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by Terma
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Namthar recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Namthar recommendations

"Precious Essence" is the inner autobiography of the treasure revealer Terchen Barway Dorje. An excerpt from the introduction says- "The editor of this autobiography was Kagyu Tashi of Kyodrak Monastery. He was a renowned teacher, scholar, and Siddha in his own right, although he adopts a veil of mo...
by Terma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibet dieteis are real or story
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: tibet dieteis are real or story

I had a similar experience with Tara, but not on a meatspace level. It occured on the mental level she talked to me and absolutely soothed my mind. She's the great rescuer. If and how she is real is not such an important question. Practicing her Sadhana, reciting her mantra, works . That's importan...
by Terma
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Bee Gathering Nectar From Many Flowers vs The Musk Deer Hunter
Replies: 24
Views: 645

Re: The Bee Gathering Nectar From Many Flowers vs The Musk Deer Hunter

Sometimes I worry I am type 2 instead of type 1. Than you should fix that. You should always ask yourself if you are interested in teacher or the teaching. If your interest in the latter is greater than the former, don’t go. I suppose if one has genuine interest in both, then they can consider them...
by Terma
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Another Dzogchen/Ngondro Q...
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Another Dzogchen/Ngondro Q...

If one is doing Ngondro in one tradition, is it still a good idea to make use of an opportunity for direct introduction with a teacher from another lineage? Absolutely! This very thing has been discussed by a few of my teachers, actually. Since we never really know the causes and conditions and dha...
by Terma
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unconsecrated thangkas
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Unconsecrated thangkas

If you are a pracitioner you can do it yourself with visualization and "Om ye dharma hetu.." 3 times. Many tsogtexts etc will have a part of asking the deities to remain in supports present after the ritual. There are also many short prayers on the internet on sites just like lotsawahouse etc. This...
by Terma
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?

Just wanted to post a follow up in case anyone has a similar question in the future. I asked my lama and they said in general the lung would be for the specific sadhana we practice and not others. Hope this helps anyone else in the future who has similar questions! Keep the aspirations up though, n...
by Terma
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?
Replies: 17
Views: 730

Re: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?

Sorry, but as usual I will first give the "ask your teacher" response. That is always the failsafe option. For the practice you are wishing to do, there is a specific empowerment, however it comes from the Kriya/Upa classes of tantra so your teacher may decide that what you have received is sufficie...
by Terma
Mon May 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 241
Views: 24364

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: 523

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: 1379

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: 340

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: 1457

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: 1267

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1103

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: 7304

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: 7304

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: 7304

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: 2832

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...

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