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by Mr. G
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khenpo Sonam of Bhutan - Padgyal Lingpa lineage
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Khenpo Sonam of Bhutan - Padgyal Lingpa lineage

For anyone in the U.S., this teaching will be given in Colorado this year by Drubpön Lama Karma: http://taramandala.org/programs/12497/endless-knot-padmasambhava-treasure-retreat/ Lama Karma was heart student of Terton Pedgyal Lingpa Rinpoche, and he served as the scribe for the entirety of Pedgyal ...
by Mr. G
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 1379

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

:crying: How does one visualize themself as Tara then? Without Om Ah Hum going into you, what happens? You don't have to self generate to chant mantra. Lhasas suggestion sounds reasonable if you are dead serious about the practices. Last time I tried contacting them, they said nothing. Email them a...
by Mr. G
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Shingon fire ritual

Richard K. Payne wrote a nice book called 'Tantric Ritual of Japan; Feeding the Gods--The Shingon Fire Ritual'
by Mr. G
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?
Replies: 26
Views: 1025

Re: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?

Whenever I spoke to his former students,I only heard about the karma yoga they did. They rarely saw him and he didn't teach much. He did however had them work quite a bit. I met a volunteer who did karma yoga for 6 months at his center in CA. They have a 60 hour work week. This person also mentione...
by Mr. G
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 84
Views: 2777

Re: The Road Trip

Virgo wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Major Thanks to Ben (Mr G). He was super nice. I have met a new friend. Thank you, Ben.
A pleasure, anytime! Thanks for coming up to visit. Hope you enjoyed the land.
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 84
Views: 2777

Re: The Road Trip

Virgo wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:23 pm
I see a Boulder Coffee Cafe in town. Any idea if I can get a good cappuccino there?

Virgo
I haven't found a good coffee shop in town.
by Mr. G
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 84
Views: 2777

Re: The Road Trip

Ah man I love Pagosa Springs. As a younger man I used to go there with my girlfriend (now wife) on road trips from Albuquerque. I want to do nothing but hang out in a hot pool there for like a week. Enjoy man, sounds like a blast, I'll actually be in Albuquerque soon, but it doesnt compare. The hot...
by Mr. G
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 84
Views: 2777

Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

TM is a good place to do solo retreat if you can afford it. Little cabins on the side of the mountain. I am sure it holds tremendous blessings. In a video Lama Tsultrim explained that the gonpa is built based on a vision she had with Vimalamitra and a dream, etc. Kevin There's also a nice stupa dev...
by Mr. G
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 84
Views: 2777

Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Virgo wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:01 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:23 am
Tara Mandala
http://taramandala.org/temple-and-facilities/stupa/
Thank you amanitamusc. This is soemthing to look forward to. I met Lama Tsultrim Allione once at Tsegyalgar East and she seemed very nice.

Kevin
The temple here is beautiful!
by Mr. G
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2941

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

I am very enthused our translation (Zangthal Editions) of two major Dzogchen tantras will be released by Wisdom August, 28th, 2018. https://www.amazon.com/Self-Arisen-Vidya-Tantra-vol-Self-Liberated/dp/1614294860/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511206169&sr=8-1&keywords=self-arisen+vidyā Excellent! Can't w...
by Mr. G
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A Wonderful New Shin Book
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: A Wonderful New Shin Book

Yes, it was a nice read. All his books are good. His second one "The Fragrance of Light" is a collection of Pure Land quotes and stories...a nice read as well.
by Mr. G
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams
Replies: 360
Views: 19044

Re: Yidams

That's the reason why I say ask an Asian. Your fan boyism for "Asian Lamas" is not charming, and it is pretty racist, actually. First time I agree with Smcj. :jawdrop: Well that's simply because you're both ignorant racists. Do you really believe Asians possess some special genetics that enables th...
by Mr. G
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Perdurabo - biography of Aleister Crowley
Replies: 58
Views: 4626

Re: Perdurabo - biography of Aleister Crowley

No love for Austin Osman Spare here too? :)
by Mr. G
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism
Replies: 376
Views: 29140

Re: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism

Devadatta next plots discord among the monks by proposing that the Buddha mandate five austere disciplines for all recluses. These five are as follows: 1. forest dwelling 2. alms begging 3. the wearing of only refuse-rag robes 4. living at the foot of a tree 5. not eating meat or fish All of these ...
by Mr. G
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 103
Views: 17446

Re: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism

All the while, I have the understanding that any one practice in the Sakya 13 golden Dharmas can be taken alone as a sole path to enlightenment. and that include of course the 12 arms Maharakta Ganapati that has its source with Cakrasamvara Tantra. Yes, it comes from the Cakrasamvara tantra, but Ga...
by Mr. G
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 103
Views: 17446

Re: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism

Now that you say that he is a worldly protector, all the more, I understand why it is not HH recommended wealth deity practice for some followers. Of course advice is tailored to each individual. But if one has a connection to the practice, it's unlikely that a person would ask about it in terms of...
by Mr. G
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 103
Views: 17446

Re: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism

Now that you say that he is a worldly protector, all the more, I understand why it is not HH recommended wealth deity practice for some followers. Of course advice is tailored to each individual. But if one has a connection to the practice, it's unlikely that a person would ask about it in terms of...
by Mr. G
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 103
Views: 17446

Re: Ganesh in Tibetan Buddhism

Although it is regarded as enlightened and it is one of the 13 golden Dharmas in Sakya, It's a worldly protector in general, not just in Sakya. Ray's comments are incorrect. I know that it is not an encouraged practice in Sakya. HH Sakya Trizin has said that it can bring alot of obstacles if it is ...