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by Lingpupa
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tibetan mountain protector
Replies: 11
Views: 344

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: 344

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: 59
Views: 3014

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: 5536

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: 340

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: 520

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: 1664

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: 340

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: 340

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: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

My heart goes out to Jaki, and her courage to let us see her obvious pain.
by Lingpupa
Mon May 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 1007

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

He (Vajradhara) is considered a Samboghkaya emanation of Samanthabadra I’m Kagyu and I’ve always thought that Vajradhara was Sambogakaya appearance of Dharmakaya. Dharmakaya itself has no appearance whatsoever. However I can’t back it up with a citation. :shrug: My understanding too. Or Vajradhara ...
by Lingpupa
Thu May 02, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 52
Views: 1994

Re: Finding Your Guru

Neonpheonixneco..I don't want to go all PC on you...but you might want to reflect on your use of the term 'Hinayana'. First of all it actually denotes a school that no longer exists. Second of all it is often used by Mahayana followers in a condescending way towards followers of the Theravada to su...
by Lingpupa
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Moonlight - Lhalungpa?
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Moonlight - Lhalungpa?

Commenting here as a bump. I've no doubt that Callahan's translation is outstanding, as it would be/should be. But as for specific faults in the Lhalungpa version - yes, what are they? I've heard dark hints, but nothing concrete. I'll admit it's quite a lot of years since I opened my copy, and now b...
by Lingpupa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering mandala plates
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Offering mandala plates

The extra drops of saffron water have done the trick - thanks for all the suggestions! I started with Longchen Nyinthik and then there were some obstacles, such as my Lama died, the practice group left town and my inspiration suffered. Thought I would never see the proverbial light at the end of the...
by Lingpupa
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering mandala plates
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Offering mandala plates

I managed to finish the Kagyu Ngondro in 9 years, but we were allowed to do each section seperately. So to do 100 accumulations would only take an hour or so with the liturgy. Yes, that was what I did - complete your prostrations, then your Dorje Sempas, then ... When I referred to sessions of 2 or...
by Lingpupa
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering mandala plates
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Offering mandala plates

Are you continuing Ngondro, doing another Ngondro or are you just having fun and being generous? :D I'm doing another one. I did the Karma Kamtsang one quite a few years ago. I only continued doing a bit of that, because to make it "round" it's nice to do the whole set, but there is quite a lot of ...
by Lingpupa
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering mandala plates
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Offering mandala plates

I recently got a new one, smaller than the one I was using before but more nicely worked. This prompted 2 thoughts: A) Traditional mandala offering plates are convex (somewhat domed). Does anyone know why? b) The new one being smaller than the old one and in fact more highly domed, by the time I've ...
by Lingpupa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unicode mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Unicode mantras

And thank you for that too
by Lingpupa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unicode mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Unicode mantras

Also 'crazy-man' posted a link to this really good little transcriber/translator: http://www.thlib.org/reference/dictionaries/tibetan-dictionary/translate.php Yes, I've used that many times. My problem (a manifestation of laziness, I accept) is figuring out how to input the necessary to get unusual...
by Lingpupa
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 52
Views: 1994

Re: Finding Your Guru

I am happy to say that I may have met my root guru. With all due respect, I wonder if you are jumping the gun to feel you have found your root guru so fast and so easily. Do think about it long and hard, please. There is no shame in being impressed at first and having second thoughts later as your ...

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