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by Lingpupa
Wed May 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Three questions: 1. I live in Canada. Is it legal to obtain and keep Kangling (made from human remains)? 2. If I use a wooden or resin Kangling, would it yield the same type of result ? 3. If it is legal, where does one normally obtain it? Regards B 1) I don't know, but the problem with these thing...
by Lingpupa
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?

Seconding Wayfarer. Back in the 60s Evans-Wenz was one of the few sources easily available, and it's true he probably meant well. But his understanding had big holes, and he was, sadly, willing to fill them with his own largely theosophical speculations. So thanks for the start, Walter, but there is...
by Lingpupa
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

The story goes on:
https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/kar ... 19916.html

Is it hilarious or just sad?
by Lingpupa
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 1221

Re: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism

The linked page says: In the 1970s, Tibetan pioneers like Tarthang Tulku, Lama Yeshé, and Chögyam Trungpa developed modern presentations of Vajrayana. Around 1990, the Tibetan power structure put a stop to that. I'm baffled - does anybody know what he's talking about? Quite apart from the fact that ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Levitation of objects by sound
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: Elevation objects by sound

I've got a bridge for sale, if you're interested.
by Lingpupa
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style
Replies: 95
Views: 8874

Re: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style

Do we have any fans of the "naropa" "university" translation style? Nope. IMHO any translator should precisely NOT try to bring their own personal slant to their translation. Precision, clarity, faithfulness to the original should surely be the goal, even if they are "counsels of perfection". I'd n...
by Lingpupa
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

And then there are these:
https://www.tibetsun.com/news/2018/04/0 ... sit-sikkim
and
https://thenortheasttoday.com/india-fin ... ot-rumtek/

I must say, there doesn't seem to be anything new in these though.
by Lingpupa
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

It appears that the Indian Cabinet Comitte on Security has given the go-ahead for HHK to visit any part of Sikkim except Rumtek monastery. End April/early May are the expected dates. The Statesman: https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/mla-claims-centre-nod-karmapa-sikkim-visit-1502614179.html News18:...
by Lingpupa
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 75
Views: 4145

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

I understand, of course, that he's moving to get a good slice of what will remain of Rigpa when the dust has settled. Do you have any proof of this or is it just unsubstantiated gossip meant to cast aspersions on a teacher's credibility? You are perfectly correct, of course, I don't have any first-...
by Lingpupa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 75
Views: 4145

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

The difficulty I have with DJKR's response is that he is willing to play the "vajrayana teacher" card and tell us where we are going wrong, but then goes coy and "who-are-any-of-us-to-judge" when it comes to Sogyal. I understand, of course, that he's moving to get a good slice of what will remain of...
by Lingpupa
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out
Replies: 22
Views: 2007

Re: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:32 am
... read the transcript (weird that, I prefer reading to watching a video, probably because it is easier to skim)
Whatever the subject, I usually prefer a written version for exactly that reason. I think it's pretty normal.
by Lingpupa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyingthik Yabzhi @ Benchen Gönpa - Kathmandu
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Nyingthik Yabzhi @ Benchen Gönpa - Kathmandu

Good luck to you! I wish I could be with you...
by Lingpupa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Thaye Dorje expecting child
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Karmapa Thaye Dorje expecting child

And so turns the wheel. Quasi-royalty expects an heir. :shrug:
by Lingpupa
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Translators

I PMd you Kalden
by Lingpupa
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze or copper for statues
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Bronze or copper for statues

Copper is quite expensive, partly because it has such useful electrical and thermal properties. Bronze (and brass) are copper alloys, but the main part is copper, so I doubt there would be much difference in the material cost. Plain copper is relatively soft and can be worked more easily, at least i...
by Lingpupa
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice

Fabulous links guys, thanks. But to the OP: watch out for a slip I made recently. There is more than one DT ngondro. Khandro Tugtik is different in detail from Khandro Nyingtig. The latter is described in "Torch Lighting the Way..." So the more general material is indeed generally useful, but the vi...
by Lingpupa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Hva Shang Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Hva Shang Mahayana

There are good reasons for suspecting that while the "debate" (which is now thought to be a shorthand for a series of exchanges) may have been primarily a religious/spiritual matter, its outcome was more than likely primarily political. Did Tibet want to bow to China, or to India? Politically, India...
by Lingpupa
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!

Thanks, Sonam. It may be that's part of the reason I got thrown off - in fact at more than one place there are mentions of one text being a clarification and possibly expansion of another. But I'm sure Dharmasagara's answer is exactly it - the one I've been doing is for Khandro Thugtig, very appropr...
by Lingpupa
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!

Hope those few remarks are of some help. Yes they are, thank you. I should have spotted the Nyingthig - Thugtig distinction. And yes, ngöndro liturgies tend to be very similar in most aspects - even if you were to move further away to other lineages Yes, I completed the Karma Kamtsang preliminaries...