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by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation

Yeah, he's from Bhutan and in his 20's, Recognized by HH Sakya trizin rinpoche, and a student of Rinpoche and Dzongsar khyentse rinpoche. This connection has been established due to significant reasons. One of them is that one of Jamyang Khyentse wangpos previous lives was also Thangtong gyalpo, the...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Memory - improvement techniques
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Memory - improvement techniques

Powdered Myrobalan
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 1594

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

You would only need to practice Dzogchen from a living teacher if his student achieved Rainbow body? That is some of the most deluded logic that I've ever heard. As if you have complete control over your death and rebirth and have time to spare.. You better practice before it's too late, Precious hu...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 22
Views: 933

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

The Dudjom tersar Gyalpo protection amulet would be good to place on your door, however, I don't know where they are selling them, perhaps someone here will know. This one? https://scontent.ffod1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23375_10151212177406818_828401519_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8ca7f9bb4a9cc056f52deb71f...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 22
Views: 933

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

The Dudjom tersar Gyalpo protection amulet would be good to place on your door, however, I don't know where they are selling them, perhaps someone here will know.
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Without lineage, there is nothing. The late Thinley Norbu would disagree. Would you care to flesh that out a bit, Florin? I, for one, have no context and therefore no idea what you are talking about. I do not think it's accurate to say the late Thinley norbu rinpoche would disagree. You make it see...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

The tantras do not say, "Examine master so and so for his lineage recognitions, endorsements, associates, etc." What do they say? They mention nothing about lineage heads, etc. They only mention the personal qualities and learning of the prospective master in question. Come to think of it, it is a ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Pema Khandro received a recognition and enthronement by the head of the 900 year old Druk Tashi Dhargey Chokor Dechenling Monastery in Tibet, His Eminence Gyaldak Rinpoche. She was recognized as the present reincarnation (tulku) of a nineteenth-century yogini. She was given the title Pema Khandro R...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

It is not cyber bullying to ask a teacher for their credentials. Not in the slightest. Although I agree, I also wonder if it is necessarily a requirement for teachers to go around publicly advertising their gurus? I mean Sogyal advertised that he was jamyang khyentse chökyi lodrös disciple, did tha...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

https://scontent.fopo1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/38252543_569344533480665_1780606205840850944_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=4390603f11f598c263f21a06e7e1a62a&oe=5BEF6362 She is close to this Chodpa. Does this give her some legitimation? Btw that is the Chodpa that did Chöd practi...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

What does the word 'support' mean in this case? Garchen RInpoche just recently showed a poster like print he created, for Vajrakilaya practice and he called it a 'support'. What does this mean? A support for ones practice, as it aids ones practice, for example in making offerings, or in helping one...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Or c) work with circumstances as best they can they slept in a room which had a support of Tseringma in it. Well, What does the word 'support' mean in this case? Garchen RInpoche just recently showed a poster like print he created, for Vajrakilaya practice and he called it a 'support'. What does th...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

And yet, people continue to adopt teachers who do not have institutional backing. Your chain of authority is only as good in so far as you buy it. So how exactly will students receive the lineage practices independent of the lineage masters? Of course we know there are individuals who give wangs wh...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Yeah, but if we subject all claims made to scrutiny, very few will really stand up. No? Recognitions, confirmations, etc., are all pretty much politics in my book. "are all pretty much politics" ??? that is implying that the lineage heads lack either A) integrity, or B) wisdom. Or c) work with circ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

As I said, it is up to the student decide who is a qualified teacher. Who else can make that decision for anyone? Well if the said teacher has a "lineage" then there will be a "lineage-head' or several lineage holders to refer to.. Here are a few Minling tradition Minling trichen dungse dalha rinpo...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Pema Khandro has students, that makes her a teacher by fiat. Sure. Nonetheless, claims have been made, and it is reasonable to ask for verification or confirmation. "Examine well the potential Guru," etc., right? Yeah, but if we subject all claims made to scrutiny, very few will really stand up. No...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5038

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

You are free. You can do whatever you want. Everyone else does. It's up to students to decide who is a qualified teacher. It is also up to teachers to decide who is a qualified student. Sorry man, but I am calling you out on this one. Are you telling me that you did not choose your teachers on the ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3366

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

IME, as one progresses in their practice one needs less and less sleep. True. HH the 16th Gyalwang karmapa did not sleep much and could be seen walking around his Courtyard at Rumtek in the late night time. Dzonsar khyentse Rinpoche recalls making Kora rounds with him at 3:30 am at Boudhnath. The G...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 3366

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

It isn't really a translation though. /magnus Really, Magnus? Have you compared it to the original text? I have not...to be clear. I know it's in the GyaChen KaDzo, and I suppose I could have a look. Most of the book is commentary, frankly, from NgaWang Zangpo, laid out in smaller typeface, or mayb...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shenphen Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Texts
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Shenphen Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Texts

Shenpen Dawa Rinpoche is a Buddha.

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