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by KrisW
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Hi all. Was wondering if anyone had any specifics about the upcoming Yamantaka initiation in Boston this April. What sort of commitments does HHST typically give? And sort of related to another recent thread; how reconcilable is receiving this initiation from HHST if one is a Gelug FPMT practitione...
by KrisW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 2480

Re: Santa La Muerte

wordly, ambivalent and terrestial.
by KrisW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404154

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:57 am
On p. 91 in The 21 Semdzins of Dzogchen Upadesha and p. 71 of the Song of the Vajra there is a practice called Semdzin Yugu that is attributed to Shri Singha. Does anyone have anymore background information on this practice?
Appears to be a practice of kumbhaka.
by KrisW
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1343

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 pm

In Dzogchen teachings, three kāyas are path appearances and do not exist in the result.

So path vidya is a "radiance" juxtaposed to the stage of liberation?
by KrisW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 62
Views: 8804

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: 3263

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: 4130

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: 4130

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: 39918

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: 623

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: 243

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: 243

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: 381

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: 381

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: 381

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: 381

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: 3368

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: 3368

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: 3368

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!!!