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by jmlee369
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

You’re making the claims, so the burden of proof is on you, not me. I have already provided testimony to back this particular claim in the form of Changkya Rolpai Dorje's contemporary records. You have questioned the validity of that evidence based on your own supposition and conjecture rather than...
by jmlee369
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sur Offering
Replies: 26
Views: 684

Re: Sur Offering

What you mentioned is true in certain tantric practices that I have read. A Chinese monk by the name of Venerable Hai Tao from Taiwan has been spreading the practice for Sur Offering. For his version, he specifically left out the visualization of you becoming the deity, hence his version requires n...
by jmlee369
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most popular Tibetan Buddhist sutras?
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: What are the most popular Tibetan Buddhist sutras?

Heart? Diamond? Vimalakiri? What would be the top 5 In terms of popular recitation, ones I often see come up are Heart Sutra, 8000 verse Prajnaparamita, Ten Wheels Ksitigarbha, Tashi Tsegpa (Noble Stack of Auspiciousness), Chogchu Munsel (Completely Dispelling the Darkness of the Ten Directions), K...
by jmlee369
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?,

With all due respect to Sapan, Changkya Rolpai Dorje (not to mention the 8th Dalai Lama) was not just a common geshe...But I would be curious to know more about Sapan's reasoning on this matter. You missed the point, poetic hyperbole has very low standards for veracity, even when written by high la...
by jmlee369
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sur Offering
Replies: 26
Views: 684

Re: Sur Offering

I have searched extensively about this topic and the consensus I have gathered is that one does not need to be initiated (directly taught and blessed by a monk in-person) to start doing Sur Offering I personally have been doing it for a month. But I remember there was quite a heated discussion in a...
by jmlee369
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Palden Lhamo Mantra Query
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Palden Lhamo Mantra Query

Hello Dharmic gurus! I have question regarding recitation of Mantra of " Palden Lhamo" .Can an ordinary human being like me recite it? What are the do's or don't? First you have to specify which Palden Lhamo you are talking about. In general, one must have received the transmission and initiation f...
by jmlee369
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public Highest Yoga Pujas
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Public Highest Yoga Pujas

Hello, A local center does a Cittamani Tara puja every lunar month. This is open to all people to participate, regardless of empowerment. I read this is a highest yoga Sādhanā. How can that be public? Thank you! This is kind of standard practice at Gelug centres. The ritual itself is the standard f...
by jmlee369
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

He's talking here about his patron that can give him huge amounts of wealth and power or have him killed. You don't think that he's recording, perhaps, a positive spin on this? First you said no one can know the sincerity of Qianlong's dharma practice, then I supplied Changkya Rolpai Dorje and his ...
by jmlee369
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

He was an emperor. That's what emperors do. Except, of course, the ones that persecute dharma. Manchus of his class regularly collected a number of major empowerments. How seriously he practiced any of them, nobody knows. Except we do know, for Changkya Rolpai Dorje reports that "By studying these ...
by jmlee369
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Anyone who thinks any of the Qing emperors from Nurhaci onwards were realized clearly didn’t pay attention to what they did during their rules The whole point of this discussion is that the appearance of how Kangxi, Qianlong, etc acted is not necessarily reflective of their actual nature, and that ...
by jmlee369
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

This is a...very curious assertion. To put it mildly. I take it he doesn’t know much about the history of the Qing. To the contrary, he is more than familiar with Qing history, after all the rise of the Qing and their invasion of the Joseon dynasty had a profound impact on Korean society. Anyone wh...
by jmlee369
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

...Master Kim Jae Woong has stated in his book Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind: Reflections of a Korean Buddhist Master that six of the Qing dynasty emperors were enlightened (in the chapter ‘Surrendering your delusions’). His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword for this book. I...
by jmlee369
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

1.) Could you give your source on Mao being born in Guan Yin's cave? I have never heard of this, nor of a Korean monk supporting Qianlong. 2.) So if this "appearance" is to be actual enlightened activity, are we to then assume that the suffering going on around the world that we are trying to relie...
by jmlee369
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10896

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 jmlee369
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Where’s all the Gelukpas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Where’s all the Gelukpas?

I'm a bit late to the party but I'll also raise my hand to say I practice primarily in the Gelug tradition.
by jmlee369
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture
Replies: 21
Views: 856

Re: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture

Thanks for your answers. In fact I do appreciate tibetan culture a lot. Living among tibetans in India or Nepal gives a sense of how everything is perfumed by principles of dharma. In a way its probably a lack of merits, to live in the West and not among Rinpoches, khenpos, yogis, monks, nuns, and ...
by jmlee369
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reciting Sitatapatra Name Mantra
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Reciting Sitatapatra Name Mantra

I participated in a lecture on Sitatapatra and looked up the name mantra online after the lecture. That's part of the danger of just finding mantras online, it's not from any Chinese tradition based on the Shurangama Sutra, nor any Tibetan lineages I know of. That's not to say it's from an illegiti...
by jmlee369
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tenzin Palmo
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Tenzin Palmo

They are from a Chinese Bodhisatva ordination ceremony where cones of incense are burned on the skin of the head, thus leaving life-time scars. It has to do with taking on the suffering of all sentient beings. Actually, it’s from her bhikshuni ordination in the dharmaguptaka tradition. The incense ...
by jmlee369
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Chenresig-Green Tara -Ekajati
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Chenresig-Green Tara -Ekajati

Hello everyone, I received 2 times the initiation of Avalokiteshvara with Green Tara and Ekajati from HH the Dalai Lama, I was wondering if any of you know the history, the lineage and possibly where I can find the pictures and the related sadhana. thank you for any information you will be able to ...
by jmlee369
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Khae chhim??
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Khae chhim??

Are any Soen practitioners familiar with this (Korean) term,referring to a meditative practice? I think it means, literally, breaking rigidity, or something similar. Is it based on a Chinese term? It's a pure Korean word, meaning awakening, analogous to satori, and Chinese equivalent is probably 悟....

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