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by Sennin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 26
Views: 741

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

I've read two books recently that have been of huge benefit to me in allowing my wooden headed, former atheist brain to get a much more heartfelt appreciation of vajrayana practices. One was Turning Confusion into Clarity by Mingyur Rinpoche, which allowed me to see ngöndro as a beautiful, transfor...
by Sennin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: Rishi Stars?

What are the rsi stars? I thought the 7 rsi’s were the seven stars of the Big Dipper, visible most nights in the N hemisphere Rishi-Star: This special astrological constellation causes the natural water-sources on earth to be transformed into nectar-like liquids. It is therefore particularly benefi...
by Sennin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1115

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Receive instructions and guidance from a master, in a complete path; with an unbroken lineage. Hello, How would I go about finding an unbroken lineage? Supplicate the Triple Gem. Connect with a Terton or a Vajra master with pure vision. There are several unbroken lineages out there. (Chetsun Nyingt...
by Sennin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1115

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Thank you for all the responses, Im surprised it took me until now to look up lamrims. As far as a lamrim that best transitions into dzogchen practice - which lamrim(s) should I study? Are they all for the most part the same when discussing the three scopes, and just different with views of emptine...
by Sennin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1115

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Receive instructions and guidance from a master, in a complete path; with an unbroken lineage.
by Sennin
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

For me the most essential thing is receiving teachings from a siddha guru. In that way no matter how near or far, if one practices sincerely with devotion accomplishment is assured.
by Sennin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione & Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione & Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche

Palzang Jangchub wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:51 pm

Are we seeing why i would like to be better informed about this bad blood yet?

:focus:
Not sure why you don't just ask your friend. :shrug:
No offense.
by Sennin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1156

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

I think you have to start where you are. I can say that unlike Cone and Malcolm, I am a lazy, busy householder who practices far less than he should and reads way too much. Even so, with the right set of practices, major transformations can occur. When I first started practice, I had gone through m...
by Sennin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2233

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:46 am
the title of this thread is incomprehensible.
It really is.
:| :| :|
by Sennin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1110

Re: Short sadhanas

There's no hard and fast rule, but in general, longer sadhanas with much elaboration apply to the main yidams of a given lineage, and are recommended for those who want to complete the practices related to that yidam in the most complete way. Shorter texts are intended for those who have completed ...
by Sennin
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Re: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö

There's a Jonang temple in Atlanta, but they're mostly always closed. The last time they had these advanced initiations was in 2011.
by Sennin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö
Replies: 29
Views: 1053

Re: Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö

Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:50 pm
If this guy is the real deal I’ll be at the LA initiation and attend the higher initiations a week later. Along w the completion stage instructions. Until then I will aspire and pray to Shambala Kong’s for permission to take initiation from them and read the Sadhana.
Auspicious!
by Sennin
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1156

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

Thanks guys. That's very encouraging!
by Sennin
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1156

Turning daily life into retreat

Of course allocating time to practice is not the same as boundaried retreat; due to constant distraction and concerns. Even so I'm interested in the possibility of accomplishing sadhana in daily life. How much time (and of course diligence, patience etc.) is needed to pull this off? Would one focus ...
by Sennin
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "How to Mind Your Tantric Business..."
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: "How to Mind Your Tantric Business..."

Thanks for sharing!
by Sennin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 8949

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

florin wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 am
Rechungpa.
I don't get it :?:
by Sennin
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15612

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Capacity is measured through commitment to mantra, not abuse.
by Sennin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Seven Branches-Practice Support Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: Seven Branches-Practice Support Thread

Sometimes I loose my patience. :emb:
I'm working on it though.
by Sennin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1963

Re: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"

I certainly don't feel like I do, but are we not in better starting positions than Mila was? I think that Milarepa had a greater sense of desperation and urgency than we do, since he committed serious crimes in his current life, so the fact that he would have to do something or else face the conseq...

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