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Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsang Choe Ge Nyen
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Tsang Choe Ge Nyen

While researching what types of precepts or vows that lay people can take, I came across something rather interesting. Tsang Choe Ge Nyen - Lay practitioner who observes the 5 lay vows and is celibate. Can wear robes (white in color) with the permission of their teacher. I find this interesting bec...
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 56
Views: 1443

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

I walked out of a Yamantaka empowerment by the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala in the end of the 80's because of the commitments, I think there is no real shame in that (although it felt very awkward). You just have a good reality check. /magnus Think I read your post abt it while researching in this foru...
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 56
Views: 1443

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

Hi all, now that Jhado Rinpoche will be in Singapore for a few weeks,there will be a series of Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerments and 13deities Yamantaka empowerment. As all of you know, Jhado Rinpoche is one of the most highly esteemed lamas in the Geluk lineage,and former Abbot of Namgyal Monastery,so i...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Deity outside of sadhana
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Deity outside of sadhana

There's one called "Refined Drop of Immortality: A Longevity Maṇḍala Practice of Ārya Tārā, the Wish-Granting Cakra" that I think is the main one GR's students use. You can find it online. Oh, I found that one! Is it okay to use that one? Do you have some experience with this practice? This sadhana...
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chimé Phakmé Nyingthik
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Chimé Phakmé Nyingthik

I am drawn towards this practice. Does anyone have any information about it? Has the empowerment ever been bestowed in the U.S.? If so, by whom? Dharma blessings, Eric It is a wonderful practice, I went to Australia to get it from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in august. If you get it from him they al...
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!

Hi, I am quite new to Tibetan Buddhism. I have been to one meeting at my local Tibetan Buddhist centre and intend to go back again. I have a couple of questions: 1. What sort of practices would you recommend for a beginner? We tried some meditation at the centre, but that's all. I'm guessing I shou...
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

Guru Dragpo wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:42 am
Hello,
I'm looking for secret guru sadhana of Dukngal Rangdol from Longchen Nyingtik :juggling:
http://www.msbstore.org/index.php?route ... uct_id=411

/magnus
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Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How does one perform Lojong?
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: How does one perform Lojong?

Tenma wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Subject topic says the question.
There are different teachings called lodjong, which actually means mind training, which teachings are you referring to?

/magnus
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Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Appropriate Material for Prostration Board?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Appropriate Material for Prostration Board?

I used a sheet of masonite cut to size. It's a thin piece of pressed board that has a rough side and a smooth side, works well over carpet as the rough side helps prevent the board from sliding. It has a bit of flexibility as well and is lightweight, easy to store. Readily available at big box home...
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mantra of the elements origin
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Mantra of the elements origin

Hi, I was wondering what the origin of the fivefold purification mantra used in DC is. I mean the mantra beginning with OM E... Does anyone know a text outside of DC where it is mentioned or explained? Greetings, Toenail The mantra it self (in a similar form more or less) exist in many Tantric text...
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: question about history, a terma and a term.
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: question about history, a terma and a term.

i read in a Pema Lingpa (Buthanese) terma that "the 8 gonpo brothers will invade Tibet" as a prediction of Guru Padmasambhava but i can't find references of this spirits so, who are they? Seems to be "the nine gongpo brothers". https://books.google.se/books?id=kfBMPREWdnQC&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=%22...
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

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Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11611

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

Lay-Man wrote:
But thanks kindly for the direction and insight.
You are welcome :smile:

Just kidding. Malcolm reads Tibetan, this is how he can find these things.

/magnus
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11611

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

If one don't want to accumulate the 100.000 of each of the parts of the Ngondro there is always the possibility to practice each part until you get the signs of the practice instead.

/magnus
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11611

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

Im sorry you are so upset. I don't think he wants you to feel pity, I do believe he wants you to supply evidence for your claim. I will respond to both you and Magnus here, and then I would like to be done with this. As a new person to this forum, I have to admit that dealing with both of you has b...
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2614

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

Can anybody say the text is same or different? I can't order these books cause the delivery price will be mad. I wanted to buy "Bodhisattvabhumi" by Asanga a year ago but delivery priced as two more books :? So I had to forsake this idea. It is the five nails ngöndro text, the other books mentioned...
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Deities
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Buddhist Deities

I'm not keen on 'true for you'', that's simple relativism. I believe the wisdom beings and deities are real, if they're aspects of mind, that is true in a sense much more profound than psychology would fathom. Not mind, the nature of mind. /magnus Obviously they can not be reduced only to that, sin...
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Deities
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Buddhist Deities

Wayfarer wrote:I'm not keen on 'true for you'', that's simple relativism. I believe the wisdom beings and deities are real, if they're aspects of mind, that is true in a sense much more profound than psychology would fathom.
Not mind, the nature of mind.

/magnus
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Deities
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Buddhist Deiti

In very ancient texts, both Buddhist and Hindu, there are many references to the 'triple world', which is taken for granted in ancient culture. The domain of ordinary perception (which includes scientific perception, that being ordinary perception enhanced by instruments and mathematical analysis) ...
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Fa Dao wrote:ChNN has said that for longevity you do Amitayus practice, for Wisdom..Manjushri, for compassion..Chenrezi..etc. What is Ngondzog Gyalpo practice done for? Besides the obvious, Realization/Enlightenment...
I think only for enlightenment, but who knows. :smile:

/magnus