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by Yeti
Wed May 17, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 95
Views: 4893

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: 431

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: 2990

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: 447

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: 2363

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: 3585

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: 3585

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: 3585

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: 972

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: 3945

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: 611

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...
by Yeti
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: Advice to three-year retreatants
Replies: 15
Views: 2656

Re: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: Advice to three-year retreatant

Many people have had DI and yet are habitually unkind and harm others (esp. verbally). There is at least one great guru who actually seems to attract many people with this specific flaw. I wonder who it could be? http://dhammawheel.com/download/file.php?id=2654&sid=234a354480f0e25eb2cb75b2f3be4e1a ...
by Yeti
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: When Arnaud Desjardins met Kangyur Rinpoche
Replies: 11
Views: 1792

Re: When Arnaud Desjardins met Kangyur Rinpoche

54 Gandhi Road - a documentary on Kangyur Rinpoche
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C65anaBQZo

Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche on Kangyur Rinpoche
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMiCTLabTs0
by Yeti
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mani + car tire?
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Mani + car tire?

Would writing the mani on the side of a car tire function similarly to spinning a prayer wheel when the car is being driven? Thanks :cheers: I don't know, but I remember someone asking Lama Zopa Rinpoche about a practice for all the animals/insects killed by cars, and he gave a specific mantra to r...
by Yeti
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this for

How about this Rigpa centre in Brunswick it's located at 7/200 Sydney road? There's some good experienced students there I know. But as with any centre, do your research. See if you connect with that manifestation of Dharma. In the end you have to trust your own instincts and connection and take re...
by Yeti
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Having a body is like carrying around a sack of poison
Replies: 33
Views: 1851

Re: Having a body is like carrying around a sack of poison

We are incredibly fortunate to be reborn in a time when not only Shakyamuni Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma three times, and Padmasambhava proclaimed the various yanas, but also Garab Dorje manifested dzogchen.
by Yeti
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this for

I notice from your OP that you are in Melbourne. Melbourne is not as blessed as many cities in America and Europe, but still it has some venerable resident and visiting teachers. But if travel limits you, attending any teaching could be challenging. It's said in the teachings that leaving ones home ...
by Yeti
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Having a body is like carrying around a sack of poison
Replies: 33
Views: 1851

Re: Having a body is like carrying around a sack of poison

No, it is more like the image in the sūtras of using the sewage of a city to grow crops. The image of the lotus shows that samsara and nirvana are different. The images of the pyre and fire and sewage and crops shows that nirvana is a transformation of samsara. Right. And the point I've been trying...
by Yeti
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Can you practice basic Tib. Bud. from books and this for

IMHO even to receive simple instruction on mindfulness meditation has so much more context when one practices, if one has received it directly from an accomplished practitioner (audio and video also assist in this, but don't substitute for being in the presence of a teacher). It may not seem anythin...