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by lelopa
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: Which heavens correspond

.... but you could only go babtised to heaven - all others go to hell!

even if you saved a thousand lifes and are the inventor of a medicine against cancer & aids for 1,00$
you're going to hell if you are not babtised
by lelopa
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Chödron steps down
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Re: Pema Chödron steps down

Again, I think it is good to remember how important Sogyal Rinpoche was in introducing Western people to genuine masters. Go and look at the list of lamas that have taught at Rigpa centers on Rigpa wiki. It is really incredible. That being true, he was late too the game, and many other people had b...
by lelopa
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?

The other thing, for ritual objects. We can say that once they are consecrated they have more power. Just like they say if you walk around the stupa it has this and this effect. But walking around a trash can doesn’t have that same effect, right ? So there is something about the object involved tha...
by lelopa
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 139
Views: 3719

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Reading "Crystal...." it seems Ch.N. Norbu prefered Synarchie
by lelopa
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 139
Views: 3719

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

True - they do seem excessive from my perspective. But from the perspective of a Theravedan, the origin stories and claims of superiority of the Tantras are also a little hard to swallow, and since I won’t mount a textual defence of the things I practice, I shouldn’t mount a textual assault on thin...
by lelopa
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 139
Views: 3719

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

when I take a look at historic cards - where Buddhism spread in the 6th or 7th century -
and where Zhangzhung and Oddiyana was.....
maybe Bon & Buddhism have the same source of Dzogchen etc :?:
by lelopa
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Language Question (O/U rgyen)
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Tibetan Language Question (O/U rgyen)

very different:
Urgyan is the birthplace of Padmasambhava but Orgyan is the birthplace of Guru Rinpoche.







:mrgreen:
by lelopa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Language Question (O/U rgyen)
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Tibetan Language Question (O/U rgyen)

Sādhaka wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:46 am
I believe that it is because there is no real standard for transliterating Wylie.

Well I’m not sure if “transliterating” is the word, because Wylie is already a transliteration.

“Phoneticizing” Wylie maybe?
not really
because you can find urgyan and orgyan in tibetan
by lelopa
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

ratna wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:22 pm
There is a short sadhana written by Lama Sönam Jorphel.

R
where?
by lelopa
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Winter Teaching Webcast
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Winter Teaching Webcast

AmidaB wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:30 am
Hi,

Great news. Do you have any information regarding the Mahakala empowerment (form, mantra, sadhana)?

May Guru Garchen Rinpoche, the Sun of the Teachings live long! :anjali:
I've read somewhere (Facebook?) it is the Bernagchen Mahakala
by lelopa
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

I don't agree. Who gets inspired is in the eye of the beholder. Inspiration is not always started from outside. If one practices Chenrezig and sees this image as an actual form of Chenrezig then there is nothing bad about this painting. I heard one should not belittle images and statues of the Budd...
by lelopa
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

Yes, I like it nevertheless a lot. It was actually given by a woman who is quite sick, and she wanted it to give to someone who is practicing rather than just hanging it on the wall. It motivates me to practice more with Chenrezig again. :thumbsup: imho: that makes this thangka more worth than a th...
by lelopa
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

Yes, I like it nevertheless a lot. It was actually given by a woman who is quite sick, and she wanted it to give to someone who is practicing rather than just hanging it on the wall. It motivates me to practice more with Chenrezig again. :thumbsup: imho: that makes this thangka more worth than a th...
by lelopa
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

the figures look different because the artist is not an authentic, but an untalented thangka-painter

the "form" of this tourist-thangka is adapted from a 21Tara-thangka, but "filled" with random "buddhist-looking" figures
by lelopa
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DC - Ati Lamgyi Ngondro question
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: DC - Ati Lamgyi Ngondro question

Hi everyone, I've got a question concerning this practice. Do I need to have received a specific transmission to do it? Thanks! Sukha Rinpoche has indicated that this can be practiced by anyone who has received his general cycle of transmission Are you sure this is not for the other, 6 lokas practi...
by lelopa
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DC - Ati Lamgyi Ngondro question
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: DC - Ati Lamgyi Ngondro question

Sukhamrita wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:12 am
Hi everyone, I've got a question concerning this practice. Do I need to have received a specific transmission to do it?
Thanks!

Sukha

Rinpoche has indicated that this can be practiced by anyone who has received his general cycle of transmission
by lelopa
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leaning left or right (thangka)
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Leaning left or right (thangka)

At a Vajrasatva-teaching it was explained as triple bent, not as leaning....
like a Nada, or an " S "
by lelopa
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Rainbow Bodies

as Ch.N.Norbu explained that, he said it is a thangka from the Sakyapas.... Do you refer now to the Padmasambhava "rainbow body meditation" one, or to the one from Garab Dorje? sorry, because you asked first for an info about this thangka, I answered this question first - I refer to the Rainbow LIG...
by lelopa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Rainbow Bodies

f.e. Ch.N.Norbu said something like: "the Rainbow Body doesn't look like this (he mentioned the Padmasambhava thangka), the RB looks exactly like the person when he/she was alive, but not made of flesh & bones" Do you have any idea where that sort of picture comes from then, i.e. the "rainbow light...
by lelopa
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Rainbow Bodies

the Padmasambhava-Thangka at the link doesn't show a rainbow body, it shows a "rainbow-light-meditation". every now & then you could find a similar picture & a strange explanation of the great transfer, or rainbow-body in the www Interesting indeed. The picture on the cover of this book looks disti...

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