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Title: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Avolokitesvara on February 24, 2010, 08:52:24 am
Are there any followers of the New kadampa Tradition on here?
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Pema Dorje on February 24, 2010, 09:44:55 am
Because our Sangha is so new, there are few  NKT Followers joining us I believe. We would love to have you be apart of our board, as we are interested in learning more about the NKT from an actual follower. Let me know if you need help with anything.  :anjali:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Javamahasattva on February 24, 2010, 09:47:10 am
No, there's a couple of NKT members here... just give them time to log in and reply to your request.
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Yeshe on February 24, 2010, 11:21:50 am
Hi.  Welcome. :)

I studied withe the NKT for some years and now attend classes with a local Gelugpa Geshe for a more 'first hand' experience.

You will find a New Kadampa section of this forum here:

http://www.freesangha.com/forums/index.php?board=65.0
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Tsongkhapafan on February 24, 2010, 03:20:15 pm
I'm a New Kadampa Tradition practitioner.
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Caz on February 24, 2010, 03:20:31 pm
We have a little enclave hidden in the tibetan sections.  :pray:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: t on February 24, 2010, 07:04:21 pm
See: http://www.freesangha.com/forums/index.php?board=65.0
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 15, 2011, 11:16:26 am
Although I'm sure I'm pretty much a newbie compared to most of you good folk, and although I do like to look at any of the traditions, I'm pretty much a New Kadampa follower, albeit a pretty inexperienced one, I've been reading about and studying Buddhism (in general, not a specific school for the most part) on my own for around three and a half years but only really decided I had become fully Buddhist, it grew in a kind of organic way, about 4 months ago.

My local Temple / centre is the Manjushri Kadampa International Meditation Centre & Temple for World Peace (http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/ (http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/)) in Cumbria and my local Sangha and meditation group / class are all New Kadampa, all belonging to the Manjushri of course, so now I have contact with a flesh and blood sangha and I'm being more specific in my reading and learning its mainly of the New Kadampa Tradition.

This page on my humble little (and fairly new) blog gives a brief idea about how I came to Buddhism  https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/ (https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/)     ;D
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Yeshe on August 15, 2011, 11:29:26 am
Although I'm sure I'm pretty much a newbie compared to most of you good folk, and although I do like to look at any of the traditions, I'm pretty much a New Kadampa follower, albeit a pretty inexperienced one, I've been reading about and studying Buddhism (in general, not a specific school for the most part) on my own for around three and a half years but only really decided I had become fully Buddhist, it grew in a kind of organic way, about 4 months ago.

My local Temple / centre is the Manjushri Kadampa International Meditation Centre & Temple for World Peace ([url]http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/[/url] ([url]http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/[/url])) in Cumbria and my local Sangha and meditation group / class are all New Kadampa, all belonging to the Manjushri of course, so now I have contact with a flesh and blood sangha and I'm being more specific in my reading and learning its mainly of the New Kadampa Tradition.

This page on my humble little (and fairly new) blog gives a brief idea about how I came to Buddhism  [url]https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/[/url] ([url]https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/[/url])     ;D


Wow.  Good karma from a previous life, or have you much positive karma form this one?

You are soooo lucky to have Manju as your local centre. Most of us only get an annual visit.

I used to be wholly NKT and still have GKG as my Root Guru, but now have a Lharampa Geshe teaching close to my home, so I too must have created good karma somewhere! ;) 

Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 15, 2011, 12:26:28 pm

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Wow.  Good karma from a previous life, or have you much positive karma form this one?

You are soooo lucky to have Manju as your local centre. Most of us only get an annual visit.

I used to be wholly NKT and still have GKG as my Root Guru, but now have a Lharampa Geshe teaching close to my home, so I too must have created good karma somewhere! ;)

Well as you put it that way I guess there must have been some good karma formed at some point, cant think when that might have happened   :ishift:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Caz on August 15, 2011, 01:40:51 pm
Although I'm sure I'm pretty much a newbie compared to most of you good folk, and although I do like to look at any of the traditions, I'm pretty much a New Kadampa follower, albeit a pretty inexperienced one, I've been reading about and studying Buddhism (in general, not a specific school for the most part) on my own for around three and a half years but only really decided I had become fully Buddhist, it grew in a kind of organic way, about 4 months ago.

My local Temple / centre is the Manjushri Kadampa International Meditation Centre & Temple for World Peace ([url]http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/[/url] ([url]http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/[/url])) in Cumbria and my local Sangha and meditation group / class are all New Kadampa, all belonging to the Manjushri of course, so now I have contact with a flesh and blood sangha and I'm being more specific in my reading and learning its mainly of the New Kadampa Tradition.

