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by Summers
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon Shamanism
Replies: 69
Views: 9032

Re: What is Bon Shamanism

I know a jhankri shaman who has given me transmission of this and that. He is far closer to Hindu than any association with Tibet, but inevitaby the Tibetan diaspora will have greater influence. It is a dangerous thing to generalise with shamanism as much is familial lineage (in his case over 25 ge...
by Summers
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon Shamanism
Replies: 69
Views: 9032

Re: What is Bon Shamanism

I would like to see this conversation continue as I think this is interesting, especially for Bönpo considering these two groups (jhankris and Yungdrung Bönpo) go by the same name and share many dieties and we can expect in the future to see more Nepalese jhankris whose religion is Yungdrung Bön and...
by Summers
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön

Kristen, a friend and fellow classmate of mine from our FSU days, is the only scholar who has treated Achi so thoroughly as far as I know. She is also a student of Drupön Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche Rinpoche, and used him as one of her main sources, so her master's thesis should be seen as a nice synt...
by Summers
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön

Yes, but Achi was a great grandmother from the father's side and she was for sure buddhist just like her son. She was also supposed to be prophecised in chakrasamvara tantra. Don't know really maybe Palzang will know more, he is the local Drikung scholar :D. Quite honestly what matters the most is ...
by Summers
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön

However, according to the stories she is Jigten Sumgon's grandmother and an emanation of Tara (Achi = grandma, Drolma = Tara). Maybe the reason why she looks like a Bön deity is because she originated in Tibet and not in India like other buddhist deities. This is possible. Though there are goddesse...
by Summers
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Achi Chökyi Drolma and Bön

Was Achi Chökyi Drolma originally a Bön diety? She is depicted in the style of one, which is interesting considering Jigten Sumgön's anti-Bön stance.
by Summers
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon Shamanism
Replies: 69
Views: 9032

Re: What is Bon Shamanism

I think when you described that he is a Bonpo who 'likes Shamanism somehow' it may be closer. Lama, Lhapa, Pawo or Ngakpa - I respect them all, but this looks muddled. The Nepalese shamans of the sherpa, tamangs, etc., who all originate from Tibet, are the old Bönpo like those of pre-Buddhist Tibet...
by Summers
Thu May 31, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Superstitions
Replies: 23
Views: 3051

Re: Tibetan Superstitions

gaelic wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:28 pm
- Do tibetans have anything similar to "spirit houses" like in Thailand, Burma, and other places?
Tibetans had (have?) tutelary dieties of the clan, family, etc. they'd make offerings to, and one can assume they had altars for this. I don't know if they still do this.
by Summers
Thu May 31, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 61
Views: 5052

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Kailash seems to be an important place to visit. I am curious if it would be considered a priority over Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, etc. for Vajrayana practitioners. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kailash https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Kailash_north.JPG What Bodhigaya is to Buddhi...

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