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by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 1782

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Nyig-mai du , degenerate times, are the result of the decrease in merit of the beings that live in those times and at that place. So the Buddhist answer to the OP's question is to generate as much merit as possible and to decrease and purify as much demerit as possible by whatever means possible de...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 1035

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Who are the wrong people? If it all don't work without empowerment, etc. where is the danger? What about "self-secret"? I thought it was obvious that I was saying "the wrong people" are simply those without empowerment for the practice. And I wasn't talking in terms of "danger," but rather stating ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

And there is no need to deny them of that happiness! Refuge, if taken seriously, is a serious entry into Dharma. Greg, I personally found the formal refuge ceremony immensely meaningful; ditto for the bodhisattva vow ceremony. It was early on, many years ago, and I didn't fully realize at the time ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

How strange. One doesn't even have to have taken refuge to take an empowerment, since refuge is given in the course of the empowerment. Were those registrations for Nyingma empowerments? Ummmmm... Every at single empowerment I have been to (Nyingma and Kagyu) there has been an "official" Refuge cer...
by Pema Rigdzin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 1035

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

All good Mano! I just wanted to make it clear that "technically" speaking one can read without. Just so our original poster has an alternate answer for his query. But I wholeheartly agree that it is absolutely BEST to receive all the goods before diving in to such texts. I'm WAY more of a don't bot...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Strange times
Replies: 23
Views: 1280

Re: Strange times

:lol:
by Pema Rigdzin
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

On further reflection, I think I can see why some lamas may require refuge to have been taken previously before the empowerment; I’m sure they’re trying to ensure that people receiving empowerment are already serious about taking up the Buddhist path and not just spiritual consumers who are are most...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

No prob. :)
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

They were just the preliminaries for the text he is offering a transmission for. I *think* Vajrasattva does not require empowerment and I have studied guru yoga in a generic sense. There were no clarifications on what to practice specifically, just that they are prerequisites. At first I was confus...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

I'm not totally sure everyone agrees with that. :smile: I personally do, but at the first teaching I ever attended I had a talk with one of the students of the center where the teaching was and she was adamant you need to go through the formal ritual to have taken refuge. She was a Gelug student. I...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4800

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

So I think this is still on topic... I have never taken refuge to a teacher before, and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche offered them last night at the end of the teachings. I took them online but obviously wasn't there in person - however, I clipped a little bit of hair myself and touched my own head with a ...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

thogme19 wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:08 am
Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Considering Patrul Rinpoche's connection to the Longchen Nyingtig, if it was in fact a terma version of Korwa Dongtrug, I'd think it would have been the LN version, yes?
i dont think Longchen Nyingthig has Khorwa Dongtrug.
Yeah, just realized that what I was thinking of was Dugngal Rangdrol.
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Best location for naga puja

Thanks again for sharing, guys!
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 16
Views: 1183

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Ah ok, that makes sense. Thanks for indulging my curiosity. :)
by Pema Rigdzin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 16
Views: 1183

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Nyingmapa here, don't know much about how other traditions do things, so out of respectful curiosity, why it is that one empowerment (ie Vajrayogini here) would have another empowerment (ie Hevajra) as a prerequisite?
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Best location for naga puja

Bob, another question for you and Malcolm (and anyone else with the knowledge): If one has done something in one’s life to anger the nagas, though hasn’t been actively doing any such things, does it typically take repeatedly doing naga puja/apology over successive naga puja days to resolve things, o...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sang and serkyem practice
Replies: 30
Views: 5425

Re: sang and serkyem practice

Thanks!
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 11
Views: 793

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

Considering Patrul Rinpoche's connection to the Longchen Nyingtig, if it was in fact a terma version of Korwa Dongtrug, I'd think it would have been the LN version, yes?
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sang and serkyem practice
Replies: 30
Views: 5425

Re: sang and serkyem practice

Is that corresponding to making an inner offering to inner dharmapalas? No, it is literally having a drink with the The Jewels and the protectors. Malcolm, I have some questions so I can begin this practice: (1) Does one literally just separately make oneself a cup of tea, put it on one's puja tabl...
by Pema Rigdzin
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Best location for naga puja

What exactly is the relationship between nagas and snakes? Are all snakes considered a kind of naga, or are they just similar enough that nagas would feel offended like, "if you'd harm that being that's kinda like me, you'd harm me, too"?

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