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by kirtu
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trungpa: Surrendering Your Aggression
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Trungpa: Surrendering Your Aggression

by kirtu
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 2311

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 am
Milarepa was a great practitioner. Maybe he attained buddhahood, maybe not. For example, Khenpo Appey was of the opinion that Mila did not attain complete buddhahood. YMMV.
What?!?!?!? Did Khenpo Appey say why he thought that?

What is YMMV?

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 310
Views: 7131

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

I always thought the Buddhist gods, the Buddha , the Bohdisatvas, worked with me during this life to guide and teach me somehow. so that my present life is enhanced as well..as my next life i will be far more evolved. They do. But it's subtle. what ever happened to practicing to attain enlightenmen...
by kirtu
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 137
Views: 6240

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

Dharmawheel is just gossip. It's McBuddhism fast food. In order to make it more serious, people have to stop taking things too personally. Some of us are alone and have no Sangha and need this forum. If I was a new-comer to Buddhism, I would be scared of the members here. How can we improve? How ca...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to (try to) resolve family conflict?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: How to (try to) resolve family conflict?

Family counseling? Beyond that just be as aware and kind as possible.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 310
Views: 7131

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

and what i was taught when i first encountered eastern thought.. TM said you got twenty years...Soka gakkai sang in groups.."We just got twenty years to go" they were in steep competition at the time ...so they both just marketed it that way? TM was the first to say it happens in twenty years...tha...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Rest of Everest Buddhist episodes
Replies: 19
Views: 3106

Re: Rest of Everest Buddhist episodes

The "Rest of Everest" podcast seems to have stopped three years ago just after their trip to Bhutan (of which only trailers were posted). I'll see if there are any episodes that I missed when they visited Buddhist locations and post them here.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8455

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Not trusting the peasants to be literate sounds like just another Mahayana anachronism to me. We can generate a little bit of Dharma result in our minds just by reading teachings although it is really weak. If that is all we have access to, then fine. But actually even this is usually after we have...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dead Root Guru?
Replies: 25
Views: 1032

Re: Dead Root Guru?

what do "root" means? Most important. and why is it called most important? The usual definition is that the root lama shows you the nature of your mind. Some more modern definitions is that the root lama is for one reason or another the most important lama for you (obviously this is not in contradi...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8455

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:24 pm
I didn't hear the Dharma until I went to hear Sakya Trizin teach the Dharma in 1989. After that experience, I understood the necessity of hearing the Dharma.
Hearing Dharma from a qualified lama/teacher is the decisive turning point. It is like the teacher turns a light on.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8455

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Then every dharma book should be restricted to those outside of the magisterium. There are Tibetan (and presumably Chinese and Korean and perhaps other as well) teachers who hold this to be the case. Thurman has the best response : in the West at least, most societies are steeped in learning and so...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche : The Importance of Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche : The Importance of Retreat

I had met a former sports/tv news personality who really had completely renounced samsaric life and just practiced. He was on an infamous retreat in northern France where basically no one there should have been there (including him at the time, he said). The retreat collapsed after a few months alt...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in thugdam
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Re: Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in thugdam

Posted by Kunzang Dechen Chodron on FB :
Cremation services for Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche will take place on Guru Rinpoche day, Nov. 28, at Ramadolo cremation ground in Kathmandu. We will be performing the T'hroma Jin-Sek. Ceremonies will start at 9:00 am.
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wat Florida Dhammaram Buddhist Temple Tour, Kissimmee Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Wat Florida Dhammaram Buddhist Temple Tour, Kissimmee Florida

Nice temple, beautiful grounds, I've seen videos of this place before. It has temple replicas of all the important places of Buddha's life: birth, first teaching, enlightenment, parinirvana. At the 6 to 7 minute mark he walks right by the Maha Bodhi Temple replica, apparently not understanding the ...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trungpa on Sutra, from 1974
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Trungpa on Sutra, from 1974

by kirtu
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche : The Importance of Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche : The Importance of Retreat

But what about the importance of leaving retreat and engaging beneficially in Samsara. Is it somewhat important or not at all? .... But, I do think a person who has spent their life in retreat can positively influence others and their environment simply by the stability of their own wisdom nature, ...
by kirtu
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 28
Views: 1653

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

HE Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche
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by kirtu
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche : The Importance of Retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche : The Importance of Retreat

His vids are so different since he came back from retreat. This is before, right? PS: Actually ... maybe that one was during. Anyway in his recent ones he seems so different. There’s a rock hard stillness in there. I almost miss the old quirky version. This is probably from before his retreat. "Roc...