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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: 85

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: 337

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: 420

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: 420

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: 420

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: 420

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: 682

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...
by Dharmaswede
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Re: Can bad karma from slander of the Buddha be erased through sadhana?

Karma is anything but straight forward. It is based on several factors, such as your understanding of the act or issue. I imagine it was quite limited when you were a Christian. Also, intention is important. If you don't remember doing it but happened to have done it, you probably did it casually. F...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Summer Chö Retreat - Gateway to Chö: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Summer Chö Retreat - Gateway to Chö: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11 2019

https://www.dakiniswhisper.com/summer2019-cho-retreat Summer Chö Retreat - Gateway to Chö Chö Empowerment, Transmission, & Commentary Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11 Location: Tipi Village Retreat, Outside of Eugene, OR (The First Annual Retreat for the US Pith Trainees in the Five-Year Chö Mas...
by Dharmaswede
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: DIY Chod Drum?
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: DIY Chod Drum?

This might be helpful.

CHÖ DAMARU CLINIC:
Online Workshop
to help you modify or repair your Chö drum (damaru)

Saturday, July 13, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PST)

https://www.dakiniswhisper.com/damaru-clinic
by Dharmaswede
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: new e-book on Chöd
Replies: 0
Views: 250

new e-book on Chöd

'Chö Whispered from the Mount of Bliss: A Commentary on the Ear-Whispered Chö is a compilation of teachings given by Chöying Khandro, Founder and Spiritual Director of Dakini’s Whisper, from 2018 to early 2019. At its core are transcriptions of several of the online courses available on the Dakinis ...
by Dharmaswede
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Courses/Shedra's
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Online Courses/Shedra's

Among the ones I have tried out, this was my favorite: http://www.buddhistthought.org/ – assuming you mean online study programs, and not practice oriented ones.
by Dharmaswede
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: New: Cho Mastery Training U.S. Pith Track
Replies: 0
Views: 345

New: Cho Mastery Training U.S. Pith Track

There is now a U.S. Pith Track for the Five Year Cho Mastery Program in the Ear-Whispered Lineage. Please note that applications closes on March 31. More information here: https://bit.ly/2XJMUtK The application for the Extended European Track of the Five Year Cho Mastery Program closes on the same d...
by Dharmaswede
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

I’d agree that if you’re interested in the Dudjom Troma cycle it’s important to find a qualified Lama and ask them. This is sound advise, all around in Vajrayana. Different Lamas will have different styles of transmission. Incisive observation, which prevents a lot of confusion. Generally there are...
by Dharmaswede
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

In some Chod Sadhanas, there is a transmission of the melodies – in addition to the lung and the wang. Thus, there is a lung of the text, and then there is a transmission of the melodies. In practice, these can be given simultaneously but the point is that the melodies are an important enough part o...
by Dharmaswede
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: DIY Chod Drum?
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: DIY Chod Drum?

Changing skins is not the primary focus of these clinics – and I don't know what kind of help you could get on that particular issue.

The issue of buckled skins has been discussed here on Dharmawheel before with promising suggestions on how to tackle it, search.

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