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by michaelb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 15
Views: 466

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: 15
Views: 466

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: 15
Views: 466

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: 15
Views: 466

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

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: 15
Views: 466

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: 15
Views: 466

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: 4938

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: 4938

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: 4938

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: 4938

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: 4938

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...
by michaelb
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 914

Re: The owl

I've always heard that crows/ravens are emissaries of Mahakala. Eagles and hawks are dra-la and commonly signify protection. Seeing them is typically considered good. Living in Colorado, we see a lot. Never been told anything about owls, but I love them. Once was asked to get vulture feathers for a...
by michaelb
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Re: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas

With respect to older termas, and traditions, the problem is mainly that accumulation of broken samaya in the lineage overtime. On the other hand, if you receive an older terma or teaching on Lamdre for example, from a highly realized person, then it is the same as receiving a fresh terma. However,...
by michaelb
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 31
Views: 3765

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

The two main Dudjom Tersar Drolo practices discovered by Dudjom Rinpoche have the same lineage, the same mandala (pretty much), and the same mantra, but require different empowerments. Always wondered why but if it's like that with one Dudjom Tersar yidam, I imagine it would be the same for others. ...
by michaelb
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas

Two questions: Does anyone know where I might find prayer flags printed with Jamgon Mipham's Wangdu prayer, the Great Cloud of Blessings that Magnetises all that appears and exists? Second: in the now-locked thread about Sogyal, Malcolm said This is why my guru counseled me that is was best to pract...
by michaelb
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 70381

Re: Very sad news

"but how we chceck? you have to participate on some event, that means, you will recieve teachings already, if no also initiation... :shrug:" Good point. This speaks to the continually degenerating situation of the Dharma in this dark age. These days, the only time many students get to be with a Tea...
by michaelb
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 70381

Re: Very sad news

I understand people's reluctance to comment on this issue and can also see how criticising a teacher like Sogyal can be strangley compelling and satisfying in some way. If ex-students shouldn't openly criticise a teacher because of samaya and non-students shouldn't because it's gossip, it's no wonde...
by michaelb
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris, Musk Deer Hunter?
Replies: 76
Views: 5583

Re: Sam Harris, Musk Deer Hunter?

Right, the problem is that while he acknowledges all that, he frames it by telling people they will have to "swallow religious garbage" etc. to get there. It's kind of absurd to think that one could gain any confidence in what was transmitted if they thought the very vehicle that transmitted it was...
by michaelb
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris, Musk Deer Hunter?
Replies: 76
Views: 5583

Re: Sam Harris, Musk Deer Hunter?

Near as I can tell, what Harris means by 'practicing Dzogchen' is actually just practicing shamatha without an object, nothing wrong with it, it's probably a great approach from people who are sick of years of "follow your breath", austere attitudes towards meditation, or body scan meditations gett...

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