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by Empty Desire
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Mundane Wants?

Once a person accomplishes a daily bodhicitta, how does one raise it to at least once per hour? :tongue: Not sure what you mean, but I would see it both as an immediate and long-term effort at the same time. You're doing well, you can put your trust in the Buddhas/Bodhisattvas. If you get a problem...
by Empty Desire
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Mundane Wants?

So I have been doing a Manjushri sadhana of Garchen Rinpoche for a while and its sadhana says to visualize all beings becoming Buddhas, conflicts being erased, etc. However, with difficulties within worldly life, how does one incorporate the practice into improving circumstances rather than just pr...
by Empty Desire
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Mundane Wants?

So I have been doing a Manjushri sadhana of Garchen Rinpoche for a while and its sadhana says to visualize all beings becoming Buddhas, conflicts being erased, etc. However, with difficulties within worldly life, how does one incorporate the practice into improving circumstances rather than just pr...
by Empty Desire
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Tara Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: White Tara Mantra

Your practitioner friend is correct. As a general rule (there are, of course, exceptions) it is held that mantras that are taught in the sutras do not require empowerment. Equally, as a general rule, in most cases there are empowerments, and it is held that the practice will be more effective if th...
by Empty Desire
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Tara Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 338

White Tara Mantra

Hi I have a friend who is attracted to White Tara, but maybe the Empowerment is a step too far at this point. I heard from another Vajrayana practitioner that there are some Mantras non-initiates can recite. Seeking clarity on whether or not a non-empowered practitioner can recite the White Tara Man...
by Empty Desire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

Wait, so I can add on the practice of Ganges Mahamudra that Garchen Rinpoche gave to the sadhana practice of Manjushri he gave as well? Don't worry. If you want to follow Garchen Rinpoche Mahamudra the Ngondro for Fivefold Mahamudra would be the place to start. His Fivefold Mahamudra has Deity Yoga...
by Empty Desire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

Wait, so I can add on the practice of Ganges Mahamudra that Garchen Rinpoche gave to the sadhana practice of Manjushri he gave as well? Don't worry. If you want to follow Garchen Rinpoche Mahamudra the Ngondro for Fivefold Mahamudra would be the place to start. His Fivefold Mahamudra has Deity Yoga...
by Empty Desire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

it is called avalokitesvara korwa tongthrug, it requieres at least the lung transmission. i'm sorry i can't share it that way haha, sorry. the booklet is so cheap that i bet the cargo cost is more expensive. in any case, i don't see why you could't use any paceful action sadhana (avalokite, tara, m...
by Empty Desire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

i had more or less the same questions a few time ago. the reticence of cut the grasp to an "i and them" diminishes, so the fear of giving the best of "i" and taking the worst of "them" dimishes. that you know that tonglen is working. look at your awareness, cognition, of "i and them" before, during...
by Empty Desire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do I know I'm doing things right?
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: How do I know I'm doing things right?

Okay so I've been trying to follow instructions on meditation such as this form of Thonglen: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/gyalse-thogme-zangpo/commentary-on-seven-points-mind-training However, how do I know that I'm following the instructions properly? Or if I am doing a sadhana, how...
by Empty Desire
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

it doesn't matter if you didn't practiced that stuff, people who have did received their strength and are bound to them to influence their surroundings... even if they are unconcious of that. don't get too nervous, burn the shit (if it's yours) and step aside from those people. there are good reaso...
by Empty Desire
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: why vajrayana is denominated vajrayana?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: why vajrayana is denominated vajrayana?

Also means Indestructible referring to the Quality of Dharma.
by Empty Desire
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen for busy people!
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Dzogchen for busy people!

Thank-you for answers kindly given. I've relayed it to my friend. I knew he would have to practice if he chose to as much as possible. These are very precious teachings and very fortunate to hear about. Just wondered if it was appropriate/possible to practice as you live a busy life of Family/Work. ...
by Empty Desire
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen for busy people!
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Dzogchen for busy people!

Virgo wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:13 am
I second Karma Dorje's recommendation.

Kevin...
Great!!!

Thank-you both!!

Wonderful for sure!!
by Empty Desire
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen for busy people!
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Dzogchen for busy people!

I have a friend, we were both Thai Forest Monks in the UK for five years in the first half of our twenties. Whilst I have plenty of time with my life circumstances to practice different Tantric practices. He has a family and little time has to earn a lot of money to support and so on. To my mind, it...
by Empty Desire
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3787

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Practicing Secret Mantra is an Adult Decision based on Vows & Commitments Engaging in activities described is playing with Fire. Also still Playing Games with Samsara so shows a lack of Wisdom. Practicing Secret Mantra is extremely fortutious. Who knows when the opportunity will pass or come again? ...
by Empty Desire
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Where do I start?
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Where do I start?

Mahayana teachings are so vast, it is hard to know where to start. Any recommendations? Do I need a teacher or are there any paths I can study on my own? I ask that, not because I don't want a teacher but because they are hard to find where I live. You can definitely practice Pure Land and Recite T...
by Empty Desire
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Tonglen question

https://www.facebook.com/279141315454353/videos/320415381859157/?hc_ref=ARRhlRDqU8vQ1yGhk9rn23YJB7VJQJQRBnCA5fZ0YXr2uGnVBmZhwQRaBSt9_S6zcZg&__xts__[0]=68.ARDC8cnMCxoM9vfIsEzngCsHZAtXdrD5-A9hej26apnstibeC8EtIJhS6wNNEpvJ52LQ4Fg0j3zvUpgy5mWUDMD8mFbexyYvDv1mokJCLq66a_ImknmEvRsX-_nQ9lkxU-_0mlw&__tn__=kC...
by Empty Desire
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Tonglen question

Garchen Rinpoche taught Tonglen in Poland last weekend.

It is still available on the Facebook page at the end of Yamantaka Teachings Part Two.
by Empty Desire
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful Black Hayagriva
Replies: 35
Views: 3146

Re: Wrathful Black Hayagriva

I have been doing the Medicine Buddha practice for years and I have found it quite beneficial. I've seen my negative thinking be washed away after doing the practice. https://shop.fpmt.org/The-Method-to-Transform-a-Suffering-Life-into-Happiness-Including-Enlightenment-with-Additional-Practices_p_25...

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