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by Lingpupa
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of living in Dharamsala
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Cost of living in Dharamsala

jake wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 am
I often use this website to calculate and compare cost of living:

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/i ... rrency=EUR
Thanks Jake - there is probably no better resource!
by Lingpupa
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of living in Dharamsala
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Cost of living in Dharamsala

One of my teachers lives in Dharamsala, and Covid19 has cut off all his income for many months if not the year ahead. I'm going to sponsor some sadhanas at his place as a way to help - my own income is *relatively* safe, at least for the time being, and as long as the whole system of our society doe...
by Lingpupa
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Manjushri
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Green Manjushri

Not exactly. The various Shi Tro systems are somewhat hard to differentiate iconographically, but I know Manjusri in a whitish-green form is definitely represented in some systems. But those practices don't really function in the same way, per se, as a single deity yidam would...... Yes, I understa...
by Lingpupa
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Manjushri
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Green Manjushri

Hi Cone, thanks. As I understand it, my friend is not really looking for the whitish green bodhisattva, but a full green (eg like Tara), probably with sword and book or similar. Would the ones you found fit that?
by Lingpupa
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Manjushri
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Green Manjushri

Has anyone ever heard of a green form of Manjushri?
TIA
by Lingpupa
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

I think we need to be careful about the whole concept of "secrecy". In vajrayana culture it means something much broader than merely "nobody else is supposed to know". That may be included, but it is not the whole point, perhaps even not the main point. One way to think about it might be to say that...
by Lingpupa
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 9 vs 5 prong
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: 9 vs 5 prong

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by Lingpupa
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 9 vs 5 prong
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: 9 vs 5 prong

I do know of at least one very Kagyu sadhana where a 9-pronged vajra is one of the specific items on the shrine mandala, and in that case at least clearly has no connection with the 9 yanas. But the point stands: it is kind of specialised, so if you don't know why you need a 9-pronged vajra, you pr...
by Lingpupa
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 9 vs 5 prong
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: 9 vs 5 prong

I do know of at least one very Kagyu sadhana where a 9-pronged vajra is one of the specific items on the shrine mandala, and in that case at least clearly has no connection with the 9 yanas. But the point stands: it is kind of specialised, so if you don't know why you need a 9-pronged vajra, you pro...
by Lingpupa
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Human Realm in Chenrezig Sadhana?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Human Realm in Chenrezig Sadhana?

in the early 80s i was told ( i do not remember who it was) it is omitted because we ARE now in the human realm and so it is not necessary to include it, because we pray, etc. for ( or against rebirth there) it automatically I heard the same. I believed it for a while. People will make up stuff to ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Co-emergence
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Co-emergence

Josef wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:15 pm
What do you mean by "co-emergence".
There is a connate ignorance and wisdom in the original basis but that could be an entirely different discussion.
Different translators have chosen (amongst other things) co-emergent and connate to translate the same terms (as lelopa referred to). Same word.
by Lingpupa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Immeasurables - Nyingma version
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Four Immeasurables - Nyingma version

Thanks, Pema Tsultrim. I'd forgotten I asked this! I have in fact found the place I came across it, in a version of a Northern Treasures practice of Chenrezig. The one I was looking for (and found) does have four lines, just quite a bit shorter than the usual version. PT's is even more condensed! Th...
by Lingpupa
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Publishing plans
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Publishing plans

I just heard from the Tsadra Foundation, with the good news that the project to publish the whole of the Complete Nyingma Tradition is still live. Translation of the rest is underway - no information about dates, but the thing has not evaporated!
by Lingpupa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 8177

Re: termas found outside of asia?

Talking of places, I would not consider myself qualified to say exactly what forces are at work here, but there is a place, the "Stretti di Giaredo" in my corner of Tuscany that gives me a sense of magic I have felt in very few other places in the world. It feels like a living cathedral. To access i...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 132
Views: 8344

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Mandog and Malcolm make some interesting points. I myself don't feel like saying any more - that would just be to stir an opinion soup!
by Lingpupa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 132
Views: 8344

Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread

"Khenpo Namdrol". Whoah. Is that the "Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche" who took such a primitive view of the Rigpa students who had had enough of Sogyal Lakar? Khenchen Namdrol is one of my main gurus, and he is the best person giving explanations of Dzogchen out there today; which is why many of the top...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 194
Views: 26685

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

"Khenpo Namdrol". Whoah. Is that the "Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche" who took such a primitive view of the Rigpa students who had had enough of Sogyal Lakar? I'll say no more, but Google can be your friend.
Or is it another Namdrol?
by Lingpupa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa
Replies: 25
Views: 2480

Re: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa

I would say that teaching is probably the best job out of those, because quite a lot of free time, however that time is often spent in stress and preparation for classes. So... who knows. Hope this helps a bit. :rolling: Ps. Welcome to Dharmawheel. As a former teacher, I wouldn't necessarily recomm...
by Lingpupa
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Publishing plans
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Publishing plans

Is anybody up to speed on the publishing plans for the remaining parts of: a) Choying Tobden Dorje's Complete Nyingma Tradition, which Snow Lion have been doing b) Longchen Rabjam's Precious Treasury series, from Padma Publishing? Yes, I have mailed both but not yet heard - perhaps due to the time o...
by Lingpupa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 8177

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I can't get away from the feeling that the Lunigiana, where I have lived for the last 10 years, is peppered with sacred sites, but I'm not up to identifying them.
It's the opposite end of Tuscany from where ChNNR's centre is.

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