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by Yeti
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Trungpa and shamata
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Trungpa and shamata

I heard recently that Chogyam Trungpa was the first teacher in the tibetan tradition to encourage group silent sitting. Is this so? Trungpa says in his 6 part teaching on Jamgon Kongtrul of Shechen, that this was the first practice he was taught by his guru. There is this practice of shamatha vipas...
by Yeti
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 5220

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

When someone asked Tulku Pema Wangyal about the benefits of this transmission... he said... the benefits will appear during one's journey in the bardo. I don't mean to sound dismissing, but when I hear someone tell me that the benefits of a given practice will be reaped during bardo - I am not inte...
by Yeti
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Amulet from Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Amulet from Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche

I have a few such amulets for protection when travelling. I remember the original instructions were to never put them on the ground or floor, or anywhere disrespectful, as they will loose their power. I store mine on my shrine in a special small pouch. Otherwise, put them to good use and wear them r...
by Yeti
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 5220

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

It's good to receive this empowerment if you are practicing anything in the Nyingma dzogchen. In fact, when this was given by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in 2004 Tulku Pema Wangyal told everyone to tell all their Dharma friends to drop everything and come and receive this, because, until current times,...
by Yeti
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 31
Views: 3389

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

I never heard anyone, except you, say this. Do you have a source for this? /magnus Well, Ayang Rinpoche mentioned this in a retreat. Bakha Tulku reaffirmed it when he gave us the Guhyagarbha empowerment, since I asked him about it. Maybe I don't understand but are you saying that if you have the Sh...
by Yeti
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19682

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I've looked through these pages, and what surprises me is that no one has referenced or used the criteria expressed in "Hidden Teachings of Tibet: an explanation of the Terma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism" / Tulku Thondup Rinpoche. Maybe I'm completely missing the point. Also, in that text, I forget...
by Yeti
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 101
Views: 5753

Re: The Future

IMHO Dharma practice is hard work, and facing a lot of things that aren't really that attractive. But that's just me. When it comes to really working on yourself... it doesn't surprise me few people are interested... I have enough aversion to practices as it is. :soapbox: There's more and more reaso...
by Yeti
Wed May 17, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 95
Views: 6908

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

I sat in front of Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for 3 months receiving initiations, transmission (including direct introduction) and teachings, and nothing happened to me consciously. It was only later as I practised that I think anything arose out of that experience. :namaste: :namaste: :namaste:
by Yeti
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gyalwang Drukpa on Self-immolations
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Gyalwang Drukpa on Self-immolations

I spent one whole day in Tatopani in Sindhupalchok, the worst affected area in the April 2015 earthquake, where 300 of Sengdrak Rinpoche's nuns and yoginis lost their homes, many thousands lost their lives and many more lost their beloved ones. I was quite happy to see that rebuilding process is tak...
by Yeti
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the Root guru
Replies: 25
Views: 3634

Re: On the Root guru

In my own case, I started doing my ngon.dro not knowing who my root guru was, but I felt it had to be someone who was reasonably fluent in English so I could converse with them. By the time I'd got to Guru Yoga, HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's presence became foremost in my mind. So my criteria went ou...
by Yeti
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Path of Heroes: Birth of Enlightenment, Volumes I & II -- by Zhechen Gyaltsab
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Path of Heroes: Birth of Enlightenment, Volumes I & II -- by Zhechen Gyaltsab

Path of Heroes: Birth of Enlightenment, Volumes I & II -- by Zhechen Gyaltsab http://shop.dharmapublishing.com/products/path-of-heroes Has anyone read this book and can comment on it? Is it worth buying if one has the other main texts and commentaries in the Lojong and Tonglen tradition. Especially ...
by Yeti
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Discipline for the sake of discipline?
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: Discipline for the sake of discipline?

If one has the discipline to remain in undistracted awareness, that too me is worthy of veneration.
by Yeti
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 62
Views: 4355

Re: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer

My question is "Would such a version of the Seven Line Prayer invoke Dorje Tho Threng Tsal"? I don't know. Probably. Best of luck. Well, it would depend on the minds of the people doing the singing or listening. I doubt that Dorje Tho Threng Tsal is a snob. :smile: Well, maybe Shakya Sengé or Pema ...
by Yeti
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 62
Views: 4355

Re: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer

My question is "Would such a version of the Seven Line Prayer invoke Dorje Tho Threng Tsal"? I don't know. Probably. Best of luck.
by Yeti
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 62
Views: 4355

Re: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer

Malcolm wrote: Second, it's doesn't swing.
Bloody hell Malcolm. Now you've triggered 7LP to melody of "Puttin on the Ritz" :shrug:

(generally I'm not into any of these interpretations... God realm inspired to me... whatever stirs your prana)
by Yeti
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: question on bodhisattva root vow
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Re: question on bodhisattva root vow

Alexander berzin says about 11th root bodhisattva downfall that: (11) Teaching voidness to those whose minds are untrained The primary objects of this downfall are persons with the bodhichitta motivation who are not yet ready to understand voidness. Such persons would become confused or frightened ...
by Yeti
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?
Replies: 39
Views: 5482

Re: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?

Wulstan Fletcher was still a Benedictine monk, when he gained permission from the church to do the Nyingma 3 year retreat in France. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (as I understand) had encouraged him to do the retreat then return to his life as a Benedictine monk, but he felt he was not able to do this, s...
by Yeti
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: unjustified
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: unjustified

AFAIK, the Buddha taught that all things that are subject to cause and conditions are subject to dukkha (suffering). In my own reflections, as tingdzin says; Forget about "justification". It's not useful in dealing with understanding karma. When I reflect on karma I see no justice at all. It's entra...

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