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Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short text for daily Riwo Sangcho/Sang offering
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Short text for daily Riwo Sangcho/Sang offering

Hi, I'm keen to do daily Riwo Sangcho/Sang offering. May i know where i can get the short text? I saw Mipham Rinpoche one which quite short. Unfortunately, there is no Tibetan words so I can't ask for oral transmission. http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/lhatsun-namkha-jigme/mountain-smoke...
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403299

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps someone can help me with this one... When participating in the Mandarava Drubchen retreat, is there a commitment that one should be there for the entirety of the retreat? The reason I ask is that obviously this does tend to be a requirement for drubchens in certain other lineages. I have he...
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403299

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Motova wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:27 pm
What transmissions are needed to practice the three practices located in the Guru Yoga book in the pages 109-114?

Thank you.
If you done one of them with Rinpoche you can do it by yourself. Rinpoche normally do these introductions during retreats.

/magnus
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403299

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:36 am
javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:49 am
Mandarava retreat at tenerife includes initiation and instructions?
I mean wangchen
It will for sure be instructions, but wangchen seems unlikely. I don't think there is a wangchen for mandarava, I never heard ChNNR talk about that.

/magnus
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra
Replies: 22
Views: 4178

Re: Benefits of Medicine Buddha Mantra

Why do mantras always promise "unlimited benefits" such as wealth, happiness etc. I've been practicing the nembutsu for quite some time and haven't really noticed any major changes in my life, but then again I only recite to gain birth for Buddhahood. Do people really feel their lives are changing ...
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Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Very good text
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Very good text

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Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?

What does one have to memorize? What texts does one need to be familiar with? What tasks does one have to complete? Thank you. :focus: The texts you have to study and know will change from monastery to monastery. For example: http://www.drepunggomang.org/curriculum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ges...
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?

What does one have to memorize? What texts does one need to be familiar with? What tasks does one have to complete? Thank you. Lay people do not and cannot become a khenpo (upadhyaya). Khenpo is a monastic title. In a strict sense it means preceptor, the one who gives precepts to monks, in other wo...
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 2166

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

Harimoo wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:08 pm
In the Sangha, choose carefully who you are listening to
or
don't listen to anybody except your guru (hardcore version)
I put my vote for the hardcore version. :smile:

/magnus
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?

Can it be done without going to Shedra? Do you know any examples? I remember seeing a white guy being awarded one on Facebook. Some translator connected with Rangjung Yeshe Institute I think. Got it. Interesting! Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. If I were to guess, it sounds like an "honorar...
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices

The Buddha says in the Dhammapada: "You yourselves must strive; the Buddhas only point the way". How does this fit with the Tibetan practices of recitation of mantras, devotion to Tara and other deities etc? For example, at the end of the Praise to the Twenty One Taras is a list of benefits which i...
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices

The Buddha says in the Dhammapada: "You yourselves must strive; the Buddhas only point the way". How does this fit with the Tibetan practices of recitation of mantras, devotion to Tara and other deities etc? For example, at the end of the Praise to the Twenty One Taras is a list of benefits which i...
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3607

Re: enlightment in one life

In this same context the condition of sentient beings is exactly identical with the primordial enlightenment. All classes of beings, all worlds are manifestation of enlightenment. However, "sentient beings" are actually the definition of those that have not recognised the true state of everything. ...
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guruyoga in daily life
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Guruyoga in daily life

How can one practice guru yoga in daily life? Let's say you are going by bus or at work sitting and suddenly you remember your guru and you want to practice guru yoga. Is it possible to visualize your guru on top of your head in his normal form (or as vajradhara, Guru rinpoche, Karmapa, etc) say fo...
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4754
Views: 403299

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

Mantrik wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:59 am
No picture or sound. Hopefully someone will pick it up.
It was there....now it ain't.
Ok, so there was something?

/magnus
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 2166

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

"Better 10 minutes happy practice than 1 hour so and so practice", a very helpful advice from my teacher. Wish I got that in the beginning.

/magnus
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra & Dzogchen - The differences
Replies: 60
Views: 1434

Re: Mahamudra & Dzogchen - The differences

Are there any good internet resources, books, or so forth that explain the historical developments of both Mahamudra and Dzogchen? Seems surprising that two of the higher teachings that developed in the same region wouldn't include parts of eachs teachings. Including Thogal. It is the Tibetan obses...
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra & Dzogchen - The differences
Replies: 60
Views: 1434

Re: Mahamudra & Dzogchen - The differences

Thanks for the clarification, this makes sense to me. So, I am curious, though- leaving aside people like Tsele Natsok Rangdrol and others who say the only difference between Dz and MM is in name, lamas who don't share that view will often say that MM has methods that equate to Trekchod but not to ...
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism only loosely connected with Buddha's teachings?
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Re: Tibetan Buddhism only loosely connected with Buddha's teachings?

:twothumbsup: :jumping: :thumbsup: It means the teachings of the Indian Tantric Buddhist masters. As l said previously, that not the Buddha's teachings does not mean no or less vaulue. Please clarify what you think is the Buddhas teachings? If you don't agree with the Mahayana teachings perhaps you...
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism only loosely connected with Buddha's teachings?
Replies: 34
Views: 921

Re: Tibetan Buddhism only loosely connected with Buddha's teachings?

:thumbsup: The sources are already presented in the teachings of the ideas and practices in the history of Indian Buddhism. Note: Not the Buddha' teachings done not mean no or less value. In fact it indicates the culture development for the special identity, which should be clearly recognised. Thom...