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by Terma
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend

I have a friend that I would like to help out by sponsoring a puja or prayers on his behalf. There are various options listed at the site monlam.org , in which these are done a Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling or Nagi Gompa, in Nepal. I am also a student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche so this is why I mentioned thi...
by Terma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend

Thanks for the suggestion. :thumbsup:

The last time I looked at the site there were many other puja's that they offered in addition to the ones on the main page. I will have to have a closer look later on.
by Terma
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend

I have a friend that I would like to help out by sponsoring a puja or prayers on his behalf. There are various options listed at the site monlam.org , in which these are done a Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling or Nagi Gompa, in Nepal. I am also a student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche so this is why I mentioned this...
by Terma
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Happy 84th Birthday HHDL
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Happy 84th Birthday HHDL

Compassionate Chenrezik, May you continue to be a guide for those who wish to cross the ocean of Samsara.

:anjali:
by Terma
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

Please could someone tell me, what are the main differences between Nyigma and Kagyu schools of tibetan buddhism? I think that, in terms of talking about tantra, it's better to say "Nyingma as contrasted to Sarma" than to say Nyingma contrasted with Kagyu, or Sakya, etc. :good: I think this is a ve...
by Terma
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

Too late to edit my earlier post, so I must correct it here... True, there are several Kagyupa's that were treasure revealer's, but in this case then those terma's would probably be presented in terms of the Nyingma approach, since terma's (for the most part) come from the lineage of Guru Rinpoche a...
by Terma
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

a difference i know is that nyigma have anuyoga and kagyu does not. Well, quite a few schools of kagyu have some terma teachings so some version of anuyoga is probably present. True, there are several Kagyupa's that were treasure revealer's, but in this case then those terma's would probably be pre...
by Terma
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 29
Views: 1640

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

...since I plan on formally asking to be this Rinpoche’s student I will just trust in what he tells me is best for me to do... that's good intention, but please don't rush to adopt a lama before you have a talk with him. i am in the camp who think that you can ask a lama anything. the fact you didn...
by Terma
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 29
Views: 1640

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Why do you want this or that special practices? If you want to become a Buddha, ask your teacher how to follow the path right now and then do that. Don't argue, don't get lazy; just do it. Become a Buddha in this lifetime for the benefit of sentient beings. As Patrul Rinpoche states in the Special ...
by Terma
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 29
Views: 1640

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Why do you want this or that special practices? If you want to become a Buddha, ask your teacher how to follow the path right now and then do that. Don't argue, don't get lazy; just do it. Become a Buddha in this lifetime for the benefit of sentient beings. As Patrul Rinpoche states in the Special ...
by Terma
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments
Replies: 24
Views: 797

Re: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments

The following many of you have probably heard or read at some point: Hinayana broken vows are very difficult to mend, it’s like dropping a earthen vase or pot; not so easy to fix, as it will most likely have shattered or at least broken into a few pieces. Mahayana broken vows are like dropping a br...
by Terma
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments
Replies: 24
Views: 797

Re: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments

One of the amazing things about Vajrayana is how many skillful means are at our disposal for both accumulating merit, and for means of purification which includes our samaya. Ultimately, doesn't samaya in it's simplist form come down to having pure perception? How many of us can keep that pure perce...
by Terma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: A Lesson.

I agree with both of you. I think there are many misconceptions of why we are asked to keep things secret. Bottom line is that our teachers know best and it is their instructions that we should be following in regards to these things. With that, we can not go wrong. So for me the story in the OP rea...
by Terma
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1351

Re: A Lesson.

With the further qualification - that he was explicitly following his Guru's instruction - I really think this is a brilliant lesson. I think secrecy is often subtly misused to inflate pride (i.e. "I'm part of an exclusive club") rather than express genuine humility. But Dharma practice without the...
by Terma
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche live-stream now
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche live-stream now

Of note, Even though occasionally Rinpoche would webcast an empowerment, I don't think he feels that this is a valid way to have recieved it. I know specifically in the past this was made clear on another occasion, that when one watches through webcast that this does not constitute having recieved ...
by Terma
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche live-stream now
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche live-stream now

Of note, Even though occasionally Rinpoche would webcast an empowerment, I don't think he feels that this is a valid way to have recieved it. I know specifically in the past this was made clear on another occasion, that when one watches through webcast that this does not constitute having recieved i...
by Terma
Fri May 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1990

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Firstly, my apologies if my response came off as harsh. I just feel that it may not be such a black and white criteria to use for whose advice or comments we put more stock into. I agree, you have to be critical, and the Buddha said so himself. These days forums are not my go to trusted source for i...
by Terma
Fri May 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1990

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

In my view that openness about one’s teachers is true of genuine students too. Which is one reason why I give no creedance to opinions about the Vajrayana from the lips of those who are mysterious about the identity of their teachers. While you are certainly free to hold this view, perhaps it may b...
by Terma
Thu May 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2425

Re: Finding Your Guru

For what it's worth, one of my teachers like to explain the term "Hinayana" as "root vehicle". Perhaps a better word to be used is "Shravakayana".
by Terma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2425

Re: Finding Your Guru

When investigating a teacher it is important to know who his teachers are and who authorized him to teach. In addition, it is important for said teacher to be connected to an authentic lineage. DS :good: Seconded...these are very important points. I also might suggest taking your time a bit. Findin...

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