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Great Lojong text which I had not read before:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... -happiness
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Johnny Dangerous wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:35 am Great Lojong text which I had not read before:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... -happiness
Beautiful ❤️
There is also a commentary on this text by Gyatrul Rinpoche in the book “Meditation, Transformation and Dream Yoga.”
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climb-up wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:32 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:35 am Great Lojong text which I had not read before:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... -happiness
Beautiful ❤️
There is also a commentary on this text by Gyatrul Rinpoche in the book “Meditation, Transformation and Dream Yoga.”
Yeah, that’s the version I’m reading actually. I prefer it style wise to this translation, but no idea which one is more accurate.
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Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:43 pm
climb-up wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:32 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:35 am Great Lojong text which I had not read before:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... -happiness
Beautiful ❤️
There is also a commentary on this text by Gyatrul Rinpoche in the book “Meditation, Transformation and Dream Yoga.”
Yeah, that’s the version I’m reading actually. I prefer it style wise to this translation, but no idea which one is more accurate.
Yeah, who knows. I still do have aspirations to learn Tibetan some day, but I'm not really sure when/how that will happen.
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climb-up wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:39 am
Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:43 pm
climb-up wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:32 pm

Beautiful ❤️
There is also a commentary on this text by Gyatrul Rinpoche in the book “Meditation, Transformation and Dream Yoga.”
Yeah, that’s the version I’m reading actually. I prefer it style wise to this translation, but no idea which one is more accurate.
Yeah, who knows. I still do have aspirations to learn Tibetan some day, but I'm not really sure when/how that will happen.
Same. I’m planning on practicing the syllables from Translating Buddhism From Tibetan this weekend, but likely something will get in the way, lol.
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Johnny Dangerous wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:14 am
climb-up wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:39 am
Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:43 pm

Yeah, that’s the version I’m reading actually. I prefer it style wise to this translation, but no idea which one is more accurate.
Yeah, who knows. I still do have aspirations to learn Tibetan some day, but I'm not really sure when/how that will happen.
Same. I’m planning on practicing the syllables from Translating Buddhism From Tibetan this weekend, but likely something will get in the way, lol.
Awesome!
I actually was just thinking of trying to track that book down (although, of course, I know all about things coming up and getting in the way!)

During the early part of the pandemic I stated a second run at the “manual of standard Tibetan” and was doing ok, until I got to the point where I could translate the samples at the end of a lesson, but then wasn’t sure if it was right or not. I kind of gave up at that point, until I can find an in person class; but maybe I’ll try again.

I did also, a few months ago, go back to “learning Practical Tibetan,” with the idea of learning enough to have a very basic conversation, but I didn’t get very far and I would probably be too embarrassed to actually try.

I think my next attempt will be basic phrases and words again and then do some of the live Skype lessons that I’ve seen. Even that’s a little scary (I’d like to just blend into the back of a class until I’m comfortable! Lol), so I’ll have to wait until I get a surge of motivation and just sign up right away and see what I can do.
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