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by Grigoris
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

The mantras are different, the mandalas are different, the lineage is different, and the teaching is different. This I can understand. So since the mandala is different one would need to initiated into the specific mandala. Okay. As for the practice and mantra, it makes sense that one would need a ...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

The mantras are different, the mandalas are different, the lineage is different, and the teaching is different. This I can understand. So since the mandala is different one would need to initiated into the specific mandala. Okay. As for the practice and mantra, it makes sense that one would need a ...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

No. It does not. The lineage is completely different. Since when are Yidam and their activities lineage specific? Is the Dudjom Tersar Thorma Nagmo a different Throma Nagmo to the one Pepijn received? Does this hold true just for Throma Nagmo or for every Yidam empowerment that is not "shared&...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

Hi there, I got a question: I received the empowerment of Krodha Kali / Troma Nagmo during the Dam NGAG DZO empowerments (CHOD-Zhije) that I received from DKR. Now I am mostly practicing Dudjom Tersar and was thinking does this empowerment also service as a basis for the practice of Troma Nakmo of ...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 4
Views: 151

The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

by Christopher Wallis February, 2016 http://www.sutrajournal.com/the-tantric-age-a-comparison-of-shaiva-and-buddhist-tantra-by-christopher-wallis The main purpose of this paper is to gather in one place evidence that has been piling up for some years in secondary sources, but the full implications o...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Malcolm wrote:You are definitely entitled to your opinion.
Indeed we are!
Well it looks like this thread has truly run its course.
Indeed it has! :smile:
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Greg, it's really stupid behavior to post a spoiler from an episode that hasn't officially aired yet on HBO. The episode in question was a leak. So, the vast majority of people who follow this show has not yet watched it (it airs on Sunday evenings in the US, so Monday for Europeans). Please consid...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Norbu rinpoche is the most criticized teacher in all of Tibetan Buddhism, and his students also. We are used to it. Calling someone a bore is not an attack, btw, it is an opinion. I am sure you can justify it to yourself in any number of ways, but your "opinion" is a personal attack on Ri...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 158
Views: 3298

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Pael, you mentioned that you took Amitabha empowerment from Ch. Nhamkai Norbu. Why not practice Amitabha? Kirt I'm sorry if did express it unclearly, my native language isn't English. I received this from Tulku Dakpa. It was Amitayus from Konchog Chidu. Amitayus is Amitabha? But, I thought Vajrasat...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Of course, I'm not disagreeing, but DJKR likes to provoke.. He is not provocative, he is a tiresome bore, yada yada yada, always going off on the same point, like a scratched cd. Well, for entertainment I normally watch Game of Thrones. :smile: The sixth episode was awful. John Snow should have die...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Of course, I'm not disagreeing, but DJKR likes to provoke.. He is not provocative, he is a tiresome bore, yada yada yada, always going off on the same point, like a scratched cd. Dude, relax, you are talking about the teacher of a number of people here. If somebody launched personal attacks about y...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

A.pair of very nice rebuttals of DJKR's statement. I thought his staement was lame and avoided being honest and direct. It badly needed edititng. https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2017/08/18/on-dzongsar-khyentse-rinpoches-statement-from-a-reader-of-the-new-york-times/ http://www.patheos.com/blo...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

And once people start losing their outrage and being distracted in this way, then momentum is lost. Students slogging through all 10,000 words of this article become side-tracked and lose their shock. They forget that this is about fellow students being harmed—and about students who would defend th...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 24356

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/2017/08/18/on-dzongsar-khyentse-rinpoches-statement-from-a-reader-of-the-new-york-times/ I don't think DJKR's text was as bad as this makes it out to seem: There was a moment, after reading this, when I had the feeling that I could no longer continue as a Buddh...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 27
Views: 506

Re: Race in America

No one in their right mind has considered China anything but capitalist for a long time...this is pretty much common sense. But they weren't like this when they invaded Tibet, and they've since eased up on our fellow Buddhists in China. Anyway, there is no disputing that advanced capitalism is huge...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 27
Views: 506

Re: Race in America

However in Europe were in certain countries we may only have one or two people (All of which are white) you see these same realities but the association isn't done with race because they are the same race, ethnicity, and sometimes family as yourself. Instead it is because you know they are from the...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 7828

Re: Lama Norlha

smcj wrote:Because of my work I've spent a lot of time in graveyards. Seeing a headstone from 100+ years ago that says "You'll always be remembered" is one of my favorites. Yeah, right.
You're a grave robber by trade? :)
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 158
Views: 3298

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

A complex subject cannot be summed up in a quick quote. You should read the section called "the Ripening Empowerments" first, esp. ppgs. 17-27. Well that just shattered any notion I ever had of receiving empowerment. On the basis of that text I probably haven't even consciously received a...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 158
Views: 3298

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

The qualifications of the guru are mentioned in many tantras. Indeed they are! But how many newbs (or even people that have been on the path for a while) are aware of them? And in fact there are guru universities, called shedras. Graduates of them are called loppons, khenpos, and geshes. Indeed! A ...
by Grigoris
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 158
Views: 3298

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

My remark assumes you are following a qualified guru. Need I point out that people believe all sorts of nutcases are qualified gurus because there is n't like a guru university with a guru degree and postgrad that you can check on. A person that is qualified in one lineage may not be considered qua...

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