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by Lingpupa
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Praying to Jetsun Dolma
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Praying to Jetsun Dolma

There is an article out there called "Should academic medical centers conduct clinical trials of the efficacy of intercessory prayer?", it was published first by an american medical journal and then republished in a very good religious anthropology textbook which is where I saw it. In the article, ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

I've seen it said, too, but not with a proper source. The only source I could find was someone who said, "Lots of people say so." I suspect it's just a misunderstanding. Many sadhanas, after all, will explain that through that sadhana and mantra all deities are realised and there is no need for any ...
by Lingpupa
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tröma Nagmo Empowerment ipso facto grants Vajrayogini empowerment?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Tröma Nagmo Empowerment ipso facto grants Vajrayogini empowerment?

LIke they said. Throma IS *a* form of Vajrayogini. But if you wanted to do, say, some other lineage of Vajrayogini you have to get the transmissions for/from that lineage. I'm not so sure about Throma but there is, for example, a little Varahi practice in the Khandro Thugtig which you can do (with l...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung Kagyu Ngondro
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: Drikung Kagyu Ngondro

The first video, dolphin, is, as it says, a "lung", which is a reading transmission, authorizing those who receive it to read and use the text. The students just pay attention as best they can while the lama rattles through the words. It sounds like that, because that's what it is. The practice is n...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samye Monastery
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Samye Monastery

Beautiful!
by Lingpupa
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?

Buddhist literature, like most Indian literature, like most literature at all really, uses hyperbole as a regular technique. If you take it too literally (which can never have been the authors' intention) you end up with conflicting nonsense.
by Lingpupa
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 916

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

Not according to every Kagyu lama I know. Vajradhara still has attributes therefore is not a dharmakaya but a sambogakaya. If they consider Vajradhara a dharmakaya aspect should he have any ornaments ? If he is viewed as a pointer to or expression of the dharmakaya (like Samantabhadra, or like the ...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: DIY Chod Drum?
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: DIY Chod Drum?

I have quastion :( how i can fix damaru? i mean damaru skin fall away in some places... or it is not fixable? (my friend buy in tibet drum but i dont know how he dont look what he buy, like he just take one and not unpack to look... and i get it with defects.... or just just burn it.... thank you f...
by Lingpupa
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Chenno chanting
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

conebeckham wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Stuff
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by Lingpupa
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HH XVII Karmapa Ogyan Τhinley quote
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: HH XVII Karmapa Ogyan Τhinley quote

... free flowing, spontaneous style of Zen I do agree with the spirit of your post and much of what you said - but in my limited experience Zen is one of the last styles of spiritual practice that could be graced with those adjectives. The tight formality, the minimalist visual style, the schooling...
by Lingpupa
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tibetan mountain protector
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Tibetan mountain protector

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Lingupa,

Have you ever tried to engrave Tibetan u-chen in metal. I have. It's not so easy. So I'd cut the engraver some slack. Does not look any worse than most Tibetan engraved on statues I have seen.

As to it's meaning, I think Ratna has identified it correctly.
Fair comment
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tibetan mountain protector
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Tibetan mountain protector

This could be from a verse in Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakośa (VIII, 39): "The teaching of the Buddha has two aspects: The elements of scripture and realization. These are maintained only through teaching And through practice." I'm sure you are right - well done! The script strikes me as rather inelega...
by Lingpupa
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 3826

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

I was just listening to a Reggie Ray instruction he called the “12 Point Mahamudra Posture”. His instruction is to imagine or visualize the eyes pointed backward, as if looking directly into the central channel (I didn’t catch whether they are open or closed) Anyone know if this a tradition somewhe...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6988

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Analysis about the current situation from Anne Iris Miriam Anders (PhD) who conducts a three-year research project at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on Tibetan medicine - including research in abuse in Buddhist communi...
by Lingpupa
Thu May 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tunes for Throma Nagmo "Intermediate" sadhana
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Tunes for Throma Nagmo "Intermediate" sadhana

Always happy to help! Happy to be helped by someone who's happy to help. :bow: Listening on Spotify was straightforward, but I don't want the paid version (had it for a couple of years, wasn't worth it for my purposes) and it's almost impossible to get your own copies of spotify tracks for when you...
by Lingpupa
Mon May 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: open heart?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: open heart?

One of the main problems with Kim Katami is the crashing dissonance between A) the fact that his system is largely invented and bears only a weak and shadowy resemblance to the similarly-named things in established Buddhism, and B) his cocksure claims to have received extraordinary teachings and aut...
by Lingpupa
Fri May 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 2385

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

It's still not that straightforward, IMO. Look at Sogyal Rinpoche's credentials... Vajrayana is a very powerful medicine; if used incorrectly, it's a very powerful poison... If anyone had enquired into the amount of time Lakhar spent with his supposed gurus and his age during that training; what pr...
by Lingpupa
Wed May 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tunes for Throma Nagmo "Intermediate" sadhana
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Tunes for Throma Nagmo "Intermediate" sadhana

There is a good recording of the middle length practice by Chagdud Rinpoche: marcofromM, I dedicate the merit of offering a peony this morning to the 3 roots to you! Beware that there are distinct styles or traditions of melodies and also the arrangement of the text might differ slightly. There is ...
by Lingpupa
Tue May 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tunes for Throma Nagmo "Intermediate" sadhana
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Tunes for Throma Nagmo "Intermediate" sadhana

As I understand it the "concise" version is long enough, the "intermediate" or "medium" is quite long, and the "full" (which I haven't seen) is huge. Anyway, my teacher has said that if I "can learn the middle length Töma Sadhana with tsok is excellent". So, work to do there, isn't there? So my ques...
by Lingpupa
Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 6988

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

My heart goes out to Jaki, and her courage to let us see her obvious pain.

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