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by Grigoris
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is offering alcohol as a gift to ones ngakpa lama appropriate and does it have a specific meaning?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Is offering alcohol as a gift to ones ngakpa lama appropriate and does it have a specific meaning?

lotuslogos wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:52 am
My question to you all: Is offering alcohol as a gift to ones ngakpa lama appropriate and does it have a specific meaning/significance or is it inauspicious or inappropriate?
Every time I go see my ngakapa lama I bring him some local booze. He loves it.
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Can we discuss Theravada teachings?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Can we discuss Theravada teachings?

2ndchance wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:52 am
Hello can we discuss Theravada teachings from the perspective of a Mahayana/Vajrayana practitioner? Thanks.
Of course. But do consider that since this is a Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism forum, this view will be considered definitive.
by Grigoris
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

TrimePema wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:28 am
say the 7 lines with devotion and see what happens
100,000 times will do the trick!
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida's death?
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Amida's death?

It's going to be a while before he dies, so why not practice your ass off and go ask him personally?
by Grigoris
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Makara

by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Also, in terms of LOTR's terma in particular, since you feel strongly about their continuity, maybe you're the lineage holder. You just need to ramp up your game a bit. :smile:
A bit???!!! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

I don't understand the title. There is no continuation without a lineage. But by received empowerments and teachings you are already part of the lineage. Of course the lineage will die with the last generation if there is no one qualified in that generation after the originator has passed. For exam...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:30 pm
That is a different problem, one the community in the west will in time resolve. We already know that in China there is a Khenpo appointed to continue CHNN's lineage there.
:thumbsup:
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:02 pm
I don't understand how that's relevant to the overall discussion.
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=30086#p475435
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

I don't understand the title. There is no continuation without a lineage. But by received empowerments and teachings you are already part of the lineage. Of course the lineage will die with the last generation if there is no one qualified in that generation after the originator has passed. For exam...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Unfortunately, I cannot be responsible for my empowerment. No, but you are responsible for what you do with what you have received. Sure, but I am not just talking about me, I am also talking about people who have/will come to the practices after the teacher's parinirvana, they are going to need em...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 23
Views: 1797

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Off topic discussion moved here.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Unfortunately, I cannot be responsible for my empowerment.
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Some people might need more assistance. But in fact ChNN also made a vast library of all of his secondary practices, including both his own termas and other lineage practices such as Green Tara, with complete explanations. Which is great, but it is not enough. These are oral lineages. There nneed t...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I use to feel the need to be attached at the hip to the Guru. Now I don't. Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage a...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 22
Views: 286

Re: My father died on Dec 2

OM AMI DEWA HRIH
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 680

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

On the other hand, I can tell my style is not welcome, at least by the most active moderators. Oh, you are not that abrasive edgar, I've seen way worse than you. :smile: Once you admit that you tend towards arguments and debate and prescription, then we can all settle down to the bun fight in earne...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 813

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I use to feel the need to be attached at the hip to the Guru. Now I don't. Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage a...
by Grigoris
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 680

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

edgar_d wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:52 am
My intention was not to debate anything...
And yet, since your arrival here, the only thing you have been doing is arguing and debating. ;)

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