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Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Mirror wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
It is the only path that ever made sense to me, love at first sight.

/magnus
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6235
Views: 562652

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:10 am
Does the 25 spaces of Samantabhadra have any visualizations?

DS
no

/magnus
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 102
Views: 7653

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

I'm slowly making my way through the first few chapters but the significance of this translation is abundantly clear already. A study group on this text would be awesome actually :D This is a great idea. What would be a good way to start this? http://tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/tsegyalgareast/tsegy...
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 5702

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

The point of abusive guru's is to cause harm and control others. Abuse can also be indirect eg; neglecting someone under your care. There is a common conception in some dharma circles that a lama can purify a student's negative karma by physically harming them. Do any of the sutras, tantra or comme...
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 5702

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

One thing that could be said is that traditional cultures of all kinds were often extremely harsh by modern standards. I mean, I am now in my sixties, but when I went to school I was a pretty rowdy student and I was regularly beaten with a cane for my impudence. Nowadays if that happened there woul...
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka blessing question
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Thangka blessing question

A friend brought a thangka painting of White Tara to a Kagyu lama to be blessed. He expected the lama to write the mantric syllables on the back of the thangka and sign it as usual. Instead, the lama did not write on the painting but had him hold the thangka up while the lama chanted and tossed a h...
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a practise in Chokyi Nyima Rinpoches lineage
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Looking for a practise in Chokyi Nyima Rinpoches lineage

A few months ago I had the luck to meet Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche while he was in Europe. Now I would like to start some daily practises that they do in that lineage. Where could I found about such things? When I was there, there was a certain kind of morning practise, I wonder if I could get an PDF/au...
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does this mean? Tibetan script...
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Ok, so here is the front of the pendant: https://i.imgur.com/mVT76LV.jpg?1 I think the position of the hands is interesting - I have typically seen them resting in one another, or clasped together as if praying. This seems different - one facing forwards, and one back. Not sure if that has any sign...
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dzogchen Teachings of Longchen Rabjam Drime Özer (Zhi Lam Drä Bu)
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Dzogchen Teachings of Longchen Rabjam Drime Özer (Zhi Lam Drä Bu)

Sherab wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:37 pm
heart wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Sherab wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:17 am

What is the significance of the starting character in the prayer?
It is the tertons mark, different for different tertons.

/magnus
What are the other terton's marks?
It is the sign that their termas normally start with. Similar to a seed syllable, but not really.

/magnus
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dzogchen Teachings of Longchen Rabjam Drime Özer (Zhi Lam Drä Bu)
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Dzogchen Teachings of Longchen Rabjam Drime Özer (Zhi Lam Drä Bu)

Sherab wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:17 am
rang.drol wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:57 pm
And this is the text he's teaching: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-mas ... d-fruition
What is the significance of the starting character in the prayer?
It is the tertons mark, different for different tertons.

/magnus
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Culture and History
Replies: 68
Views: 2013

Re: Tibetan Culture and History

================== - Which form of Vajrayogina is this ? - Never saw this cult before. - Are these people Nyingma ? It is not a cult, it is an ordinary village in Nepal with ordinary Nepalese people performing an annual event. The American Ngakpa in the pictures is Lama Rangbar who probably have so...
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Culture and History
Replies: 68
Views: 2013

Re: Tibetan Culture and History

Tashi delek, Sankhu Vajrayogini: Many of you have heard or experienced something about our Nepal retreat center, Dechen Mingurling in Sankhu Vajrayogini. The Vajrakilaya Drupchen was the first major event attended by a wide International Sangha. Lord of Refuge Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche has said...
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Point of Lineage Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: The Point of Lineage Prayers

Miroku wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Hi,

I'd like to ask what is the point of lineage prayers? What is the benefit of reciting/singing them?
It is the vast and profound appreciation for the transmission that makes your Guru Yoga shine.

/magnus
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6235
Views: 562652

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

By any chance does anyone have the image of Garab Dorje that appears in the Thun book in a big size? It's the same as the one used in this cover . You can have it printed and enlarge it . It should come out fine. https://timely-api-public.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/38149_phpgQOllL_medium.jpeg Thank...
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2271

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

But has he studied sufficiently and accomplished practices in retreat? If yes, how did he do that if he is still 28 years old and all this drama with the monastery has been happening since years ago? I am just wondering as the information in this thread is a bit confusing. It is actually written in...
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 39
Views: 2271

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

But has he studied sufficiently and accomplished practices in retreat? If yes, how did he do that if he is still 28 years old and all this drama with the monastery has been happening since years ago? I am just wondering as the information in this thread is a bit confusing. It is actually written in...
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6235
Views: 562652

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Earlier in the thread it was reported that Shitro is being performed. Does anyone know which Shitro is being performed and by whom? They are not doing Shitro, so I think we can all relax about that for the moment. Todays schedule in Dzamling Gar. Schedule : Tuesday 18 8:00am Guru yoga A White (firs...
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6235
Views: 562652

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Lhasa wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:41 am
Why ganapuja?
Ganapuja purifies samaya with the master.

/magnus
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6235
Views: 562652

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It feels utterly unreal to receive that email, it is so untimely somehow for all of us.

/magnus
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Common Language between Teacher and Student
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Common Language between Teacher and Student

mandog wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:25 am
PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:22 am
I have almost always communicated with my teachers via a translator.
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Did you find that this created any doubt that hindered your practice?
You have to find a translator that is honest and skilful, some translators edit both questions and answers.

/magnus

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