Tibetan Buddhism

Thoughts About Tibetan Buddhism

After many years of living with paranormal phenomena and the Alien Abduction Phenomena, it is clear to me that traditional psychology and our present western, medical model of mental health does not, as yet, carry the knowledge necessary to meet the needs of those of us having these amazing experiences. However, the knowledge you find in various spiritual paths can be particularly helpful.

I found that my studies of Tibetan Buddhism were of profound significance in understanding the different levels of awareness and consciousness that humanity has the ability to not only experience, but to embody and sustain. Within Buddhism we turn our awareness inward and study our own mind. Buddhism, although a religion, is also a philosophy of life that focuses on understanding the Mind, which is understood as all thought, all matter and all things existing in the phenomenal worlds of creation.

Rather than focusing on the external realities, Buddhism focuses on developing our inner awareness. With that in mind, I encourage anyone who is seeking understanding of the paranormal experiences that they may be having, to find a credible Teacher/Guru/Lama who can help you determine what is essential. When you are confronted with these profound worlds it is easy to become confused and lost. If you can see what is most important and focus your attention on that, you can begin to integrate all these profound experiences of mind and matter.

Tibetan Buddhism embraces a greater view of all life, not just the world we see with our eyes, but the unseen worlds that exist within our Universe. It also has extensive teachings about the ego and provides an outline, if you will, of how the ego operates in the phenomenal world, sabotaging our ability to develop essence and consciousness. Buddhism further provides those of us who seek understanding a way to integrate expanded levels of awareness and states of consciousness. It is a vital, living path that provides a resolution between the needs of the individual and the development of the soul or essence.

For those of us who are experiencing different levels of consciousness and other dimensional realities, Tibetan Buddhism offers a breadth of knowledge to deal with experiences that do not readily fit into a Judeo-Christian model.  Buddhist teachings are profoundly significant for all those who recognize that the development of the Inner Self is critical for the completion and full development of the Human Species.

Further, Tibetan Buddhism exists, is available and in our time stands a Living Teaching with the ability to provide a Transmission of Knowledge for those who are willing to suspend their perception of reality, to look at the world around us in another way, then we have been taught in Western cultures. That is, to open our minds to see the world in another way, than how we have all been enculturated in Western cultures and societies. 

Like many TRUE Teachings throughout the world, the knowledge inherent within Tibetan Buddhism, by it’s very nature, is past from Human Being to Human Being. It is believed, and rightly so, that knowledge must be embodied and therefore owned, before it can be fully shared. Consequently, they believe that Sacred Knowledge can only be passed through a transmission of essence. This is the way knowledge has been passed within Tibetan Buddhism for eons in Tibet and now throughout the world.

The essence of a knowledge is passed through a transmission by an accomplished Yogi, someone who embodies the fulfillment of a particular understanding or awareness in it’s purest form.  After you receive a Transmission, which is usually imparted through a ceremony or initiation from an accomplished Lama, with effort and sincere work a person may come to REALIZE the Essence within a particular Teaching.

So, here within Tibetan Buddhism, like all knowledge and Essence attained in the world from any situation, one must be willing to surrender their point of view and their perceptions, to be open to receiving new information, knowledge and Essence.

 

TIBETAN BUDDHISM

          HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

                        His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the University of California Santa Barbara, spirituality, consciousness, enlightenment, evolution

2:05:07 Nature of the Mind His Holiness the Dalai lama talks on the “Nature of the Mind” at the    University of California Santa Barbara Events Center on April 24th, 2009 …

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1:21:21  Dalai Lama at the University of Oregon  The University of Oregon hosted His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday, May 10. More than 11,000 people attended this lecture by the Dalai Lama. (I graduated from the University of Oregon, so I was very happy to know he gave a lecture there.)

 

His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, spirituality, consciousness, evolution, enlightenment

HIS HOLINESS DUDJOM RINPOCHE

“We live in this world for as long as it takes for a butterfly to land on the tip of a needle and then fly away.” H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche (“One of the most profound statements I had ever heard in my young life was this quote from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, as stated in a lecture I attended in the Summer of 1980)  Joy S. Gilbert

Prayer for the People of this Earth

At this very moment, for the people and nations of this earth, May not even the names of disease, famine, war, and suffering be heard, But rather may pure conduct, merit, wealth, and prosperity increase, And may supreme good fortune and well-being always arise!

His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje 

A Short Biography of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje (1904- 1988). In the past Dudjom Rinpoche was Rigdzin Nuden Dorje; in the future, … His Holiness Kyabje Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, Dudjom Rinpoche was regarded as the spiritual head of the Nyingma Lineage until his death in 1987. (In one of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s biographies they speak about when his non-human teachers appeared, which I found compelling.)

 Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche

Tashi Choling Center for Buddhist Studies www.tashicholing.org/  & Further Videos & Teachings by Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche can be found at VIMALA  

Many years ago I had the great honor of studying with His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Head of the Nyingmapa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche who was sent to America many years ago by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche to teach Dharma. Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche has created an amazing Monastery in Southern Oregon where he oversees the Teachings of several Tibetan Buddhist Arts and Practices.

Of course, there is one story I heard many years ago regarding Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche that spoke to his journey fleeing Tibet, into the mountains of Northern India. It is said that by the time he reached safety and the kindness of India for offering the Tibetan Lamas and the Tibetan people asylum, there were seven bullet holes found within his robes. Yet, there were no wounds on his precious body.

Certainly, Rinpoche would never make a big deal about such things, as he always focused on the most important things. That being doing practices, the Dharma, remembering and maintaining the View, in each moment.

Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche – Orgyen Dorje Den The Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche was born in the Sichuan Province of China near the Tibetan border in 1925. (Some biographies suggest he was born in 1924.) At the age of seven, he was recognized as a Tulku….(The remainder of his biography is provided in the following link as wells as some very valuable information for those interested in furthering their understanding of Tibetan Buddhism.)Tashi Choling Center for Buddhist Studies www.tashicholing.org/

Gyaltrul Rinpoche has created an incredible world from nothing, as he fled from Tibet on horseback, becoming a refugee in Northern India. But, his love for Dharma, his people and his culture has made him as significant and special here in America as he was in Tibet. You cannot spend time with these precious people and not love them. I hold all of them and my experiences with them in my heart, mind and soul forever. 

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings are profoundly advanced both intellectually and spiritually. They have literally mapped the mind and understand how the ego operates in the world, often to sabotage our abilities to evolve and expand our consciousness. I believe that the Tibetan Buddhist understanding, of how the mind works, is so advanced that it literally wipes away any understanding of Human Behavior that our Western Cultures have evolved and created. These profound Teachings contain the knowledge that can help mankind come to terms with the difficulties we now face in the world and help us change the way we see the world. This kind of deep heartfelt, understanding can make the world better.

Many perceive Tibetan Buddhism as a Religion and while it does meet that criteria, it is also a Philosophy of Life, which holds many invaluable truths that others can use to help them become more aware and conscious of all life.  Buddhism is a Non-Theist Philosophy that does not believe in God perse or at least not the way other Religions do. It believes that everything stems from our own minds, our perception determines our experience, which is what Physicists now say that Science verifies.

That is Physicists have come to the conclusion that the atoms within the Universe only come together when they are observed by consciousness. (Reality is an Illusion. Quantum Physics is confirming what the sages, Yogis, Seers and Metaphysicians have been saying for over a millennia. Reality our lives are an illusion, a projection of  our own minds, a dream essentially, which allows us to learn and evolve…)

So, it goes without saying that information related to Tibetan Buddhism will be found throughout this website. 

In my perception of this life experience, understanding your own mind, heart and body is your portal into comprehending all life, the Universe and Infinite Mind. As Maharishi always said, “The microcosm is a reflection of the macrocosm.”  We Human Beings are the Microcosm. While we tend to project out into the world our perceptions, through our own mind view, an understanding of how the mind works is invaluable knowledge, to comprehending the world around us. 

It has to be said that in order for us to change our circumstances we must start with ourselves and our own minds, before we can truly understand the worlds of others. Through this understanding we may well be able to change the world one person at a time, by changing our own mind? 

Below is a quote from Venerable Gyaltrul Rinpoche:

“The basic principles and precepts of all true religions are very pure. What you see as impure is simply the inability of those who adhere to them. So as Buddhists, for instance, if you fail to embrace and internalize the basic principles and precepts of the practice, then your mind is always going to be overrun by the five mental afflictions. These negative afflictions are desire, hatred, jealousy, pride, and ignorance. They are the basic obstacles which impede you from making any true progress on the path. It is, in fact, the function of the preliminary training to prepare the field of the mind so that you are actually able to put to rest the gross delusions and give rise to your innermost qualities. This allows you to actualize your true bodhicitta nature, the mind which cares about others more than self.

Leaving aside the idea of the so-called spiritual path, or religion, if you are able to uproot these delusions, the stones and boulders, from the field of your mind, then you will become an honorable person, respected in the world, with an easier, flexible attitude toward yourself and others. If you are able, through your development of wisdom and skillful means, to unite the Teachings with your life, then true results will be achieved.”

The above quote was taken from (p.96) of Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche, trans. by B. Alan Wallace and Sangye Khandro, published by Snow Lion Publications

Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche’s Teachings in Ojai and Los Angeles …vimalatreasures.org/venerable-gyatrul-rinpoche-s-teachings-in-ojai-and-l

Buddhists See UFO Intervention in 2012 | Strange – Before It’s News beforeitsnews.com/…/2012/…/buddhists-see-ufo-intervention-in-2012-16…‎Jan 16, 2012 – Buddhists See UFO Intervention in 2012. HERE Tuesday, July 08, 2008  Tim Shadey:  Remote viewing is nothing new in Tibetan monasteries. For thousands of years remote viewing in the middle of other spiritual activities have dominated Tibetan culture. What some Indian tourists came to learn from a few Tibetan monasteries under the current Chinese rule is extremely alarming and fascinating.

Tibetan Buddism, Consciousness, evolution, spirituality, en,ightenment

Tibet, Shambhala and UFOs www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/tibetufo.htm Cached –Similar Sacred Texts: UFOs. … I have had a lifelong interest in Tibetan Buddhism and last summer (1988) I made a commitment to become a student. This July (1989) I …I find this interesting and worth a read!

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7:53 UFO Alien Temple Found In India – YouTube ► 7:53► 7:53  Watch UFO Alien Temple Found In Indiaby keshsor Buddhism and Raelianism have the exact same basic philosophy about such things as relationship between humans and the universe, enlightenment and the …

 Dhammakaya Temple, Bangkok, Thailand

(This is another picture of the Dhammakaya Temple in Thailand.  To imagine the scale note the people in the foreground.)

http://www.slideshare.net/JRCordeiroPPS/buddhist-temple-dhammakaya-thai  The great memorial hall of this beautiful Buddhist temple indicates reverence for extraterrestrial life.

(Ta Prohm Temple Ruins, Cambodia)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Ibolcw8dw Dr. John E. Mack reflects on his discussion with the Dalai Lama. In this interview he discusses how Buddhism maintains a cosmic view, in which there are inter-dimensional beings, and beings with and without form. 

The Information Above was compiled and written by Joy S. Gilbert.