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by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Of course if something is straight out wrong and inaccurate, then that is to be discarded, like faulty translations or what have you not. But if the source is a realized master and terton, like Kunzang Dechen Lingpa, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, Dudjom Rinpoche, Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, and so on,...
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

You never know with CHNN, it might be something he learned in his dreams. One never knows. True. And I'm not opposed to a multiplicity of ideas, just as long as these ideas and stories are presented as one of a number rather than the only account. Dudom Rinpoche's collected works, vol 15; ppg. 115-...
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Seems like there are different versions of the explanation of Dorje Drolo's tigress mount. " No doubt. Here's a discussion from a Bhutanese perspective. https://somkinga.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/who-is-the-tigress-in-the-lair-a-preliminary-enquiry-about-khandro-yeshe-tshogyels-visit-to-taktsang/
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

all DT lamas I've ever asked reject the idea that Drolo is "considered something like the essence of Kilaya." Some dedicated DT Phurba and Drolo practitioners I've asked have no idea what Malcolm was actually going on about. According to the DT Drollo chronicle, while at Paro Taktsang, Guru Rinpoch...
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

OK so, a couple things: In the world of Vajrayana, where quite a lot of amazing stories are told, of various things happening, either demons manifesting as this or that or Buddhas manifesting as this or that, with all kinds of miracles, and so on and so forth, the one big hiccup you have - of all t...
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

It's explained in the text TEACHINGS ON THE PRACTICE OF DORJE TROLOD Saw that it was already discussed here aboard. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=9816 Herewith i am enough informed about the aspect of D.T. and am happy to know that Drollo is considered something like the essence of Kilaya...
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

The tiger is the Bon deity Ati Muwer. Not according to anything I've ever seen. I think Samten Lingpa was clear the tigress (definitely female not male, unlike Bon sky god) is Tashi Chidren, one of the five main consorts of Guru Rinpoche. Do have a textual source for that claim? It's explained in t...
by michaelb
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Etc. But there are 8 main surrounding figures, plus Pema Jungne in the centre. Who is wearing the pointy red hat? :reading: In the pandit hat? That's Padmasambhava, the pandit emanation of Guru Rinpoche. OK, good - but doesn't that mean we have nine main forms, as looks fairly obvious on the pictur...
by michaelb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 pm
The tiger is the Bon deity Ati Muwer.
Not according to anything I've ever seen. I think Samten Lingpa was clear the tigress (definitely female not male, unlike Bon sky god) is Tashi Chidren, one of the five main consorts of Guru Rinpoche.
Do have a textual source for that claim?
by michaelb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

You said /explained what Dorje Drolo is NOT, because you know it probably better. Then you own us the right answer about the guise of Dorje Drolo what he realy would be, otherwise the aforementioned statements would be right / correct. I'm not sure I understand but, essentially Drollo doesn't mean ...
by michaelb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Tashi delek M, Then please explain the meaning of Dorje Drolo, who is sitting on a tiger. Agree there are a lot of interpretations and some are valid and some not. Seems to be that this emanation of Guru Rinpoche is one of the most unclear guises of him. Explain? Not sure I can do that. Dorje Drolo...
by michaelb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

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Tashi delek, We know the 8 Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche, but i have also many times seen the Blue Guru Rinpoche as the Medicine Buddha. Etc. But there are 8 main surrounding figures, plus Pema Jungne in the centre. Who is wearing the pointy red hat? :reading: In the pandit hat? That's Padmasambh...
by michaelb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

- Guru Dorje Drolo (Wylie: gu ru rDo-rje gro-lod, Skrt: Guru Vajra ?) the fierce manifestation of Vajrakilaya (wrathful Vajrasattva) known as "Diamond Guts", the comforter of all, imprinting the elements with Wisdom-Treasure. Yes, these are all different "aspects" or manifestations of Guru Rinpoche...
by michaelb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 34
Views: 802

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

- Guru Dorje Drolo (Wylie: gu ru rDo-rje gro-lod, Skrt: Guru Vajra ?) the fierce manifestation of Vajrakilaya (wrathful Vajrasattva) known as "Diamond Guts", the comforter of all, imprinting the elements with Wisdom-Treasure. Yes, these are all different "aspects" or manifestations of Guru Rinpoche...
by michaelb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Nyingma in London

Fingers crossed, lots of seven line prayers and ask Guru Rinpoche to send countless manifestations here.
by michaelb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Nyingma in London

It seems the Payul teachings clash with Tsultrim Allione. Typical. Just like london buses. None for ages then a bunch turn up at the same time.
by michaelb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Nyingma in London

The Dzogchen retreat with the Longchen Nyingthik empowerments is in Germany. Oh. I didn't read it carefully enough. Vajrakilaya, though. What else would a Nyingmapa need? (Rhetorical question.) Just noticed there's also this in London: On Saturday 15th September will be the Guru Rinpoche and Tara e...
by michaelb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Nyingma in London

I don't know. You'll have to go and find out. Some lamas are less willing to give teachings than others. :shrug: In the mean time, Payul have ngondro instructions this weekend, a Vajrakilaya empowerment next week and Longchen Nyingthig three roots empowerments the week after. Tsultrim Allione will b...
by michaelb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma in London
Replies: 46
Views: 4952

Re: Nyingma in London

Lelung Rinpoche's incarnation lineage goes back to Drupchen Namkha Gyaltsen, Tsongkhapa's Nyingma and Dzogchen teacher. He also taught Tsongkhapa lamrim, iirc. He was seen (by Tsongkhapa and others) as an emanation of Vajrapani. Lelung Shepai Dorje's Nyingma credentials include more than just his co...
by michaelb
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 914

Re: The owl

Interesting how other cultures see the owl as a sign of wisdom or of a wisdom deity like Athena. Same with ravens(especially in America). Owl and Raven tranmen are also part of the Vajrakilaya mandala, I think. Owls and Ravens are specifically mentioned in some practices where one separates harmful...

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