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by zerwe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Becoming a monk in the West?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Becoming a monk in the West?

From what I understand it takes, not only motivation, but a coming together of a variety of circumstances to be able to ordain. Yes, connection with a teacher or teachers would be first. Here is a link to the IMI (International Mahayana Institute)--on the right are a list of teachers/traditions that...
by zerwe
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Hallo

Welcome! :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

Also someone mentioning that that's what Tibetan Buddhism primarily was. True. TB is mostly Vajrayana. But there are aspects like Zen, aspects like Pure Land, aspects like Therevada, etc. It can be bewildering to explore. But if you’re into visualizing deities and saying mantras you’re definitely g...
by zerwe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Beyul: The Sacred Hidden Valleys
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Beyul: The Sacred Hidden Valleys

I am all for saving these places, but at this point Khumbu is fairly well travelled.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: When do I take initiation / empowerment?
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: When do I take initiation / empowerment?

Hi. I consider myself to be an ardent student and I didn't receive the type of initiation you are referring to until after 9-10 years of practice and study. To be fair I don't know that I am certain that I would consider myself "ready" (If that is really a thing or not I don't know). Take your time....
by zerwe
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dissolution/Resolution of Khyentse Foundation
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Dissolution/Resolution of Khyentse Foundation

For context.



Shaun
by zerwe
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dissolution/Resolution of Khyentse Foundation
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Dissolution/Resolution of Khyentse Foundation

I watched DKR's announcement yesterday and was wondering if anyone had any insights
or could expand on what is happening with this organization. Rinpoche's announcement was certainly
thought provoking to say the least.

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Im too slow at Ngongdro, help :(
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Im too slow at Ngongdro, help :(

It has taken me more than 10 years to finish 100,000 prostrations. I have been given more to do (daily and weekly practices for life) and many, many more preliminary practices. However, this has not impeded my moving "ahead" it has enhanced it. There wasn't any "you have to wait until you finish" pr...
by zerwe
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Three year retreat across all traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Three year retreat across all traditions

Three year retreats are a practice in the Gelug as well, but I am not sure
of how or if they differ in structure when compared to the Kagyu format that
we often hear about.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Where’s all the Gelukpas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Where’s all the Gelukpas?

Yeah I started out with lam rim tsongkhapa, early on, gravitated towards Kagyu, then moved on, but I really was wondering what’s the Gelukpa majority here? Lama Zopa FPMT students? I mean I have friends in Drepung, just wondering what’s the make up of Geluk students. Seems very quiet. Drepung here....
by zerwe
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Where’s all the Gelukpas?
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Where’s all the Gelukpas?

Here. :namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Source of presentation of the path as view, meditation, conduct
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Source of presentation of the path as view, meditation, conduct

This sounds very much the same as the Three Principle Aspects of the Path or Atisha's Lamp for the Path . These are foundational in all Sarma schools and came to Tibet from Atisha Dipankara. I don't know whether or not this is reflected and organized in this manner in other traditions or if Dzogchen...
by zerwe
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"
Replies: 19
Views: 982

Re: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"

2 of the 5 Madhyamaka Reasonings (gtan tshigs lnga).
1. Neither one nor many (gcig du dral)
2. Dependent arising (rten ‘brel)

Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Another new introduction

Welcome to DW!
:namaste:
by zerwe
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2062

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

We have a pretty good mix where I am, but overall it does lean toward the older generations.
Shaun :namaste:
by zerwe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal

120+ p. ill read it this days fyi http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/kailash/pdf/kailash_08_0304_03.pdf Yes, love that work. I am hoping to spend some time in Nagarjun next trip (Jamacho Gumpa, Nagarjuna caves, Charnal grounds, etc...). I asked some locally based guides (who act...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal

120+ p. ill read it this days fyi http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/kailash/pdf/kailash_08_0304_03.pdf Yes, love that work. I am hoping to spend some time in Nagarjun next trip (Jamacho Gumpa, Nagarjuna caves, Charnal grounds, etc...). I asked some locally based guides (who act...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Keith Dowman's Nepal Mandal

I just received this a couple days ago and cracked it open a bit. Loved his older essay on the "Power Places in the Kathmandu Valley" which has served as a guide and sparked an interest for some future destinations. This work though is a real jaw dropper for those interested in the area, rich and ex...
by zerwe
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Madhyamakavata
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Madhyamakavata

LTK's Illumination of the Thought (dgongs pa rab gsal) translated by J. Hopkins and others and George Churinoff's tanslation of the Bhashyam is helpful as well. Shaun :namaste: Im not sure I'm familiar with the Hopkins translation, could you include a link? Thank you! You can find some of it here h...
by zerwe
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Madhyamakavata
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Madhyamakavata

LTK's Illumination of the Thought (dgongs pa rab gsal) translated by J. Hopkins and others and George Churinoff's tanslation of the Bhashyam is helpful as well.
Shaun :namaste:

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