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by Terma
Mon May 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 241
Views: 23485

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Quite often. For example, negative dreams are often understood to be positive signs. If you dream your guru dies, this is a very good dream. Malcolm, can you please elaborate on this a little more? The second point is something I am specifically interested about. It is a bit of an old thread but wh...
by Terma
Fri May 22, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Yes. There is also an empowerment, but the lung for sure. Pema-la, I have seen you say the same thing in the past, that there is an actual empowerment for this practice. Konchok Trinley, I have received the lung a few times and having also received Guru Rinpoche practice I was told that this was su...
by Terma
Fri May 15, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

There are several options if you can't use a mala.

You can find tally counter apps for your phone, alternatively you can even use something as simple as stones or grains of rice, for example.
by Terma
Fri May 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: ressources / books to study differences between tibetan lineages
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: ressources / books to study differences between tibetan lineages

The information in this thread might help https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=31000. Personally I agree with Mantrik's advice, if you are actually wanting to practice: Choose in this order: Guru (and Sangha) Practice Sect If you choose the first wisely, the second will come, and the third be ir...
by Terma
Mon May 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Origins of Vajrayana
Replies: 27
Views: 1171

Re: Origins of Vajrayana

can be, but from some info hindu practices came first. there is a topic here somewhere that phowa comes from hindu practices. Malcolm said that Sakya believes Cakrasamvara Tantra didn't come from Siddhartha Gautama. i'd like to know if there is academic consensus as to the origins of Cakrasamvara T...
by Terma
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche - In love with the world
Replies: 18
Views: 1054

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche - In love with the world

Thank you so far for your replies and thank you for the welcome. Everyone seems nice, caring, respectful, and on the spiritual path, so i appreciate that. Here is a link to a film trailer about his experiences: https://www.ajoyfulmind.com/wandering I did not understand the comment" he seemed to mos...
by Terma
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Is a Lung Sufficient?

Thank you for the responses. I have my 2 main teachers that I receive empowerment, transmission and instructions from, and wasn't able to reach them on short notice. This was something suggested by a Lama to be practiced for our current situation with Covid-19, thus my initial interest and questions...
by Terma
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is a Lung Sufficient?
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Is a Lung Sufficient?

I had a question that needs some clarification because I have seen this answered on both sides of the coin. My question is: 1) If one has received a HYT empowerment or an Ati Yoga empowerment, is receiving a lung sufficient to practice a Sadhana for a yidam one has not received a specific empowermen...
by Terma
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Small Sang Offering in a Flat
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Small Sang Offering in a Flat

It's nice to see Chime Rinpoche confirm that working with circumstances is fine. It is great. While most of our teachers are pretty traditional, I think they realize that we just don't have the same circumstances here in the West. Another example, I asked one Lama about disposing of torma's from da...
by Terma
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 6728

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Here is Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's advice: "My dearest Dharma students and friends, ... I encourage everyone to mix Mendrub (blessing pills) in water and drink it every morning on empty stomach. ... what would be the function of that? As Heart pointed out, mendrup is very useful for many things. As fo...
by Terma
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 6728

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Here is Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's advice: "My dearest Dharma students and friends, At this time with the widespread of COVID-19 I want to share some advice! All of us should stay home and refrain from going out unnecessarily. Make use of this time. Study and practice like a retreat. It is a rare oppor...
by Terma
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 6728

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Situ Rinpoche has recommended both Green and White Tara practices. In addition to prayers I think it's important to see the steps you are taking to prevent infection as part of your practice. By washing your hands, self-isolating etc you could be saving someone else's life. By being negligent you m...
by Terma
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Getting Started with Tibetan Buddhism (Remotely?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2645

Re: Getting Started with Tibetan Buddhism (Remotely?)

I would also look at "The Four Seals of Dharma". If it is authentic dharma then it is in line with these four seals. These are: 1) All compounded things are impermanent. 2) All emotions are suffering. 3) All phenomena are empty and devoid of self. 4) Nirvana is true peace. Here is a short explanatio...
by Terma
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commentaries on Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Commentaries on Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

I think the reason that DJKR asks that we request the texts, is because anytime we request teachings we accumulate merit. In fact, some teachers will only teach or give initiations when they are requested to do so. So I think it is a bit of skillful means. Good luck in your studies if this very vast...
by Terma
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commentaries on Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Commentaries on Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

Hey Terma, this seems like a good idea. I guess I might end up following your advice and study both Mipham's and Dorje's comentaries simultaneously and take advantage of DKR's as well, to make sure I get the real meaning of Candrakirti, as I'm not familiar with Tibetan Buddhist literature and I may...
by Terma
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commentaries on Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Commentaries on Candrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

https://www.siddharthasintent.org/resources/recordings/madhyamakavatara-2005-2008/ A multi-year teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is available to stream for free on Soundcloud as well. For what it's worth, I found Mipham's commentary a bit challenging. I actually started reading Mipham's comme...
by Terma
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 9762

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

Nor me. It’s not as though we haven’t enough on our plates without piling them higher. My suspicion is that we are tempted to collect wangs when the honeymoon period wears off.. In my own experience I have found this to be the opposite. We are all often very eager entering the Vajrayana and the ide...
by Terma
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara's Triple Excellence program alongside studying at gompa; experiences and suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: Tara's Triple Excellence program alongside studying at gompa; experiences and suggestions

Mexica-Moxijia wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:31 am

Thank you very much! Tashi Delek, my friend! :anjali:
You're quite welcome 🙂 may whichever path you take be fruitful!
by Terma
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara's Triple Excellence program alongside studying at gompa; experiences and suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: Tara's Triple Excellence program alongside studying at gompa; experiences and suggestions

For example, would it be ok, for the closing prayers, if I recite Migtsema to Tsonkhapa, then dedicate to Padmasambava (or perhaps Padmasambhava would be better to dedicate before? I'm assuming this just because historically he came before Tsonkhapa, I really don't know)? Or, for the Guru Yoga, whi...
by Terma
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara's Triple Excellence program alongside studying at gompa; experiences and suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 1823

Re: Tara's Triple Excellence program alongside studying at gompa; experiences and suggestions

To echo the other's, I will say to listen to the advice of the teacher(s) that you trust. Many of us also have received the advice that we should practice what we feel a strong connection with. Having said that, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is a wonderful teacher and the triple excellence is a very good pr...

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