Report from the 2011 Buddhist Teachers Cinf.

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Report from the 2011 Buddhist Teachers Cinf.

Postby kirtu » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Report from the 2011 Buddhist Teachers Cinf.

Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:51 pm




They did not invite a single Sakyapa, Asian or Western.

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Re: Report from the 2011 Buddhist Teachers Cinf.

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:56 pm

Yeah, but I'm not sure anyone who didn't attend missed anything anyway.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Report from the 2011 Buddhist Teachers Cinf.

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:25 pm

http://monkeymindonline.blogspot.com/2011/06/report-from-buddhist-teachers.html

This is perhaps a better representation of what transpired, for at least some of the conference, from one participant's view. A mixed bag, I think.....?
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Report from the 2011 Buddhist Teachers Cinf.

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:39 am

The absence of almost all of the invited notable Asian teachers long active in the West at the conference was somewhat disappointing, and may auger a new era and generation of Western Buddhism.


Never the twain shall stay together - one wonders why - too much Dharma lite by converts??
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