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by Jangchup Donden
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?

I've been told 1 million (or maybe 5 million now to the degenerate times) vajra guru mantras will do the trick.
by Jangchup Donden
Wed May 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Manjushris Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 765

Re: Manjushris Activity

In regards to Yidams it is often said that the ultimate nature is the same in all - yet they can be differentiated on a relative level according to their enlightened activities. So Medicine Buddha cures diseases, Tara is called upon for protection etc. But in the case of Manjushri these activities ...
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering bowl water and pets
Replies: 67
Views: 2616

Re: Offering bowl water and pets

Perhaps when you make the offerings, offer the water to not only all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, but also to your cats. That way they're not taking something that wasn't offered to them or exclusively offered to the three jewels. I'm sure the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas wouldn't mind sharing. You could e...
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Vajrasattva

cjdevries wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Reciting Vajrasattva mantra is a very effective way to purify, but I wanted to ask about prostrating to Vajrasattva. Is that also a efficacious way to purify?
Why not both? :)
by Jangchup Donden
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sleeping sitting up
Replies: 20
Views: 1437

Re: Sleeping sitting up

I'm really interested in this: Garchen Rinpoche talks about sleeping upright Please do you know any details about it? I know that during some retreats one is not supposed to sleep lying down. Do you have any experience with it? Is it important to have a back support? What should be the position of ...
by Jangchup Donden
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 84
Views: 7667

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

I think the best piece of advice is to use this time to stay home and practice. You should not being going outside and wandering in samsara at this time. As people who have bee empowered with spiritual practice in a materialistic age, we need to use it and have it present in these days. Guru Rinpoc...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 84
Views: 7667

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Also some advice from Bardor Tulku Rinpoche today: In response to requests from students for advice on how to practice dharma in difficult situations, such as the current global health crisis, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche shared the following guidance on March 12, 2020. Because our great lineage holders an...
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 8414

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

tobes wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:30 pm
One topic for the relevant forum - There is no Dzogchen with renunciation.
I think you could argue that viewing phenomena without any attachment or aversion is the ultimate renunciation -- as it's completely turning away from samsara.
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

From the great teacher's I've seen, they've never played into my expectations of them. Very true. For years, every time Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche gave teachings at the (KTC) dharma center where I used to live, it rained..... But it was always regarded as auspicious, a "Rain Of Wisdom". It might be au...
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 3148

Re: Passing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

I must confess I’m such a “true believer” that I’m surprised by the rain. That many Kagyu Rinpoche’s should be able to forestall the rain until after it’s over. :o Oh well. Guess not. Rain can be a teaching just as much as sunshine and rainbows. From the great teacher's I've seen, they've never pla...
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 2886

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Colleagues, how to get angry qualitatively in the “greenhouse” conditions of tantric retreat (practice of angry yidam)? It is just as difficult to get angry when there is no everyday reason, as well as stop being angry when anger has already arisen (for everyday reasons). Even visualizing yourself ...
by Jangchup Donden
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: image of Pema Tötreng Tsal
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: image of Pema Tötreng Tsal

Image

Here are all five Totrengsals surrounding Padmavajra and Varahi (in union). Vajra Totrengsal (blue), Ratna Totrengsal (yellow), Pema Totrengsal (red), Karma Totrengsal (green), and Buddha Totrengsal (White).
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Hmm, unfortunately being reborn as a god isn't a particularly good motivator for me as it seems like that's just a roundabout ticket to a hell realm... I'd much rather be reborn as a human where I can practice the dharma if I can't get out this time around. So far the clearest/more direct I've come ...
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Thanks all, I was hoping to find something which went into detail about the results of alcohol consumption (even better if related to effects on vajrayana practice) to serve as reminders, as well as something which went over the benefits of abstention. I know it's pretty basic stuff but I thought i...
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: image of Pema Tötreng Tsal
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: image of Pema Tötreng Tsal

In the Guru Rinpoche Ngöndro of the Barway Dorje lineage we actually have: * Vajra Tötreng Tsal * Ratna Tötreng Tsal * Pema Tötreng Tsal * Karma Tötreng Tsal * Buddha Tötreng Tsal http://www.kunzang.org/kpl-bookstore/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/refuge-tree1.jpg Each in their respective colors/Buddha ...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

Thanks all, I was hoping to find something which went into detail about the results of alcohol consumption (even better if related to effects on vajrayana practice) to serve as reminders, as well as something which went over the benefits of abstention. I know it's pretty basic stuff but I thought it...
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: texts/teachings on problems of alcohol
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

texts/teachings on problems of alcohol

So I know there are some texts and teachings on the problems of smoking (e.g., from Guru Rinpoche) -- I was wondering if there was anything similar about the problems of consuming alcohol? I was looking for some texts/teachings which I could use as a contemplation on this.
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lo Jong?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Lo Jong?

Did a little googling and found this on the shambhala website: https://www.shambhala.com/lojong-mind-training/ However, there is a particular and very unique Nyingma presentation of lojong and that is Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters. In this unique ...
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche's affiliation
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: Garchen Rinpoche's affiliation

Especially for great masters I don't think affiliations are as clear or distinct as sometimes we'd like them to be. It makes sense to learn, put in to practice, and complete as many paths as you can so that you have the right tools and dharma for the right people at the right time. It seems like mos...
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Vajrasattva
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Question on Vajrasattva

I believe Vajrasattva is also represented as the Samboghakaya of the Dharmakaya Samanabhadra.

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