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Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 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:
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We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2011, 01:29:46 pm »
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« Reply #18 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:

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« Reply #19 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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« Reply #20 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.

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« Reply #21 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 :)
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This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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« Reply #22 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.

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« Reply #23 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 

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« Reply #24 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? 


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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.
 
http://emodernbuddhism.com/

This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2013, 07:07:54 am »
I combine elements of Kadampa Buddhism with others in my practices :)
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Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
« Reply #26 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

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Re: Any followers of the New Kadampa Tradition
« Reply #27 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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