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Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why did Patrul Rinpoche say so little about the benefits of liberation?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Why did Patrul Rinpoche say so little about the benefits of liberation?

When you read Words of My Perfect Teacher Patrul Rinpoche gives beautiful and in-depth explanations on pretty much everything except chapter five, The benefits of liberation. Chapter five is literally less than two pages. Why do you think he did this? One of the obvious benefits of liberation are f...
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam

Dears, on the refuge tree appear also lamas Lingdje Räpa and Sartong Chogam from tibetan buddhism (another school than Kagyu, but there are also on kagyu refuge tree in part of lamas from other lineages). Do you know any information about them? School, period, another name, if they have etc. Thank ...
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: Why?

Viach wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:12 am
Why did numerous stupas, prayer wheels, mantras and prayers, the protectors of the Dharma, etc. not help Tibet to avoid occupation by China?
Because impermanence is unstoppable. Even the the Buddha died.

/magnus
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1181

Re: Why?

Maybe none of these things actually work? Ever seen someone try to cure their cancer with Medicine Buddha mantras? The sutra says it should work. So why doesn't it? I started a thread awhile ago asking this very question, wondering why Medicine Buddha practice would not heal me of my disease (nor a...
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 79
Views: 5321

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Terma wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:58 pm

As for me, Rinpoche is one of my teacher's and I have complete trust and faith in both Rinpoche and his guidance.

I will take mendrup in the morning just as he Rinpoche has instructed.

🙏🙂
:smile: :thumbsup:

/magnus
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 79
Views: 5321

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Here is Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's advice: "My dearest Dharma students and friends, ... I encourage everyone to mix Mendrub (blessing pills) in water and drink it every morning on empty stomach. ... what would be the function of that? It is considered a kind of universal medicine, good for everything....
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Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Getting Started with Tibetan Buddhism (Remotely?)
Replies: 29
Views: 2294

Re: Getting Started with Tibetan Buddhism (Remotely?)

Hazel wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:05 pm
I'm really really tempted to go ahead and spend money on the Tara's Triple Excellence program.
Excellent idea, it is a very solid program.

/magnus
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Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to consecrate ritual objects (as a layperson)?
Replies: 13
Views: 1475

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

In many traditions there is a short practice that you do, before a retreat or a tsog, where you bless your ritual implements before starting with the kator. Typical it is the blessing water in the shell, varja and dorje, phurba and drum. Also in the end you request the deities to remain in the objec...
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Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Life Release Practises
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Life Release Practises

Yeti wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:06 am
Hello

What are the typical prayers and practices one should do with life release?
One example, good to see you again :smile:

https://lhaseylotsawa.org/assets/texts/ ... piness.pdf

/magnus
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7012
Views: 786169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Pero wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:27 pm
heart wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Pero wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:55 pm

IIRC we've done it like that before, when Rinpoche was ill I think.
Using the transmission text?

/magnus
Yeah, I think so. Perhaps the part with the introduction was left out.
ok, they could just have done the Garab Dorje guru yoga instead. :shrug:

/magnus
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7012
Views: 786169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

My guess is that it will be a group practice for those who have already received the transmission. There will likely be someone leading the practice, but not actually giving transmission (?) They are using the transmission text for Garab Dorje, which is a bit weird. /magnus IIRC we've done it like ...
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7012
Views: 786169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Sādhaka wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:20 pm
My guess is that it will be a group practice for those who have already received the transmission.

There will likely be someone leading the practice, but not actually giving transmission (?)
They are using the transmission text for Garab Dorje, which is a bit weird.

/magnus
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7012
Views: 786169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Just got this. No idea who is giving it.
Dear all!!!

We are very pleased to announce, The World Wide Guruyoga of Garab Dorje,

it will be the night of Sunday 8th to Monday 9th March

3:00 am Tenerife [gmt+0:00] Canary Islands Time
/magnus
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Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accepting a guru you haven’t personally met?
Replies: 39
Views: 4209

Re: Accepting a guru you haven’t personally met?

I was just listening to a Ram Dass lecture this morning called "devotion and the guru". There he tells the story of his relationship to his beloved guru and how that relationship become the foundation of his spiritual life. It was a very deep, spiritually intimate relationship. I can't imagine that...
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ringu Tulku talk on The 14 Root Samayas of Vajrayana
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Ringu Tulku talk on The 14 Root Samayas of Vajrayana

this is according to the sarma traditions (kagyu, sakya gelug, and so). would there be a difference with the nyigma? My understanding is the 14 root vows apply to all Inner Tantras in Nyingma and HYT so new school. But Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga have their own vows also which are presented in J...
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 8741

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

Sennin, Malcolm, Magnus - thank you guys. ... so many teachers have that transmission... i am maybe mistaken, but having a transmission doesn't necessary make it a heart practice? please, correct me. i should have been more specific as i am interested in those who keep chetsün nyingthik as their ma...
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 8741

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

thank you magnus. could you please name its lineage holders? if possible, preferably accessible ones who are more like actual humble practitioners not high lamas or Rinpoches (not to say that high lamas or Rinpoches aren't actual humble practitioners..) Like Sennin said, there are many master that ...
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 8741

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

...I just find myself increasingly annoyed by the exactness and detail of Tantra in places... ...The part that makes me feel tired is (especially in Kriya and Charya) all the little details, extensive preliminary prayers etc. It almost feels like too many words to actually focus on the experiential...
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Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are Buddhist Deities?
Replies: 38
Views: 1942

Re: What are Buddhist Deities?

Tirisilex wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 am
It is my understanding that Buddhist Deities are not Gods but some form of supernatural entities. What would be the most accurate way to call / describe them?
How about "expressions of wisdom".

/magnus
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 8741

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

Anyway, the conflict I'm finding is that my Vajra brothers and sisters with whom I regularly interact in meatspace are not Dzogchenpa for the most part, and tend to be much more excited about and focused on initiations etc. than I am. It's not as if I don't consider what I've received precious, or ...

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