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by KrisW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 62
Views: 8317

Re: Bodhi seed malas

https://www.dharmashop.com/products/tra ... bodhi-mala

Would like to hear thoughts or opinions on the mala beads in the link.
by KrisW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2600

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

smcj wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:48 am

When a westerner can do the things I've seen Tibetans do then fine. Until then, stick to the undiluted source.
:roll: :roll: :roll:
by KrisW
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Authentic?
Replies: 140
Views: 3135

Re: Authentic?

Inner Essence Tantra:
"Displays of the buddhas as objects are paths of illusion."
by KrisW
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Authentic?
Replies: 140
Views: 3135

Re: Authentic?

Uttaratantra : Just as the physical reflection of the King of the Gods appears in the pure ground of lapis lazuli, so does the physical reflection of the Lord of Sages appear in the pure ground of the mind of sentient beings.
by KrisW
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 36250

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

While this situation shouldn't effect me directly because I have no connection to these teachers. It does in a way. Why? Well simply because I don't know who's who or what sangha clique or sangha gang is privately involved. It's sort of suffocating to the point I'm not sure I want to seek out furthe...
by KrisW
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Long term practice oppurtunity?
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Long term practice oppurtunity?

I'm considering doing something similar after I complete my courses this fall semester. I am particularly interested in Tara Mandala. Hope this is useful. http://nyingmainstitute.com/volunteer/ https://www.coolworks.com/nyingma-buddhist-centers-work-study/profile https://taramandala.org/about/living...
by KrisW
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for my Aunt Gail
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Prayers for my Aunt Gail

Malcolm wrote:

My condolences.
Thanks!
:namaste:
by KrisW
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for my Aunt Gail
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Prayers for my Aunt Gail

My Aunt Gail passed away yesterday after a battle with breast cancer. I am not really quite sure what to do as a practitioner except do Shitro. So I am doing Shitro practice for my Aunt, but if anyone can do any additional practices or know a way to connect her to the dharma in some way, I beg of yo...
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra

First he started off setting the motivation, then he gave a brief history of the life of Saraha. Next he began by reading in Tibetan " lung " each pith instruction; one by one, followed by his translation into English and his oral commentary. At the break Khenpo was up to the fifth (5th) pith instr...
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra

First he started off setting the motivation, then he gave a brief history of the life of Saraha. Next he began by reading in Tibetan " lung " each pith instruction; one by one, followed by his translation into English and his oral commentary. At the break Khenpo was up to the fifth (5th) pith instru...
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra

Ah, yes I was just about to post the link.
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra

https://youtu.be/oaQc-9SwcoA
I guess they decided not to webcast it, oh well; sorry for the misinformation.
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2937

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

To those who participated in the live event, and are interested in the Ngondro that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche gave transmission of before the main text, here are the available English translations, in two different commentaries: 1. " Five Nails: Commentary on the Northern Treasures Accumulation Praxis B...
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2937

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

To those who participated in the live event, and are interested in the Ngondro that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche gave transmission of before the main text, here are the available English translations, in two different commentaries: 1. " Five Nails: Commentary on the Northern Treasures Accumulation Praxis B...
by KrisW
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2937

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

Great Event!

Thanks Malcolm and all involved. I'm glad you asked Rinpoche to repeat the lungs when it was choppy, really considerate of you all!!!
by KrisW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2937

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

Great discussion, interviewer asked good questions! :twothumbsup:
by KrisW
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 318

WEBCAST: The nineteen pith instructions of mahamudra

https://youtu.be/J_tkyZ3otfw The Indian mahasiddha Saraha is widely known as the first human teacher of Mahamudra. The Mahamudra teachings point out the direct nature of the mind that is the basis of the entire universe and beings within it. The 19 Pith instructions of Saraha come from the inner Pr...
by KrisW
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thodgal
Replies: 31
Views: 2049

Re: Thodgal

Hi Bubbles, Maybe consider starting the curriculum at https://www.ewamyangti.org These trainings progress through the following sequence: 1-ngondro (preliminary practices) 2-tsasum (three roots) sadhana practices focused on kyerim (development stage) 3-tsalung (subtle channels and energies training)...