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by practitioner
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How To Evaluate A Teacher?
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: How To Evaluate A Teacher?

I think it is also helpful to look at the teacher's students. Are longer term students compassionate, kind, wise? This is always a good sign.
by practitioner
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Three year retreat across all traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Three year retreat across all traditions

Speaking from my experience in the Kagyu school, 3-year retreat is generally seen as a base requirement to become a lama. Though permission to teach is not guaranteed and is still granted by one's guru, not by merely completing a retreat. Lay and monastic practitioners do 3-year retreat (with lay pr...
by practitioner
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?
Replies: 20
Views: 1316

Re: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?

pemachophel wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:27 pm If it was from a known samaya-breaker, I'd also just get rid of it.
Aren't we all samaya-breakers though?
by practitioner
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Tsa molds
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Tsa Tsa molds

Also, silicon molds are relatively simple to make. So if you find a mold or a tsa-tsa you like. You can then make many copies of the mold in order to produce many tsa-tsa more quickly.
by practitioner
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 3871

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

The cremation of Khenpo Khartar Rinpoche is occuring today at KTD Monastery and is being live-streamed on their facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Karma.Triyana. ... 897698614/
by practitioner
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 102
Views: 15827

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

I also highly recommend Recovery Dharma. Above all though, finding a group of other people in recovery is the most important, whatever group that may be. Trying to quit all alone never works.
by practitioner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Palpitations!
Replies: 25
Views: 4180

Re: Palpitations!

Matty Longstaff and Newcastle send Man Utd just 2 points above the relegation spots. It is the beautiful game...
by practitioner
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 3871

Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Dear KTC and KKSG Sangha Family, As you are aware, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche was admitted to Kingston Hospital on Thursday, October 3rd. He was then transported by medical helicopter to Westchester Medical Center on Friday, October 4th in hopes of receiving better treatment for a blood vessel blockag...
by practitioner
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 9412

Re: Greta Thunberg

by practitioner
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Recovery Dharma

Simon E. wrote: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:44 pm Nor me. I knew his dad a little. It’s so depressing. We men are so frak predictable... :crying:
It’s very depressing. I’m hoping this new leader-less movement will avoid the mistakes Refuge Recovery made.
by practitioner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Recovery Dharma
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Recovery Dharma

I wanted to let those who may be interested know about Recovery Dharma https://www.recoverydharma.org/ . Recovery Dharma is a new peer-led recovery program that uses Buddhist principles to help members recover from addictions of all kinds. I say new, but really it grew out of Refuge Recovery and is ...
by practitioner
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 4256

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

Also worth considering the second part of the hypothetical. “... and steal my belongings”

Shooting someone because they are stealing your stuff means you value your stuff more than you value their life. Clearly this would be negative karma.
by practitioner
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 39
Views: 5606

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Tai Situ Rinpoche once told a group of students of an elderly Lama not to give the elderly Lama candies and sweets anymore. Even though this Lama liked those things very much, it would damage his health and shorten his life and therefore was “idiot compassion”, his words.
by practitioner
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 6239

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

It really is beautiful. Thank you Lama pema
by practitioner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 2252

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

Are you sure the 5th Dalai Lama wrote an invocation to him as a dharmapala? If so, that's quite insulting to their culture. It's a sort of Buddhist arrogance trampling on indigenous cultures. They even dumped the Gyalpo on the Mongolians for good measure. I mean, you must have a pretty big problem ...
by practitioner
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Naga Sang & Puja 2-Day Class
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: Naga Sang & Puja 2-Day Class

That is wonderful, I hope you have a large turnout. May all beings benefit :namaste:
by practitioner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking to get started in Dzogchen practice.
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Looking to get started in Dzogchen practice.

The point is to find a teacher you admire and have confidence in. Then, just do whatever practice they teach you, whether that be Dzogchen or something else.
by practitioner
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Chakme Reading Transmission at KTD Monastery
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Karma Chakme Reading Transmission at KTD Monastery

Just wanted to give a heads-up for those who may be interested: Lama Tobden of Thrangu Monastery will be offering the reading transmission of all 60 volumes of the works of Karma Chakme (Raga Asya) at KTD this fall. This will take place over two 3-week sessions. Part One from August 3 to 25, and Par...
by practitioner
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Happy 84th Birthday HHDL
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Happy 84th Birthday HHDL

Happy birthday to His Holiness, Chenrezig in person. May he live long and continue to inspire the world :anjali:
by practitioner
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen vs chanting mani mantra
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Tonglen vs chanting mani mantra

I often enjoy practicing tonglen informally off the cushion. It can be a great practice when you encounter the homeless, addicts, or really anyone you see in distress. To take on their suffering immediately can be a very powerful practice.

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