Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

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Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

Postby Norden » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:13 am

Hello guys,

In Christian, it's called Baptist, in Buddhism is Trisarana, is prerequisite to become a Buddhist. However, as far as I am aware Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism, at least from what I experienced, slightly different from other tradition i.e. was asked to cut a little bit of finger nail and hair, do the ritual and chanting in Tibetan. Does this signify something and if this has connection with early Tibetan Buddhism history i.e. Bon or other animism element? We know finger nail and hair contain DNA, if that makes any sense. And how for example if a person that has been Trisarana this way wish to change to other religion in the future? Of course we can just change to any religion we want but just wondering if you guys have any thought?

Does anyone has similar experience, please share? Thanks.

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Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

Postby Jangchup Donden » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:59 pm

When I've been to refuge ceremonies (at KTD and KPL), there's no finger nail cutting, but as part of the refuge vow they take a little bit of hair from the top of your head. The reasoning behind this is they take it from the highest point on your body, so it's like offering a bit of the best of yourself.

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Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

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Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

Postby Norden » Thu May 02, 2013 2:34 pm

Just try to post info more hopefully get more advise from seniors here. Rinpoche is 12th Zurmang gharwang rinpoche It seems quite strange that everyone does not know about the practice of this cutting fingernail and hair. This thread is still open, feel free to reply. Thanks again.
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Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

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Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

Postby heart » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:30 am

No one removes any body parts at a refuge ceremony, they cut of two hair as a symbol of shaving your hair (becoming a follower of the Buddha). No fingernails are removed.

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"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

Postby Norden » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:32 pm

Hello guys,

Here I try to post some, still regarding fingernail. If you guys have found new things or explanation please post on this thread, I really look forward to it.
In the meantime here is one of the puja I found:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 9558119416

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