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by Terma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche

Lobsang Chojor wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:23 am
Danny wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:26 pm Well if one is in 9 years of retreat that would be a renunciation right? Bodhicitta here means “mind and heart”. Patrul being clever as usual.
If you are in retreat but don't stop thinking of worldy affairs and are motivated by the eight worldly dharmas you don't have renunciation.
:good:
by Terma
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commiphora wightii ,mukul, guggul resin
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Commiphora wightii ,mukul, guggul resin

https://dharmaratna.online/shop/herbal-offering-items/guggul/ About as authentic as you can get. From Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is one of my teachers, and I have bought several items from them in the past. Good source, and friendly people to deal with. excelent...
by Terma
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commiphora wightii ,mukul, guggul resin
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Commiphora wightii ,mukul, guggul resin

https://dharmaratna.online/shop/herbal- ... guggul/

About as authentic as you can get. From Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is one of my teachers, and I have bought several items from them in the past. Good source, and friendly people to deal with.
by Terma
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of keeping good friends
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Importance of keeping good friends

Can't find the exact quote at the moment, but the treasure revealer Terchen Barway Dorje advised a student in one of his songs, to "love your enemies from a distance."

But when it comes to Vajra siblings, it is a little different I think. It gets trickier, and having pure perception comes into play.
by Terma
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What Future Paths are there?
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: What Future Paths are there?

Yup as the guys said. I think the best method is to use whatever practice you were already given, take more teachings from masters you trust and are interested in and then later on the path presents itself really. You will eventually find master you like and trust so much that you will want to foll...
by Terma
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Puja
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: Guru Puja

Tsok or feast offering practices are a very good method these kinds of things. Of course other purification practices such as Vajrasattva is recommended as well.
by Terma
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Namthar recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 835

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: 832

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: 906

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: 9
Views: 1304

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: 829

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: 993

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: 993

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: 25810

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: 645

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: 1785

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: 441

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: 1713

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: 1586

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: 1935

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...

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