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I am trying to find the correlation between theravada jhana, rupa/arupa and the 9 levels of calm abiding in tibetan buddhism

In the Gelugpa's Lamrim tradition for sure, and I suspect in most other Lamrim traditions as well, the four rupa jhanas and the subsequent arupa jhanas are practiced after the 9 abidings, once the ...
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As Buddhists, what do you make out of the tragedy of Tibet?

I believe this question has been asked 2500 years ago. Please see Mahāparinibbānasutta DN16: I will wipe out these Vajjis, so mighty and powerful! I will destroy them, and lay ruin and devastation ...
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I am looking to learn about the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism. Does anyone know the proper order in which to learn the texts?

Incidentally, Palyul is my hometown monastery; when weather is good I meditate in their stupa park (not the real Palyul, a branch). As Palyul is Nyingma, their main ngondro text is "The Words of My ...
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I am looking to learn about the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism. Does anyone know the proper order in which to learn the texts?

The study material of the 'basic-program' provided by the FPMT covers a great deal, but (1) what it covers also depends on the teachings and commentaries you follow (2) and it is a specific traditions ...
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Types of LHA in the tibetan tradition

Please check out the second link (Tibetan Medicine Education Center) for more details. From Nalanda Translation's "Lha or is it La?" page: Lha La (lha bla) Some confusion exists between two ...
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Could anyone please help me identify/translate this mantra?

This is Lantsa script. The top character is hrīḥ The mantra reads: oṃ ma ṇi pa dme hūṃ i.e. oṃ maṇipadme hūm the mantra of Avalokiteśavara. Note that contra popular opinion, maṇīpadme is one word. And ...
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Preparing for the Bardo while remaining detached

The state that is being referred to are the mental states. Since each moment of mind, is influenced by the immediate past moment directly and past moments indirectly; influences the next immediate ...
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What are the most prominent Tibetan Buddhist texts that are only written in Tibetan script?

The foundational tantra (book) of Tibetan Dzogchen , the Dra Thalgyur, (“The Reverberation of Sound”) is only available in Tibetan. If you are interested in the highest practice in Tibetan Buddhism, ...
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What is the meaning of "O Laso"?

From this transcript, it doesn't really have a meaning. Full quote: Q: What does o laso mean? That’s one of the great secret teachings I give out only to people who’ve achieved 8 weeks of retreat ...
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What are the Wikipedia Pages for these Kangyur titles

I found most of the texts on Rigpa: Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra Lotus Sutra Pure Land sutras Ugraparipṛcchā Sūtra Mañjuśrīparipṛcchā Sūtra Śūraṅgama Samādhi Sūtra Kāśyapaparivarta Sūtra ...
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Diamond Sutra in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and/or Japanese

एवं मया श्रुतम् evaṃ mayā śrutam एकस्मिन् समये भगवान् श्रावस्त्यां विहरति स्म जेतवनेऽनाथपिण्डदस्यारामे महता भिक्षुसंघेन सार्थं त्रयोदशभिर्भिक्षुशतैः संबहुलैश्च बोधिसत्त्वैर्महासत्त्वैः ...
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What are the Tibetan sketches in the movie Samsara called?

The sketches you refer to are a combination of three influences: the core Buddhist teaching of impermanence, the Hindu imagery association of sex and death, and the Chinese drawing style for ...
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In the top left corner there is a Tibetan Buddhist praying. Can you translate this prayer?

Actually, it doesn't look like Tibetan, but rather like Sanskrit or Pali. It's a little hard to make out, but it could be part of the Prajna-Paramita (Heart) Sutra. Having said that, Buddhism (and ...
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