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by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ro-Lang
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Ro-Lang

Rolangs! What fun! IIRC Alexandra David-Neel tells the story the other way round from the extensive quote. In her version there is a risk that a corpse will turn into a ro-lang spontaneously. The practitioner who sits with it overnight recites mantras etc. to stop it from reanimating rather than to ...
by Lingpupa
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!

Yep, you've had good advice, and the idea of doing shiné (pron. shee-nay, same as shamatha, just a different language) is not at all bad. But I think your first instinct is a good one - recite Om mani peme hung. You can do, eg, one round of 108 nice and slow in the morning, and that can in any case ...
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Dzogchen meditation

Bubbles wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:42 pm
When I do dzogchen meditation with eyes open, sometimes space starts to morph.
Perfectly common if you keep your eyes less mobile than the vision system evolved for. Nothing to do with Dzogchen or any other particular Buddhist or non-Buddhist system. It means that your eyes are unusually still.
by Lingpupa
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Without Requirement
Replies: 32
Views: 1128

Re: Without Requirement

Kalu Rinpoche used to say that Chenrezi practice was ok for anyone as it is found in the sutras as well as the tantras. (And iirc he said the same about Tara.) That being said, he of course would give Chenrezi empowerment, and also a "Yidam Chenrezi" empowerment with a relatively complex and beautif...
by Lingpupa
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Chogyal Rinpoche

SuryaMitra wrote:A friend of mine attended his teachings ( she`s a seasoned dharma practitioner) and said he is quite amazing and that he communicate the teachings in a very modern way, still the content is very traditional. https://www.repa-program.org/
I know nothing about him, but I must say I like his thinking!
by Lingpupa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extra Mandala/Sangha Relationships
Replies: 27
Views: 660

Re: Extra Mandala/Sangha Relationships

... advice that one should break contact with all who are not part of some special community is, generally speaking, a huge red flag. Absolutely. It's a sign of a dangerous swing towards cultishness. (Is that a word?) Of course it can be very nice if most of your social circle consists of fellow pr...
by Lingpupa
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Robert Spatz and Ogyen Kunsang Choling
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Robert Spatz and Ogyen Kunsang Choling

The bottomline imho is that the enlightened masters of past and present either are just as naive or bad character judges as we are or it's some seriously cynical Tibetan religious politics. If you look at the list of lamas who visited these centres, wrote recommendations, confirmed authenticity of ...
by Lingpupa
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharma Fellowship
Replies: 38
Views: 1825

Re: Dharma Fellowship

I have indeed asked, but there is not going to be a reply in the near future. I had known that Chime Rinpoche was going into retreat, but had hoped to get the question in beforehand. No such luck! He posted the following message yesterday:
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by Lingpupa
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM

There is, of course, a question I have to acknowledge about the benefits, risks etc. of attempting tsalung out of a book. Having rung that bell, I leave the issue to others. I've practiced in Kagyu and Nyingma for well over 40 years, but a couple or three years ago I met a Bon teacher who gave me a ...
by Lingpupa
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 12413

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

Grigoris wrote:No, I mean the ultimate goal of shamanic systems vs the ultimate goal of Buddhist systems.
Just one question here - how can we tell what any given shamanic practitioner's has in her or his mind? How can we probe their understanding?
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharma Fellowship
Replies: 38
Views: 1825

Re: Dharma Fellowship

From Benchen Chime's Wikipedia - In 1965, Lama Chime was invited to live in the UK. He shared a small apartment with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Akong Rinpoche in Oxford.[8][9] He later gained British citizenship and has lived in Britain ever since.[7] That is not Benchen Chime. It is talking abou...
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharma Fellowship
Replies: 38
Views: 1825

Re: Dharma Fellowship

Some of the discussion above on this (second) page seems not to have been informed by what I reported at the end of the first page, namely this: RD's claim to have been recognized by the 16th Karmapa as Kunzang Rinpoche was removed. The claim about Namgyal recognizing him as the Kunpal Rinpoche tulk...
by Lingpupa
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Letter from Shamar Rinpoche on Vajrayana
Replies: 37
Views: 1456

Re: Letter from Shamar Rinpoche on Vajrayana

Harimoo wrote:"Without karmamudra, no Mahamudra."
Would you care to explain why you take this trope seriously?
by Lingpupa
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Letter from Shamar Rinpoche on Vajrayana
Replies: 37
Views: 1456

Re: Letter from Shamar Rinpoche on Vajrayana

I don't think sex is taught as the main core of tantric practice in the west. That seems to me a big misunderstanding, but maybe I'm wrong. I do think that Vajrayana isn't for everyone and can be misused if people dont understand the fundamentals of the Mahayana view first. So, erring on the side o...
by Lingpupa
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharma Fellowship
Replies: 38
Views: 1825

Re: Dharma Fellowship

Do feel free to call me a nosy git – I can happily gloss "nosy" as having a curious, enquiring mind, something anybody could be proud of. As for "git", I think that's the kind of word that mainly serves to convey the speaker's negative value judgement, and is therefore more a matter for the speaker ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33745

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

What i was taught 15 years ago and abondonned for some time...has been changed. there was a lot of back and forth banter here towards my insitance i was taught that they are living Buddhas. So the high command somehow changed a view once accepted. If I may say so, isn't it possible that you just ha...
by Lingpupa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33745

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Malcolm wrote: Most of the piece was self-indulgent babble....
Thank you for that thoughtful post.
by Lingpupa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33745

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Chime Rinpoche gave the Konchog Chidu Empowerment in May, I'm sure there have been others too, check the Marpa House Facebook page. I was there in April. The only initiation scheduled was a Vajrakilaya to be given by a Sakya Lama. I don't do FB otherwise I'd check as you said. Stewart is right. The...
by Lingpupa
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 10533

Re: Lama Norlha

Mantrik wrote:.... it isn't fair to expect beginners to follow 'caveat emptor' when there is so much smoke and mirrors and obsequious obeisance.
Very true. The "check the lama carefully before you commit" message is far from the only message that is out there.
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharma Fellowship
Replies: 38
Views: 1825

Re: Dharma Fellowship

Grigoris wrote:I wonder if anybody here is actually considering taking teachings from this person (and thus want verification of his qualifications) or if they are just being nosy gits?
Goodish point, but are those alternatives the only possibilities you see?