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by Tenma
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan View of Tendai and Shingon Vajrayana
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: Tibetan View of Tendai and Shingon Vajrayana

What is the Tibetan view of Tendai and Shingon Vajrayana? I know the practices may be different, although do Tibetan's view the other paths as an authentic way to reach Buddhahood in one lifetime? There is no view because traditionally, Tibetans were unaware of what was happening in Japan. However,...
by Tenma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bardo for Crushed Insects?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Bardo for Crushed Insects?

I've been looking through various texts from the FPMT, Lotsawa House, and other sources in regards to the bardo process and wanted to ask if what applies to humans also applies to animals? Would crushing them ruin the bardo process in which the consciousness must get out via the crown of the head? T...
by Tenma
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Korean Amitabha Dance
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Korean Amitabha Dance

For some reason, the concert (2020 서울시 전통춤 문화제 : 사색춤전) wasn't on YouTube anymore so here it is. Anyhow, the Amitabha dance starts at around 26:17 of the following video. Enjoy (alongside other traditional Korean funerary dances in this concert!): https://www.facebook.com/igbf.kr/videos/478940973049...
by Tenma
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Korean Amitabha Dance
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Korean Amitabha Dance

For some reason, the concert (2020 서울시 전통춤 문화제 : 사색춤전) wasn't on YouTube anymore so here it is. Anyhow, the Amitabha dance starts at around 26:17 of the following video. Enjoy (alongside other traditional Korean funerary dances in this concert!): https://www.facebook.com/igbf.kr/videos/4789409730499...
by Tenma
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Four Maras
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Four Maras

Yes. Yes. It is very possible, but these gods, like Indra, Brahma, and so on, are not persons, they are positions. Are you saying they are sentient beings that fill these certain positions? Yes. Would this explain why Yeshe Tsogyal's past incarnations are said to have been the goddesses Ganga and S...
by Tenma
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Can lab-grown brains become conscious? Answer: We don't care
Replies: 33
Views: 2024

Re: Can lab-grown brains become conscious? Answer: We don't care

that means someone is experiencing a very unfortunate rebirth. A disembodied consciousness cut off from sensory experience, with no idea what's happening to them; alone in a dark void for an indeterminate length of time. Well, this not different than a formless realm being. However, it is unlikely ...
by Tenma
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Can lab-grown brains become conscious? Answer: We don't care
Replies: 33
Views: 2024

Re: Can lab-grown brains become conscious? Answer: We don't care

I personally know a research scientist who grew a brain this way, from stem cells. It’s pretty interesting, and it offers an opportunity to test out treatments for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases on actual, living human brain tissue. Previously, scientists had to rely on computer models or bra...
by Tenma
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: June 26 - Teachings on the Sur and Sang Offerings from the T’hroma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 0
Views: 778

June 26 - Teachings on the Sur and Sang Offerings from the T’hroma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa

Teachings on the Sur and Sang Offerings from the T’hroma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa Khandro Kunzang will give teaching and transmission on the short Sur offering, the practice of making smoke offerings for the beings in the bardo. This short practice is an important method to help any being who has rec...
by Tenma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins - The Enemies of Reason - Part 1: Slaves to Superstition
Replies: 112
Views: 3346

Re: Richard Dawkins - The Enemies of Reason - Part 1: Slaves to Superstition

He has said repeatedly that he rejects all notions of any kind of continuity after the death of the body. One of his former students Dr Susan Blackmore joined a Zen Sangha and Dawkins made a public denouncement of her. He said all kinds of religion are to be rejected and that Asian religions in par...
by Tenma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: June 12 - Teachings on the Riwo Sangchod
Replies: 0
Views: 276

June 12 - Teachings on the Riwo Sangchod

This Saturday, Khandro Kunzang will be giving a teaching based on the Riwo Sangchod: Riwo Sangchod, the practice of purification with smoke offerings: Khandro Kunzang will offer an online teaching on how to perform the ritual, ‘Mountain of Smoke Offerings,’ known as Riwo Sangchod, from the Rigdzin S...
by Tenma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Richard Dawkins - The Enemies of Reason - Part 1: Slaves to Superstition
Replies: 112
Views: 3346

Re: Richard Dawkins - The Enemies of Reason - Part 1: Slaves to Superstition

He has said repeatedly that he rejects all notions of any kind of continuity after the death of the body. One of his former students Dr Susan Blackmore joined a Zen Sangha and Dawkins made a public denouncement of her. He said all kinds of religion are to be rejected and that Asian religions in par...
by Tenma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: To whom should I pray to for money and wealth and how?
Replies: 27
Views: 1254

Re: To whom should I pray to for money and wealth and how?

There are indeed; for example in Japanese Buddhism, Benzaiten and Kichijoten, among others, are frequently associated with worldly prosperity. I'm not sure who the relevant beings are in Himalayan Buddhism but I believe some exist there too. However, without being overtly critical of your motives, ...
by Tenma
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for rainforests
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Prayer for rainforests

The closest thing to prayers for rainforests I can think of is Thangtong Gyalpo's "Prayer for Dispelling Famine" which can be used for a similar purpose as Lama Pema taught last time in his transmission (alongside as a treatment for epidemics). Likewise, in terms of "new" prayers...
by Tenma
Tue May 11, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Death Metal Group
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Buddhist Death Metal Group

Manjushri wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 12:59 am Eh, cool concept but very standard and unremarkable death metal. Guess I'll stick to Entombed, Death and Morbid Angel.
I'll stick to Hasidic Death Metal!
by Tenma
Mon May 10, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Death Metal Group
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Buddhist Death Metal Group

I just found this and I'm a little...stunned. :-) https://www.flipsyde.live/buddhist-death-metal-band-growls-sutras-and-mantras-in-sanskrit?fbclid=IwAR2iZ-JZ0KE75J4wANNDy3ojKQt2ka0DXY4n3eGF3DHzg0tGfPL4fD77ocs This music is horrible. If protector and wrathful deity mantras were allowed to be openly ...
by Tenma
Sun May 09, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3901
Views: 510297

Happy Mother's Day!

A big thanks to all mothers out there, to all sentient beings who were all once our mothers in past lives!
by Tenma
Tue May 04, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 497
Views: 45438

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

I read this some time ago and questioned authenticity and was unsure how to reconcile this. The title and body has added verbiage that does not exist in other translations. I have listened to this sutra and dharani as an mp3 file several times, I think it is this very translation. I had read the tr...
by Tenma
Sun May 02, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka Retinue Identification?
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Thangka Retinue Identification?

https://spectator.com.au/2020/10/sex-and-corpses/ Does anyone know who the protector at the bottom left is? I cannot find any information about this figure. Possibly the secret form of he who is not be named, since it is a gelug thangkha. I believe Malcolm is correct, Himalayan Art Resources has a ...
by Tenma
Sat May 01, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka Retinue Identification?
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Thangka Retinue Identification?

https://spectator.com.au/2020/10/sex-and-corpses/

Does anyone know who the protector at the bottom left is? I cannot find any information about this figure.

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