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by TsultimNamdak
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 1490

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

A general comment: I would have thought that establishing an organisation that mimicks a royal court, including guards, a court, courtesans and royal titles (do the really, as mentioned in the article, address Mukpo as "Your Majesty"?!) is a very bad idea. It can only go terribly wrong. Just stop it...
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: First teachers coming to Tibet
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: First teachers coming to Tibet

With regard to books dealing with the early days of Buddhism in Tibet from a more academic viewpoint, I would recommend Matthew Kapstein: The Tibetan Assimilation og Buddhism and Jacob P. Dalton: The Taming of the Demons . https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tibetan-Assimilation-Buddhism-Conversion-Contestatio...
by TsultimNamdak
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1594

Re: Text/prayer table

I use something similar to this. Very good size, low cost, and easy to take along, if need be.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-Bentle ... ow+folding
by TsultimNamdak
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

I don't know what Garchen Rinpoche specifically was referring to, but it was Gampopa who became the originator of the later Kagyu lineages - the four great and eight lesser. He was also a great scholar who created the systematic approach to Mahamudra still in use today. There is some discussion amon...
by TsultimNamdak
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Wylie transliteration for term
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Wylie transliteration for term

I think it is a Sanskrit word. "Adarsha". Anyone know what that means?
by TsultimNamdak
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

According to the Wikipedia article on Laurence Brahm, he was foreign policy advisor for Jill Stein in 2015. The universe never ceases to amaze.
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Levitation of objects by sound
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: Levitation of objects by sound

Quote from https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/antigravityworldgrid/ciencia_antigravityworldgrid08.htm The following extracts are translations taken from the German article: 'We know from the priests of the far east that they were able to lift heavy boulders up high mountains with the help of...
by TsultimNamdak
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Hva Shang Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Hva Shang Mahayana

The details of the Great Debate has been lost in the mists of time - even the outcome is disputed in the older sources. I doubt very much that Hvashang was a Dzogchenpa; he was more likely a Chan Buddhist, or at least influenced by Chan. Centuries later - well, about a thousand years later - some Ny...
by TsultimNamdak
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1036

Re: Book Recommendations

For anyone interested in Nyingma, this is indispensable: https://www.shambhala.com/complete-nyingma.html Another important one is Dudjom Rinpoche's overview: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/nyingma-school-tibetan-buddhism Being a Dharma book bibliophile is unfortunately an expensive hobby. :reading:
by TsultimNamdak
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 9743

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

I agree with Malcolm that it makes sense - at least in part - to view a ngakpa's role in a Buddhist society in terms of the market. He offers certain services and people pay him for said services. But I think that a just as valid way to view the ngakpa's role as a sociological one. The ngakpa (and t...
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 7704

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

At least DKR doesn't in this instance complain about them being New York Times-reading liberals.
by TsultimNamdak
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 16266

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

Interesting that there were Facebook issues regarding Dzongsar already then. :shrug:
by TsultimNamdak
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Instructions on Guru Yoga Meditation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Instructions on Guru Yoga Meditation?

The first volume of Khenpo Kartha's "Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma" contains an excellent explanation of the guru yoga according to the Kagyu. Dzongsar Khyentse's "Not for Happiness" is a general commentary on the Longchen Nyingchik ngöndro but most of it is applicable for Kagyu as well. Good luck ...
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What major Tibetan Buddhist texts are still missing?
Replies: 40
Views: 3161

Re: What major Tibetan Buddhist texts are still missing?

What major Tibetan Buddhist texts are still missing? Besides some of the commentaries on the 17 tantras of dzogchen menngagde. We have only 10% of what existed in Tibet prior to 1959. Where does that 10% estimate come from? I would have thought that most material in most monasteries and libraries w...
by TsultimNamdak
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?
Replies: 15
Views: 3538

Re: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?

Tenga Rinpoche's Garden of All Joy is a must. May I also recommend Chöd Practice Manual and Commentary ( http://www.shambhala.com/chod-practice-manual-and-commentary.html ). That includes Jamgon Kongtrul's commentary to the practice - as well as the practice text. Garden of All Joy and the Manual su...
by TsultimNamdak
Sun May 12, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Explanations of rituals and ritual implements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Explanations of rituals and ritual implements?

I don't think there is anything that explains everything. However, a really good book for the explanation of implements and so on is Robert Beer: The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs . A somewhat cheaper version of the text (with fewer pictures, but still a lot) is to be found in Robert Be...
by TsultimNamdak
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer
Replies: 39
Views: 5158

Re: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer

Granted, this is not an online source but the prayer is included in the Kagyu Monlam Book. That book is well worth getting, as all the important prayers are included. And they are all printed in Tibetan, with phonetics, and translated, too.

Best wishes...
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 16731

Re: Indian Vajrayana

A very good academic work on the subject is Ronald M Davidson: Indian Esoteric Buddhism - A Social History of the Tantric Movement. Columbia University Press, 2002.
by TsultimNamdak
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Investigating fake lamas
Replies: 218
Views: 27529

Re: Investigating fake lamas

Hello all. I am new here. :namaste: I just came across this discussion here and thought I'll contribute. Regarding Ole's claims of being Mahakala, he says so himself here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNxA0yKeMGM (Whether it is Bernagchen or not is not clear but I would say that it is implied). I ...

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