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by Karinos
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Virtual reality and Dharma, many doubts about what to do
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Virtual reality and Dharma, many doubts about what to do

I think well done 3D or virtual visualisation support for some tantric sadhanas can be of huge benefit for practitioners. Instead of spending hours explaining and memorizing details of mandalas, one can be hooked up to such virtual display and have a "tour" inside. We've already saw some a...
by Karinos
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Fears regarding practicing alone
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Fears regarding practicing alone

that kind of fear comes from wrong understanding that enlightenment is some kind of super power phenomena, our mind become something else, we experience uplifted state of reality. that is wrong - according do scriptures - enlightenment is full integration, seeing the Truth, experiencing full wisdom ...
by Karinos
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

if I remember correctly blue stripe is a symbol of great Samye debate in presence of King Trisong Detsen where Padmasambhava with Shantarakshita defeat most venerated Bon scholars and Tibet officially adopted Buddhism.
by Karinos
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Black Manjushri DT
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Black Manjushri DT

thanks, but none of them is correct
by Karinos
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Black Manjushri DT
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Black Manjushri DT

Hi folks,
I'm looking for picture example of Black Manjusri thangka from Dudjom Lingpa terma
[volume 15 (ba) page 77-82]

if you have one - please send in private - thanks a mill
by Karinos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Dharma Protectors
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Resources on Dharma Protectors

Greg you over-complicated your question, I'm lost :)
by Karinos
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Dharma Protectors
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Resources on Dharma Protectors

Grigoris wrote: How does dying liberate you from cyclic existence?


there are tantric methods - I'm sure you know
by Karinos
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Dharma Protectors
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Resources on Dharma Protectors

You know, Nebesky_Wojkowitz is supposed to have died prematurely after he write "Oracles and Demons". Maybe there's a reason people don't write a lot on this stuff. so did Losang Tsering (David Gonsalez) ... but then seeing this as a punishment from Dharma protectors is silly unless you a...
by Karinos
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Edward Henning (kalacakra.org) passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Edward Henning (kalacakra.org) passed away

via Chime Rinpoche (UK) post on Facebook: Edward Henning passed away today at Barnet Hospital just before 7pm. at his bedside was Lama Chime Rinpoche, Edward's wife, his step daughter and John Howard. We pray for Edward to be reborn in `the pure land Dewachen, We will miss him greatly Edward was gre...
by Karinos
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting cigarettes
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Quitting cigarettes

I smoked for 20 years, I managed to quit 6 years ago using combination of methods: 1. Strong motivation - I was about to start Ngondro practice - I was thinking is there a sense to do prostrations to clear your channels but smoke at the same time? 2. One of my Lama said that people who smoke have so...
by Karinos
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kali Nagmo
Replies: 261
Views: 8787

Re: Kali Nagmo

Where there is a great teacher there is always a fuss. I remember Chimmed Rigdzin Rinpoche back in 90ties in Poland, so much fuss and controversies. Now 15 years after he passed away he is venerated by Nyigmapas as His Holiness ... LOTR (Lopon Ogyan Tenzin Rinpoche) is highly educated yogi (Varanas...
by Karinos
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kali Nagmo
Replies: 261
Views: 8787

Re: Kali Nagmo

Where there is a great teacher there is always a fuss. I remember Chimmed Rigdzin Rinpoche back in 90ties in Poland, so much fuss and controversies. Now 15 years after he passed away he is venerated by Nyigmapas as His Holiness ... LOTR (Lopon Ogyan Tenzin Rinpoche) is highly educated yogi (Varanasi...
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

@ Kunga Lhadzom
It's not my job to tell you what's wrong or not in your thinking. I wrote what I believe in previous post. I wish you good luck in your practice and I believe if you continue good practice in few years you will be laughing from your own posts written here now.
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

Indeed, we really have to understand these stories as patriarchal accounts which obscure women stories, which render them as dangerous, which fundamentally serve male fantasies through the way patriarchal society fetishes women (virginity vs. prostitution; celibacy vs. being sexual active; treacher...
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

These Mahasiddhas probably were single, and didn't do this to betray their partner. I have more of a problem with the betrayal and deceit, than with the actual profession of being a prostitute. When men in committed relationships cross that line it is abhorrent, and sexual misconduct. I think the p...
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

The Buddha did not actively seek out these experiences, he happened upon them and they lead to his renunciation of worldly life. I believe story says he had feeling "something is not quite right" and he asked to be taken outside the palace, so yes he was seeking the truth until he found o...
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

to educate in spirit of enlightenment is to let people see and choose themselves. Protect "children" from evil of this world by restricting access to whatever is behaving like Siddhartha's father. Without Siddhartha seeing poor, sick, old and dead he will never become Buddha. Except that ...
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

can I just drop a bomb? you know some Mahasiddhas had prostitute consorts or some were prostitutes themselves? and they are described as dakinis taking form of prostitute. Can you just for a second imagine that porn stars may be dakini too or daka for that matter? I'm really wondering is this Cathol...
by Karinos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire
Replies: 361
Views: 10076

Re: “You Can’t Watch Pornos in the Monastery”: Tibetan Tantra, Imagined Pleasure, and the Virtuality of Desire

not sure how suddenly all this turned into crime and pathology is it because of logic porn=evil=other evils this is so wrong ... is the same logic which many homophobs use gay=bible sin=evil=pedophile for Buddha sake, hundreds of millions of people since 1950 watched ponr in this or other form, and ...

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