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by Lingpupa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Immeasurables - Nyingma version
Replies: 4
Views: 680

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: 390

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: 5526

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: 5146

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: 5146

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: 23503

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: 21
Views: 1341

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: 390

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: 5526

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.
by Lingpupa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: meet the old masters now, before they're gone
Replies: 24
Views: 2008

Re: meet the old masters now, before they're gone

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:10 am
I would add Ato Rinpoche in Cambridge U.K. still active. Now well into his 80’s.
Simon, Chime R was my first teacher (refuge, Karma Kamtsang ngondro and...) and Ato R has also been a very important teacher for me. Do you know if we have ever met?
by Lingpupa
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?
Replies: 48
Views: 1748

Re: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?

... are you sure its used? ... Good point. I hadn't thought of that, but now you ask and I look closely at the picture I wonder the same. The sheen is somehow not quite what I expect to see on a used mala. Not sure, but I'd put my money on it being new. In particular, the "slots" (can't think of a ...
by Lingpupa
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: It is supposed to be simple and easy
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: It is supposed to be simple and easy

Perfectly clear, especially when we bear in mind that almost all of us have accumulated heavy misdeeds or obscurations.
by Lingpupa
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khandroma Khachod Tsering Wangmo
Replies: 5
Views: 547

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: 13
Views: 995

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: 699

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: 22
Views: 1843

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: 788

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: 4
Views: 680

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: 561

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: 787

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, ...

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