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by Jangchup Donden
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5680

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: 1857

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: 1857

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: 2059

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: 646

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 646

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: 1037

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: 1037

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: 567

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: 892

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: 602

Re: Question on Vajrasattva

I believe Vajrasattva is also represented as the Samboghakaya of the Dharmakaya Samanabhadra.
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?

Buddhist literature, like most Indian literature, like most literature at all really, uses hyperbole as a regular technique. If you take it too literally (which can never have been the authors' intention) you end up with conflicting nonsense. Sure, but that being said -- if you don't work to get en...
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 1375

Re: Mantra siddhi

I think Vajrakumara/Vajrakilaya might as well.
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung/Longchen Nyingtik connection?
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Re: Drikung/Longchen Nyingtik connection?

Part of me thinks that many (if not most) of our beloved Kagyu gurus are secretly (or not so secretly) Nyingma... :P
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, Lama Tratop and Lama Nyima from Kunzang Palchen Ling's 10 day summer retreat
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, Lama Tratop and Lama Nyima from Kunzang Palchen Ling's 10 day summer retreat

I thought I'd share an auspicious photo from this year's 10 day summer Dzogchen retreat at Kunzang Palchen Ling. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche came out to do some circumambulations and this majestic double rainbow came out. Lama Tratop on the left, and Lama Nyima on the right. https://i.imgur.com/BSYtY8X.png
by Jangchup Donden
Sun May 26, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: open heart?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

open heart?

So I have come across Open Heart on another Buddhist message board, and it's throwing some major warning flags to me: https://www.en.openheart.fi Does anyone have any more information on this? They're claiming some endoresments here: https://www.en.openheart.fi/35937 But it all seems very fishy to me.
by Jangchup Donden
Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 3114

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Find a teacher. Cross check their pedigree to ensure that they are lineage holders. Follow their instructions. Leave your beliefs and opinions outside the door. There ya go. It’s not easy. But it is simple. Here is the OP, Note ‘It’s NOT easy.’ Note ’check that their pedigree to ensure that they ar...
by Jangchup Donden
Mon May 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajrakilaya at White Lotus in Rochester, NY
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Vajrakilaya at White Lotus in Rochester, NY

Hi Everyone! Just thought you might like to know that the White Lotus dharma center in Rochester, NY is having a Vajrakilaya empowerment and retreat this weekend, including teachings: https://www.whitelotusdharma.org/2019-vajrakilaya-retreat-with-lama-abao/ And in a couple more weeks, Bardor Tulku R...

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