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Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 388412

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Everyone does ganapuja on the 10th and 25th days, right? I thought ChNN said we should do it on Full Moon, Guru Rinpoche Day, New Moon, and Dakini Day. Generally, if one is alone one does the full medium thun with protectors instead of ganapuja. :jawdrop: Can you please explain why? Because there i...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 109
Views: 7188

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

That's interesting reading, but it only mentions the bad side of TB. I prefer Bill Schwartz's Tinfoil page, which is critical but sometimes has something good to say about TB: https://tinfoilushnisha.wordpress.com/ Really? What do you like about this site? I just took a look at some articles at tha...
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 742

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

MalaBeads wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 pm
I have no idea if I am a "better source" but I have heard the story too before.
I am probably stupid but I do distrust all stories that are so anonymous.

/magnus
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 742

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

The other story: once upon a time someone left a statue of the Buddha by the side of the road with the pure intention of bringing blessing to those who walk along that road. Someone else saw that statue and thought... well, that's sucks having Buddha out here in the mud and the rain, and that perso...
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 742

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

Hiya magnus! Best to ask before making accusations, eh. Lama Zopa Rinpoche first shared this story with the members of the ‘Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition. https://sanaakosirickylee.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/a-hermit-and-a-monk-a-lesson-on-reciting-your-mantra/ Sorry Bob, it d...
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 742

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

An old story speaks about a similar problem. A devoted meditator, after years concentrating on a particular mantra, had attained enough insight to begin teaching. The student's humility was far from perfect, but the teachers at the monastery were not worried. A few years of successful teaching left...
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 61
Views: 1680

Re: Dakini Script?

A female terton?! What is the world coming too?! Next thing, you know, someone will be teaching Dzogchen through webcasts, giving empowerments through recordings, or students will be empowered not to be abused by fake lamas!!! There have actually been at least two female tertons, namely Sera Khandr...
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 902

Re: receiving transmission

thats exactly the reason as to why i asked, if this is also a direct transmission, then what need is the participation of guruyoga, in order to receive the state of rigpa, if the state of rigpa is being transmitted then surely the need to do the guruyoga to just receive the state is dualistic. I wi...
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Which lineage to choose?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Which lineage to choose?

Hello again guys. I’m so confused to which lineage I should follow. Anyway I will tell you all what my interests are and I hope you all could tell me which lineage actually fits my interests. - I love to Chant mantras and put practise as my main - I am interested in rituals and the use of ritual ob...
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Harming spirits
Replies: 52
Views: 1189

Re: Harming spirits

climb-up wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:55 pm
BTW, thank you for the recommendation of "The Magic of Healing with Smoke," I'll check it out.

For folks that do Sang-Chod regularly, how often do you do it?
Monthly?
Weekly?
Just on certain days?
Every day.

/magnus
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Leader?
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Leader?

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche told me that he served as the Karmapa's representative as head of the Kagyus for a while in Central Tibet at the regular meetings in Lhasa, prior to the exedus in the late '50s. The Chinese governing body had sought to control the population through reigning in the heads of th...
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17258

Re: The DJKR Topic

as if the stories of the Mahasiddhas and realised beings like Mandarava and Machig Labdron are just silly theoreticals It may be the case they are simply legends associated with prominent lineage masters. To give a modern example, I read once in the early '90's that during an empowerment, Khyentse ...
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treasury of the Expansive Space of Dharmata
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Treasury of the Expansive Space of Dharmata

Hello friends, Can anyone tell me about this collection? I received lung for the Tara practice, Eightfold Heart Essence of Profundity, following Green Tara empowerment and I’m curious which class of tantra this practice is from (already emailed my teacher about this, but my email might have gotten ...
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17258

Re: The DJKR Topic

smcj wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Of possible interest:
https://tricycle.org/magazine/quit-guru-yoga/
Suddenly he don't feel all alone anymore, good for him. :smile:

/magnus
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 388412

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I would like some clarification on mantra of six spaces. In most sources it say`s A A SHA SA MA HA, yet N.N.Norbu Rinpoche uses Ha A HA SHA SA MA, can anyone tell me what`s the reason behind that, is it from different termas? I would welcome some explanation. Thnx Different Tantras give different v...
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamatha without an object
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Shamatha without an object

My teacher has instructed me to practice shamatha without an object, and has given me instructions. Still, I’m hoping some of you out there will be able to share your perspective on this practice as well as any teachings or resource recommendations from masters that may be available. A friend in Dh...
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Destruction of Spirits?
Replies: 27
Views: 664

Re: Destruction of Spirits?

I would like to ask, how do exorcisms work? Do they die and be reborn in hell or lower realms, they become part of a mandala, or what exactly? I've been reading on "destroying" a spirit in Tibetan Buddhism and am curious on how it works(not the oath-bound thing nor warding off). Their continuums ar...
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Feelings of Mind?
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Feelings of Mind?

So you mean he isn't to be meditated on for guru yoga? Then who is to be my root? If he is the refuge, then how does one know their root guru? The one who gives lungs, the one who gives any empowerments, or what exactly? I'm not sure about guru yoga, Malcolm will know better. The root guru in the S...
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Feelings of Mind?
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Feelings of Mind?

Yes, I am doing the front generation as I read from Lama Zopa Rinpoche's FPMT website and approval by my root guru(Lama Kunga). Lama Kunga is my root guru as he was the only one among several different lamas I called of different lineages that gave blissful signs of the mind after calling him(I cal...
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Feelings of Mind?
Replies: 20
Views: 439

Re: Feelings of Mind?

Just by paying more attention to our bodily sensations combined with visualisation, all kinds of feelings happen. But the results of success of deity yoga is something different altogether. You keep mentioning a root guru (Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche if I remember correctly), but how can he be your...