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new~

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:36 am
by kitsune901
hi all! i am new here and ive always been attracted to Tibetan Buddhism yet i only know some things about it. anyway sorry about that thought id post after lurking on here for awhile.

Re: new~

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:55 am
by Grigoris
Welcome kitsune! Do you have a Buddhist teacher?

Re: new~

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:01 am
by kitsune901
no im self taught actually. my spirtuality is just my own thing. im willing to learn though. :3

Re: new~

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:58 am
by Grigoris
You'll find that Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) places a heavy emphasis on the necessity for a spiritual guide. It is a central component of Vajrayana practice.

Re: new~

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:51 am
by Adamantine
gregkavarnos wrote:You'll find that Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) places a heavy emphasis on the necessity for a spiritual guide. It is a central component of Vajrayana practice.
Yes, but it's important to study and learn about it before one chooses a Vajrayana teacher, so one knows what and what not to look for: lest one end up with one of the many fraudulent deceivers out there masquerading as the real deal.



EDIT: And I almost forgot to say - Welcome to Dharma Wheel Kitsune! :anjali:

Re: new~

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:33 pm
by DNS
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:yinyang:

Re: new~

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:04 pm
by Nilasarasvati
Welcome kitsune! I like your username.
Let us know if you've read anything interesting!!

Re: new~

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:16 pm
by Grigoris
Adamantine wrote:
gregkavarnos wrote:You'll find that Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) places a heavy emphasis on the necessity for a spiritual guide. It is a central component of Vajrayana practice.
Yes, but it's important to study and learn about it before one chooses a Vajrayana teacher, so one knows what and what not to look for: lest one end up with one of the many fraudulent deceivers out there masquerading as the real deal.



EDIT: And I almost forgot to say - Welcome to Dharma Wheel Kitsune! :anjali:
Very true! Please refer to this discussion for more details.

Re: new~

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:49 am
by lobster
:popcorn:

Hi,
What aspects of Vajrayana are you interested in? I like the mantrayana part . . . :woohoo: