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by bryandavis
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Semen
Replies: 43
Views: 3554

Re: Semen

Greetings,

So if marrow changes into semen for men, what does it change into for women? The Ovum?

If semen is the physical support for tummo in men, then for women?

Thank for the answer to those that might know.

Bryan
by bryandavis
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Chakrasamvara Empowerment 7/30 10am
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Chakrasamvara Empowerment 7/30 10am

Chakrasamvara Empowerment w/ Drupon Rinchen Dorje

10am PST @ Garchen Buddhist Institute.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/eMg77mH49K6

:cheers:
by bryandavis
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche's 2017 Teaching Schedule
Replies: 73
Views: 6826

Re: Garchen Rinpoche's 2017 Teaching Schedule

Garchen Rinpoche & Chetsang Rinpoche teachings in Prescott, Az.
June 16th , 17th, 18th.

schedule on http://www.garchen.net look under monlam event.

http://www.ustream.tv/CHANNEL/EMG77MH49K6

9am - 6pm on the 16th & 17th
10am - 6pm on the 18th
:cheers:
by bryandavis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?

Malcolm, So in essence, Rainbow body of the great transference or rainbody at the time of death allows Buddhahood with out going through the bardo process. Would the a practitioner of HYT be able to garner the same realization using the path of transformation? Or is this teritory explicit to Mengakd...
by bryandavis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Rainbow Body in Dzogchen Tantras?

Malcolm wrote:
there is a kind of Buddhahood without rainbow body...
Would you be able to go into both sides of Buddhahood a bit more? One is without remainder and one is with, or is that only a piece of the pie?

Thank you for your time in advance.

Bryan.
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tsa Lung
Replies: 41
Views: 5352

Re: Tsa Lung

Greetings, My two cents on the tsa-lung discussion is: As far as the yantra yoga system as transmitted by ChNNR, it would be advisable to take at least the intro course which can help understand the process breathing with regard to the holds that are used. In my opinion anything beyond that, you wou...
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Yamantaka with Protection Sphere
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Yamantaka with Protection Sphere

Greetings, Just to clarify about the picture posted. The protection spheres above Yamantaka are not visualized like that per se. If you look at the image of the protection spheres in that image you will see a white stupa. In the very center of that stupa, within some other visualizations is where Ya...
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 8724

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Tsongkhapafan wrote: Malcolm wrote: Tsongkhapafan wrote: as I have said before, generation stage is an essential part of the spiritual path and cannot be bypassed. It is not essential in the least. Buddha Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa and all realised Tantric adepts disagree with you. No, they don't. ...
by bryandavis
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 8724

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Generation stage isn't just nice to have or for dumber kids. There are two stages of Highest Yoga Tantra, not one. This is for a good reason but If you think you can experience results without creating causes, go ahead. Good luck. I was not saying Generation stage is for dumb kids. It was an analog...
by bryandavis
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 8724

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

[quote ...because generation stage practices are the cause of completion stage [/quote] Let’s say there are two kids being taught a lesson by a parent. The parent picks up a basket ball and tells both kids “kids, the world is a round orb, similar to this ball only a lot bigger, it might take time bu...
by bryandavis
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma schools in Arizona......please help me!
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Nyingma schools in Arizona......please help me!

Stefos, Regarding Garchen Institute, there is not really a full time lama there at the moment there. Also the local sangha is very small, perhaps four people coming up for the white tara practice done on sundays. Also, Garchen Rinpoche is not at the center year round. When he is around there are set...
by bryandavis
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Yamantaka Audio Stream Now
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Yamantaka Audio Stream Now

Greeings,

Live now is the audio stream for the last session of the Yamantaka Drupa, including tsog and smoke offering.

Good chance to hear some versified chanting in English as well. '

HTTP://WWW.USTREAM.TV/CHANNEL/EMG77MH49K6

All the best,

Bryan.
by bryandavis
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chanting in English
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: Chanting in English

I think that it takes not only a good translator but also someone who is poetic, not in the sense of some free form translation but in the sense of the translator has to have a musical ear, or at best a singer, vocalist etc. Translating into a non-monosyllabic language requires a great degree of nua...
by bryandavis
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chanting in English
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: Chanting in English

Paragraph and quote below are taken from www.gartrust.org Translations suitable for Buddhist chant, while common in the Himalayas and throughout Asia, are rare in Western languages. As Garchen Rinpoché has for years encouraged his followers to practice in their native tongues, he has greatly support...
by bryandavis
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Red Yamantaka & RatLing Phurba empowerments - Garchen Rinpoche in CA, April 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Re: Red Yamantaka & RatLing Phurba empowerments - Garchen Rinpoche in CA, April 2017

Lhasa,

You are speaking of Rinchen Cholings facebook? That would be excellent if they did.

Bryan.
by bryandavis
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Red Yamantaka & RatLing Phurba empowerments - Garchen Rinpoche in CA, April 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Re: Red Yamantaka & RatLing Phurba empowerments - Garchen Rinpoche in CA, April 2017

Cone, This is the first time I have seen him giving this empowerment or instructions, at least in the u.s. Reading through Kongtruls work in the treasuries I'm sure Garchen Rinpoche will give the unelaborated explanation of the completion stages. But we will see! Wish I could make it to the teaching...
by bryandavis
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Red Yamantaka & RatLing Phurba empowerments - Garchen Rinpoche in CA, April 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2001

Re: Red Yamantaka & RatLing Phurba empowerments - Garchen Rinpoche in CA, April 2017

The Red Yamari relates to the "Fiery Razor of Repelling" which is the sadhana used in the drupa of Jampel Shije She in a few ways. The manual compiled for the drupa practice has many extracted parts compiled from various Yamantaka cycles. So for example the opening prayers of refuge and bodhichitta ...
by bryandavis
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Theravadin looking for a bit of suggestion
Replies: 26
Views: 2461

Re: Theravadin looking for a bit of suggestion

looking into dzogchen to help boost my practise.
Perhaps you could go into more detail as to what you mean by this.
by bryandavis
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Webcast GarchenR. Vajrakilaya empowerment/drubchen Nov 14
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: Webcast GarchenR. Vajrakilaya empowerment/drubchen Nov 1

Greetings all, Lots of issues with web-streaming. We are 10 miles out of a small town, on a hill, satellite on 3G blah blah blah... WENDS AND THURSDAY 18TH AND 19TH http://www.ustream.tv/channel/SQhRjSsnnz6 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 20TH AND 21ST http://www.ustream.tv/channel/HG2TsFrLcSW Thanks for the pa...
by bryandavis
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Webcast GarchenR. Vajrakilaya empowerment/drubchen Nov 14
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: Webcast GarchenR. Vajrakilaya empowerment/drubchen Nov 1

Actually you can get the sadhana on the webstore.

Go to http://www.garchen.net and follow the link to the webstore.

:cheers: