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by Jangchup Donden
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3514

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

i think it is a task for a new "yangsi" generations of lamas, some of whom as it seems, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche or Kalu Rinpoche, for example, have already been through enough to get the idea of what consequences emotional/physical abuse can lead to. I'm not sure neurosis were not that common in T...
by Jangchup Donden
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "You need to know Tibetan to achieve enlightenment in this life"
Replies: 71
Views: 1691

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

Do you need to be able to read the entire Indo-Tibetan corpus if you have access to a teacher and translator who can provide pith practical instructions? Maybe it’s my Kagyu/Nyingma bias shining through, but I feel like having my butt on the cushion practicing what I’ve been taught is a much better ...
by Jangchup Donden
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

First of all, why not? Second of all, what is an "enlightened guru" in your eyes? Someone whose at least on the path of seeing, i.e., the first Bodhisattva level. But ideally, a Buddha. I think Patrul Rinpoche is pretty clear on what standards we should hold our guru to, and what they should ideall...
by Jangchup Donden
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Regarding the samaya of not having sex with non-practitioners: What are those of us who have relationships with non-practitioners to do, divorce or otherwise leave our partners? We're told that being Buddhist is a matter of karma and thus, we don't proselytize and convert others if they don't have ...
by Jangchup Donden
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Would an enlightened guru ever have mundane sex? First of all, why not? Second of all, what is an "enlightened guru" in your eyes? Someone whose at least on the path of seeing, i.e., the first Bodhisattva level. But ideally, a Buddha. I think Patrul Rinpoche is pretty clear on what standards we sho...
by Jangchup Donden
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Personally, I'd like to shy away from a blanket "a guru should never take a student as a karmamudra ever, ever" as Guru Rinpoche didn't follow that example. On the other hand, I'm pretty comfortable saying a guru should not be having mundane sex with a student. So teachers should only get laid via ...
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Now we are talking about parlor tricks... No wonder westerners are so lost and lose their reasoning abilities in front of lamas. In old times people knew very well this is connected with mind, and that is why they were impressed, nowadays people are just mesmerized even by the possibility. Dharma i...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

I'm not familiar with this story. What are you referring to? Don't remember the name of the nunnery, but I've been told there's a place where there are some nuns who are skilled enough at creation stage practices to be able to play radung using their other set of lips, so to speak. Not very likely....
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Or in the case of a lady, playing the radung from under her skirt I'm not familiar with this story. What are you referring to? Don't remember the name of the nunnery, but I've been told there's a place where there are some nuns who are skilled enough at creation stage practices to be able to play r...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

smcj wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:03 pm
What’s a radung?
Played the usual way:

by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Peeing off a building and retracting the urine back into your body before it hits the ground, for one famous example. You don’t need a building or precipice. A simple bowl of milk will do. Was not sure if I could mention that one. But yeah, showing you have the ability is pretty easy assuming you d...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Preparing for death

I have also heard that completing ngöndro or doing 8 consecutive nyungne's closes the door to rebirth in lower realms. I don't have a textual source to back that up however. Also reciting 1 million (or 5 million?) Guru Rinpoche mantras assures rebirth in his pure land. I mean there's a lot of option...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Preparing for death

Motova wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Malcolm has said that if you recognize the nature of mind once then you are guaranteed to be reborn in a pureland.
Immediately after this life? Or sometime in the future?
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Preparing for death

How can one prepare for death and bardo experience so one can either attain liberation in the bardo or at least not fall into unfavourable rebirth? Does practicing zhitro help one to prepare for bardo or is it mostly for helping others? What about Amitabha? Is reciting prayer to be reborn in Dewach...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 570

Re: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

As someone a soft spot, and with 4 cats, I'd recommend about not going too overboard taking care of pets. It can be a lot of work and costly. If you want to ever move for a job or to get closer to dharma, it also really complicates things. Taking in an animal is a long time commitment, and you want ...
by Jangchup Donden
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

One of the requirements for karmamudra is that both partners should be experienced in creation and completion stage practice to a very high degree. Yeah, but how do you demonstrate that to a woman? Peeing off a building and retracting the urine back into your body before it hits the ground, for one...
by Jangchup Donden
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10525

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

The tantras very clearly recognize the existence of sexual misconduct, and samaya breakage through relying on unripemed partners. What do they say "sexual misconduct" is? For a vajrayana practioners, sleeping with ordinary partners who have not been ripened by empowerment is sexual musconduct, beyo...
by Jangchup Donden
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Effects of alcohol on the channels
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Effects of alcohol on the channels

So there's been a lot of discussion on here about the negative effects of tobacco on the channels. Are there any scriptural references/teachings about the effects of alcohol on the channels? Is it as negative?
by Jangchup Donden
Sat May 19, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 692

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

It's said intense anger (and other things) lead to rebirth in the hell realms. But I haven't came across any explanation of what causes rebirth in a hot hell as opposed to a cold hell? Is this found anywhere? Are you looking to focus your anger for a certain climate? Nope, I was just curious.
by Jangchup Donden
Thu May 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 692

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

Thanks, that's interesting!

Really sad to hear about the nude modeling though. :( No fun allowed in samsara.

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