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by meepmeep
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung logo
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: Drikung logo

I have a small moon tattoo on my back which needs to be corrected. I had thought to cover it with this symbol as I've taken refuge in the drikung tradition, but would this disrespectful?
by meepmeep
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help identify this antique (Buddha? ) Statuette
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Help identify this antique (Buddha? ) Statuette

Uh oh "Offering and chanting is needed daily." What has your mom gotten you into? Well...if all goes well you'll have a whole lotta love! LOL, It was a wedding present. We recently got in a Thai temple. Mom saw this and thought it would be appropriate as she thought it was a Buddha. Kinda funny she...
by meepmeep
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Help identify this antique (Buddha? ) Statuette
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Help identify this antique (Buddha? ) Statuette

My mom gave me this, which she bought cheap at an online antique auction. It doesn't look like any Buddha I've ever seen, but it does appear old. It's Bronze, and worn with a patina. There are some kind of stones in the eyes. I'm attaching a link to an album : http://m.imgur.com/a/VWsPN What do you ...
by meepmeep
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Website Idea's
Replies: 24
Views: 3887

Re: Website Idea's

Interesting. If you guys need some graphic design help, let me know. I could donate some time.
by meepmeep
Sat May 24, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: DEALING WITH ANTS
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: DEALING WITH ANTS

They hate the smell of mint. I take fresh mint and crush it a little, and put it where they are coming in and along the path they are taking. This really does help. You have to keep replacing the mint as it wilts until the ants go away
by meepmeep
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: starting from scratch with Sanskrit
Replies: 18
Views: 3526

Re: starting from scratch with Sanskrit

Tom wrote:Tibetan is much easier to get up and going with but you have already done that.
Along that vein, can you recommend a place to start learning Tibetan?
by meepmeep
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Yamanataka Empowerment Arlington, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Yamanataka Empowerment Arlington, VA

bryandavis wrote:Is the question regarding how to incorporate the given mantra in the brief daily sadhana that was available?
Yes, basically... That, and what the mantra actually was, no seems to have heard it clearly
by meepmeep
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for animal
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Prayer for animal

He looks just like my cat

OM MANI PEDME HUNG

Image
by meepmeep
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Yamanataka Empowerment Arlington, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Yamanataka Empowerment Arlington, VA

Did anyone by chance attend? I was there and I have a few questions I couldn't find an answer to while I was there.
by meepmeep
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: When others harm those you love... help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: When others harm those you love... help needed

IMO, contact Lama Dawa Rinpoche via http://www.saraswatibhawan.org and ask for a mirror divination on what specific practices, either done by yourself or commissioned from others, will help your grandmother the most. Then also ask the best way for dealing with your aunt and Mother. You could even a...
by meepmeep
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: When others harm those you love... help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: When others harm those you love... help needed

Thank you all for your posts :) I guess if I thought for sure that getting angry, so to speak, would help I would do so in an instant. However, a big part of me feels like there is enough anger here already, and since I can't take any real legal action I don't know what could be accomplished. My gra...
by meepmeep
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: When others harm those you love... help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: When others harm those you love... help needed

Intellectually, I understand this... but anger simply arises. As if, someone was harming your child and you want to stop it but don't know how. I am afraid of taking the wrong action and making things worse, or taking no action and making things worse... As things are I am a granddaughter, not a dau...
by meepmeep
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: When others harm those you love... help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

When others harm those you love... help needed

I read this forum a lot, but I rarely post... I find myself in a difficult situation, and in need of advice from a Buddhist perspective. To explain briefly. I was partially raised by my grandmother, and therefore we are very close. She has two children, my mom and aunt, who have a very bad relations...
by meepmeep
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Vajrasattva as water?
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Vajrasattva as water?

Oh, yes, that was a typo... :oops:

What I have in my notes "the nature of water IS Vajrasattva"

My impression of it is basically like you stated. I really like this metaphor too. I am wondering if there is a specific visualization that goes with it.
by meepmeep
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Vajrasattva as water?
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Vajrasattva as water?

A couple of weeks ago during the Vajrasattva empowerment Garchen Rinpoche said from now on we should view water as having the nature of water. This slipped my mind until last week while visiting the beach and reciting the Vajrasattva whilst in the ocean... I find this idea intriguing, and I was wond...
by meepmeep
Thu May 30, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: no hair cutting days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: no hair cutting days?

plwk wrote:I had to ask... does this apply to nose hair trimming, leg and armpit shaving?
oh god, didn't even think of that... if so, then I'm not even going to worry about it, as I would have surely met my end by now if that was the case.
by meepmeep
Thu May 30, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: no hair cutting days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: no hair cutting days?

Thanks Nilasarvati :smile: Funny thing is, if it said I would meet a lovely companion I wouldn't take it seriously at all. I know a good bit about western astrology, and to me it really seems way to general until you really get into the intricacies of it, then it starts to make sense. I can't help b...
by meepmeep
Thu May 30, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: no hair cutting days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

no hair cutting days?

I'm sorry if this seems silly, or is in the wrong section... I noticed that I have made an appointment for a haircut on a no hair cutting day according to the fpmt calendar. It would be difficult for me to reschedule, as well as inconvenient for the stylist. So my question is... how seriously does o...
by meepmeep
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: buddhist collage art
Replies: 1
Views: 416

buddhist collage art

Hi all, If this is in the wrong place please feel free to move it. I have all these magazines and various things with buddhist images on them because I didn't want to throw them in the trash. I'm an artist, and I thought I'd like to cut out all these images and make some kind collage art. Would that...