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by Silent Bob
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 9590

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

I've had the enormous good fortune to have spent time with a few of the greatest lamas of the 20th century and above all the blessing and influence of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje HHK 16 has been unceasing.

Chris
by Silent Bob
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Renouncing Theravada
Replies: 23
Views: 3313

Re: Renouncing Theravada

Hello everybody, I've recently been at what I can only describe as a cross road really. I've slowly lost faith in the Theravada tradition, I've been seeing and reading about things such as monks owning pubs selling alcohol, doing fortune telling, magic tricks, barely meditating (if at all), getting...
by Silent Bob
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chakrasamvara initiation fundraiser...
Replies: 21
Views: 3265

Re: Chakrasamvara initiation fundraiser...

More importantly, I would say that it is important to consider who the guru is more than the deity. Although you may have a strong connection to Heruka, taking a HYT initiation is a very heavy commitment, one that binds you to a teacher until enlightenment. Although Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a highly q...
by Silent Bob
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Different Kinds of Shentong
Replies: 24
Views: 2787

Re: Different Kinds of Shentong

You're asking for quite a bit. Perhaps you'd find the answers to your questions here:http://www.amazon.com/The-Other-Emptiness-Tony-Duff/dp/9937572673
by Silent Bob
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stupas in New Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: Stupas in New Mexico

Going to visit my family in my hometown of Albuquerque, NM fairly soon, hope to make a trip to some Stupas. I know there are a number scattered throughout New Mexico. There used to be one at Petroglyph park..which was demolished a number of years back to build a highway through (yay for NM lol, wha...
by Silent Bob
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sadhana of Mahamudra (Trungpa)
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Sadhana of Mahamudra (Trungpa)

Jikan--The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a beautiful practice, though I've found it's best enjoyed in a group, and don't do it very often on my own. Practicing it in a group retreat back in 1974 was my first real introduction to Vajrayana and the text has never lost its power for me. There is a sourcebook...
by Silent Bob
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heart Sutra -- why study it?
Replies: 51
Views: 3428

Re: Heart Sutra -- why study it?

Thus have I heard from two of my teachers; that we chant the Heart Sutra not only for ourselves, but for beings wandering in confusion in other realms who might hear it.
by Silent Bob
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Walking Pilgrimage
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Walking Pilgrimage

http://www.tricycle.com/special-section/stupas-along-rio-grande?page=0,0 There are other stupas in the area that aren't mentioned in the article, though I personally wouldn't try doing a walking tour over the highways of northern New Mexico because of inattentive and/or drunk drivers. It's quite a ...
by Silent Bob
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dating and following Dharma...Why is it so difficult to date
Replies: 47
Views: 5205

Re: Dating and following Dharma...Why is it so difficult to

Perhaps you come across as too earnest, too sincere and it may call for a different approach:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/141654030X/ref=rdr_ext_tmb (be sure to look inside)
by Silent Bob
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New To it All
Replies: 33
Views: 1824

Re: New To it All

Also, I have read some things about Trungpa Rinpoche on wikipedia that are a bit disturbing, are those things true? There is nothing disturbing about Trungpa Rinpoche. There are just a lot of disturbed individuals trying to fathom what he did, and who he was (unsuccessfully). Please, don't worry ab...
by Silent Bob
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: books on mother tantra
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: books on mother tantra

Here is some of what is available without restriction: ... http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Concealed_Essence_of_the_Hevajra_Tantra_p/5223.htm Most of those recommendations are actually restricted as you will need the specific empowerment first. The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra (Hevajra is co...
by Silent Bob
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: books on mother tantra
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: books on mother tantra

Here is some of what is available without restriction: http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/vajrayogini http://www.amazon.com/The-Cakrasamvara-Tantra-Discourse-Heruka/dp/0975373463 http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Concealed_Essence_of_the_Hevajra_Tantra_p/5223.htm No recommendation implied or intended, though ...
by Silent Bob
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Trungpa's chöd
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Trungpa's chöd

As abbot of the Surmang Dutsi-til monastery, Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the primary lineage holders of the Surmang Chod, the most widely used Chod system among the Kagyu. However, and to the best of my knowledge, CTR's personal practice was the Troma Nakmo Chod he'd learned while studying with his ...
by Silent Bob
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Legalized Marijuana - will you smoke it?
Replies: 121
Views: 4691

Re: Legalized Marijuana - will you smoke it?

I used to enjoy it a long time ago, but the new super-strains just make me sleepy.
by Silent Bob
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Armor works!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Vajra Armor works!!

If you knew Fa Dao like I do, you'd know you can't tell him anything!

Chris
by Silent Bob
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: anyone have Gyatrul Rinpoche books?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: anyone have Gyatrul Rinpoche books?

KonchokZoepa wrote:actually when i look now at the inside contents of the book, its the same book. generating the deity seems to be just an older edition.


Exactly, as I learned when I bought the newer edition.
by Silent Bob
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Changbu Gyasa Healing Ritual
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: Changbu Gyasa Healing Ritual

Tsultrim T. wrote:Is anyone familiar with this ritual, the lineage it is from, etc? Thanks.


The Changbu Gyasa is an optional section of the Surmang Chod.
by Silent Bob
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mo Lha, and the 5 foremost dieties
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: Mo Lha, and the 5 foremost dieties

Authentic presence is a translation for the Tibetan word wangtang (dbang thang), which literally means the “field of power.” It can be thought of as a globe of invisible light or energy that surrounds a warrior or a saint. I'm glad to have the mystery of the meaning of "wangtang" finally ...
by Silent Bob
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Longchenpa & Dolpopa: Contemporaries
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Longchenpa & Dolpopa: Contemporaries

I recently came across the volume Mountain Doctrine at the university library (this is Hopkins' translation of Dolpopa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning nges don rgya mtsho). I hadn't noticed until then that Dolpopa & Longchenpa were close contemporaries. Given the social & geographic circumsta...

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