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by Lingpupa
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: keep up (meditative) awareness in anethaesia
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: keep up (meditative) awareness in anethaesia

Similar here to PeterC. I did have a momentary sensation of "whoosh-bam-blackness" (if you see what I mean), then seemed to start immediately piecing my post-op consciousness together.
by Lingpupa
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to do with leftover Tsog food?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: What to do with leftover Tsog food?

Your "massive plate" of food reminds me that at Shechen there is a movement underway for "environmentally friendly tsok". When I was last in the big K, my bedroom window looked over a *heap* of torma cakes, bananas and so forth left over uneaten from tsok pujas, and some of the temples seem to strug...
by Lingpupa
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

What Spelare said. The Treasury is quite large, and therefore not for the faint-hearted. But studying it is a doable project. Depending on your life and time available for study you could get through it in a small number of months or a couple of years. I'd encourage any committed kagyu student to ha...
by Lingpupa
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dead Root Guru?
Replies: 25
Views: 750

Re: Dead Root Guru?

... My grandparents spoke a kind of patois peculiar to parts of the west of England, they would have said "youm welcome". I thought I would just put that out there... :smile: Black Country? Like you could write it "yaoum welcome" (but with the vowels quite short and fused)? Edit: (OH sorry I see, y...
by Lingpupa
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1535

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

A psychotherapist friend who has a deep background in Zen said he's come to believe after decades of work with Buddhist practitioners that spiritual health and psychological health are really quite different, that one doesn't at all necessarily follow the other. In particular, he thinks, people who...
by Lingpupa
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

That wasn't Dudjom R was it? I thought it was Jamyang Khyentse Ch Lodro? (Sorry, writing on mobile phone)
by Lingpupa
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

I've seen Ringu Tulku quite often, and in a number of places, though not recently. A superb teacher, and as far as I know totally free from scandal. I did have a female friend who also knew him well and rather hoped that she could get scandalous with him, but he was not one to go down that road. He ...
by Lingpupa
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Chogyal Rinpoche

Sounds amazing! :bow:
by Lingpupa
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Best translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra?
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Best translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra?

I'd wait for this one too, which should be coming out soon "Mahamudra Compendium: Moonbeams; Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal and the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje" http://tsadra-wp.tsadra.org/translators/elizabeth-callahan/ Worth waiting for, I feel sure. Publication is ...
by Lingpupa
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20174

Re: The DJKR Topic

Try to figure out what his cultural assumptions are that make the guru-yoga non-objectionable to him whereas it is objectionable to us. Guru yoga is not objectionable to privileged-white-educated-European-Guardian-reading-male little me. The two-dimensional denatured caricature of Mickey Mouse guru...
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ro-Lang
Replies: 12
Views: 548

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: 403

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: 452

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: 1427

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: 9
Views: 1045

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: 909

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: 838

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: 2321

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: 436

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: 13401

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?