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by Bruce
Wed May 09, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Start without anything. Get melodies right, words right be comfy with visualisations and then add instruments. It looks easy but is actually quite hard to play them. Good luck Thank you! I am still having trouble to coordinate my bell and drum. However, sometimes when I get the drum and bell right,...
by Bruce
Wed May 09, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

There's always the Kusali form of Chöd which tends to be short and pithy, ditching the ritual instruments in favor of an all visualization approach... Since you posted this under Nyingma, I would highly suggest you seek out the lung for the Namchö Kusali if that would help encourage you to practice...
by Bruce
Wed May 09, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 21
Views: 932

Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

recently came accross this White mahakala Yab Yum, just curious which lineage this practice belongs to?
by Bruce
Tue May 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

I'm with Miroku on this one. Our lamas and monastics in general make it look easy, but remember that they have months and years of repitition to learn the rituals fluently. Personally I suck at coordinating the bell and drum (the chödam in particular takes a while to even play properly, and finding...
by Bruce
Tue May 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Start without anything. Get melodies right, words right be comfy with visualisations and then add instruments. It looks easy but is actually quite hard to play them. Good luck Thank you! I am still having trouble to coordinate my bell and drum. However, sometimes when I get the drum and bell right,...
by Bruce
Sun May 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

I'm largely with Norwegian on this, though I would add that the use of alternative substances like wood or animal horn may or may not be kosher, depending on who you ask and/or what texts you consult. ......................................................................... it varies from state to ...
by Bruce
Sat May 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Three questions:
1. I live in Canada. Is it legal to obtain and keep Kangling (made from human remains)?
2. If I use a wooden or resin Kangling, would it yield the same type of result ?
3. If it is legal, where does one normally obtain it?

Regards

B
by Bruce
Tue May 01, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol

I can help. I have a digital copy of the sadhana. Can you please tell me who your Dudjom lineage master is? If you want you can PM me and we can go from there. I also would request that you make a donation to Tulku Orgyen's organization, Odiyana Institute (odiyanainstitute.org), or to pemakoddharma...
by Bruce
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Difference between Urgyen norla and Urgyen Dzambala and Ratna throcheng tsal
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Difference between Urgyen norla and Urgyen Dzambala and Ratna throcheng tsal

Recently came across Dudjom's Urgyen norla , Chokgur lingpa's Lama norla, Kusum lingpa's Urgyen Dzambala and Northen treasure's Ratna throche tsal. Just curious, what would be the difference between Urgyen norla and Urgyen Dzambala and Ratna throcheng tsal ? Are these all Guru Rinphoche's emanation?
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Another fun book to share
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Another fun book to share

Hi Bruce, What is the book? I don't see a link. I am not sure why it does show. let me try again. probably you want to copy the link by delete a few space between Http. Hope this will work h ttps://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag...
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Another fun book to share
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Another fun book to share

Seven discussions to help to bring certainty in practice according to Nyingmapa tradition: According to which of the two negations do you explain the view? Do arhats realize both types of selflessness? Does meditation involve grasping at an object? Should we do analytical meditation or settling medi...
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice

No problem. I don't know anyone in Canada personally, though there is a Rinzai group in Vancouver led by a student of the late Sasaki Roshi: http://www.zen.ca From the Zen side there's no conflict or problem to use practices from other traditions, rightly approached. But I couldn't say if it's ok f...
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: An Interesting Book to share
Replies: 4
Views: 535

An Interesting Book to share

https://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Zen-Discovering-Lost-Tradition/dp/1559394463/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510961766&sr=1-3&refinements=p_27%3ASam+van+Schaik "Banned in Tibet, forgotten in China, the Tibetan tradition of Zen was almost completely lost to us. According to Tibetan histories, Zen teac...
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol

Might be traveling.. Tulku Orgyen often visits Pema Ko.. he mostly resides in Santa Barabara CA though. Try the contacts at this link, Vairotsana Foundation is connected and they'll help you or connect you: http://www.vairotsana.org/centers/ Thank you! This is really helpful. I will try that.
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga & Lamanism: Speculations on Shingon and Nichiren Schools
Replies: 63
Views: 7697

Re: Guru Yoga & Lamanism: Speculations on Shingon and Nichiren Schools

Is there any such thing as guru yoga in the Shingon tradition? On a separate notes, A friend of mine who practice Shugendō mentioned to me that they have a guru yoga practice of Otsuno. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_no_Gy%C5%8Dja I don't understand. Can you or your friend explain what is meant b...
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice

in rinzai u would probably start with counting breaths, susokan, and continue with shikantaza, just sitting, until your teacher gives u the first koan, usually "mu". for layman this is a matter of months, for monks, it can last a few years. rinzai practice of koans is a very steep one, relying heav...
by Bruce
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice

bruce, i would like to say a few words.. 1. otokan is japanese rinzai. if im wrong, probably Meido can say. in rinzai u would probably start with counting breaths, susokan, and continue with shikantaza, just sitting, until your teacher gives u the first koan, usually "mu". for layman this is a matt...
by Bruce
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru yoga
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Guru yoga

Thank you, Josef!
by Bruce
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol

Try to contact their center. No one answers. Begin to curious if they collectively went into a 3 year retreat? Lol
by Bruce
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Question regarding Otokan Lineage actual practice

What would you normally practice in Otokan Lineage? Hua Tou? śamatha-vipaśyanā?I am really interested to know more about it.

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