HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

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HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by zerwe » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:46 pm

Hi all.
Was wondering if anyone had any specifics about the upcoming Yamantaka initiation in Boston this April.
What sort of commitments does HHST typically give? And sort of related to another recent thread; how reconcilable
is receiving this initiation from HHST if one is a Gelug FPMT practitioner? My Lama's suggestion is to seek this initiation
when my mind is ready. I imagine this may be a discussion I need to have with him directly, but I strongly believe that he would not object.

Big Love,
Shaun :namaste:

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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:52 pm

zerwe wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Hi all.
Was wondering if anyone had any specifics about the upcoming Yamantaka initiation in Boston this April.
What sort of commitments does HHST typically give? And sort of related to another recent thread; how reconcilable
is receiving this initiation from HHST if one is a Gelug FPMT practitioner? My Lama's suggestion is to seek this initiation
when my mind is ready. I imagine this may be a discussion I need to have with him directly, but I strongly believe that he would not object.

Big Love,
Shaun :namaste:
All empowerments HHST is giving can be taken without receiving a specific practice commitment.

https://sakya.net/#HHST
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Dranyen » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi- Can anyone advise on what form of Yamantaka this is?

I have reached out to the hosting center to ask, but haven’t heard back.

Thanks!

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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm

Dranyen wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Hi- Can anyone advise on what form of Yamantaka this is?

I have reached out to the hosting center to ask, but haven’t heard back.

Thanks!
Vajrabhairava,
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by conebeckham » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Dranyen wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Hi- Can anyone advise on what form of Yamantaka this is?

I have reached out to the hosting center to ask, but haven’t heard back.

Thanks!
Vajrabhairava,

13 deity? Solitary? Mal Luk?

I know Sakyas maintain many lineages of VajraBhairava......
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།།


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It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:40 pm

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Dranyen wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Hi- Can anyone advise on what form of Yamantaka this is?

I have reached out to the hosting center to ask, but haven’t heard back.

Thanks!
Vajrabhairava,

13 deity? Solitary? Mal Luk?

I know Sakyas maintain many lineages of VajraBhairava......
It will either be Mal lug or Rwa Lug.
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by kirtu » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 am

Is this at a private house? It looks like one takes the Fichtburg line to Littleton. Can one then get a cab from there to the venue?

Thanks!

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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by KrisW » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 am

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:52 pm
zerwe wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:46 pm
Hi all.
Was wondering if anyone had any specifics about the upcoming Yamantaka initiation in Boston this April.
What sort of commitments does HHST typically give? And sort of related to another recent thread; how reconcilable
is receiving this initiation from HHST if one is a Gelug FPMT practitioner? My Lama's suggestion is to seek this initiation
when my mind is ready. I imagine this may be a discussion I need to have with him directly, but I strongly believe that he would not object.

Big Love,
Shaun :namaste:
All empowerments HHST is giving can be taken without receiving a specific practice commitment.

https://sakya.net/#HHST
Will Vajrayogini have commitment?
The guru is the Buddha, the guru is the Dharma, likewise the guru is the Sangha, the guru is Śrī Heruka, the guru creates everything.

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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by kirtu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:11 am

KrisW wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 am
Will Vajrayogini have commitment?
VY will definitely have a commitment.

Kirt
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: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 pm

kirtu wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 am
Is this at a private house? It looks like one takes the Fichtburg line to Littleton. Can one then get a cab from there to the venue?

Thanks!

Kirt
It is not a private house, it is a motel. It is very difficult to get their by public transportation, but yes, one could get an cab or an uber.
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Post by Punya » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:43 pm

Vajrayogini Changchog Ceremony to purify the negativities of the deceased to achieve higher rebirth and liberation.
Can anyone say more about this ceremony and it's origins? I've heard of something like this before. If we have to purify our own negativities in this life, how is it possible for a master to help the deceased?
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Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:46 pm

Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Vajrayogini Changchog Ceremony to purify the negativities of the deceased to achieve higher rebirth and liberation.
Can anyone say more about this ceremony and it's origins? I've heard of something like this before. If we have to purify our own negativities in this life, how is it possible for a master to help the deceased?
These rites are all based on the Sarvadurgatipariśodana tantra. They involve giving the deceased a kind of abhiśekha.
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by kirtu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:07 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 pm
kirtu wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 am
Is this at a private house? It looks like one takes the Fichtburg line to Littleton. Can one then get a cab from there to the venue?

Thanks!

Kirt
It is not a private house, it is a motel. It is very difficult to get their by public transportation, but yes, one could get an cab or an uber.
Thanks!

Kirt
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: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Punya » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm

Thanks Malcolm. Do you know if the deceased person has to be recently deceased ie within the 49 days, and is it possible to request their inclusion without attending the ceremony?
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:16 pm

Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Thanks Malcolm. Do you know if the deceased person has to be recently deceased ie within the 49 days, and is it possible to request their inclusion without attending the ceremony?
Can be for anyone who is deceased, no matter how long.
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Punya » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Thanks Malcolm. Do you know if the deceased person has to be recently deceased ie within the 49 days, and is it possible to request their inclusion without attending the ceremony?
Can be for anyone who is deceased, no matter how long.
Curious. Wouldn't the vast majority have moved on to a new life and therefore no longer be "deceased".
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Malcolm » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 pm

Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Thanks Malcolm. Do you know if the deceased person has to be recently deceased ie within the 49 days, and is it possible to request their inclusion without attending the ceremony?
Can be for anyone who is deceased, no matter how long.
Curious. Wouldn't the vast majority have moved on to a new life and therefore no longer be "deceased".
It doesn't matter, it is always beneficial.
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Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Post by Punya » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:48 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Punya wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:16 pm


Can be for anyone who is deceased, no matter how long.
Curious. Wouldn't the vast majority have moved on to a new life and therefore no longer be "deceased".
It doesn't matter, it is always beneficial.
Ok. Thanks a lot for answering my questions.
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

~Words of My Perfect Teacher

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