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by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Mahamudra and Dzogchen

Stiphan wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:34 pm
What is everyone's opinion of Mahamudra and Dzogchen? How good are they? Are they similar in a way?
Pretty good
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Online Ngondro programs

Which Ngondro are you looking to practice?
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4013

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I'm sorry, but the modern problems with the Gelugpa lineage are not the fault of great masters like Trijang Rinpoche and Pabongkha Rinpoche but due to modern politics and the unconventional views of a particularly influential individual. There are hardly any Gelugpas on DW because the reputation of...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

According to Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche's facebook, H.H Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche (the Tibetan yangsi) will be presiding over the cremation ceremonies at Orgyen Cho Dzong. I'm not sure if he's ever visited the United States before, but in any case this is incredibly auspicious. It will be ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9162

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I, for one, am all in favor of a black Jesus with an Elephant’s head. I feel the world can only be made better by this. You will be first in the noble retinue of Oshun/Mamaki / Black jesus with an elephant head Yab yum :twothumbsup: Just imagine what will happen when this lady learns about the term...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9162

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

PeterC wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:35 am
Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 am
She also said Jesus, and Ganesh were of the same essence.
I, for one, am all in favor of a black Jesus with an Elephant’s head. I feel the world can only be made better by this.
You will be first in the noble retinue of Oshun/Mamaki / Black jesus with an elephant head Yab yum
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9162

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Keep in mind, that this women not only claims that she is a Medium for Mamaki. For those who have no listened to her podcast... She also claims that she channeled Oshun,and it was Oshun who told her that she (oshun) and mamaki are exactly the same being, but by different names. (Devotees of Oshun sa...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9162

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

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by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9162

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

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by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 9162

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1801218363233565&id=100000362559762 :shrug: I wouldn't regard someone posting such a thing as being knowledgable in vajrayana.Now,I'm very convinced that she's just part of that new age family who wants to use vajrayana for their own ends. That was painfu...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style
Replies: 95
Views: 9369

Re: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style

Do we have any fans of the "naropa" "university" translation style? Naropa.jpg SMH Of course the issue of translation is a nuanced one, but we really cannot underestimate its importance. As Dzongsar khyentse rinpoche has said below. "If we assess honestly exactly where we are now, we will see how u...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 961

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

Tashi Ding I hope
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Bernie
Replies: 100
Views: 5718

Re: Response to Bernie

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:08 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:02 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Alak Zenkar...
Is an amazing person. I had the opportunity to meet him briefly at the translation conference, and all I could really say was "Thank you for your dictionary."


Nice. DJKR seems to think very highly of him.
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by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your Spiritual Youth
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Your Spiritual Youth

Though I had some connection to the Tibetan buddhist tradition since I was a child, I didn't formally take refuge and get into it until much later (16) By the age of 19 I was living in a Kagyu monastery with Brahmacharya upasaka vows, and planning on ordaining and going into at least one 3 year retr...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4019

Re: Guru Devotion

It depends. The possible circumstances are limitless. Aside from Malcolm's comment about an unqualified guru who has deceived their students into thinking they are qualified, can you give one of those limitless examples? I'm trying to see what example there could be, but my impression is that once ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4019

Re: Guru Devotion

...practitioners have a broader view than merely believing gurus are always above reproach. So devotion to a guru may include a guru being reproached by their student? Not exactly. The keypoint of the Varjayana path is pure perception to one's lama, if one can't hope at having pure perception of on...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 23
Views: 1648

Re: Vasectomy

Recently my wife floated the idea of me getting a vasectomy once we've either had our second and last child, or once we've decided we're gonna be one and done. She wasn't insistent, so that's not an issue, and I can't help but sympathize with her position of all other methods of birth control being...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Bernie
Replies: 100
Views: 5718

Re: Response to Bernie

Started watching the Berlin video; I'm having trouble processing DJKR's take on "what the Buddha actually taught" and "Cinderella sutras". I'm hopeful that this is elaborated later on in the talk but it does seem like a very strange statement to make with such certainty. Or maybe I'm just too dull ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Khandro Thugtig preliminaries - confused!

Greetings Lingpupa, I am not familiar with Kyabje Chadral rinpoche's composition, However, it is mentioned at the end of HH Dudjom rinpoche's composition that there was a previous liturgy, but it being a bit unclear, he composed the one in mention for clarity. I just wanted to mention if not already...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 3443

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

The definition of propitiating is to gain the favor of someone or something. This is done through offerings. You're confusing taking refuge in a deity as a path to liberation with propriation. You are confusing refuge with a path to liberation. Seeking someone's favor for protection, material gain,...

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