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by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 77
Views: 1744

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

[Mod note: split from Latest report on Shambala abuse just released .] This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful. The reincarnation of masses of Tibetans in the West after the destruction of Tibet were ideal circumstances. They are old and Dharma was already dwindling before all these sc...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

The teachers, living breathing embodiment's of the realizations of the Vajrayana path.

& their teachings of course.
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 94
Views: 3636

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Fair enough I hadn't seen that. I fully understand that what I will say here may be ... off-putting to some, but so be it if so - we're all presumably adults who can manage our emotions reasonably well. I do think it's interesting to contrast Thaye Dorje's statements as seen in that video with Orgy...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 94
Views: 3636

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Maybe a lot premature. No one has said anything about there being more than one Karmapa, though many of those rejoicing, and those wringing their hands, have assumed this meeting allows for two (or more) Karmapas. I think that's an incorrect inference. I also saw something on FB about Thaye Dorje r...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 94
Views: 3636

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Excellent news, we Buddhists really need to get along.

People often quote the Buddha as saying the dharma will not be destroyed from outside forces but from within.

May there be harmony among all lineages.
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra the Moonlight
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Mahamudra the Moonlight

Since there is a new translation of the root text by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal by Elizabeth Callahan, i am wondering if anyone is aware of any teachings on mp3 or video or otherwise, using either the Traleg or Lhalungpa translations ? PS: or Clarifying the natural State or Wangchuk Dorje's root text. I c...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Not to be a stickler, but the Hindu deities were already in the building when he acquired it.

But yes, he did leave them up.
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Takdrol, Gau and etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Takdrol, Gau and etc.

There are many Gau which are quite small and compact. Surely some of them can fit your pill without being too large?
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is permanent in mahayana?
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: What is permanent in mahayana?

im having diffculty undestanding some mahayana concepts. according to nagarjuna nothing is permanent and everything is empty (sunyata). however some buddhist texts say that things like the dharmakaya and the dharmadatu are permanent and the dharmic laws are constant. does that change with the buddh...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1590

Re: Searching for a Teacher

To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, sometimes good fortune consists not of getting what you want but getting what you need, and having the good sense to realize that this is what you would have wanted at the outset if you had known more about yourself. ^This. :thumbsup: To OP: If you go looking for a t...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1590

Re: Searching for a Teacher

There are lots of very well trained teachers that are not famouse and have great capacity of guiding people in practice both in india/nepal and in the west. This is not a romantic idea, nor you have to some sort of supermagical good karma to met one. Its the same process as any other kind of teache...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: The Dalai Lama has chosen his successor!

The first article seems quite speculative, and neither here nor there really.

When they provide some hard facts then we can take it seriously.

However, HHDL for sure, will choose a move which will outsmart the venomous tactics of PRC.
by Sonam Wangchug
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1590

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Hey folks, I've been looking for a Vajryana teacher for nearly two years now. Personally, I've been practicing fairly intensively for 10 years. First 3 years was in Zen. Then was in Theravada for about 5 years. A few years back, I felt drawn towards Tantra - the inclusiveness and wildness of it. I'...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Re: Tilopa

Garchen Rinpoche regularly teaches Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra .. Would deepen the connection I imagine.

Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche is considered a rebirth of Tilopa. So perhaps the Zurmang kagyu has some related practices.
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense Won't Stay Lit
Replies: 26
Views: 6281

Re: Incense Won't Stay Lit

Won't work without the bed of ash.
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa

He's the third highest living Drikung lama, I'm going to take a wild guess he knows what he's doing. He's set forth his position on this very carefully and clearly. And according to HH the Drikung chetsang, of all of the tulkus within the Drikung kagyu he has the highest realization. This can be fo...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation
Replies: 5
Views: 377

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: 550

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: 2157

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: 42
Views: 1989

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...

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