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by ManiThePainter
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gathering the karma for a human birth
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Gathering the karma for a human birth

Hi all, I’ve just started Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Tara’s Triple Excellence program and I stumbled across a quote by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche that emphasized the sheer amount of positive karma necessary for a precious human birth. My question is this: Given that I would that hellbeings are totally incap...
by ManiThePainter
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 108
Views: 3423

Re: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?

Nice assumptions my friend I have never seen any arguments for momentariness of self .I have seen plenty Of arguments for a permanent self in the literature though .how can you blame me when there are no resources available readily to explain not self. There are plenty of sources available that wil...
by ManiThePainter
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines

Zhen Li wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:07 am
Conze summarises vast sections
Could you please clarify what you mean by this?

Is it like Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations of the Pali canon which sum up the repetitive paragraphs?
by ManiThePainter
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Upcoming Translations
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Upcoming Translations

I also completely forgot:

Bhavaviveka's Madhyamaka-hrdaya with auto-commentary
Bhavaviveka's commentary on Nagarjuna's mulamadhyamakakarika

He gets a lot of flak but is integral in order to understand the historical discourse between him, Buddhapalita and Chandrakirti.
by ManiThePainter
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Upcoming Translations
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Upcoming Translations

Cheers, Daniel A lot of good stuff, Daniel. I appreciate the contribution to the thread. While the Library of Tibetan Classics is overseeing a commendable output of Tibetan works, so many Indian Mahayana Buddhist texts still need to be translated. There are also many which have been translated but ...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Upcoming Translations
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Upcoming Translations

There is a new translation just released in the Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics series called The Mind . The book weaves together translated passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers such as Asaṅga, Vasubandhu, Nāgārjuna, Dignāga, and Dharmakīrti. Please join us for ...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agarwood and burning incense
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Agarwood and burning incense

Would incense be part of the traditional seven offerings presented on an altar? I suppose that the other offerings can be offered at any time as well. Yes. Different Buddhist traditions have different offering traditions. I am going to assume that since you refer to “seven offerings” that the conte...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agarwood and burning incense
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Agarwood and burning incense

If someone gives you a gift, and you offer it, then the merit from their generosity is even greater. There is no schedule for offering incense. If can be burned indoors, outdoors, or even offered without burning. In that case I will probably offer it once a week. That actually brings me to pose ano...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agarwood and burning incense
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Agarwood and burning incense

Hello all, A dear Arab friend recently gave me four boxes full of agarwood chips ("bakhoor" or "oud" in Arabic) used for incense. I quite like the smell and I wanted to use it for incense offerings. I do have two questions related to it and I can't really find any answers to them anywhere: #1 Is it ...
by ManiThePainter
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Upcoming Translations
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Upcoming Translations

Hello everyone, As someone with a keen interest in various Indian Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist texts, I wanted to start a thread to keep an eye on notable upcoming translation projects. As some of you might know, it can be rather hard to scavenge for information about various important translations...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

The Pacific Northwest is rich in dharma especially in the Sakya tradition but Dzogchen is spoken here also. Could you give more some more information about that? I plan on attending some of Tsoknyi Rinpoche's US Dzogchen retreats (virus permitting) but obviously it's good to have other references.
by ManiThePainter
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

The people I've known who attend regularly go to services, volunteer, etc. I don't think there's any set time, just go to some practices and meet people etc. It's a pretty welcoming place, in my experience. Some culture shock if you're new to Tibetan Buddhism maybe. They used to have a weekly darsh...
by ManiThePainter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

Sure, BTW, if you poke around the Sakya.org website you can get on their mailing list. It looks like there's some Zoom groups and classes and they are streaming Chenrezig practice. So there is some virtual stuff going on that you could take advantage right now I think. Yeah, I've visited the site a...
by ManiThePainter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:14 am Three visions is unrestricted. If you get Three Levels of Spiritual Perception you get Deshung Rinpoches commentary as well.
Thanks Johnny.
by ManiThePainter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

My two cents: It depends on who you ask. I go to a Sakya (well, Rime also) Dharma center in town and have for 8 years, I'm pretty connected to the Sakya lineage and it is important to me. I chose not to go the HYT/Lamdre route simply because the byzantine structure and because truthfully, I am just...
by ManiThePainter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

You can partake of many teachings at Sakya Monastery without doing the formal Sakya path of Lamdre, etc. They are pretty open with some teachings, and it's a wonderful place to visit and be. I don't think there is much of anything going on in person right now due to the pandemic though, so check th...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Freeing the Heart and Mind 1-3 by HH 41st Sakya Trizin

Greetings, I have been kinda curious about HH 41st Sakya Trizin's trilogy, "Freeing the Heart and Mind", and whether it would be worthwhile to study to get a good grasp of Sakya teachings. Since I'm planning to move to the Pacific Northwest (BC, Canada) within the next year or so and since I'm plann...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2211

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

An article in Tricycle many years ago made a good observation, western buddhism, as far as being a “religion” is concerned, until it has established birth, marriage, and funeral traditions, and those traditions have continued for a few generations, it will always be regarded as just a fringe spirit...
by ManiThePainter
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2211

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

I assume we're talking about convert Buddhist communities and not Buddhist temples that serve immigrant populations. (And if we're talking about the latter, then I question the premise.) If the former, I think it's because people have to convert. We don't grow up with it: Buddhism is not a religion...

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