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by Lingpupa
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khandroma Khachod Tsering Wangmo
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Khandroma Khachod Tsering Wangmo

I have neither knowledge nor experience of her. So why bother to post? Because I am soooo tired of jumped-up wannabe gurus with no understanding, no knowledge and claims that are simultaneously wildly overblown and vague to the point of meaningless, that it is a joy to see someone who does not appea...
by Lingpupa
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about offerings for the Guardians
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Question about offerings for the Guardians

You could well start with a simple offering of (black) tea. Then take it from there on the basis of specific instructions for any specific prayers or practices you might have, preferably with the guidance of whoever is giving you that practice. Details vary - could be tormas, could be alcohol, may o...
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Day
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Dakini Day

The Shambhala calendar recommends observing on the 24th day since there is no 25th
by Lingpupa
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 21
Views: 1241

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

tobes wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:21 am
Weather event or auspicious sign? Who knows.
I have a strong suspicion that many genuine "miracles" come about through a tiny shift in the configuration of the way things are, and therefore often seem to be things that would have or could have happened anyway.
by Lingpupa
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: American Ani Lodro Palmo In Thugdam
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: American Ani Lodro Palmo In Thugdam

Thank you/her for reminding us that there really are such people as good practitioners in our world.
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Immeasurables - Nyingma version
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Four Immeasurables - Nyingma version

This summer I learnt about a short version of the four immeasurables, said to be Nyingma style. Sure, the usual one isn't exactly long, but this one is just a bit snappier, and iirc all four lines are the same length. At the time I thought it was written in one of the texts we were using - at the ti...
by Lingpupa
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Buktham Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Buktham Rinpoche

The Buktham Rinpoche, HHDL's letter recognizing Ogyen Trinley Dorje as the 17th Karmapa has been ceremonially brought to Rumtek. I report this simply, though wondering if it could signify any loosening of Indian attitudes. (I'm sure we don't want to get into THAT discussion.) It's in the EastMojo ht...
by Lingpupa
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Praying to Jetsun Dolma
Replies: 6
Views: 674

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: 13
Views: 901

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: 680

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: 910

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: 326

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: 749

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: 1099

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: 1199

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: 996

Re: Karmapa Chenno chanting

conebeckham wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Stuff
:good:
by Lingpupa
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HH XVII Karmapa Ogyan Τhinley quote
Replies: 4
Views: 476

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: 665

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: 665

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: 4234

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...

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