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by Lingpupa
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Google Rigpa Tibetan Buddhist Calendar online this year?

If you use android there is an application called "Drukpa Calender" which is for free on google store. It is excellent. Seconded: charming, useful, but sometimes clunky. I recently dropped it in favour of standard Google calendar into which you can quickly insert the dates you want from e.g. the Sh...
by Lingpupa
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 26
Views: 701

Re: Translatorhood

Varis wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:04 pm
I'm kidding. :D
But only slightly.
by Lingpupa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12320

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

This thread is all too busy for me to get involved with. But one thing is clear, Malcolm, the general tone of your comments has changed. Perhaps that's a good thing - people who can't change their mind are, I say, people who can't think. I do have a copy of what you wrote on e-sangha about 12 years ...
by Lingpupa
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 4232

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
... there is very little market for the skills of Ngakpas in the West, and I doubt there will ever be much of one.
To be sure, indeed. Though I did get to do a quasi-exorcism not long ago! :jedi:
http://chagchen.org/2018/01/16/chod-exo ... -blessing/
by Lingpupa
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 4232

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Yes, in Dudjom Tersar, most people with the hair empowerment cut or trim their hair. For some of us in other traditions, while the other gear is optional, cutting or trimming the hair is not optional. When I was fortunate enough to receive one of those big Tersar empowerments we were expected to ch...
by Lingpupa
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 4583

Re: New Rigpa letter

Basically they are trying to force him to admit guilt and apologise by (taking the moral high gorund publicly and) turning public opinion against him. As well they should. Public opinion still hasn't caught up with reality, and the sooner public opinion turns against him the better. My summary of t...
by Lingpupa
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 938

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

I haven't got time to do more than skim the article, though I'd agree that Ken is generally a decent enough bloke. I was, however, quite disconcerted by the headline: Buddhist teachings do not advise asking others to absolve us from our misdeeds. Instead, they outline a path to purification that wil...
by Lingpupa
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 93
Views: 3310

Re: The Future

AFAIK the earliest known occurrences of the "prophecy" are in Trungpa's early American publicity material. People have searched for an earlier one, but I don't think it's been found. Unless anybody knows?
by Lingpupa
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 93
Views: 3310

Re: The Future

I see where you are coming from.

Things could change if and when we find some siddhas have emerged amongst us. That would shake things up.

I should stress that I have little or no ideas what these putative siddhas will look like.
by Lingpupa
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

... Ole´s great contribution spreading of BuddhaDharma. I know that he is not only him who is in this role, also there is Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Namkhai Norbu RInppoche, and some others... Actually, if I may say so, quite a lot of others, though most are less well known as they did not get up to...
by Lingpupa
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Spiritual path or worldly path?
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Spiritual path or worldly path?

Marc has spoken a lot of sense.

On a practical note, it is difficult to just go and live in Nepal. Easy to visit, but your visit is time-limited unless you have special leverage. There are special levers, but you'd have to put a good bit of work into finding and using one that works for you.
by Lingpupa
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lying down and seeing Buddhist videos
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Lying down and seeing Buddhist videos

You can do what you like, of course - there is noone checking. But since you ask for advice - listen to Grandma! If you are too sick, then of course lie down. Otherwise, show respect, pay attention and sit up. They will do you far more good that way. You could try to find explanations of the wrong w...
by Lingpupa
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 29
Views: 1069

Re: Bumpa

You don't need a Bumpa for your home shrine, unless a lama is coming to bless your house. True, no doubt, for most people, but you could be doing a practice with vase generation, when you should really have one. But by the time you get to that stage, you would probably have learnt what you need to ...
by Lingpupa
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Names of the karmapas
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Names of the karmapas

This is not what you describe - sorry - but it could perhaps be what lies behind the story you heard:

https://www.amazon.com/Karmapa-Sacred-P ... 0967418402
by Lingpupa
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: keep up (meditative) awareness in anethaesia
Replies: 10
Views: 626

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: 363

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: 366

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: 1023

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: 1861

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: 2148

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)