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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Any experience with dharmacraft.shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Any experience with dharmacraft.shop?

Never used, and I have no idea about them or their affiliation with whatever, but I do see that they sell talismans made by Gangchen, who was a major Dogyalpa (recently died due to COVID-19). So whether they support this or not, they certainly show a lack of judgement. Thanks for spotting this. A d...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Any experience with dharmacraft.shop?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Any experience with dharmacraft.shop?

A Lithuania-based online shop, selling some hard to come by Vajrayana stuff (plus unrelated nonsense):

https://dharmacraft.shop/

Have you perhaps had any experience with them? The older I get, the more wary I am of all Vajrayana-related businesses...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834503

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I thought it possible that they had met and discussed the book, and that ChNN had maybe made a comment; but I don’t know. The quote has been on the back of the book for a long time, do you think that it would just be made up? Maybe I’m naive, but that would surprise me (especially because I assume ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834503

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

He doesn’t claim to be authorized by ChNN (THAT would not be believable) but by Lama Wangdor, whom I don’t know. Still wondering how the endorsement came about. Even more so given that another of his books has an endorsement by Garchen Rinpoche! Why would ChNN, who was ever so careful not to pronou...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7160
Views: 834503

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I thought I had asked this a long time ago, but I searched and am thinking that I mis-remembered. Does anyone know if there was any relationship and/or interaction between ChNN and Taoist martial arts teacher Bruce Kumar Frantzis? On the back of two Frantzis’ books there is an endorsement by ChNN. ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Destitute people in India - help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Destitute people in India - help needed

(Not sure if this is the right sub-forum. If the mods want to move it, I am all in favour.) Things were very bad before COVID-19, now it is way beyond very bad. I am sure there are many initiatives like that, but I am posting the one which involves a teacher whom I have had the great fortune to meet...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4233

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Passing By wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Yup, he mentioned it's origin from Pema Lingpa but I didn't catch if he said which cycle it was. There's apparently several within the Peling termas
Sorry, I somehow lost the bit of your post in which you specified the cycle.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4233

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Participated in the empowerment online. Does anyone know if this is from the Peling Lama Norbu cycle? Participated in the empowerment online. Does anyone know if this is from the Peling Lama Norbu cycle? I didn't participate in this particular empowerment, but in general, the Guru Rinpoche practice...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4233

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:31 am
Excellent. Time to read through and become familiar with it . :)
Is this a form of Konchog Chidu ?
Well, it is Peling, so the terton and the lineage are quite different. I am not sure if I am answering your question, though.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

The Lleida event is as of now postponed to April 16-19, 2021: Dear Sangha This early morning we received the information that in his infinite compassion and for the safety of all, due to the situation with the coronavirus, Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche Sangye Pema Shepa has decided to postpone the program ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Dear Sangha, This early morning we have been informed His Holines has postponed the visit to Europe and USA due to the coronavirus. We deeply regret this news. Shortly we will come back with more information. Thank you very much for your support and we apologize for the inconveniences. Lama Ödsel T...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 5390

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

the people who run the programs these days, decided that practitioners would gain more benefit by focusing on sutra related methods and reflections. :jawdrop: Well this is a shocker, and a saddening one, for sure. I have friends who have done several retreats in a row and there is lots to be said a...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?
Replies: 50
Views: 10295

Re: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?

But charities are one of the main forms of money laundering now. It's so bad Canada's billionaire Minister of Finance has a charity that creates charities just for this purpose called the Toronto Foundation. So even making the fake charity is tax deductible. Then the main game is giving all your in...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Lleida, April 16-19, 2020, which comes in three parts: - jinsek (April 16), - Khandro Tutkik empowerment (April 17), and - Tröma Nagmo teachings (April 18-19). They have revamped the website a bit, and changed the address. Right now you can see the programme and register here: http://www.nyingmater...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Thanks for sharing, please keep on doing so. I certainly will. However, I do not know anybody in the know, do not belong to any inner circles, etc. -- what I post here is what I find out about in a more or less haphazard way. Bottom line: if anyone knows about any European Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 10085

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Well, my "hedonism" was also a shortcut to something somewhat more specific. But you knew that when you were making the comment. I really can't understand why people still think asceticism is impressive or vital, given that we have Vajrayāna. Vajrayāna is the ultimate hedonic vehicle. The terms of ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 10085

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

If one is really at the level that they can take sense pleasures onto the Vajrayāna Path, then their ‘hedonism’ has a useful context. If you have received any Vajrayāna empowerment, you are required by samaya to take sense pleasures for your own enjoyment. However, I was making a little joke. Epicu...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 154
Views: 10085

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

I get what you are saying, but Bonpo historical narratives are on a whole other level, and sometimes harder to swallow than anything you come across in Mahayana. For example the idea that Buddha Shakyamuni was a student of Shenrab etc. Like I said, it’s really the specificity of these kinds of clai...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5242

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Troma Nakmo in London, April 25-26: 25th-26th April Reading – Caversham Room Venue address: Richfield Ave, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ Free entry (£15 suggested donation per day) Language: Tibetan, English, Nepalese, Mandarin Timetable: 25th 10:00-11:30amTeachings on Troma Nakmo 1:00pm Troma Nakmo e...

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