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by Sherab Rigdrol
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism's class "problem"
Replies: 44
Views: 4105

Re: Buddhism's class "problem"

As a lower class western buddhist there is a big class difference, however as much as I want to bitch and moan (which I do) about this issue it comes down to one's merit, or lack thereof.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How To Deal with Homeless People?
Replies: 27
Views: 3298

Re: How To Deal with Homeless People?

I live and work in a major city area. With that, I encounter homeless people on a daily basis. Some are old, some are young. Some are handicapped and others looked able body. A few are running a scam every day on tourists....I see the same guy pretending to only need $5 to catch the bus home...once...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 2919

Re: sang without transmission

Thanks Lama Pema. I'll ask Luke if he's translated it. Would love to read it. Also, it's Pema Khandro Ling :)
by Sherab Rigdrol
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN and Bön
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: sang without transmission

Well i guess that depends of you consider the roots of sang making smoke or if you consider them to be boddhicitta, offering to the four guests, wisdom ..etc If its the latter then definitly buddhist roots. And Chnn definitly acknowledges dzogchen bompo linage and event taught some Where did you co...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN and Bön
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

ChNN and Bön

Can one do sang without transmission? Sang offering is an aborigen thing, a tibetan practice, and afaik it doesn't have roots in buddhadharma. Maybe you can just make aromatic smoke and offer it. Well i guess that depends of you consider the roots of sang making smoke or if you consider them to be ...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 2919

Re: sang without transmission

"Sang offering is an aborigen thing, a tibetan practice, and afaik it doesn't have roots in buddhadharma." This is one opinion. However, not all Lamas agree with this. Two years ago, Tulku Sang-ngag gave a very masterful rebuttal to this opinion . "Naga Amendment of Breaches" includes sang and is a...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7162
Views: 837775

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The damaru isn’t used in medium and long tuns. A ritual drum is used in the Ngagkong but it’s not necessary.

Best resource for the mudras is the Tundus Tundrin Tungyas dvd.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: working hard
Replies: 56
Views: 4284

Re: working hard

A lot of people, including some teachers, do seem to taken the gentler approach and say 'just do your best' or the like. It is a trick. :smile: Your best is 100% of your current capacity. There is nothing gentle about that. Maybe I should pm you, but anyhow, is it a good idea to ask for your teache...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

I thought your letter was very practical Greg. :thumbsup:
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Sherab-la, "I think that most westerners entered the dharma coming from some judeo-christian background and as a result when asked to donate to dharma centers/teachers etc/ are more resistant to practice generosity." I'm not sure why you say this. Why would coming from a Judeo-Christian background ...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Sherab Rigdrol, I agree the tone is a little off-putting. I think Tulku Sherdor is leaking some of His frustration dealing with Western Dharma students. I think He's responding to the very tough position some of His students place Him in. As a Teacher, He can't directly tell His students they need ...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 4153

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Tulku Sherdor of Blazing Wisdom in Saugerties, NY, and heart-son of Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, posted the following on FB today. I thought it was useful and so am re-posting it here. I've put it under Tibetan Buddhism because He makes a number of allusions to specifically Vajrayana Buddhism. Twenty Simpl...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche & Buddha Shakyamuni
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche & Buddha Shakyamuni

Ok, this is mirroring your previous thread in the dzogchen subforum, which was answered adequately.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2659

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

The thread is on thin ice.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2659

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

The first of the twelve primordial teachers is Tönpa Nangwa Tampa, the last one is Buddha Shakyamuni who didn’t teach directly Dzogchen teaching. Indeed among the twelve teachers someone taught the Dzogchen teaching directly, someone indirectly. Buddha Shakyamuni did not transmit the Dzogchen teach...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2659

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

Yungdrung, you are posting in the Dzogchen subforum and your question has been adequately answered.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 2659

Re: Buddha Shakyamuni and Dzogchen

Garab Dorje was an emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 15491

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Unlocking this. However if it becomes a battleground it will be shut down.
by Sherab Rigdrol
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7162
Views: 837775

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello. I just finished reading the practice of Guru Medicine Buddha booklet. On page 11, the instructions say, '...we sing the following invocation', and it starts with E MA HO. Is there a recording of the Guru Padmasambhava as Medicine Buddha melody available? I only have the audio on how to prono...
by Sherab Rigdrol
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2018

Re: Is he smoking ?

So awesome that you found footage of him. I too am fascinated by him and would love to meet him someday. I have the sneaking suspicion he might be the real deal as well. Instead of wanting to meet him I would want to be able to reach his level of attainment (ie be him). We quite obviously need many...

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