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by Kunzang Tobgyal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: summer retreat at palyul
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: summer retreat at palyul

mandog wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:17 am
Kunzang Tobgyal wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:05 am
conebeckham wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Trowo Roza=a form of Gyalwa Gyamtso?
When I received Trowo Roza from Palyul Khenchen Teswang, I was told that it was simply a wrathful manifestation of Chenrezig.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso is awesome.

Agreed.
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: summer retreat at palyul
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: summer retreat at palyul

conebeckham wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Trowo Roza=a form of Gyalwa Gyamtso?
When I received Trowo Roza from Palyul Khenchen Teswang, I was told that it was simply a wrathful manifestation of Chenrezig.
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 168
Views: 4950

Re: Rainbow body questions

Maybe. I don’t think any lama has ever, if asked “can I start the ngondro”, answered “no”. My teacher made me do 350 plus hours of sitting practice before having me start ngöndro. Oh, wow. Did it help? It gave me a really solid grounding in shamatha and vipashyana, which definitely helped in all pr...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 168
Views: 4950

Re: Rainbow body questions

I think this is primarily due to them being pragmatic about how western students will behave. Maybe, though I am very sceptical about how much more suitable Tibetan students are. Regardless, the result is the same. Depending on the case, you may need a few years of preliminaries in order to do the ...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Fri May 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 103
Views: 2963

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

You only really to study chapters 1-6, which cover suffering (1-2), the cause of suffering (3-4), and the cessastion of suffering (5-6). You don''t really need to study the path (7-8) since we do not practice this path. So the last two chapters are academic only. Geez, I wish I knew this before I o...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwoche Society Temple in Janetville
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Riwoche Society Temple in Janetville

It looks like my hometown, where my parents live, is getting a Tibetan temple (maybe) in addition to the Wutai Shan temple in nearby Bethany. https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/9673028-three-years-later-temple-developers-plan-return-to-kawartha-lakes/ Janetville is a very, very, ver...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 6387

Re: Bon Dzogchen

Rainbow Body is not "the ultimate attainment" of Dzogchen. It is a sign. Tashi delek, As far as i know is in Dzogchen the attainment of the Rainbow Body 1,2,3, or 4 a target for Dzogchenpas. We know "Rainbow Body" resulting from Trekchöd practice We know Rainbow Bodies resulting from Thödgal practi...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 6387

Re: Bon Dzogchen

Rainbow Body is not "the ultimate attainment" of Dzogchen. It is a sign.
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there any Tibetan Buddhist centers in Thailand?
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Is there any Tibetan Buddhist centers in Thailand?

Hi guys, I live in Myanmar and it has always been a struggle to practice.Sometimes,I just want to go and practice with a group even if it’s for a few sessions and meet a lama in person as well.Right now,Thailand is the only country that I can afford to go.While I’ve certainly heard of there being V...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

All good Mano! I just wanted to make it clear that "technically" speaking one can read without. Just so our original poster has an alternate answer for his query. But I wholeheartly agree that it is absolutely BEST to receive all the goods before diving in to such texts. I'm WAY more of a don't bot...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Oh, okay so I guess I should reply. :D Yeah I did not say it is a fact. It is purely my opinion. That is why I wrote "I do not see", not "there is no point" or "scientifically there is no point". Yes an interest can be a doorway thats for sure. However after reading it and not having the initiation...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

That's an interesting opinion you have there. My post was primarily in reply to Miroku. Sorry. Should have quoted him. Still new to this. I appreciate your opinion about my opinion. Oh, okay so I guess I should reply. :D Yeah I did not say it is a fact. It is purely my opinion. That is why I wrote ...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

That's an interesting opinion you have there. My post was primarily in reply to Miroku. Sorry. Should have quoted him. Still new to this. I appreciate your opinion about my opinion. I did. Your previous comment just happened to be embedded in their post. I meant; I should have quoted him rather tha...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

There is no point in reading them without the proper empowerments. Many people like to read books without the proper empowerments thinking they will gain some intellectual knowledge about the practices involved. Even if they do, it will be very little and leads to conflating practices with common M...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

To be fair, there are texts you can purchase that are available to the public. Like; The Practice of Vajrakilaya, The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instructions on the Practice of Vajrakilaya, etc. If you're interested you can read these. Of course, in order to actually engage in practice and gain accompli...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 2620

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Thanks all! To be fair, there are texts you can purchase that are available to the public. Like; The Practice of Vajrakilaya, The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instructions on the Practice of Vajrakilaya, etc. If you're interested you can read these. Of course, in order to actually engage in practice and g...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 27
Views: 4522

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

https://mailchi.mp/f27fdd425cfe/hh-dudjom-sangye-pema-shepa-rinpoche?e=f4a440f763 Can you please say what text we were working from for the Dorje Drolo empowerment? The translator went so fast I missed the author and title of the text. Or is there a site where I can read the sadhana? I talked to my...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 8400

Re: Psychoanalysis

There is an active complex mental life happening in all humans that most people are largely unaware of Nope. Most of our deep-seated neuroses are rooted in childhood events, Nope. But it is nice to blame our parents. Talking therapy is a viable method for unlocking and working with these neuroses b...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tröma Wangchen in Toronto Sept 15-16
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Tröma Wangchen in Toronto Sept 15-16

Hi Folks, Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple will be hosting Garab Dorje Rinpoche at the invitation of Khenpo Sonam Tobgyal Rinpoche Rinpoche and will be giving both the Dudjom Tröma Wangchen and the Khandro Thugtig Long Life Empowerment. Sign up is taking place now and there are a few restrictions and...
by Kunzang Tobgyal
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tröma Wangchen in Toronto Sept 15-16
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Tröma Wangchen in Toronto Sept 15-16

Hi Folks, Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple will be hosting Garab Dorje Rinpoche at the invitation of Khenpo Sonam Tobgyal Rinpoche Rinpoche and will be giving both the Dudjom Tröma Wangchen and the Khandro Thugtig Long Life Empowerment. Sign up is taking place now and there are a few restrictions and...

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