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by mandog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Qualifications of a Lama
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Qualifications of a Lama

So, I have read some books (WoMPT and various other ngondro commentaries) that speak to the characteristics and learning that a qualified lama should have. Nonetheless, I still feel mystified when trying to discern the qualities of famous lamas. It seems difficult to determine how somebody is if you...
by mandog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions

Tashi delek, Nyingma has many Monastic hats, unbelievable, i count 9 Hats. Maybe one of you could give some explanations to these impressive Nyingma Hats? Also the names of these Nyingma Rinpochees are important to know. Thanks Nyingmapa hats - 00.jpg They are not necessarily monastic hats. Not all...
by mandog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5517

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Knotty Veneer wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:36 pm
mandog wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:32 pm
from Beru Khyentse Rinpoche...

https://www.facebook.com/BeruKhyentseRi ... =3&theater
Do you think that this is party line for both sides? Or is just what Beru Khyentse R hopes will be beneficial at the present time?
I don't know.
by mandog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 5517

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

by mandog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Karma Kuchen Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

HH Karma Kuchen will be in the bay at the end of the month. Does anyone know anything about his schedule in the US?
by mandog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seven Nails - Shri Singha
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Seven Nails - Shri Singha

Seeker12 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Has anyone read the translation by Khenchen Palsen Sherab Rinpoche? Is it a good translation? Any other recommendations for Shri Singha in English?

Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Nails-Test ... 0983407479
Generally, the khenpo brothers produce excellent translations.
by mandog
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Learning Tibetan

I'm currently attending a great 2 year program in Dharamsala called Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program. It's six months into the course, so the next generation of students will come in late March, 2020. Could be you! :tongue: Generally, from what I gather... the most thorough language traini...
by mandog
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Learning Tibetan

mandog wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:46 pm
In general, is it more important for a practitioner to focus on learning Classical Tibetan or Colloquial Tibetan?

Does anybody have an answer or even a non-answer?
by mandog
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Tilopa

Garchen Rinpoche regularly teaches Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra .. Would deepen the connection I imagine. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche is considered a rebirth of Tilopa. So perhaps the Zurmang kagyu has some related practices. Ganges Mahamudra is a port of call when the time is upon me. Zurmang Gharwang ...
by mandog
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Learning Tibetan

In general, is it more important for a practitioner to focus on learning Classical Tibetan or Colloquial Tibetan?
by mandog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Re: Learning Tibetan

How distant is "Dharma" Tibetan from colloquial Tibetan?
by mandog
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 865

Learning Tibetan

I am quite interested in learning Tibetan. I am currently attending college in a very remote part of the United States; studying with a teacher in meat space during the school year does not seem possible. For the time being, I am looking for online programs: besides Ranjung Yeshe Institute, which is...
by mandog
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Re: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe

My understanding is that Tulku Sang Ngaag does not speak English; can anyone speak to the qualities of his translator? Does he consistently use the same translator? Is this translator a disciple of his?
by mandog
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Please explain this photo to me
Replies: 23
Views: 4506

Re: Please explain this photo to me

Hey Dharma Wheel folks, It has been some years since this thread was active, but I thought to bring about its resurrection as I'm looking for information on Khenchen Lama Pelgyeypa Dorje Rinpoche. While there is the Awam Institute website and the translations of his compositions on Erick Tsiknopoul...
by mandog
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3978

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Virgo wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:56 am
Is the link safe to click? Need I investigate 1's and 0's?

Kevin...
Well I have been clicking on it...

Investigation can't hurt, but I do not seem to have downloaded a virus.
by mandog
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3978

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

The reason I responded was because you asked the question. I think I am the guy most "representing" Shangpa around here, though I did not choose to be that guy, nor am I a mouthpiece for anyone but myself. I have a deep and abiding love and connection with the Shangpa Kagyu transmission and with th...
by mandog
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3978

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

conebeckham wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:44 pm
I know about this, and that is all I am going to say.
Well, then why respond? Did he do what he is accused of doing? He must have been quite young when the accusations were made.
by mandog
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 51
Views: 3978

Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Does anybody close to Shangpa organizations in the US know about this? Is this just political nonsense?

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/732e6541a ... larify.pdf
by mandog
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Common Language between Teacher and Student
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Common Language between Teacher and Student

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:22 am
I have almost always communicated with my teachers via a translator.
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Did you find that this created any doubt that hindered your practice?
by mandog
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Common Language between Teacher and Student
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Common Language between Teacher and Student

This topic has been discussed in a brief way in connection with other topics, but I wanted to ask the following question explicitly: Does one need to share at least one common language with their lama? that is certainly a good idea, but not always possible. /magnus And how do you think things work ...

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