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by Jangchup Donden
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 10230

Re: Lama Norha

so much sex abuse wierd who to trust these days? better to practice alone i think lol Makes me even more happy my teacher has a wife and children... I guess nowadays there's even more to be said for lay practitioners. That being said, this is really sad news, especially given how many people I know...
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33104

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

Guru Rinpoche, after being adopted by the childless king of Odiyana, killed a child in it's cot. When people protested about the murder he then killed the child's mother (if I remember correctly). I imagine that if Guru Rinpoche was alive now many here would be trying to get him lynched. Yeah, but ...
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 61
Views: 2362

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

Since Guru Rinpoche bound most of the Dharmapalas under oath himself, and he is easily invoked through the Seven Line Prayer, why not just go straight to the source? Invoking Guru Rinpoche with faith yields infinite benefits. If you have the Dharmapala practice and some commitment, of course don't ...
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 61
Views: 2362

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

conebeckham wrote:
Malcolm wrote:I would add that all Dharmapālas protect all Dharma practitioners, whether they are Vajrayāna practitioners or not —— that's their job.
In particular, the fully enlightened ones also protect us from ourselves, I'd say.


:smile:
It seems that's the demon I need the most protection from myself.
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: taking samaya pills
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: taking samaya pills

So I'm curious as to the best method for taking samaya pills. Should you let it dissolve your mouth, chew, or swallow immediately? Or does it not matter? samaya pills? You mean pills for purifying samaya? If so, you just scrape of a little. Probably using the wrong terminology. Maybe medicine pills...
by Jangchup Donden
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: taking samaya pills
Replies: 6
Views: 409

taking samaya pills

So I'm curious as to the best method for taking samaya pills. Should you let it dissolve your mouth, chew, or swallow immediately? Or does it not matter?
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: silly shrine question
Replies: 5
Views: 690

silly shrine question

So my apartment has recently acquired some cats, and those cats recently discovered that my shrine has delicious water bowls. I'm wondering if having them jump up on the shrine and drink from them is bad karma for them, or not something to worry about?
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lost and hesitant to find teacher
Replies: 46
Views: 3854

Re: Lost and hesitant to find teacher

My Dharma practice diary shows I missed Jan to Mar without any practice. I have no recollection of what happened. If you have no recollection of what happened for three months, you might be suffering from some kind of bi-polar disorder. It would be good to find a professional psychologist to talk to.
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is dalai lama suffer because his helping others?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: is dalai lama suffer because his helping others?

Suffering happens due to negative karma from previous actions. Helping others generates positive karma which will ripen positively in the future.

If suffering happens in the course of helping others, it's from previous negative karma ripening.
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantras for the Uninitiated
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

I think Amitabha's mantra might fall under that category as well.
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: HH Dalai Lama requests Prayers for Tibet
Replies: 17
Views: 2067

Re: HH Dalai Lama requests Prayers for Tibet

Thanks so much! Now I can do everything. :)
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a respectful skeptic practice sutrayana-only?
Replies: 30
Views: 3602

Re: Can a respectful skeptic practice sutrayana-only?

I think most westerners who start practical are skeptical of it (even if they don't think so). If you approach it with an open mind then IMO there's no problem. The point is to gain trust in the practice through personal experience, not just to reinforce your blind faith in it without any actual rea...
by Jangchup Donden
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illusory body /rainbow body after death and rebirth
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: Illusory body /rainbow body after death and rebirth

Malcolm wrote:
heart wrote:I have no idea. :smile: But if you have a rainbow body rebirth just doesn't make any sense.

/magnus

Khyentse Wangpo managed it. Guess this begs the question -- when is rebirth not rebirth?
When it's emanation.
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bardor Tulku streaming a Mahamudra Teaching this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Bardor Tulku streaming a Mahamudra Teaching this weekend

http://www.kunzang.org/email-webcast.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Streaming is free, but donations appreciated! Rinpoche will be giving a talk on "The Words of the All-Pervasive Guru," a guide to mahamudra practice based on the Mahamudra Lineage prayer.
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How KPL came to be
Replies: 0
Views: 428

How KPL came to be

On HH the Karmapa's blog:

http://the17thkarmapa.blogspot.tw/2012/ ... to-be.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It also has a great picture of HH the 16th Karmapa and a young Bardor Tulku Rinpoche. :)
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Samten and the Nagas of Lake Tekapo
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Lama Samten and the Nagas of Lake Tekapo

philji wrote:Is this Lama Samten who formally lived in NZ ? I have avelled with him n India a few times. He is wonderful.
I met him a few years back when he taught at KTD. Really excellent teacher. Hung out with everyone after teaching sessions, and I remember a really great interview with him.
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 2841

Re: Trisarana in Tibetan Buddhism

When I've been to refuge ceremonies (at KTD and KPL), there's no finger nail cutting, but as part of the refuge vow they take a little bit of hair from the top of your head. The reasoning behind this is they take it from the highest point on your body, so it's like offering a bit of the best of your...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 12250

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Maybe a good sign that the dispute has simmered down! I sure hope so! I went to KTD for HH the Karmapa last summer, and it was a little uncomfortable being there knowing all the politics going around. :( Which is a shame because seeing Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and other teachers at KTD is always a b...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do centipedes have any significance in Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 24
Views: 7626

Re: Do centipedes have any significance in Tibetan Buddhism?

By the way, i save centipiedes from being crushed by a shoe in my house. Everytime i see one centipede i will put it out there carefully. I hope that this means something good too :P Haha, that certainly means something good, but I assume the centipedes symbolizing mental poisons are the really nas...