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by MatthewAngby
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: german prosecution office investigates Ole Nydahl for incitement to hatred

But is it Not true? Sometimes the truth may hurt, or perhaps not accepted by public. Haven’t you heard that all non believers must be killed in Islam, for they follow the Old Testament? I personally find nothing wrong with what he says, except for the fact he might have said it at the wrong time.
by MatthewAngby
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

I’ve come to realised that perhaps the ngondro Everyday thing for me didn’t really work out for me, so maybe a more “ concised “ one could help, lest I become stressed and uptight again. I'm not sure a different, shorter ngöndro will help the issue you're having. I presume you want to develop some ...
by MatthewAngby
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

Matthew, If you do the 7-day YN ngondro, that only allows you to do the other sadhanas of YN. It doesn't allow you to do advanced practices or receive advanced teachings in other lineages (LN, DT, CT, etc.). So if you're thinking this is a shortcut in terms of ngondro, it's not exactly that. It's o...
by MatthewAngby
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

Having hosted Dr. Nida two times at our center in Colorado, I can tell you this. His organization, Sorig Khang International, sets the per diem fees. These fees are not particularly high given the travel expenses and the wear and tear of jetting all over the world most of the year. Having once made...
by MatthewAngby
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

What is your view of the Yuthok Nyingthik, in terms of its unique style of teachings? ( yes, Dr Nida’s lineage ). And also, how do you guys find Dr Nida’s centres worldwide and his teaching style? I personally like Dr nida’s Way of expressing the teachings, but how do you find the fees his centre ch...
by MatthewAngby
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 35
Views: 1352

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

If you marry a dakini, does it mean you have basically a living Buddha as your spouse who can skillfull help you in the spiritual path?
by MatthewAngby
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Masters in whose presence peace is experienced?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Masters in whose presence peace is experienced?

Are there any masters who have a reputation for inducing a profound peace which can be experienced merely by entering their presence? Are there any which are specifically and widely known for having this effect, where people have written about experiencing this? I remember the first time I saw H.E....
by MatthewAngby
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: mendrup pills and sang gyay say chig tantra
Replies: 1
Views: 196

mendrup pills and sang gyay say chig tantra

Getting these today. Was wondering how I could connect animals with this tantra ( it’s a compact one which can be put in wallet, but I’m not sure if it’s alright to put in the wallet ) . The mendrup pills are from the karma kagyud tradition , and I heard that it ensures one ultimate liberation throu...
by MatthewAngby
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?
Replies: 39
Views: 728

Re: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?

So the mind is not eternal ? And if mind has been with us for begingless time ( correct me if I am wrong ) , how come it is not a self? Can you explain to me further ? Why would the fact that mind stretches back to infinity necessarily mean it is our "self"? But if everything is from the mind , the...
by MatthewAngby
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?
Replies: 39
Views: 728

Re: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?

I still think that there is no objective reality, but whenever I think of karma and it’s results, I get baffled. If there is no objective reality , then does that mean that killing people with evil intentions doesn’t always create the cause to be born in hell ? No it doesn't always. It depends on m...
by MatthewAngby
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?
Replies: 39
Views: 728

Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?

I still think that there is no objective reality, but whenever I think of karma and it’s results, I get baffled. If there is no objective reality , then does that mean that killing people with evil intentions doesn’t always create the cause to be born in hell ? Is the mind a self? Mind is eternal bu...
by MatthewAngby
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 40
Views: 975

Re: Bodhicitta is fleeting...

LOL, i always found the 2.50 and 17.32 methods rather promising, though hard to practice and slow to deliver. dont practice the 9.21 method, that is dangerous. ull never know into what ull be reborn into...u may even acquire some yet unknown boddhicitta virus, and become a unknowing carrier... best...
by MatthewAngby
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 40
Views: 975

Re: Bodhicitta is fleeting...

Thank you; I will keep these advice to pratice. May the enlightenment mind arise where it is not arisen , may it be where it is arisen , never to wane but to constantly grow. ( P.S. after my mind calms down a while , it is much easier now )
by MatthewAngby
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 40
Views: 975

Re: Bodhicitta is fleeting...

This past few weeks I have been trying to generate bodhicitta, which worked ( tho not a really strong one ). Yesterday after a heated argument , I found it really difficult to develop bodhicitta for beings - whenever I think of that enemy, I would just say “ hm, better to leave you all behind , sin...
by MatthewAngby
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 40
Views: 975

Bodhicitta is fleeting...

This past few weeks I have been trying to generate bodhicitta, which worked ( tho not a really strong one ). Yesterday after a heated argument , I found it really difficult to develop bodhicitta for beings - whenever I think of that enemy, I would just say “ hm, better to leave you all behind , sinc...
by MatthewAngby
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

So, I'm curious what anyone's take, including the actual Buddhist official outlook is on "soul mates", chance encounters, predestined relationships and all that. My understanding is that our karma determines just about everything, so when we meet people it's due to our karma? But what exactly does ...
by MatthewAngby
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: 24 jenang movements + Vase Breathing
Replies: 1
Views: 267

24 jenang movements + Vase Breathing

[Mod note: topic moved to tantra talk because of the sensitive nature of the subject. Follow ups via PM.]

There is a class tomorrow teaching them, but I would like to know of any benefits regarding our channels winds and drops and how it would help in spiritual realisation ?
by MatthewAngby
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 71
Views: 2436

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

It is not a matter of choice, as such. I asked for a particular practice and the teacher said: "If I give you this practice you will have to do it daily forever. Are you up to it?" And I stupidly answered "Yes!" Ah.................... (How did that go and how is it going?) How do you think it would...
by MatthewAngby
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 71
Views: 2436

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

So it would have seem I have actually mentally considered him a guru, and when I do go for consultations , I would think that he is my guru and I the disciple. So the question now stems that if due to this, although not having spent 15 years with him, he has become my guru. Or does simply mentally ...
by MatthewAngby
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 71
Views: 2436

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

Matthew, given you don't have a guru, I fail to see why you should be concerned. Um I think I do. I’ve been visiting a Karma Kagyu Lama and have received some transmissions from him. And when I do visit him, I considered him my guru. Unless you’re telling me This doesn’t constitute a vajrayana guru...

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