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Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22864

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

I will note the DKR calls attention to the "poor preparation" of students by the Rigpa organization, and I think that's right. No to mention his attention to the training of the teacher. What if I’d raised the question: “Apart from what Sogyal Rinpoche himself tells you, what proof do you...
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 1339

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

smcj wrote:
Miroku wrote:This came fresh from DJKR's fb page.
https://www.facebook.com/djkhyentse/posts/2007833325908805

Ok, well, uh...wow. Harsh.


If you read the whole thing it is really good.

/magnus
by heart
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 1339

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

I think this passage from Mingyur Rinpoche's recent statement is worth keeping in mind: Many people misunderstand samaya and think it refers only to seeing the teacher as a buddha, a fully awakened being. That is part of samaya, but it misses the key point. Samaya is about seeing everyone and every...
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7330

Re: Lama Norlha

A quarter of a century ago my Guru told me that there are three kinds of tulku. Tulku that is just a name, tulku that is a some kind of connection and a real tulku. It is a shame this isn't common knowledge. So let's make it common knowledge. As far as I know it is in common circulation. We have th...
by heart
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The practice of "Blessing the Speech"
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: The practice of "Blessing the Speech"

It is the first practice in the Longchen Nyingtik Ngondro for example: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-mas ... n-nyingtik

/magnus
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7330

Re: Lama Norlha

A quarter of a century ago my Guru told me that there are three kinds of tulku. Tulku that is just a name, tulku that is a some kind of connection and a real tulku. It is a shame this isn't common knowledge. /magnus That's right. But let me ask you this: in old Tibet, and even up until today, how w...
by heart
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22864

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Yes, the empowerments and teachings was a Friday to Sunday thing, I was one week in Sydney all together. DJKR was pretty amazing in person. He was, for example, talking about his fear of the decline of Vajrayana and he was fearing it was going to be like how Mexican food was treated in USA in place...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7330

Re: Lama Norlha

As I mentioned a while back, I'm told the word "tulku" is the literal Tibetan translation for the Sanskrit "nirmanakaya". In the context of the doctrine of the 3 bodies of the Buddha, it means an incarnate physical person who is a Buddha. If it's not that, what does it mean? A q...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7330

Re: Lama Norlha

IF Lama Norlha did carry out any of the activities he is accused of then it makes no difference how much we jump up and down and scream, karma will get his ass, ain't no avoiding Yama (except through enlightenment). If he did not then the only thing most of us here will have managed to do is to eng...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22864

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Thanks Magnus. p.s. Have a wonderful time in Aussie land. I had a wonderful time, I am home again now. :) /magnus Great, it was a short trip then. How was DKJR? Yes, the empowerments and teachings was a Friday to Sunday thing, I was one week in Sydney all together. DJKR was pretty amazing in person...
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22864

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

philji wrote:
heart wrote:
philji wrote:Where can i read the new letter of resignation?


Here you go: https://cdn.tricycle.org/wp-content/upl ... _eng-1.pdf

/magnus

Thanks Magnus.
p.s. Have a wonderful time in Aussie land.


I had a wonderful time, I am home again now. :)

/magnus
by heart
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 724
Views: 22864

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

philji wrote:Where can i read the new letter of resignation?


Here you go: https://cdn.tricycle.org/wp-content/upl ... _eng-1.pdf

/magnus
by heart
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: In a strange position - advice requested
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: In a strange position - advice requested

Thank you. I am closest to New York City, although I'm somewhat limited with transportation options. However if it is strictly necessary to visit a center first then I will figure it out. You do realise that it isn't even 7 hours to the time of the transmission? That is at 5 a.m. on the 2 august It...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Transmission

I answered, do you absolute best. The visualisations are a lot more important than the mudras. If you contacted a DC group you could have gotten help. /magnus I contacted them actually but it was not possible to attend. I also find your attitude strange and quite unpleasant, which is unfortunate. J...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Transmission

Of course you have to participate to the best of your capacity, how else would you think it would work? If I my say so your attitude seems a little strange. /magnus What is strange about wanting a clear answer on what one should be doing during the transmission? I have tried to prepare as well as p...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing dharma as a pair
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Practicing dharma as a pair

Hello firends, I would like to ask (or better to say if you can share) to the topic which I did not find on the DW,..maybe is there somewhere, but anyway. Are you practicing Dharma with your husband or wife? Are you invovlved both in the Dharma? Is it something which quite rare and precious when bo...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: In a strange position - advice requested
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: In a strange position - advice requested

If you share where you are located it may help because there are local Dzogchen Community centers in major cities and there are usually opportunities at those for senior practitioners to explain all you need to know for a WWT in advance of one. Thank you. I am closest to New York City, although I'm...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Transmission

It is quite unclear if it is necessary to prepare and do the mantras and visualizations while the transmission is being given, or if you just have to watch. The way it is written in the book makes it quite ambiguous if the descriptions are both for receiving the empowerment and for the actual pract...
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 304
Views: 7330

Re: Lama Norlha

MiphamFan wrote:As I asked previously -- do Tibetan lamas actually do this kind of thing and get away with it in Tibetan cultural areas?

I'm not talking about just taking consorts. Talking about pressuring nuns into sex, and other forms of abuse.


You tell us.

/magnus

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