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by tingdzin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

If you haven't yet chosen a principal lama, no problem. If you have, ask him or her.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Zazen

I'll put on a plug for Meido's book -- it's extremely well done, and I wish I'd had it when I was starting out.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpos in SE Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Bonpos in SE Asia

Possibly, but thanks for the information.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpos in SE Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Bonpos in SE Asia

Does anyone know anything about the lamas at the Bon center in Thailand? Affiliations, lama bios, etc.?
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 103
Views: 5002

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

She and her teachers were discussed on the previous incarnation of this board. I personally have met her and found her interesting as a person, but her formal credentials cannot even be called weak. Just came across this statement on an online event add and it sounds so confidently authoritative I ...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Courtesies Regarding the Lama, Sangha, and Place of Dharma Activity
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Courtesies Regarding the Lama, Sangha, and Place of Dharma Activity

Just don't put yourself forward too much, watch what others are doing, ask people (who are also not hogging the limelight), and show consideration. If people want to put you down because of your ignorance, just don't take it seriously and do better next time.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: First mahayana sutras, when?
Replies: 29
Views: 4534

Re: First mahayana sutras, when?

Please don't speak of the "original Sanskrit" versions of Mahayana sutras. Most of them were translated from Prakrit, mostly NW Prakrit. Sanskrit did not come into widespread use in Buddhism until well past the first century, as I recall.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Fukujoju bosatsu's suport
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Fukujoju bosatsu's suport

Can someone tell me what Chinese word was used to describe the creature that is the throne-mount of Fukujoju bosatsu in the Kongocho-gyo tradition, as the peacock is for Muryoju-butsu? I know the Indic and Tibetan, but I am curious as to what word or words the translators chose to render it into Chi...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 85
Views: 1534

Re: Dharma government?

Thailand was a constitutional monarchy on the British model. However, it is now a military dictatorship and has been since 2014. Thailand has been in and out of military rule since the early 20th century, and theoretically a constitutional monarchy off and on, sometimes at the same time. However, t...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

Yes, it's wonderful that this kind of thing still goes on in some places.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Feel like an interchangeable cog
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Feel like an interchangeable cog

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:31 am
Work that enables you to directly help people often doesn't pay that well.
Almost never.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree

If your friend could work with a poster until a thangka was available, try mahasiddha.org.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Is anyone able to read this script please?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Is anyone able to read this script please?

I think the last confusing part is du yig (abbrevated writing) for Namo. Such things are not so common on sculpture, but the quality of the writing is not that good anyway, and there appears to have been a space problem too.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

For what it's worth, I recently spent some time with some hard-core retreat chodpas in the Himalayas, and some of them use resin kanglings, although they would have preferred real ones.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 61546

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Beware of dogmatic anwers to this question. On such a profound topic, no one but your own teacher can be wholly trusted. there is no "one size fits all" Dzogchen.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 723

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

WEll, Dan, I hear you, but I don't think other people are getting your point.
by tingdzin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: lung ta
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: lung ta

hat is origin of Chogyam Trungpa teachings? Is it Kalachakra? A very great part of Rinpoche's teaching on this and similar subjects was derived from the writings of Mipham, who was active in reviving them, and other aspects of Tibetan culture not closely associated with scriptural Buddhism, such as...
by tingdzin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

Trump's re-election depends entirely on whom the Dems put up. If they choose a feel-good knee-jerk progressive with all the politically correct opinions, then Trump will be re-elected for sure and we're all doomed. If the Dems get their heads out of a dark warm place and choose someone more middle-o...
by tingdzin
Fri May 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 2505

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Virgo wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:55 pm
I'm calling him that from now on. :twothumbsup:
Ooops -- but it was a funny movie.
by tingdzin
Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zafus in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Zafus in Asia

Thanks, but I will not have a fixed address to receive things by mail.

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