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cataractmoon
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Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby cataractmoon » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:50 am

Hi, all. I just found this great forum by accident--a good accident!

I have practiced Mahayana Buddhism for nearly ten years and have taken refuge in the Vajrayana path last October 2011. I am very excited to learn from this forum. May all beings in the present and future benefit from this forum's wisdom!

Peace,
Moon

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby lowlydog » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:54 am

Welcome moon, :hi:

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby Punya » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:42 am

cataractmoon wrote:Hi, all. I just found this great forum by accident--a good accident!

I have practiced Mahayana Buddhism for nearly ten years and have taken refuge in the Vajrayana path last October 2011. I am very excited to learn from this forum. May all beings in the present and future benefit from this forum's wisdom!

Peace,
Moon


Greetings Moon. It seems a bit silly to say welcome when I've only just arrived here myself! :smile:

I too am new to Vajrayana after following a Mahayana path for some years. What made you made you change direction?
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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby kirtu » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:51 am

Welcome Moon! :namaste:

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"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.

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:18 am

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby plwk » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:41 am

Ok...there's catmoon and cataractmoon :shock:

Ohai! :mrgreen:

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby waimengwan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:21 pm

Welcome to DW

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby cataractmoon » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:29 pm

Punya wrote:
cataractmoon wrote:Hi, all. I just found this great forum by accident--a good accident!

I have practiced Mahayana Buddhism for nearly ten years and have taken refuge in the Vajrayana path last October 2011. I am very excited to learn from this forum. May all beings in the present and future benefit from this forum's wisdom!

Peace,
Moon


Greetings Moon. It seems a bit silly to say welcome when I've only just arrived here myself! :smile:

I too am new to Vajrayana after following a Mahayana path for some years. What made you made you change direction?


I'm not sure I changed directions. For me, the Vajrayana holds particular teachings and liturgies to approach two great aspects of Mahayana: bodhicitta and emptiness. Vajrayana is Mahayana.

Peace.

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Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Postby cataractmoon » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:30 pm

plwk wrote:Ok...there's catmoon and cataractmoon :shock:

Ohai! :mrgreen:


Ha! I see that now.


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