This page on my humble little (and fairly new) blog gives a brief idea about how I came to Buddhism  [url]https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/[/url] ([url]https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/[/url])     ;D


Now that is what you call lucky  :cheesy:
Gen-Jigme is still the resident teacher, He used to teach at Tara centre brilliant man is Jigme handy with computers to :)
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Amitabha on August 15, 2011, 04:37:14 pm
Although I'm sure I'm pretty much a newbie compared to most of you good folk, and although I do like to look at any of the traditions, I'm pretty much a New Kadampa follower, albeit a pretty inexperienced one, I've been reading about and studying Buddhism (in general, not a specific school for the most part) on my own for around three and a half years but only really decided I had become fully Buddhist, it grew in a kind of organic way, about 4 months ago.

My local Temple / centre is the Manjushri Kadampa International Meditation Centre & Temple for World Peace ([url]http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/[/url] ([url]http://nkt-kmc-manjushri.org/[/url])) in Cumbria and my local Sangha and meditation group / class are all New Kadampa, all belonging to the Manjushri of course, so now I have contact with a flesh and blood sangha and I'm being more specific in my reading and learning its mainly of the New Kadampa Tradition.

This page on my humble little (and fairly new) blog gives a brief idea about how I came to Buddhism  [url]https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/[/url] ([url]https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com/buddhism-and-me/[/url])     ;D

Wow! that's so fascinating! Buddhists are all along the same path of Manjushri, the is the embodiement of all the Buddha' wisdom. The word manju means “charming, beautiful, pleasing” and Shri means “glory, brilliance”.
May all share the wisdom joys and peace of Manjushri together. :namaste:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 15, 2011, 11:06:56 pm
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Gen-Jigme is still the resident teacher, He used to teach at Tara centre brilliant man is Jigme handy with computers to :)

I haven't got to know anyone that well just yet, only a newcomer to the centre  :blush:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 15, 2011, 11:08:19 pm
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May all share the wisdom joys and peace of Manjushri together. :namaste:

 :headbow:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Caz on August 16, 2011, 04:26:22 am
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Gen-Jigme is still the resident teacher, He used to teach at Tara centre brilliant man is Jigme handy with computers to :)

I haven't got to know anyone that well just yet, only a newcomer to the centre  :blush:

Get a chance and speak to Gen Jigme he's a wonderful teacher :)
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: BuddaInProgress on August 16, 2011, 08:02:47 am
Greetings! I'm a follower of the New Kadampa Tradition. I live in Atlanta & have returned to the Kadampa Temple here after a 4 yr "sabbatical" (I moved away for awhile & have been caring, until recently, for my Mom challenged by advanced Alzheimer's Disease).

I didn't realize just how much I'd missed being "present" for the teaching & what peace this Sangha brings to me. I felt silly waiting so long to return.

How amazing that we can be our own obstacle... I've been seeking refuge from suffering but doing so in isolation, when what I needed was to return to the home where I first took my Refuge Vows, to find comfort & guidance from my Sangha.

I hope to attend at least some portion of the Fall Festival & to journey deeper into the teachings that have blessed me beyond words.

Luckie

Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Caz on August 16, 2011, 08:16:27 am
Sorry to hear about your Mom luckie, Its always helpful to seek refuge when times are tough.  :hug:
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 16, 2011, 01:29:46 pm
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Get a chance and speak to Gen Jigme he's a wonderful teacher :)

I hope to get the chance at some point  ;D
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 16, 2011, 01:33:57 pm
Greetings! I'm a follower of the New Kadampa Tradition. I live in Atlanta & have returned to the Kadampa Temple here after a 4 yr "sabbatical" (I moved away for awhile & have been caring, until recently, for my Mom challenged by advanced Alzheimer's Disease).

I didn't realize just how much I'd missed being "present" for the teaching & what peace this Sangha brings to me. I felt silly waiting so long to return.

How amazing that we can be our own obstacle... I've been seeking refuge from suffering but doing so in isolation, when what I needed was to return to the home where I first took my Refuge Vows, to find comfort & guidance from my Sangha.

I hope to attend at least some portion of the Fall Festival & to journey deeper into the teachings that have blessed me beyond words.

Luckie

Sorry about your mam Luckie  :hug:

I haven't had my sangha for very long, most of my earlier experience of Buddhism has been one of solo study, but having felt the kindness, friendliness and helpfulness of a Buddhist sangha I think it would be a wonderful group in which to overcome problems and worries  :grouphug:
Title: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: tess12 on May 10, 2012, 11:32:34 am
Hi I used to follow NKT for about 8yrs went to meetings every week and even attended the spring and summer festivals, I then had a break for about 4yrs. I am currently reading 'Modern Buddhism' by Geshe Kelsang which has got me interested in Buddhism again which is great as it was a wonderful experience for me before and taught me so much.


