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by Lingpupa
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Damaru maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Damaru maintenance

One of my teachers recommends putting it in the sun sometimes. And storing it vertically. I'm late to this thread, but as has already been said, I'd be very cautious about putting it in the sun, unless it's a really weak and watery sun such as you typically get when it's not raining in Ireland. You...
by Lingpupa
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Alternative to possibly toxic metal kapalas
Replies: 26
Views: 1001

Re: Alternative to possibly toxic metal kapalas

I had this problem - the taste told me there was something wrong. So I painted the inside with polyeurethane varnish. Even a few years later the new bad taste was disgusting. It was OK after about 20 years. (Not exaggerating.)

Think before painting, that was my lesson that I pass on to you now!
by Lingpupa
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 211
Views: 6650

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Tashi delek, We know the 8 Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, but i have also many times seen the Blue Guru Rinpoche as the Medicine Buddha. Etc. But there are 8 main surrounding figures, plus Pema Jungne in the centre. Who is wearing the pointy red hat? :reading: In the pandit hat? That's Padmasambh...
by Lingpupa
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche´s leaving of Tibet
Replies: 17
Views: 708

Re: Guru Rinpoche´s leaving of Tibet

One might tentatively entertain the idea and timidly express the remote possibility that Samten G. Karmay's undoubted scholarship may be tinted, or, to use another metaphor, residually perfumed, by the idiosyncratic (not to dare to use a stronger word) Bön version of history. I speak as one who has ...
by Lingpupa
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 3854

Re: Psychoanalysis

fckw wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:23 am
kirtu wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Since I'm rather adverse to what I see as psycho-babble, would you mind outlining what you are thinking about here?

Kirt
It's very simple, really: ...
:good:
Thanks for taking the trouble to write that. Very clear, imho.
by Lingpupa
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 211
Views: 6650

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Tashi delek,

We know the 8 Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, but i have also many times seen the Blue Guru Rinpoche as the Medicine Buddha.
Etc.
But there are 8 main surrounding figures, plus Pema Jungne in the centre. Who is wearing the pointy red hat?

:reading:
by Lingpupa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Revoking/undoing temporary refuge.
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Revoking/undoing temporary refuge.

The weird (and, if I may say so, ignorant) quality of the OP makes it not inappropriate to wonder whether the history-free, detail-free "Meaningful LIfe" might be some kind of troll. Hard to say, but it would make sense.
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Rinpoche's collected works
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Dudjom Rinpoche's collected works

Yes it does, thanks. As you say, I'll need to trawl for what I want, but hey, well worth it.

PS Aussiebloke John, are you who I think you are? (If that needs an explanation, you aren't.)
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

:bow: :thumbsup: :bow: :applause:

I knew this was somewhere in the pipeline, but last time I heard the release date was unknown. Good news. And one of the bows is indeed for Elizabeth Callahan.

Add to shopping list right now!
by Lingpupa
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Rinpoche's collected works
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Dudjom Rinpoche's collected works

Can anyone point me to a list of the contents of all 25 volumes? I've only found lists mentioning the contents of a few of them.

Thanks in advance!
by Lingpupa
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 16
Views: 1513

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:02 am
Just looked that work up on Amazon. Whoa. Its an encyclopedia.
Yep. You could do a lot worse in life than get hold of the full set and study them. :smile: :tongue: :twothumbsup:
by Lingpupa
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions

I head somewhere (source forgotten, sorry) that the Gampopa hat was made to resemble the mountain behind Daklha Gampo Monastery. Far fetched, perhaps, but I did hear it somewhere.
by Lingpupa
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Takdrol, Gau and etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Takdrol, Gau and etc.

Or pack it out with blessing cords or the like.
by Lingpupa
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does this mean? Tibetan script...
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

It looks like it's supposed to say Om A Hung Thank you for that. So what exactly does "Om A Hung" mean? :namaste: Body, speech and mind of the Buddha is a good start. As Cone says you may well find it written, usually in red ink, on the back of a proper thangka, behind the head, throat and heart of...
by Lingpupa
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monastic support in Tibet and diaspora
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Monastic support in Tibet and diaspora

Thanks Kalden
by Lingpupa
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Only thirteen buddhafields?
Replies: 21
Views: 1337

Re: Only thirteen buddhafields?

In mahayana there is an inmeasurable number of nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya buddhafields, but in dzogchen there are only thirteen buddhafields (zhing khrams) is this correct? Not really. The scheme of 13 bodhisattva levels, going to Buddhahood and beyond, is common. The number of buddhafields is mi...
by Lingpupa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

John Powers, yes, excellent, well said.
by Lingpupa
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 37
Views: 1966

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Sometimes that grass is greener.
Just because it's on the other side of the hill doesn't mean that the grass isn't greener. :smile:
by Lingpupa
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Tara Mantra
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: White Tara Mantra

Your practitioner friend is correct. As a general rule (there are, of course, exceptions) it is held that mantras that are taught in the sutras do not require empowerment. Equally, as a general rule, in most cases there are empowerments, and it is held that the practice will be more effective if the...
by Lingpupa
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monastic support in Tibet and diaspora
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Monastic support in Tibet and diaspora

Thanks, jmlee. Looks like you're the only responder!

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