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by avatamsaka3
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Question about course

I think I might just take the course and take notes from it, but not practice Dzogchen/Mahamudra. When I'm able to find a good teacher who's willing to give direct transmission to me, then I can put things into practice.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Question about course

Collaboration... got it.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Question about course

So basically seek out introduction, but you can do the practices. So no direct introduction first if I intend to get it eventually? No, the course I'm looking at has nothing to do with Wisdom. Thanks, everyone, for your input. I wonder if it's possible to get this introduction in the form of a lett...
by avatamsaka3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Question about course

Nothing like that is available in my area, sorry. All the dharma centers here are closed anyway. Not my decision.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Question about course

Where can the direct introduction from him be found then? We won't be meeting in person anytime soon.
by avatamsaka3
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about course
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Question about course

Hi all, I found a course called "Shamatha, Vipashyana, Mahamudra, and Dzogchen" from Alan Wallace. It looks really comprehensive. I'm wondering if, after listening to it, I could then begin to practice Dzogchen. I'm not clear on what kind of authorization or empowerment I might need.
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heartbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Heartbreak

I experienced such as emergency, because it seemed to be unbearable and irreparable.
I'm sorry to hear that. I guess sometimes it is.
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Using sound
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Using sound

Yeah, his books seems great. I'm wondering about using very specific frequencies though. There's something out there called a 40hz meditation lamp. Not sure if it works or not.
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Ticks

When one reaches a certain level of samadhi, lice, ticks, etc., naturally leave the body.
What's that level? Where is this stated? Why does this happen?
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heartbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Heartbreak

LastLegend, to be clear this is not for me... So I don't want anything. :smile:

I'm not sure I'm talking about an emergency here. I'm talking about how to help people who feel the pain of rejection, loneliness, separation, being "unloveable" as a distinct sensation in their chest.
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from American Buddhist Monk in Myanmar
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Hello from American Buddhist Monk in Myanmar

Which Chan practices? Do you try Theravada ones too?
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Ticks

So I'm wondering: How did all these old yogis and forest meditators avoid ticks when meditating out in nature? Were there just less ticks back then? Were there just fewer tick-borne diseases? Or did they have the special tick repelling instructions?
by avatamsaka3
Sat May 23, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Using sound
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Using sound

Hi, has anyone tried using sound to enhance their meditation? I'm referring to sounds of specific frequencies that are supposed to bring about certain effects. It seems there isn't any conclusive science to back up the idea, but it also doesn't seem theoretically impossible.
by avatamsaka3
Fri May 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heartbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Heartbreak

I am truly asking on behalf of others. I know some may not believe that.

Any info on this diet and behavior then?
by avatamsaka3
Fri May 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Gamma wave meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Gamma wave meditation

I've just been researching this topic. I find it's best to say that this particular study indicates something, rather than making a general statement. A lot of studies provide conflicting conclusions on the neuroscience of meditation, and there are many issues related to study design and limitations...
by avatamsaka3
Fri May 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heartbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: Heartbreak

OK, and the solution?
by avatamsaka3
Fri May 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heartbreak
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Heartbreak

I am wondering what the physical and subtle basis is for heartbreak. I remember earlier in my life when I was heartbroken it felt like there was a pain or stiffness or blockage in the center of my upper chest... For instance, in cases of divorce, rejection, loneliness, isolation & pain, do you all k...
by avatamsaka3
Fri May 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Herbs don't work for me,any other options?
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Herbs don't work for me,any other options?

Please find qualified professionals to help you in the real world.

On the spiritual side, you might look into Tibetan mantra healing... could help.
by avatamsaka3
Fri May 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 54
Views: 1134

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

Train the mind to be still and focused. Train body, speech, and mind to not cause harm. Understand how things exist.

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