Monthly Archives: March 2010

Advice…

Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche "However agreeable ordinary people they seem, you are sure to end up in trouble if you listen to the advice they give you. And if you should try to give them advice, that will only lead … Continue reading

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Ordination Part III Introducing Full Ordination for Women into the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron©

  To illustrate a further view point from a respected and long term practitioner, I am taking the liberty to reproduce the excellent and thought provoking article from Thubten Chodron and encourage readers to further consult her site  In particular, … Continue reading

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Part II How Middle is the Path of Liberation of the Buddha

Part II  How Middle is the Path of Liberation of the Buddha It is wonderful, Lord! It is wonderful, Lord! It is as if, Lord, one might set upright what had been upturned, or might reveal what was hidden, or … Continue reading

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How Middle was the Path of Liberation in Buddha’s Time ? Considerations on ordination continued

This greatly informative article seemed to me to bring some useful historical context to the idea of ordination from the time of the Buddha, highlighting that current concerns about society’s perceptions of monks and sangha, and difficulties that aspirants encounter … Continue reading

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Interview of Drubwang Penor Rinpoche by Andrew Cohen

There are recurring thoughts about the benefits and difficulties associated with serious modern practitioners entering monastic life or seeking ordination. Whereas the benfits of real, genuine, ordination are beyond description in terms of benefit to the individual concerned and par … Continue reading

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