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by Norwegian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kalacakra and shambala
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Kalacakra and shambala

I don't and all I can do is guess about the Kalacakra War and anyone else who claims they know is either lying or breaking their tantric vows. It is very clearly spelled out in Mipham's very long commentary on the root tantra, and other commentaries. Mipham would spell out to the general public the...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4990
Views: 426015

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also, can the Ayu Khadro mind terma of Simhamukha be practiced by DC members who have the lung for Simhamukha and her action mantras (as described in the simhamukha booklet)? If not, is it something that is often/ever given? There are two Simhamukha practices taught in the DC, one is the common pra...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4990
Views: 426015

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

"Why should I be a member?"

http://melong.com/11450-2/
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Playing wrathful deity mantra on yiutube

Aryjna wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:42 pm
I don't think these mantras should have been posted on youtube in the first place. Then again, some of them are recited by qualified teachers, but perhaps they did not record them with the intention of having them uploaded like that.
Agreed.
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 42
Views: 721

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:08 am
I mean to remove this "empowerment", if you forgive me the expression.

I dont care very much on church burocracy.
It dissolves with immediate effect by virtue of going for refuge.
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 312
Views: 6370

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

By the way: Some Buddhist consider the whole Vajrayana tradition as not in accord with Buddhism. So, ultimately, things remain difficult... Some Buddhists also considers that the Buddha never even existed in the first place, and spends their entire lives creating very elaborate intellectual exercis...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 504

Re: -ise vs -ize

Interesting video on Bernie Sanders' accent:
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by Norwegian
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3714

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

No he doesnt. The Doc Togden name is a joke which came about because he claimed (as a joke) to be the reincarnation of Doc Holliday of OK Corral fame. If we are going to become indignant about Dharma practitioners who are not to our taste lets at least not make stuff up. Well if it is a joke, then ...
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3560

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Harimoo wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:47 am
Simon E. wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm
I miss Sonam... :(
I didn't know he left us.
He passed away recently:
viewtopic.php?t=27088
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3560

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

For the spirit of academic/scholastic discussion of buddhism, one should uphold the Buddha's injunction as stated in the four reliances. One of that apply in this, is not to rely on the person (teacher) but the teaching (dharma). Therefore your asking for authority of teacher for anything being dis...
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gyalpo spirits
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Gyalpo spirits

Gyalpo are a class of devas [...] No. Gyalpos are pretas, and they live in the preta realm. You seemingly don't even read the things you copy-paste yourself: "Gyalpo (Tibetan: རྒྱལ་པོ, Wylie: rgyal po), a word which simply means "king" in the Tibetic languages, in Tibetan mythology is used to refer...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

It is hard to say for sure what the commitments will be, but you can make reasonable guesses. Definitely daily Six Session Guru Yoga. Almost certainly daily recitation of Yoga of Three Purifications. Quite possibly a daily Yamantaka sadhana, if not two. Even throught webcast? All watchers are not d...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: melong pendant

Shang Shung is out of stock, and I have wanted one for a while.I prefer to have my money go to the DC, but who knows when they will have them again. Does anyone have suggestions for other places to buy them? I saw some on etsy and other places that also have the Longsal symbol, mostly from Russia.....
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4990
Views: 426015

Re: Mantras and Invocations E Download

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:53 am
Mantras and Invocations E Download

Does anyone know, does the above contain only pronunciations, or pronunciations and melodies? Feel free to PM.
Only pronunciations, no melodies.
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 pm
His holiness' doesn't usually reveal the commitments until the actual empowerment.
As is normal.
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: UK football invest in Tibet water
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: UK football invest in Tibet water

I hope there's some traction in the UK and in Liverpool in particular against this nonsense. What a shame.
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 914

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

Keanu Reeves 2020!
by Norwegian
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 914

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

You forgot Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
by Norwegian
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1522

Re: Obstacle years

We're still in the age of degeneration. At the moment, yes. But it is going to get way worse, sadly. Kevin Part of me wonders if it's possible to fix it. Do we have to be so fatalistic and resigned to such a terrible fate? It's not really about fatalism, but more about how this is the presentation ...
by Norwegian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1945

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

CedarTree,

This isn't Tao Bums, just FYI.