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by Sennin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

Hi Meido,
I enjoy your postings on FB a lot :thumbsup:
Your postings have a sense of refined humility.

But unfortunately I have seen other dharma teachers post stuff in a sort of boastful and flaunting manner.
by Sennin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

I see even some teachers enjoy sharing their shrines, ritual implements and whatever activities they are engaged on online.
by Sennin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

pemachophel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Asking for Three Root and Yidam sadhanas before finishing ngondro is inappropriate.

That's up to the Lama's judgement that one is asking.

Just my two cents.
by Sennin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1120

Re: A Lesson.

And it is the case here. I learned more of the story from the mutual friend. The young man in the shop was one of a group given a particular teaching and were told clearly not to talk about their practice neither the one they had received or in general terms. This is far from unique in the Vajrayan...
by Sennin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Greetings All, I’ve been lurking the site for a while without posting — and quite enjoying myself doing so — Nice to see a place with such active discussion about the various forms of Mahāyāna practice. I have a sit-down arranged with a Dudjom Lineage-holder and I figured some of the savvier and we...
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6579
Views: 657335

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Sennin wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:43 pm


Hmm, ok.
I'm sure you'll find the answer you're looking.
Like I said, I just don't quite get where they fit into things. I guess I might as well just try them and see. They seem to serve the same purpose as Rushens.
Always the best way to discover something for oneself. :thumbsup:
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6579
Views: 657335

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:43 pm


Hmm, ok.
I'm sure you'll find the answer you're looking.
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6579
Views: 657335

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Just a question about categorization/purpose of practices. There are these practices at the end of the Guru Yoga book such as "recognition through sensation" "recognition through clarity" etc. What are these practices for? Are they to be used as something like Rushens or Semdzins? How are they supp...
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6579
Views: 657335

Re: Practices for recognition at the end of Guru Yoga book

Just a question about categorization/purpose of practices. There are these practices at the end of the Guru Yoga book such as "recognition through sensation" "recognition through clarity" etc. What are these practices for? Are they to be used as something like Rushens or Semdzins? How are they supp...
by Sennin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 53
Views: 983

Re: Bon Dzogchen

I think the most important lineage is the short lineage of Samantabhadra to ones root Guru to the disciple. Even better if ones root guru is a siddha. Of course it's important to respect the masters of legend that came before, even so, since it's ones root guru who gives this transmission all the pa...
by Sennin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

Go no paradigm. No need for limitations.
by Sennin
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 17
Views: 2026

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

The cycle also includes a unique Troma togal guru yoga, that is practiced for six months in retreat.
by Sennin
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1662

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:29 pm
It's still not that straightforward, IMO. Look at Sogyal Rinpoche's credentials... Vajrayana is a very powerful medicine; if used incorrectly, it's a very powerful poison...
:good:
by Sennin
Thu May 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation with nature sounds
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Meditation with nature sounds

I enjoy outside practice the most.
So spacious and refreshing.
Listening to the wind and relaxing.
by Sennin
Wed May 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 52
Views: 1988

Re: Finding Your Guru

Here's my question on this subject: When one finds a teacher they feel a connection to and have gone through the whole examining the teacher process and have confidence, how does one ask them to be your teacher? Maybe it's not necessary to ask them in a formal way to be your teacher, but is it help...
by Sennin
Wed May 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Black & Buddhist in America - 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: Black & Buddhist in America - 2018

At Lamdre some Asians and Whites would say stuff like: "Hey, you look like Virupa" :smile: , or "Oh, you are like Mahakala, my protector" :P or as a Tibetan commented one day "Your hair is like Buddha" (I have locs in my hair). At first I wasn't sure to be offended, but obviously I took them as comp...
by Sennin
Sun May 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vimalamitra...
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Vimalamitra...

Lamps Tashi delek , "We" know 4 or 6 Lamps. 9 Lamps , never heard about that........ Maybe you find here something interesting: . https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=27198 OP is talking about a specific teaching of Vimalamitra that's found in the Vima Nyingtik. Ok got it. What is then here...
by Sennin
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vimalamitra...
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Vimalamitra...

Lamps ...wondering, is there a translation (into english) of the 9 Lamps? Tashi delek , "We" know 4 or 6 Lamps. 9 Lamps , never heard about that........ Maybe you find here something interesting: . https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=27198 OP is talking about a specific teaching of Vimalam...
by Sennin
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mantra and Dzogchen
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Mantra and Dzogchen

I was reflecting on a recent thread on visualization, and it reminded me of a few citations that I remembered here , in regards to the importance of mantra and Dzogchen. Mañjuśrīmitra writes: Furthermore, since the teacher has declared that awakening can be correctly grasped with a symbol, in that c...
by Sennin
Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long life pills
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Long life pills

Hi Everyone, I am have been recommended to source some long life pills or even liberation upon taste pills for a friend's dad who is very ill from parkinsons. Any recommendations would be welcome. They don't seem to be easy to find! With thanks and best wishes You can make your own six liberation i...

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