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by mandog
Fri May 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Just to add, for interest, there is also a Guru Sadhana called 'Shower of Blessings' based around the Seven Line Supplication, which is a treasure of Kangyur Rinpoche, Longchen Yeshe Dorje, which is transmitted by his sons and by Mingyur Rinpoche, who was recognised as Kangyur Rinpoche's Tulku by D...
by mandog
Thu May 21, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1533

Re: Karmic cause become gay

It's become a joke among people of my generation (I'm in my 20s) that many women my age are bisexual. While it's obviously not objective, the fact that the joke has caught on like wildfire suggests something I think. Then there is the LUG phenomena, i.e., lesbian until graduation. More like BUG. *b...
by mandog
Thu May 21, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission

Also, you don't want to receive this from just any Guru and especially not from a Guru you don't know. Hello iamspoonbender*, This part of pemachophel's post is extra important. Receiving this from someone who isn't qualified or someone who you don't have faith in could really create problems for y...
by mandog
Wed May 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1286

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

If you have access to Khenpo Ngawang Palzang's commentary on Words of My Perfect Teacher, just read the chapter on Guru Yoga. Particularly the final section of the chapter. If not, I'll write out a quote for you when I have time. Supposing we make the reasonable step of taking your word for it, we ...
by mandog
Wed May 20, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1286

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I always thought that in the case of guru yoga in the ngon.dro that one does not need an empowerment because all one is doing is using the samayasattva to invite the jnanasattvas. This is completely wrong. If you are curious, I can point you to a reference that ...
by mandog
Tue May 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1286

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I always thought that in the case of guru yoga in the ngon.dro that one does not need an empowerment because all one is doing is using the samayasattva to invite the jnanasattvas. This is completely wrong. If you are curious, I can point you to a reference that ...
by mandog
Sat May 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Padmasambhava Rupa
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Padmasambhava Rupa

heart wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 am
mandog wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Does anyone know where I can get a hold of a properly filled Guru P rupa?
You are not supposed to buy consecrated rupas you can do it yourself

/magnus
Good to know. I had never been told that.
by mandog
Fri May 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Padmasambhava Rupa
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Padmasambhava Rupa

Does anyone know where I can get a hold of a properly filled Guru P rupa?
by mandog
Thu May 14, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Specific Empowerments
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Specific Empowerments

swordfishontour wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:49 pm

(if one has received Dorje Drolo empowerment can one then also practice Padmasmabhava practice?)


Different lamas will have different answers to this question. Generally, rather than hunting for a particular empowerment, it is much more important to find a qualified lama who you have faith in.
by mandog
Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regression from Buddhahood and pureland in
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Regression from Buddhahood and pureland in

Dzogchen says I believe ,that unless your each the 16th stage there can be reversion into samsara after a mahakalpa begins and you fail to recognize the 5 lights as the 5 lights or the basis as the basis.does this refer to only bodhisattvas or buddhas?and what of going to a pureland?is going to a p...
by mandog
Wed May 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regression from Buddhahood and pureland in
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Regression from Buddhahood and pureland in

Dzogchen says I believe ,that unless your each the 16th stage there can be reversion into samsara after a mahakalpa begins and you fail to recognize the 5 lights as the 5 lights or the basis as the basis.does this refer to only bodhisattvas or buddhas?and what of going to a pureland?is going to a p...
by mandog
Sun May 10, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jang-chog / Neydren
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Jang-chog / Neydren

Are Jangchog and Neydren the same ritual?
by mandog
Fri May 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: longchen nyingthig in europe
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: longchen nyingthig in europe

Hi friends, does anybody know for teachers/sanghas who transmit and practice Longchen Nyingthig in Europe? regards, clan Dzigar Kongtrul has a non-local European sangha. Even though it is sort of a spread out community, he mostly teaches in Ireland. There is also Drupon Tsering. He is a Drikungpa, ...
by mandog
Thu May 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1091

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

Khenpo David Choephel is teaching this text every day on YouTube. He started 2 days ago.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheThranguMonastery/videos
by mandog
Mon May 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Origins of Vajrayana
Replies: 27
Views: 1154

Re: Origins of Vajrayana

do you know of any academic research into Guru Rinpoche biography? There is lots and lots, taking a variety of different approaches. It recently seems to have become a hot topic again, and a few books have been recently published on the subject, most of which I haven't seen, however. The earliest d...
by mandog
Mon May 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 3428

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

You pray to god for a long time, then get the direct introduction? So I don't usually post here, but enough is enough. You pray to Padmasambhava for a long time, then get the direct introduction? How weird... :roll: Does this really need to be said? Does anyone really think that Christians are pray...
by mandog
Mon May 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 3428

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

You pray to god for a long time, then get the direct introduction? So I don't usually post here, but enough is enough. You pray to Padmasambhava for a long time, then get the direct introduction? How weird... :roll: Does this really need to be said? Does anyone really think that Christians are pray...
by mandog
Sun May 03, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sang and serkyem practice
Replies: 34
Views: 7949

Re: sang and serkyem practice

You can grind up ceder needles, or use sage (smudge stick), or use artemesia, etc. Typically, with ser khyem, you would use tea in the morning, booze at night. You also have to have a drink as well, of either tea or booze. so you would have a drink from cup on altar and then put it outside? No, you...
by mandog
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Phowa
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Phowa

Is it ever appropriate to request two lamas to do phowa for a dying person? Or is that just too much? For example, if one phowa wasn't successful, the person could have another chance maybe? Sure, but not every lama will actually have the capacity to transfer someone else's consciousness to a purel...
by mandog
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 217
Views: 45581

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

This qoute is so important: "In my opinion, irrespective of this or that empowerment, special or not, as long as one remains interested in the path, than all of your samayas are intact, whether or not you do this or that visualization or chant this or that mantra. Your vows are all rolled up in one ...

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