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by lisehull
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: deity yoga
Replies: 20
Views: 3915

Re: deity yoga

Hi ronne, I am not sure if you are addressing me directly. While I consider myself a relative beginner, I am not a newbie to Buddhism and do have a solid foundation to my practice. I like to read at the same time as I do my regular and new meditations. Study is a major part of my daily practice. :na...
by lisehull
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: deity yoga
Replies: 20
Views: 3915

deity yoga

Hi, can anyone recommend any books on deity yoga that are fairly easy to comprehend?
Thanks,
Lise
by lisehull
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

I'm now living in Ashland, having come here from Bandon in April to spend more time at Kagyu Sukha Choling. Looks like we are moving here permanently. It's so nice to be near the center, rather than having to commute long distance.
And yes, Milarepa's the man! :woohoo:
Lise
by lisehull
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

I think the thing that bothered me was the frantic nature of the group, as if it was more about worship than prostrating to the Buddha.
However, I will give some thought to that suggestion.
:thanks:
Lise
by lisehull
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

From what I have been told, the sangha in attendance at the center I visited on the weekend did their prostrations for their lama as a measure of respect, and not for any other ceremonial reason. This is interesting to me because the lamas at the center where I am a member prefer not to have prostra...
by lisehull
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

Hi Ronne, I will do as you suggest and ask. As I was at the empowerment, which was the ceremony prior to the teachings (on how to do the practice associated with the empowerment) which began with their prostrations, I sure the lama didn't say anything about prostrations at that time. I shall ask som...
by lisehull
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any rule to prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

Re: Is there any rule to prostrations?

I was at an empowerment this weekend and was rather startled when the sangha (I am a member of another center) leapt up and did vigorous prostrations when the lama entered the shrine room. The day of the empowerment they did NOT do this, just the day of the teachings. Can anyone explain this dispari...
by lisehull
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

It seems to me that the idea of "rolling" the empowerments into one practice dilutes the meaning and impact. I don't like the notion of "collecting" empowerments. It seems to me that if one is going to attend an empowerment, one should have the intention to practice it in their daily or regular prac...
by lisehull
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Hi cone, thanks for your message and thoughts on Milarepa. I will be attending the empowerment this coming weekend and am looking forward to the experience. I was told that the lama doing the empowerment says it is comparable to any guru yoga and can/should (?) be done daily. I have to wonder, how m...
by lisehull
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Back to the subject of Milarepa empowerment..... While I'd like to encourage you in this matter, I find that I must ask you to be circumspect about taking the empowerment. Taking an empowerment often includes a vow, or samaya, to do the practice faithfully. This is somewhat different from Lung as d...
by lisehull
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

And this is very cryptic. I think what I am getting from cone's comment is that this, like so many things, is about believing what cannot be proven?
Lise
by lisehull
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

conebeckham wrote:How do we know anyone is or was enlightened?

How do we know Buddha Sakyamuni was enlightened?

This is a question I asked myself as well. Ultimately, we really don't know. . .
Lise
by lisehull
Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Re: Milarepa empowerment

Well, I have a follow-on question about Milarepa. My husband asked me how we know Milarepa was enlightened. I didn't really know the answer. Can anyone help me on this one?
Thank you, :namaste:
Lise
by lisehull
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Re: Green Tara practice

Hi Drolma, thanks for this info. When I left this morning's calm abiding meditation practice, I was disappointed because they normally chant the Green Tara mantra. But, this was a sangha-led session and they did it slightly different than in the past, and took a break before finishing with a self-le...
by lisehull
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

Milarepa empowerment

Anyone ever attended a Milarepa empowerment? I am planning to do so in August. Milarepa is one of my dharma heroes and I am looking forward to the experience.
Lise
by lisehull
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Re: Green Tara practice

Hi Drolma, I was very inspired, and enjoyed the meditation very much. It is a very melodious format, which I found quite pleasing. I did get lost because I couldn't hear what the pages were that we were following. But, one of the other meditators helped me out by giving me her sheet with all the pag...
by lisehull
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Re: Green Tara practice

Hello Chaz,
Yes, after attending the practice I am even more interested in continuing with it. At the moment, my lama is on personal retreat until September, so I won't be able to talk about this until then.
What is the Lung, again?
Thanks for your help.
:namaste:
Lise
by lisehull
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Re: Green Tara practice

Hello Chaz, do you practice Green Tara by yourself? And, is this supposed to be a daily meditation?
Thank you,
Lise
by lisehull
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Re: Green Tara practice

Hello Chaz, this is quite helpful, thank you!
:thanks:
Lise
by lisehull
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Tara practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4990

Green Tara practice

Hi everyone, this is my first post to this group. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I will be attending my first Green Tara practice tomorrow morning. Any ideas on what I should expect or need to prepare myself to during the meditation? I have been told it's pretty easy to pick up but w...

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