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by simhamuka
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 63
Views: 17294

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Oops. Thank you.
by simhamuka
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Ngondro Challenges

This is why I can not recommend enough doing even a short retreat, or a series of short retreats on your ngondro practice. If you can spend 2 or 3 hour sessions of consistent practice continuously, traditional style: wake up at 3am, first session.. take short break for meals, in the afternoon rest ...
by simhamuka
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: The Palyul Retreat Center, McDonough, NY
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: The Palyul Retreat Center, McDonough, NY

Thank you. Are you going? I'm hoping to go again this year.
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies
Replies: 58
Views: 8852

Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

Thank you guys! Yes, I'm very excited to start studying. I'll keep you updated. Yes I also pray the political situation doesn't worsen. Awesome. I think Rangjung Yeshe is a good college overall, but it is up to you whether you really get something out of it. I've heard from multiple sources that th...
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Please welcome back Huseng as Global Moderator
Replies: 10
Views: 2378

Re: Please welcome back Huseng as Global Moderator

Huseng wrote:
Clarence wrote:Welcome back.

What made you decide to come back? If I may ask.
I was made an offer I couldn't refuse. :cheers:
Chocolate and candies? Million dollar paycheck? :D
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Ngondro Challenges

[...] Jetsunma's [...] did ngundro. I know because I was there. I did ngundro with her, prostrations right alongside her. She wore me into the ground when I was nineteen and she was, I think, forty-ish. I paced her. It was 400-500 at a clip, and she was doing four sessions a day (I don't know if all...
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Ngondro Challenges

Challenge is doing the practice. But there will come the time when you need to try to find the answers and keep your practice, ngöndro or other. I may even say that many of those questions you have will be answered exactly by practicing. Practice leads to insight. Insight is experience, direct exper...
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Ngondro Challenges

Dechen Norbu wrote:Many people would argue that your teacher is not an adequate person when it comes to giving advice about Buddhadharma.
Based on what?
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Ngondro Challenges

Didn't the Buddha start by asking those questions? "What are we doing here? What are the solutions to birth, old age, sickness and death?" If the Buddha asked these question it seems to me they're important questions for us to ask. It's not like he didn't know the answers. Coincidentally, my teacher...
by simhamuka
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima

Deff, I have an email about this idea in to Gonpo, one of the heads of our spiritual programs. Haven't heard back yet. I'm not sure if I can squeeze in $250 for pujas in the midst of all the other projects or not. People are going to the Palyul retreat in NYC soon, so I might have better luck when t...
by simhamuka
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 63
Views: 17294

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

kor-wa -- circumambulate

བསྐར་བ་
by simhamuka
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: A Short Story Told By Khenchen Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: A Short Story Told By Khenchen Rinpoche

Good that he had help but --

:(


Karma sucks.
by simhamuka
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche said...
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Re: Kalu Rinpoche said...

It is right mindfulness and attention that allow us to change our behaviour.
Wow. So logical, but I never really thought about it that way.
by simhamuka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima

muni wrote:OM! To Great Noble Tara I bow down!

-=*=-

http://www.khandro.net/prayer_21taras.htm#Lamanteri" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Chag tsal drolma nyur ma pa mo....

Thank you for the link.
by simhamuka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima

the tibetan nuns poject has pujas that can be sponsored here: http://tnp.org/store/product/type/Pujas_or_Prayers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at the bottom right is 100,000 21 praises to Tara - maybe this might be helpful to you? :smile: Holy cow, deff, I just read your link. Yes...
by simhamuka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies
Replies: 58
Views: 8852

Re: Buddhist Universities/Buddhist Studies

lotwell wrote:Just to let you all know, I was accepted in to Rangjung Yeshe's MA program. Always on the lookout for other (namely US) programs though.

Lotwell
Congratulations! Hey, keep us up to date on how it goes.
by simhamuka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Website to help maintain a regular practice
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Website to help maintain a regular practice

I like the idea of making a commitment and sticking to it. The comment line, I'm not sure the comment line (unlike the rest of it) supports good habits. I don't think it's a good idea to step back and judge one's meditation. Often the days that I think things were going well, I wasn't doing as well ...
by simhamuka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngondro Challenges
Replies: 62
Views: 8040

Re: Ngondro Challenges

You make me think of a comment my teacher made: "I have a great deal of respect for those who take their time to decide." I think it's better to be stable, stubborn about it, than to get all excited and then -- fwip! -- you're off chasing the next shiny thing. I talked to one of the teachers at Nita...
by simhamuka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: 21 Homages to Tara for Fukushima

Oh.

That's a great idea. Thank you. I'm also hoping to ask the people at the Palyul Retreat in NYC.