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by chokyi lodro
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Best meditation for my circumstance? Maybe someone can help?
Replies: 15
Views: 2955

Re: Best meditation for my circumstance? Maybe someone can help?

Might I recommend Tong len too?

In appreciating/experiencing the pain of others, our own pain becomes somehow easier to experience.
by chokyi lodro
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lamrim texts
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: Lamrim texts

Thanks; I have that downloaded already. :smile:

If it is available in print - I always find printing things myself goes horribly wrong - then I'd love to know.
by chokyi lodro
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lamrim texts
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: Lamrim texts

You might check "Wishfulfilling Golden Sun." You can download it for free at Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Thanks for the suggestion, Shaun. Does anyone know if "Wishfulfilling Golden Sun" was published as a book? I looked on Amazon, unsuccessfully, but wondered if it had maybe been given another name...
by chokyi lodro
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?
Replies: 124
Views: 29879

Re: Is it possible to get a religious vaccine exemption?

If it could be demonstrated that you "joined a Buddhist sect", as you put it, just to get the religious exemption, the exemption would be null and void. You would have had to have joined a long time ago.

Just take the vaccines. What are they for anyway?
by chokyi lodro
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mandala prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Re: Mandala prayers

Thank you for the link; I hadn't found that one! :twothumbsup:
by chokyi lodro
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mandala prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 1244

Mandala prayers

Today I watched this video with Tsem Tulku Rinpoche about Mandala offerings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePCXCGo-Jrs&feature=youtube_gdata I wondered, does anyone know of a PDF or other document which would have the long mandala offering prayers in english (and tibetan), hopefully interspersed wi...
by chokyi lodro
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Yantra Mat
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Yantra Mat

My mother used a mat a bit like that for years. It was a yoga mat, but had a simplified yantra-like device in the middle. No averse effects, and she used yoga to prevent having to have spinal surgery.

:woohoo:

(she also found the yantra useful for keeping count of her repetitions!) :mrgreen:
by chokyi lodro
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Maitreya Project Relic Tour, Liverpool, UK
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: Maitreya Project Relic Tour, Liverpool, UK

And, Edinburgh, Scotland, just before that.

Thanks for letting us know. :twothumbsup:
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Altar set-up
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: Altar set-up

Thank you everyone for all your responses! :thumbsup:
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Re: Enlightenment and Karma

Thank you all for all your responses.

I'm not sure I understand any more than when I first asked, but I have a lot more to think about! :thumbsup:
by chokyi lodro
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sanskrit Term "Sreshti"
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Sanskrit Term "Sreshti"

Sresti means master, as in master of a guild or trade. It is also the origin for the modern hindi name Shetty (mayor). In this case it means learned ones.
by chokyi lodro
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Refuge
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Taking Refuge

I'm in the same boat. I've been interested in Buddhism since 14 (now 32), but have spent some time away (Hinduism and Christianity).
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Altar set-up
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Re: Altar set-up

Thank you all very much for the replies, advice and for the well-wishes. I'm still not sure what to do in place of a stupa , but pro tem I have a little candle in a beautiful high glass dish which will have to suffice. I had a bit of bother finding elaborate verses, so I will use the 'simple way', d...
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Re: Enlightenment and Karma

:shrug: I'm getting confused now. I thought the whole point of karma was that the cause and effect were of like natures, and related to one another.
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Altar set-up
Replies: 17
Views: 3657

Altar set-up

I've been wanting to ask about home shrine/altars. I have a little statue of Chenrezig that I wanted to put in some place where I could take some time and space to meditate. Then I thought of doing something with a little more symbol. Because I am more drawn to the tibetan tradition, I wanted to ask...
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Re: Enlightenment and Karma

The way to change Karma is to see what karma really is. That's what enlightenment is all about. That's something I don't entirely understand, though. Say the effect of pushing an apple on a desk is that it rolls... do you mean that if I realise that the cause is directly linked to the effect, then ...
by chokyi lodro
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Re: Enlightenment and Karma

[re: tantra] Disco. There are ways to change karma. Well, that's what I was thinking. :smile: It is often said that " karma is infallible", meaning that once the cause exists the effect must come. The two are linked together. But, then I thought that there must be practical means for a Buddha or pr...
by chokyi lodro
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Enlightenment and Karma

Whenever the story of the Buddha is recounted, it is explained that by achieving Enlightenment he became liberated from the wheel of life and death ( samsara ). I was thinking about how this would work. Surely, Gautama Buddha (or any Buddha for that matter) still had the negative karma of non-merito...
by chokyi lodro
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Asian Classics Institute

Thank you. :smile:

In the absence of further replies, I shall presume that where he's quoting other people and standard texts that the classes may have had some merit. But I will be careful, of course!
by chokyi lodro
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Asian Classics Institute
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Asian Classics Institute

*bump*

Can anyone reply? :shrug:

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