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Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 185
Views: 3221

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

dzogchungpa wrote:Personally, I really like prostrations. I just don't like the idea that I have to do 100,000 of them before I do something else.


In my experience, that is mainly a Karma Kagyu idea possibly only applied in the west.

/magnus
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 185
Views: 3221

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

To ngondro oor not to ngondro, that is the question. Or is it? Train the mind by reflecting how following an authentic teacher requires the presence of t he three difficult circumstances: the free and well-favoured human body, so rare to find in this world; the authentic teacher, so difficult to mee...
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Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: please help identify these two figures

dzoki wrote:
heart wrote:The second one is Padampa Sangye.

/magnus


Actually it is Brahmanarupa Mahakala.

The first one appears to be Luipa, though usually Luipa is depicted with fish entrails in his left hand, sometimes he is depicted with kapala.


Very cool Mahakala, I had no idea.

/magnus
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Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: please help identify these two figures

The second one is Padampa Sangye.

/magnus
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Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: lung ta
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: lung ta

naljor wrote:So, for exanple, can help for this Dergye Serkyem?


yes, and sang.

/magnus
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Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: lung ta
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: lung ta

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra same as Shikantaza
Replies: 92
Views: 3607

Re: Mahamudra same as Shikantaza

I see. So, where according to the Mahamudra traditions comes ignorance into play? (And what vocabulary are you referring here to denote emptiness and appearance regarding the Mahamudra teachings?) I'm just realizing that the theoretical framework of Mahamudra is less clear to me than Dzogchen. I re...
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Developing Siddhis

you really think he is the only one monk that gone bad? Doesn't matter what I think, you where supposed to provide a quote. https://www.dalailama.com/messages/dolgyal-shugden/speeches-by-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama/comments-about-dolgyal-2014 there's another record. The third is on a ChNN booklet, ...
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best Books on Shamata
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Best Books on Shamata

Hey All, What books do you think describe the progression of shamata most comprehensively? All the way from focusing on a pebble to the greater one pointedness of Mahamudra (i.e. describes the various stages of shamata with an object through the stages of shamata without an object). I'm particularl...
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Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Developing Siddhis

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
heart wrote:
Sorry Javier, but that is only one monk, you said "many monks".

/magnus


you really think he is the only one monk that gone bad?


Doesn't matter what I think, you where supposed to provide a quote.
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Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Developing Siddhis

interesting, maybe that's why so many monks has become spirits instead of buddhas. Citation please As you insist. Many monks became powerfull spirits due to misusing the buddhadharma methods, examples of this can be the politicaly influenced wrong recognition of Dragpa Gyaltsen who became lately th...
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: Crisis of Faith

So I'm reading Wedemeyer, it's interesting so far. But I would like a discussion on this passage from Sonam Tsemo's General Presentation of the Tantras paraphrasing one of the Tantras (pg. 89 in Wedemeyer's): [The Chakrasamvara Tantra] has existed since beginningless time; it was around before Shak...
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Developing Siddhis

dzogchungpa wrote:Like, REALLY a lot.


Maybe even a little more than that. :smile:

/magnus
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingthig Centers in the U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Longchen Nyingthig Centers in the U.S.

Yes, Dzigar Kongtrul has been teaching at Gomde from time to time on the Uttaratantra and leading a Kurukulle Drupcho, but as far as I know the practices they do there are mainly, if not entirely, from the Chokling Tersar, including the Kurukulle Drupcho. This is true, but individuals might still d...
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Tue May 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Interesting interview
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Interesting interview

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Sun May 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: Crisis of Faith

What about the passage in the Chakrasamvara Tantra teaching methods to sneak into harems and sleep with women? I’m not being sarcastic. I want an answer. How is that Buddhist? Yes, that is a method in Vajrayana, if you are capable of practicing according to the third empowerment. There is a thousan...
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Sun May 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DC - Song of Vajra
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: DC - Song of Vajra

zenman wrote:Who has composed the Song of Vajra? Is it from some dzogchen text?


It exist in many Dzogchen Tantras in slightly different versions, for example "Union of the sun and the moon" (nyi zla kha sbyor).

/magnus
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Sun May 28, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: Crisis of Faith

What about the passage in the Chakrasamvara Tantra teaching methods to sneak into harems and sleep with women? I’m not being sarcastic. I want an answer. How is that Buddhist? Yes, that is a method in Vajrayana, if you are capable of practicing according to the third empowerment. There is a thousan...
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Fri May 26, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: Crisis of Faith

I'm been reading: http://www.sutrajournal.com/the-tantric-age-a-comparison-of-shaiva-and-buddhist-tantra-by-christopher-wallis http://www.alexissanderson.com/uploads/6/2/7/6/6276908/sanderson_2009_the_saiva_age.pdf It says that half of the Cakrasamvara tantra was copied from an earlier Shivite tant...
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Fri May 26, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The benefit of milion accumulations of mantra
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: The benefit of milion accumulations of mantra

Hii, I would like to ask you what is the benefit of accumulation of milion mantra, for example of Mani, or Benza Guru,.Is there some special benefit then when you recite as normal, not in sense of accumulation milion times? and also is there then some special dedication? It is better to dedicate th...

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