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by Cinnabar
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

I also agree with this. When I was living at a Dharma center, Ngondro was done as a group practice Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 am. Recitations were done 7 times each, except for VS mantras which were done 100x. (long one, and a bunch of the short one). This was the Kamtsang Ngondro, Chariot for Trav...
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

Because when I practice with a dharma brother he says: this is a problem. Group practice should be done in a traditional way, when you are alone it is fine to spend extended time on the parts you want to. /magnus I also agree with this. When I was living at a Dharma center, Ngondro was done as a gr...
by Cinnabar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

I think, frankly, your Dharma brother is very untrustworthy on this question. Going more slowly and deeply into a profound practice - what could possibly be wrong with that? Spiritual orthorexia is a real thing. The only reason I entertained the idea was that I *have* heard different instructions. ...
by Cinnabar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

Heh, yeah as Johnny says. My teacher told us how sometimes people worry about small things and get really nervous trying to be precise, however it is better to just do it. We in the west often don't give enough credit to the wisdom that appears when we supplicate our lama with intense devotion or d...
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

smcj wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:39 pm
I'm curious where spending time on individual parts of the ngondro being a problem came from. Thus the question.
What makes you think it’s a problem?
Because when I practice with a dharma brother he says: this is a problem.
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

If you’re taking what is taught an adding something personal that is compatible then it isn’t an issue. For instance, Gompopa’s promise he made to his dying wife was a completely personal drama. But it was in accord with the intentions of the teachings it wasn’t a corruption. “Changing it” however ...
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Well despite your italicised portion I am going to say it. WHAT DOES YOUR TEACHER SAY?...sorry but it needs saying....again.
I know what my teacher says.

I'm curious where spending time on individual parts of the ngondro being a problem came from. Thus the question.
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Taking Apart Ngondro

So, I am doing ngondro again. A personal choice really. What I have found myself doing is spending time on each piece, and doing additional meditations and accumulations. As opposed to going through as a liturgy, and not particularly focusing on a given part over any other. Is this acceptable? I hav...
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 73
Views: 6072

Re: Wisdom Academy

I am considering joining it.

I'm engage in other on-line spiritual training. It seems like it could work.
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Lo Jong?

heart wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:45 pm

I think you find everything in "The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism".

/magnus
I'll check again. I don't remember it having the lineage of transmission of the various classic mahayana lo jong texts.
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1822

Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

Disclaimer: I'm not trying to engage in practice without the guidance of a teacher. Nor am I trying to engage in Vajrayana practice without the requisite empowerments, transmissions and instructions. And I'm not trying to poach instructions or permissions from people on the internet. I'm just askin...
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Lo Jong?

Lineage is not that important in general Mahayana, the obsession with lineage is a Vajrayana thing. /magnus OK. I was thinking of the lo jong and lam rim lineages that accompany the lam rim literature, and which even appear in some versions of the jorcho practice. I was thinking they must exist in ...
by Cinnabar
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Lo Jong?

My question is about sutrayana mahayana lo jong lineages in Nyingma. * their lineages * their lineage prayers * the lineage masters * how/when they entered * the circumstances of their entering Not about dzogchen Nyingma lineages such as the seven lo jong associated with the Chetsun Nyigthig or Vima...
by Cinnabar
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Lo Jong?

Anyone?
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

ratna wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:53 am
Cinnabar wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:23 pm
The Tantra of the Secret Wisdom of the Great Perfection
rdzogs pa chen po ye shes gsang ba'i rgyud
This is one of the root Tantras of Longde.

R
Thanks! That was precisely the type of context I was looking for. And just that is precisely helpful.
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Lo Jong?

Poking into it, I see there are lineage prayers, including one by Patrul Rinpoche, for the bodhicharyavatara.

I don't find any for the 8 Verses of Mind Training, The Seven Point Mind Training, or the 37 Bodhisattva Practices.
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Lo Jong?

I'm interested in context regarding lo jong mind training teachings. DISCLAIMER: I have transmission and instructions for lo jong mind training teachings from teachers who hold the lineages for these instructions. I'm not trying to poach instructions on the internet and practice them without instruc...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 pm
I went ahead and moved this to academic discussion, at that seems a more appropriate place for it.
Thanks.

I probably should have put it there to begin with. I thought I was asking an obvious thing, which is why I posted it where I did.
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

I know the value of lung. And as I said above, I can not even tell if I have the lung unless I can locate it in the larger body of literature. CC It was unclear to me what you meant by "context" in the opening statement. Generally, when people talk about context in terms of Tantra, my mind goes str...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 1375

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

I know the value of lung.

And as I said above, I can not even tell if I have the lung unless I can locate it in the larger body of literature.

CC

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