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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: 18
Views: 673

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: 18
Views: 673

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: 18
Views: 673

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...
by Terma
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ösel Nyingtik
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Ösel Nyingtik

The lineage for this cycle could not get much shorter. "Still warm from the breath of the Dakini's", as the expression goes.

I hope there is great blessings and benefit for those with a connection to this cycle.
by Terma
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leaning left or right (thangka)
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Leaning left or right (thangka)

In thangkas, I've noticed that Manjushri typically leans right (from our perspective), and the Taras typically lean left. The Buddhas are upright. Should I infer from this that the right side is associated with wisdom, the left with compassion, and uprightness with a combination of both? Could be j...
by Terma
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 4264

Re: New Topic

On the other hand, everyone has to start somewhere. True. And if someone is told they have to swallow XYZ ideas at the outset, well that’s a non-starter. Hence a conundrum. What to do? Orthodoxy Crusades have a bad history. I suggest we should instead do our own practice as properly as we know how ...
by Terma
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 4264

Re: New Topic

I did read the entire post but I only have time for a short response at the moment. All this is quite true I feel. Buddhism is still quite new 8n the west and can sometime be misrepresented as certain aspects are taken and lumped into some of today's trendy things like yoga, meditation and relaxatio...
by Terma
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: difference longchen nyingtik vs chokling tersar
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: difference longchen nyingtik vs chokling tersar

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is an amazing teacher and if you can make a connection with him you will be fortunate. Absolutely agree. Rinpoche is wonderful in so many ways. 🙏 Good advice so far but I will also add that it might be good to lean towards what you feel you have a strong connection with, or ra...
by Terma
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5934

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

I get it, Simon. I feel that's true for sure. But I think merit is so important in everything leading up to these kinds of moments, as is tendrel . I think everything helps set the stage for what is to come next. So all that practice that seemingly led to nowhere may have indeed had a big part to p...
by Terma
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5934

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

I get it, Simon. I feel that's true for sure. But I think merit is so important in everything leading up to these kinds of moments, as is tendrel . I think everything helps set the stage for what is to come next. So all that practice that seemingly led to nowhere may have indeed had a big part to pl...
by Terma
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5934

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

To be frank about it, and I'm only talking about myself here: If I have not accomplished renunciation from the depths of my heart, than have I even achieved the basis for genuinely taking refuge? No. This is mere wishful thinking and lip service. And although I have tried extremely hard for a long ...
by Terma
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about offerings for the Guardians
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Question about offerings for the Guardians

You could well start with a simple offering of (black) tea. Then take it from there on the basis of specific instructions for any specific prayers or practices you might have, preferably with the guidance of whoever is giving you that practice. Details vary - could be tormas, could be alcohol, may ...
by Terma
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Apart Ngondro
Replies: 25
Views: 1553

Re: Taking Apart Ngondro

As I have been taught in the Nyingma System, the Ngondro practice itself represents a complete wisdom, it is a complete practice. & so even if we are only doing Refuge, we would also briefly recite the other sections of the Ngondro. I was recently talking to a lama about the longchen nyingtik ngond...
by Terma
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 33
Views: 3482

Re: Bumpa

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:45 am
conebeckham wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:21 pm
you'll find a bumpa on the shrine, which laypeople use for "Chab" (blessing the daily shrine offerings in the morning).
Is this done with the peacock feather?
Yes.
by Terma
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana and emotion in daily life
Replies: 57
Views: 2662

Re: Vajrayana and emotion in daily life

We transform the five kleshas into their corresponding wisdoms by merely recognizing their emptiness. Recognition of desire is the wisdom of discriminating awareness, etc. It's not that you recognize the klesha's inherent nature and then you have other great meditative experience or gain some other...
by Terma
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pausing sadhanas
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: Pausing sadhanas

:good: There is certainly a certain dynamic in practicing in a group environment and can be quite powerful at time in my opinion. However, this quote is a great find, because we need to find a way to make our practice more "personal" for us, especially if we are not fluent in Tibetan or whatever lan...
by Terma
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Book
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: Favorite Book

明安 Myoan wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:25 pm
I wish this thread were a library so I could peek inside some of these books!

:reading:
I know! If you google search a book often times google will let you preview a good chunk of the book, often time more than 100 pages worth.
by Terma
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Book
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: Favorite Book

Present Fresh Wakefulness by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. (I also wholeheartedly recommend receiving teachings from this master whenever opportunity arises.) I have not read this yet, and I wholeheartedly agree with you. I have received teachings and empowerment's from Rinpoche and I feel so, so fortunat...
by Terma
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Book
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: Favorite Book

Some great suggestions so far, thanks everyone. I do have a decent collection of physical books as well, from when I first began practicing dharma. Some great one's in there, but for some reason I began buying more digital copies of books. Probably for the ease of transportation and the convenience ...
by Terma
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Book
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: Favorite Book

I am looking for a few ideas from you guys. I normally buy kindle books to read on mobile when I am on the go, but I recently recieved a gift card for my birthday so this time I will be purchasing a physical book through a large book retailer. What are a few of your favorite books. Must have's, or ...

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