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by Terma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 19
Views: 428

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...
by Terma
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginner Practice Books?
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Beginner Practice Books?

Is the kindle version well edited? (I'm asking because I recently fell for a kindle "ebook" that had the text as low resolution scanned images :( ) I prefer ebooks, too. If anyone would like to have my paper book I'd be happy to give it away for the price of the kindle version plus shipping costs. ...
by Terma
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginner Practice Books?
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Beginner Practice Books?

I bought mine from the Kindle store on Amazon. I actually prefer my books in this format now days, as I can read them pretty much anywhere on my phone.

Some people prefer actual books of course, but it is another option.
by Terma
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Courses/Shedra's
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Online Courses/Shedra's

I would recommend this one: https://longchenrabjam.org/ Really do appreciate the suggestion. Looks very comprehensive, actually. I don't think it is quite what I am looking for though. I already practice in a particular lineage, and as a result I am not looking for something requiring empowerments ...
by Terma
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Courses/Shedra's
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Online Courses/Shedra's

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any online courses or shedra's that they have had experience with, but something that could be done in spare time rather than something that would need more in-depth focus. I always think it is good to incorporate learning and reflection to go along with our...
by Terma
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso - Webcast on Generation and Completion tomorrow continuing March 24, 10am-noon, 2-4pm
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso - Webcast on Generation and Completion tomorrow continuing March 24, 10am-noon, 2-4pm

Since Jangchup Donden is not able to provide the details at the moment, please allow me to help. The times are all Eastern time. The teaching is taking place at Kunzang Palchen Ling, in New York. I am not to good at embeding links, but here it is... [url]https://www.kunzang.org/webcast-generation-an...
by Terma
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

:good: One of many points of difference between Tibetan Dharma folk and western converts. Another being that if they see you with a mala or other signs of practice Tibetans will ask in a friendly way who your teacher is. Try that on some Buddhist forums and the reaction will be like you have asked ...
by Terma
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extent and Range of Notions of Secrecy
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Extent and Range of Notions of Secrecy

This is an interesting topic and one that I have been thinking about from time to time in the last while. For myself, as time goes by I find myself to be a little more careful about such things. Something I heard from one of my teachers recently was that a tantric practitioner should actually practi...
by Terma
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

:good: One of many points of difference between Tibetan Dharma folk and western converts. Another being that if they see you with a mala or other signs of practice Tibetans will ask in a friendly way who your teacher is. Try that on some Buddhist forums and the reaction will be like you have asked ...
by Terma
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practices for protection while traveling
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Practices for protection while traveling

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:19 am
When in doubt, pray to Tara!
Excellent piece of advice!
by Terma
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:11 pm
[These days, the whole world is a toilet.
Haa haa, yes sometimes it seems that way. :D
by Terma
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Everything about malas is stuff people have made up over time. Bathrooms are regarded as dirty places, and for most of the past 2500 years, didn't have flushing toilets or a sink for washing hands. Even today, this is true for much of the world. Modern bathrooms are comparatively clean, and some pe...
by Terma
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

To those who carry a mala on your wrist or in your pocket in daily life, what do you do with it when you go to the toilet? I've heard that Tibetan Buddhists don't take sacred objects into bathrooms, which is also practiced by some Hindus. East Asian Mahayana Buddhists don't seem hung up on this - w...
by Terma
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

[url]https://www.amazon.com/Garland-Advice-I ... SQA7NC/url]

This is the very short book I mentioned in a previous post.
by Terma
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2767

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

For me it would depend on whether it is my mala or just a mala that I use. I have my mala , which is a samaya object just like my other samaya objects. Dorje, drilbu, kapala, damaru. I got it under special circumstances. It's been blessed by my root lamas. It's in a bag on my table where I practice...
by Terma
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts

Yes, Greg. That is what I said in my opening sentence, and that is probably the case. However, I do believe that there are blessings to be had from recieved lung. Especially from those with some realization and who are connected to those teachings. Sorry, I overlooked that part. :emb: Now, the thin...
by Terma
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts

Probably just my own projection, but I have felt strong blessings from a lung in particular which was given to me one on one. But that is probably down to the qualities of my Guru and perhaps being from terma, and a pretty short lineage at that. Or, quite possibly, just a projection of your own min...
by Terma
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts

Probably just my own projection, but I have felt strong blessings from a lung in particular which was given to me one on one. But that is probably down to the qualities of my Guru and perhaps being from terma, and a pretty short lineage at that.
by Terma
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Oral Transmissions Online: From how's to nuts and bolts

They read two entire books to us in Tibetan after we had received a line-by-line commentary on the texts. That is more what I am used to for lungs. I am just wondering if line by line reading in between commentary also counts according to some teachers, since that's what the OP is asking about. Yes...
by Terma
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7308

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

PeterC wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:59 am
I know I’ve said this before, but it amazes me that while there are so many brilliant teachers alive in the world today, people choose to persist with this particular lineage
I agree and I feel quite sad for those people.

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