along... Yes, of course. Fear-as-fear is the feeling of not wanting to be afraid. In that case there is a thing, 'fear,' a place, 'here and now,' a person, 'me,' and 'I' want it to go away from 'here' in the immediate future, where that very same 'I' will s...
by kirtu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 1998

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

May all be well.

Thayata Om Beykanze Beykanze Mahabeykanze Beykanze Raja Samugate Soha
by kirtu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 74
Views: 2684

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

It's a wag-the-dog, in other words. And it's a repulsive strategic consideration: to wage war with the intention of improving one's potential margin in Congress. I don't think this will be a factor in the decision. I think this is the only factor in the decision. If the US wanted to solve this prob...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 5448

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

I read something once that a bodhisattva can have sex with a hooker if it benefits her in some way. Maybe you know the sutra for this. There are lots of Zen stories concerning this. But it's basically a no go zone in any other tradition of Buddhism. Kirt Vajrayana? :| Vaajrayana is almost as sexual...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and a question
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Greetings and a question

I'd like to know if that persistent thought of Palden Lhamo that popped into my head out of the blue has any significanc other than just being a mental imprint, from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective? No one can say. People have all kinds of experiences and thoughts almost all of which have no signifi...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 5448

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

Why do the rules for this change in Mahayana? Because we are bodhisattvas, more concerned with the welfare of others than our own. I read something once that a bodhisattva can have sex with a hooker if it benefits her in some way. Maybe you know the sutra for this. There are lots of Zen stories con...