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by Dharmaswede
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

I don't know him first hand, but I certainly consider him legitimate.
by Dharmaswede
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chö Dakini Weekend: Chö Empowerment, Five-Dakini Transmission, Subtle Body Training
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Chö Dakini Weekend: Chö Empowerment, Five-Dakini Transmission, Subtle Body Training

INVITATION: https://www.dakiniswhisper.com/dc-dakinis-weekend ONLINE Three-Day Weekend Event Khandro-la will offer the Chö Empowerment “Opening the Door to the Sky” and transmission of the Five Dakini Practice according to the Ear-Whispered lineage. The weekend will be rich in Chö and Dakini practic...
by Dharmaswede
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2039

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

TWR is part of the liberal wing. Not all Bönpo teachers, especially some old times, share that open approach to the dissemination of the teachings. I was very surprised to see how TWR explained that he had done a 49 day dark retreat when he was a teenager. From what I learned from Alan Wallace, bef...
by Dharmaswede
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2039

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

TWR is part of the liberal wing. Not all Bönpo teachers, especially some old times, share that open approach to the dissemination of the teachings.
by Dharmaswede
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chagchen Chöd vs Dzogchen Chöd
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Chagchen Chöd vs Dzogchen Chöd

I am not by any means an authority, but this is my impression: Chöd is Chöd. Across lineages and cycles, it is rather consistent in terms of the elements of the practice. As such it is unique, although it does, of course, share many, many aspects with other practices in Tibetan Buddhism. Dzogchen is...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod Ngondro
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: Chod Ngondro

Hello my friends, I'm wondering how many chod Ngondros there are out there? My impression is that all complete cycles of Chöd have some form of preliminary. The new Ösel Nyingtig is Dzogchen oriented and has a traditional Ngöndro and Yeshe Tsogyal as preliminary (if I understand it correctly): http...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Empirically validating Phowa
Replies: 41
Views: 8870

Re: Empirically validating Phowa

What design and method/s would be best for empirically validating the successful accomplishment of Phowa training (in life, not in death), i.e. from a third person epistemological point of view? I think, there happened already much research on the impact of Buddhist practice in the field of psychol...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Empirically validating Phowa
Replies: 41
Views: 8870

Re: Empirically validating Phowa

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:19 am Grigoris is no longer on the forum, FYI, and has not been for some time.
Thank you, good to know. I will of course then leave him out of the discussion, if it should continue.
by Dharmaswede
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Empirically validating Phowa
Replies: 41
Views: 8870

Re: Empirically validating Phowa

In general, don’t assume anything about what other people have and haven’t considered in internet discussions. The main responder to my query in this thread has been Grigoris. I have read hundreds, if not more, of his postings over the years, and have grown to greatly respect his integrity and sinc...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Empirically validating Phowa
Replies: 41
Views: 8870

Re: Empirically validating Phowa

Dear Peter, Thank you for raising the risk of breach, which should always be considered. A. I sincerely assume everyone who has posted in this thread has considered possible breaches. I know I have, which of course does not exempt me from being mistaken. B. Who is in this thread is justifying a poss...
by Dharmaswede
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 10707

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I believe Reggie Rey found a terma.
by Dharmaswede
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Online Cho Retreat: Guru Yoga of Machik Labdron with Pointing-out Instructions
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Online Cho Retreat: Guru Yoga of Machik Labdron with Pointing-out Instructions

Guru Yoga of Machik Labdron with Pointing-out Instructions
Friday - Sunday, October 4-6
Open to all

More information on this link: https://www.dakiniswhisper.com/online-c ... -fall-2019
by Dharmaswede
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod empowerment and samaya
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Chod empowerment and samaya

Here is the event description: https://www.facebook.com/events/2124681354510775/ My questions is: in this particular Chod lineage, and with this teacher 1) what am I now "empowered" to practice and 2) what did I implicitly commit to practicing into the future? I do not have the time or resources to...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Tibetan or English?

Miroku wrote: Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm

Tibetan without exception. ChNN was very clear on that. There was a student who translated it in a singable way, however ChNN was against it.
Thank you for clarifying this.
by Dharmaswede
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Tibetan or English?

Certainly, there are - at least- two important aspects of this kind of translation: accuracy and poetic quality. You have share some greater examples that seem to carry both qualities. Regarding your other comments on the power, or lack there of, of sounds etc. all I can say is that Vajrayana to me ...
by Dharmaswede
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Tibetan or English?

Ah. So you're asking if you have to practice in Tibetan simply because the traditional protocol dictates it? Certainly, tradition has another view on the power of melodies etc. https://www.namsebangdzo.com/Offering-Ganachakra-Chod-p/15141.htm It is not necessarily easy to get empowerment for a pract...
by Dharmaswede
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Tibetan or English?

The standard answer is of course to ask your teacher. My personal take is that it is good to sometimes practice in English. As you have noticed yourself, that will help you to get to know the practice. in such case, you could practice by reciting instead of singing. If you have doubts about practici...
by Dharmaswede
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Autonomous "kriyas" recognized in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

Re: Autonomous "kriyas" recognized in Tibetan Buddhism

How you relate to this phenomenon is important from a Vajrayana point of view. The energy that is moving through could develop into so called lung, which might be quite discomfortable. You facilitate this process by your inner way of relating to it, or holding it, and through body work such as Kum N...

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