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by JinpaRangdrol
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: where in america are nyingma retreat centers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: where in america are nyingma retreat centers?

Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, CO - http://www.taramandala.org
by JinpaRangdrol
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 5 precepts. Alcohol?
Replies: 203
Views: 12258

Re: 5 precepts. Alcohol?

But the first three are pretty indispensable, and I'd be highly skeptical of any Buddhist who saw refraining from killing, stealing, and lying (even without officially holding vows against them) as erroneous behaviors. He does not kill, he does not steal, and he does not lie. So for what reason doe...
by JinpaRangdrol
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 5 precepts. Alcohol?
Replies: 203
Views: 12258

Re: 5 precepts. Alcohol?

Why take a vow you don't need? For example, I dont kill anything, so of what use is the vow of refraining from taking life ffor me? The way my Gelug teacher explained it to me is that simply abstaining from one of the negative actions is a non-action It is a zero. Whereas taking the vow and upholdi...
by JinpaRangdrol
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The "most powerful" mantra.
Replies: 67
Views: 9493

Re: The "most powerful" mantra.

:twothumbsup: I love mantrayana, I even have my own mantra ## ## ## ### Have you had the "content" of this mantra verified by a qualified teacher? You can't just make up mantra. Praises? Yes, but mantras, no. A friend of mine made up his own morning mantra: O CUPPA MOCHA JAVA AH Hmmmmm.... :focus: ...
by JinpaRangdrol
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tara Mandala Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Lama Tsultrim Allione
Replies: 56
Views: 7555

Re: Tara Mandala Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Lama Tsultrim Allio

It's unfortunate there was no webcast for this retreat... This is ironic, because the only reason there was no webcast is because the internet at TM is rather shoddy due to its secluded location. Upgrading the internet to allow for live web-streaming is possible and may even be in consideration for...
by JinpaRangdrol
Wed May 15, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20

From his website: NOTE: Rinpoche is not the emanation of Maching (sic) Lapdron. Due to an error in one website many people got confused. So to purify that this Website is now under construction. Soon you will find more details about the history of the previous Rinpoches, about Machig Labdröns Cave i...
by JinpaRangdrol
Mon May 13, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tara Mandala Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Lama Tsultrim Allione
Replies: 56
Views: 7555

Re: Tara Mandala Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Lama Tsultrim Allio

This may be overstating things a bit. It's impossible to say what a five-star hotel in the middle of rural Colorado would cost, because there are none. The closest comparison might be a five-star hotel in Denver. If you pay retail, can you get a five-star hotel room in Denver, with a lama and a san...
by JinpaRangdrol
Mon May 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tara Mandala Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Lama Tsultrim Allione
Replies: 56
Views: 7555

Re: Tara Mandala Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Lama Tsultrim Allio

As a close student of Lama Tsultrim, and a long-time volunteer at Tara Mandala, I am shocked to see some of the things being said on this thread (especially by you, Greg). The idea that LT or Tara Mandala staffers are "profiting" from the retreat costs and fundraisers is a little absurd. Especially ...
by JinpaRangdrol
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 6965

Re: KANGLING

http://buddhism-for-vampires.com/kangling-chod :smile: Some tips, good to see my look a likey, the scorpion doing something useful . . . What a great article. I've been admiring his writing lately. And I've been looking for a kangling for a while - this spurs me on. Also a kapala - but that's a dif...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6245

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

All nine yānas lead indirectly or directly to liberation. The first yāna, the yānas of gods and humans, includes Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Shamanism, Taoism, Confucism, etc. Hmm...this seems like a big assertion. Sources? It was my understanding that the śrāvakayāna was still centered around B...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 6965

Re: KANGLING

Little known fact: you can actually use your hand in the shape of a trumpet. Because you're blowing through your finger bones. So if you can't afford a kangling, you can just use your fist!
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreat ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 1653

Re: Retreat ideas

If you know other practices like Chöd, Sang, Protectors/Serkyem, then you can also include them in your four sessions. Generally you would do your first session before breakfast with Sang if possible (or at least do this at the start of your retreat), eat breakfast, set up offering bowls and do a se...
by JinpaRangdrol
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6245

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

I don't know much about Islam, but I was listening to a Imam talk about how "Muslim mystics have enunciated certain paths or ways of attaining higher levels of spirituality in order to feel light of God, for a person to experience God directly ... These are very important steps to be undertaken in ...
by JinpaRangdrol
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6245

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

As Patrul Rinpoche states in The Words Of My Perfect Teacher: Reflecting on the nature of freedom In general, here, “freedom” means to have the opportunity to practise Dharma and not to be born in one of the eight states without that opportunity. “Lack of freedom” refers to those eight states where ...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 10680

Re: The Song of Vajra

:heart: (watched twice already) Did you figure out why the guy has wings on the back of his hoodie?? Yeah, sure. Everytime I sing the Song of Vajra I've wings on my hoodie too. It's normal. ;) Guys. Isn't it obvious? Hermes became a Buddhist. :thumbsup: And call me a relic, but that double rainbow ...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386734

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi, I am looking for the Tibetan text for the Chod practice for Dzogchen Community. I find difficulties and inaccuracies for myself following the Drajyor system. I prefer reading Tibetan directly but the Chod booklet doesn't have the text in Tibetan. Can anyone PM me or direct me to find the Tibeta...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: What is the TM view of the center channel?
Replies: 30
Views: 8374

Re: What is the TM view of the center channel?

In the Yantra Yoga book, CNNR quotes Changchub Dorje as saying, "the central channel of primordial wisdom is not something material like veins and nerves, so it is best to visualize it in the way that comes most easily and naturally for you." But studying Tibetan Medicine (with the Shang Shung Insti...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386734

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would somebody mind PMing me the mantra that turns bad days good? I'm getting oral surgery on a day when my bLa is going to be between my neck and temples (figures...), so I'm a bit worried about doing some damage to my bLa. I've received the mantra a few times, but I've never seen it written out. T...
by JinpaRangdrol
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Male and female
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Re: Male and female

Is there Buddhist and/or medical reasons why children are born either male or female? What causes birth as a particular sex? Are people always born as one or the other successively over lifetimes or does it change? Thanks for any responses. Kevin There are reasons connected with karma and with biol...
by JinpaRangdrol
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: Chod Retreat with Machik Rinpoche June 10 - 20

Yes, Machig has no tulku line. She said that she would not reincarnate, but that her emanations would be numerous. Since Ani Lochen, the only officially recognized emanation is Lama Tsultrim Allione, who was recognized independently by Lama Wangdu Rinpoche and Karma Dorje Rinpoche (the resident Lama...