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Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Bob on May 21, 2012, 01:15:20 am
Hi folks

I was a regular at Sheffield Gyaltsabje Centre when it was just a little terraced house off the ring road but I kind of lost touch when I left university and trod a Zen path for a while. I recently got sent a copy of Modern Buddhism by a friend and dusted off the old shrine and books, dipping back into Joyful Path was like meeting an old friend again! I am now about an hours bus ride from Tara Centre so I'm thinking of joining back in with the weekend retreats and events. I looked in on saturday but it seemed to be in the middle of a major refurbishment, I'll look in when it is up and running again.
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Caz on May 21, 2012, 05:20:38 am
Tara centre can use all hands on at the moment, The new meditation looks good as well :)
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Q on September 02, 2012, 08:03:04 am
I'm not officially a NKT follower, but I have benefited a lot from Geshe-las books which I acquired from a local book store. Geshelas teachings has certainly changed my life for the better... I was at a very down time in my life when I discovered his book, it really turned my life around to see things clearer. I've read most of Geshelas books, and even re-read some of the books several times.
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: jedi78 on August 24, 2013, 12:56:36 am
Dear all members,

I have been exploring different Buddhism schools for some time.Recently,I read Buddhism articles based  NKT teachings and tesimonials from the Dorje Shugden followers.Personally, I found the teachings and testimonials encouraging and relevant,especially in this modern era.

I have some enquiries,with the NKT school and I am hoping that fellow members are able to help;

1)Do NKT members abide strictly to the 5 precepts of Buddhism?("Pardon me,I know it is noble and good to apply the 5 precepts daily,but I just feel that it is not easy for a buddhist,or just a lay follwer of the Buddhism,in present day to do so".)
2)Do NKT members visit temples of other Buddhism traditions?Have a  constructive interaction with buddhists of a different buddhism linkage?
3)Any adverse consequence if the oneis not able to abide closely to the precepts or read/visit/interact with buddhism materials or buddhists of a different tradition in NKT school? 


Thank you 
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: Caz on August 24, 2013, 06:25:10 am
Dear all members,

I have been exploring different Buddhism schools for some time.Recently,I read Buddhism articles based  NKT teachings and tesimonials from the Dorje Shugden followers.Personally, I found the teachings and testimonials encouraging and relevant,especially in this modern era.

I have some enquiries,with the NKT school and I am hoping that fellow members are able to help;

1)Do NKT members abide strictly to the 5 precepts of Buddhism?("Pardon me,I know it is noble and good to apply the 5 precepts daily,but I just feel that it is not easy for a buddhist,or just a lay follwer of the Buddhism,in present day to do so".)
2)Do NKT members visit temples of other Buddhism traditions?Have a  constructive interaction with buddhists of a different buddhism linkage?
3)Any adverse consequence if the oneis not able to abide closely to the precepts or read/visit/interact with buddhism materials or buddhists of a different tradition in NKT school? 


Thank you

Hi Jedi78

1). The 5 precepts also known as the pratimoksha vows are given to those students who ask to undertake them as a morale discipline they are not mandatory but it is always a good idea to take them. I only recently took them myself after many years.

2). Individually im sure some will other won't our emphasis is on studying and practicing within our own curriculum, Practitoners are free to choose as they wish.

3). Not at all, If you don't take pratimoksha vows you can't break them & we only study our own lineage texts.
 
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: OllieGio on August 24, 2013, 07:07:54 am
I combine elements of Kadampa Buddhism with others in my practices :)
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: jedi78 on September 10, 2013, 06:14:07 pm
Dear  fellow forum members,

Thank you so much for the sharings:)

I have been reading articles and browsing different buddhism forum on the  Great Compassion Avalokiteśvara(Chenrezig) and Tara.

May I enquire on the following
1)Do members recite Chenrezig's Mantra regularly?
2)Do members recite diffrent Tara's Mantra(e.g White Tara Mantra)
3)What is the significant values,views and beneifts on reciting the above respective mantras

Thank you
Title: Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
Post by: hanuman38 on December 06, 2013, 02:24:58 am
I'm a new NKT practitioner (about 2 months).  I've enjoyed getting back into meditation; it always makes me a calmer and kinder person.  However, if I don't have regular contact with a sangha, I get complacent and skip a day... which becomes two days... etc, etc. 

Since my brief previous contacts with Buddhism have been in the Zen and Theravada traditions, I'm finding the Tibetan tradition in which the NKT is based to be extremely interesting.  I have enjoyed doing the Heart Jewel and Medicine Buddha sadhanas, and throughout the day I sometimes find myself chanting either the Migtsema prayer or Medicine Buddha mantra (I have some chronic minor health issues).  My meditation for the past two months has mostly been following the breath, but I'm about to start doing the Lamrim meditations in earnest.

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