Search found 196 matches

by Lingpupa
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: H.H. the 17th Karmapa Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: H.H. the 17th Karmapa Rinpoche

Nice. I forget where I saw the clip before, but somewhere. This would have been very close indeed to the time I saw him there in Tsurphu, after he'd arrived but before the enthronement. We filed past just like those people at the start of the clip. Thanks for the nice memory!
by Lingpupa
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Milarepa namthar?
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Milarepa namthar?

Is it worth asking which aspects might be accurate? There is no good reason to put much store, in terms of historical accuracy, by much of what gives the namthar under discussion its drama. Milarepa's initial problems and the harsh treatment from Marpa only seem to have appeared in the stories *muc...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "How to Mind Your Tantric Business..."
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: "How to Mind Your Tantric Business..."

Thanks Grigoris for reminding me about the https://perfumedskull.com/. I hadn't checked in for a couple of months. I'd recommend the whole blog to many of us here - but you'll need to set a couple of days aside to take it all in!
by Lingpupa
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Milarepa namthar?
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Milarepa namthar?

What Ogaf said, plus: For the Songs, the new translation by Christopher Stagg (pub. Shambhala) is a marked advance on earlier versions - and reads nicely too. For the "Life", the Lobsang P Lhalungpa is the best one I know, although there is one out translated by Andrew Quintman which might be better...
by Lingpupa
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Environmentally sound disposal of materials
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Environmentally sound disposal of materials

I've got dozens and dozens of cassette tapes of teachings and the like, collected mainly in the 80's and 90's. I have no time to listen to them again, and I suspect that over the last 20 or 30 years they have printed through into audio mush. Any ideas on how to dispose of them in a manner that's env...
by Lingpupa
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15279

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

She turned to Lama Ato who invited her to his home. He and his wife made her welcome and gave her the space to come to terms with the way her life was going. They supported her and listened and listened. She left three days later restored physically and mentally, and reapplied herself to her ngondr...
by Lingpupa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kathmandu Help!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Kathmandu Help!!!!

You want to go to Boudha. That's where all the Tibetans are. The Garden Restaurant in Boudha is clean and safe. Never had a problem there.The Vietnanmese restaurant on the kora is also reliable. For snacks and stuff, there's Toast. Actually, these days, most of the restaurants on the kora are clean...
by Lingpupa
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Five refuges?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Five refuges?

Thanks guys - I have a perspective now.
by Lingpupa
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6702

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:54 am
She's a typical western tibetan buddhist.
I'd bet money she is also allergic to gluten!
IMHO that's a cheap shot.
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Five refuges?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Five refuges?

I come here as someone with long experience of other kinds of Buddhism, but not of Pure Land. I would like to ask the experts here to clarify something. I recently heard of a system of *five* refuges. I said, "Eh, what, never heard that one before", and was told that it is quite common in Pure Land ...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a retreat in Nepal
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Looking for a retreat in Nepal

Pharping would be my suggestion too.
by Lingpupa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4967

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I know this is only part of the way back to the original topic, but I wanted to share this: a bit of digging turns up strong evidence (I'd put it at 98% confidence) that "omega point" is a pen name for one Daniel Ingram.

Make of it what you will.
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Differences between Vajravarahi practice in Kagyupa schools
Replies: 82
Views: 16028

Re: Differences between Vajravarahi practice in Kagyupa schools

I hope this isn't veering too far of the official topic, but since Troma Nakmo has been mentioned, does anyone know anything about the more distant roots of Khandro Thugtig, for whose popularity I think Dudjom Lingpa is again responsible? All I know is that Sera Khandro promoted Khandro Thugtig a lo...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Burning Dharma Materials
Replies: 39
Views: 5252

Re: Burning Dharma Materials

As another side issue, what do we do with surplus, unwanted or damaged dharma texts and materials printed on plasticized paper? Even in circumstances where you can have a bonfire (or even more or less have to in rural settings) these should not be burnt. Unless they can go into a very high-temperatu...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

When the 16th Karmapa made his first visits to the West he gently encouraged all the "refugees" to wear maroon clothing, be it a shirt, a zen or the colour of your cord jeans. A dark red shawl is commonplace for someone who is serious about the dharma. I do know of student groups where the red-with-...
by Lingpupa
Wed May 09, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1072

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Three questions: 1. I live in Canada. Is it legal to obtain and keep Kangling (made from human remains)? 2. If I use a wooden or resin Kangling, would it yield the same type of result ? 3. If it is legal, where does one normally obtain it? Regards B 1) I don't know, but the problem with these thing...
by Lingpupa
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?

Seconding Wayfarer. Back in the 60s Evans-Wenz was one of the few sources easily available, and it's true he probably meant well. But his understanding had big holes, and he was, sadly, willing to fill them with his own largely theosophical speculations. So thanks for the start, Walter, but there is...
by Lingpupa
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

The story goes on:
https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/kar ... 19916.html

Is it hilarious or just sad?
by Lingpupa
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 1644

Re: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism

The linked page says: In the 1970s, Tibetan pioneers like Tarthang Tulku, Lama Yeshé, and Chögyam Trungpa developed modern presentations of Vajrayana. Around 1990, the Tibetan power structure put a stop to that. I'm baffled - does anybody know what he's talking about? Quite apart from the fact that ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Levitation of objects by sound
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Elevation objects by sound

I've got a bridge for sale, if you're interested.

Go to advanced search