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by GrapeLover
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How long was your honey moon phase with Buddhism?
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: How long was your honey moon phase with Buddhism?

I think after about a year I stopped trying to overreach and put in excessive effort with a view to getting things done *now* etc. I also became more comfortable with goals and modes of practice that actually suit me rather than trying to aim for whatever was arbitrarily presented as being highest. ...
by GrapeLover
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from HHDL online
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Avalokiteshvara Empowerment from HHDL online

I recently took the online empowerment of 1000 armed Avalokiteshvara that His Holiness offered. If you haven’t watched the clips/received the empowerments I encourage you to do so. His Holiness’ wisdom is awe inspiring! He clarifies everything in the two clips. I had several aha moments. When it co...
by GrapeLover
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"

The Japanese term it uses in the walking meditation diagram is 力 / chikara if this is of any value to you. Purely in terms of everyday usage it isn’t any more precise than energy
by GrapeLover
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I'm crying in fear of thoughts at death
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: I'm crying in fear of thoughts at death

One technique you could try is actually offering them to a Buddha—you might basically visualise your thoughts like offering clouds, being offered to and accepted by a given Buddha. You needn’t think of them as an offensive offering, since they are intrinsically pure in their essence like all other p...
by GrapeLover
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: «Western Sadhana» by Dechen Lamkhen (Nova Scotia)
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: «Western Sadhana» by Dechen Lamkhen (Nova Scotia)

Are the “o-o” markings meant to indicate that this is a terma?
by GrapeLover
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources for Learning Classical Tibetan Language
Replies: 20
Views: 407

Re: Resources for Learning Classical Tibetan Language

I’ve seen this course recommended; it could be a good start though it’s not really for learning Classical Tibetan

https://samyeinstitute.org/course/tibet ... titioners/
by GrapeLover
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Books / Publications / Translations - Where to Find or Buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1198

Re: Books / Publications / Translations - Where to Find or Buy?

Would anybody happen to know which sutra Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche would be calling the "Sutra Predicting Maitreya"? Regarding it he says: During the time of Buddha Shakyamuni, the bodhisattva Maitreya was present in this world as the bhikshu Ajita, or "Unconquerable." We use Ajita, or Mipham, as a sy...
by GrapeLover
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 60
Views: 4197

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

In Garchen Rinpoche’s view, even his empowerments can be taken from the recordings Can anyone by chance cite a recording of him actually saying this in his own words? Thanks ahead of time In this Facebook status (https://www.facebook.com/186496401399806/posts/3401049296611151/?d=n) the Garchen Inst...
by GrapeLover
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 60
Views: 4197

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Great teachings and great translation. How important is it to follow these teachings live ? I remember Malcolm explaining that it's necessary to get the empowerment live in order for it to be valid. However, the teachings are themselves a form of blessing right (speech of the guru etcetera)? So do ...
by GrapeLover
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10866

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

If I may ask, isn't the Copper Colored Mountain supposed to be a sacred pureland? If so, then shouldn't it be a very peaceful place and a blissful one? Why would a sacred land be on some island like Madagascar, the site of Queen Ranavalona I, a bloodthirsty queen that massacred many Christians and ...
by GrapeLover
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10866

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Possibly of interest: Locating the Copper-Colored Mountain Still voting for Madagascar. If I may ask, isn't the Copper Colored Mountain supposed to be a sacred pureland? If so, then shouldn't it be a very peaceful place and a blissful one? Why would a sacred land be on some island like Madagascar, ...
by GrapeLover
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Dharani suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Sutra Dharani suggestions

The Black Lawsuit sutra, most particularly for dispelling legal trouble, but also karmic debts, general conflict, astrological obstacles etc:
https://www.saraswatipublications.org/p ... k-lawsuit/
by GrapeLover
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Dharani suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Sutra Dharani suggestions

The Dharani Possessing the Limbs of all the Buddhas, for averting disease and various forms of untimely death: https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/tea ... klt_a4.pdf
by GrapeLover
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Dharani suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Sutra Dharani suggestions

For wealth, the Mahashri Sutra is available here: https://www.saraswatipublications.org/p ... hri-sutra/

And Lama Pema Chophel posted the 108 Names of Jambhala sutra here:
https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 73#p443773
by GrapeLover
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Dharani suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Sutra Dharani suggestions

The Ushnisha Vijaya Dharani would be an excellent one for purification ; the sutra and dharani are on this page : https://buddhaweekly.com/sutra-troubled ... alamaties/
by GrapeLover
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything that we experience karma?
Replies: 36
Views: 1099

Re: Is everything that we experience karma?

If a tree branch falls on your head, That’s not a result of your karma. But how you experience that event ...is the result of your karma. Yes, this is a nice explanation! But I wonder... how we know that the tree falling on our head (and likewise all things that happen around us and to us) aren't a...
by GrapeLover
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?

thanks. i just looked through his entries on lotsawahouse and i cannot seem to find the Taranatha's biography of Guru Rinpoche. is it there? The text is on Lotsawa House but it was David Teasdale rather than Adam Pearcey: https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/taranatha/three-reasons-for-conf...
by GrapeLover
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Praying for a Wish Create a Karmic Debt?
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Does Praying for a Wish Create a Karmic Debt?

I am not well versed enough to say exactly what a karmic debter IS but I know the idea does exist in Buddhism because I have seen it referenced in at least 2 different practices. KN Yes, if one Googles “site:lotsawahouse.org debt” one can see how prevalent it is. The Black Lawsuit Sutra also has a ...
by GrapeLover
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything that we experience karma?
Replies: 36
Views: 1099

Re: Is everything that we experience karma?

If you’re here at all it’s because of your karma. So even random events can traced back to your own karma. But since karma can be modified there’s no reason to fee helpless. I think that is a kind of "karma-enthusiasm", which always brings in the karma in all events. In the Sivaka Sutta Buddha hims...
by GrapeLover
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Abrahamic religions and Buddhism
Replies: 83
Views: 2415

Re: Abrahamic religions and Buddhism

Can one be a Christian, Muslim or Jew and still practice Buddhism? I'm asking this as I'm currently in a relationship with a woman in one of these religions and the only way I can get married to her is to convert to her religion. That's a tough one. I'm married to a Jewish woman but she has always ...

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