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by wangdak
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 13th generation of Mindrolling Jetsünma
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: 13th generation of Mindrolling Jetsünma

Mindrolling is a family lineage that has a monastery. The Throne-holder is a Ngakpa and as such he cannot be the abbot of the monastery, usually one of his brothers is the Mindrolling Khenpo. There is also a female lineage-holder-- the Khandro. Khandro Rinpoche is the current female lineage holder ...
by wangdak
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is the Nyingma tradition profoundly non-monastic?
Replies: 85
Views: 10121

Re: Is the Nyingma tradition profoundly non-monastic?

Khandro Rinpoche is involved in lots of interesting work. I hope I have the pleasure of meeting her one day, too bad she isn't often in Europe. Ven. Tenzin Palmo: "The world needs yoginis. This is the point. We need women who are not just realized but very deeply stabilized in their realization, wi...
by wangdak
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is the Nyingma tradition profoundly non-monastic?
Replies: 85
Views: 10121

Re: Is the Nyingma tradition profoundly non-monastic?

You can see I care more about realization than institutional power, otherwise I'd be mentioning the handful of women who had institutional religious power in old Tibet. I have a heavy aversion to institutional structures and instinctively want to rebel against them. But I think in Buddhism they def...
by wangdak
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Three samadhis
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Three samadhis

Thank you both of you. :-)

Also, do you have something about seed Syllables (HUM, HRIH, OM, TAM etc.)? About their meaning and use, please? :namaste:
by wangdak
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Three samadhis
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Three samadhis

Hello guys, is there someone who could thoroughly explain to me Three samadhis in context of sadhana practice? Are there any good resources on this topic?

Thank you. :namaste:
by wangdak
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Geshe Thupten Jinpa
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Geshe Thupten Jinpa

http://www.tanc.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/VenThuptenJinpa.jpg Thupten Jinpa was born in Tibet in 1958 and trained as a monk at Zongkar Chode Monastery in southern India. He later joined the monastic university at Shartse College of Ganden and taught Buddhist epistemology, metaphysics, Middle W...
by wangdak
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books written by H.H. Dalai lama
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Books written by H.H. Dalai lama

Hello there,

is there any list of books which were really written or edited by H.H. himself? Becase there is a lot of books by H.H. but some of them were edited or put together by different editors.
What I am looking for is real "dalailama stuff" to read. :-) Thank you in advance.

:namaste:
by wangdak
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Rigdzin Thugthig (The Heart Essence of the Vidyadhara)
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Rigdzin Thugthig (The Heart Essence of the Vidyadhara)

Hello,
how important or significant in the context of nyingma schools is Terdag Lingpa's cycle Rigdzin Thugthig (The Heart Essence of the Vidyadhara)? Thank you. :-)
by wangdak
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Prajnaparamita sutra in pecha
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Prajnaparamita sutra in pecha

Hello guys, do you know where to buy online Prajnaparamita sutra or The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines in pecha format? Thank you. :namaste:
by wangdak
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2428

Re: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?

It depends on "which Buddhist POV" you're speaking of, really.... Yes, that's why I am interested in views of different schools. Or the basic ones. I am interested in these questions, because you can for example quite often hear some buddhists to say. "Things do not exists". And I think it is a rat...
by wangdak
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2428

Re: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?

ghost01 wrote:Once you start chasing that rabbit... nevermind.
Thank you but I am looking for serious answers not a :quoteunquote: smart :quoteunquote: answers. :smile:
by wangdak
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2428

What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?

Hello guys, I am looking for some definitions here. :reading: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV? Myself being buddhist I have found out, that I am not able to adequately articulate what does it mean TO EXIST. Are phenomenons real? If they exist, in which way they exist? Do they exist if t...
by wangdak
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Appropriate relationship with Guru
Replies: 24
Views: 2976

Re: Appropriate relationship with Guru

Most are somewhere in between I would say, or what do you think? /magnus I don't have a clue. That's why I am asking. I know that for example, Tibetans are asking about everything but I am not sure, if it is a part of genuine devotion or if its just a "tibetan faith". And some Westerners do the sam...
by wangdak
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Appropriate relationship with Guru
Replies: 24
Views: 2976

Re: Appropriate relationship with Guru

No, it doesn't actually in the Dzogchen tradition because in that case every Dzogchen practitioner would be omniscient. There is a big difference between recognizing and realizing fully. /magnus So, what is the difference then? And did our teachers recognized their natural state or did they fully r...
by wangdak
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Appropriate relationship with Guru
Replies: 24
Views: 2976

Re: Appropriate relationship with Guru

You might have some doubts about his/her knowledge of Danish cheeses or politics in Austria but it isn't proper to doubt his/her knowledge and realization of the natural state. /magnus But if him or her has realization of the natural state, it should imply, they are omniscient, so they should know ...
by wangdak
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Appropriate relationship with Guru
Replies: 24
Views: 2976

Appropriate relationship with Guru

Hello, many of us have close relationship with our gurus. There is devotion, respect and faith. But sometimes, I am just wondering if the form of our devotion to our gurus is appropriate. When one has devotion to his or her own guru does it mean that we have to always agree with our guru? Does it me...
by wangdak
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Re: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?

Allright, now the question is what is the best why to memorize Tibetan? Just reading it loudly all over again, again and again? :reading: Gosh!
by wangdak
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Re: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?

I memorized my lineage prayer and most of my chod verses. I'm also trying with my yidam practice, but I always seem to have a hard time with memorizing the last parts! All in all it's a handful of pages, nothing too fancy! Well, I know by memory lineage prayers and supplications too. :smile: But I ...
by wangdak
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Re: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?

Hi, I usually do most of my practices in Tibetan but I still wonder, what is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan for Westerners? I mean for Westerners who cannot speak and read in Tibetan. Its seems, that most of traditional teachers stress to chant in Tibetan but I never heard satisfactory explanatio...
by wangdak
Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?
Replies: 23
Views: 2318

Re: What is a benefit of chanting in Tibetan?

For me I enjoy chanting in the Tibetan so much more than reading through in English! Like practitioner said, the melodies really make a difference from just reading the English out loud; especially because the ones I do are long melodies. I find that when I do my practices in Tibetan I can focus mu...