Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

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Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby heart » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:01 pm

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is talking about it in the end of this video. It happened at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Denmark this autumn.

We are all here to help each other go through this, whatever it is.
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"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
- Longchenpa

"Even though you have recognized your essence, if you do not get accustomed to it,
You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."


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Re: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:41 pm

This is great news...he has already benefitted many sentient beings, and I rejoice that he will continue to do so, in new ways.


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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: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby Astus » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:08 pm

Sadhu! Sadhu! :twothumbsup:
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.

1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby Ogyen » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:58 pm

I, for one, am thrilled!
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Re: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby Pero » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:09 pm

Great! :thumbsup:
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
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Re: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby kirtu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:08 pm

Excellent! :applause:

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: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

Postby Anders » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:55 pm

I am not at all surprised. He has the air and humility of a qualified teacher anyway (and of course the knowledge). Good news. :smile:
"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

--- Gandavyuha Sutra

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