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by zenman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can deva go to padma sambhava pureland if they want ?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Can deva go to padma sambhava pureland if they want ?

Not if they want to. No one can by merely wanting but because of deep devotion, commitment and practice.
by zenman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Is he smoking ?

However, remember that the Mahasiddha Dudjom Lingpa smoked and could exhale that smoke through the pores of His skin due to His tsa-lung practice. Even so, in His next life as H.H. Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, He had terrible asthma as a karmic residue to having smoked tobacco while Thrak-thung Dudj...
by zenman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Colorado Rinpoche?

It’s not unique for BOD to vote on their teacher’s title?
by zenman
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Colorado Rinpoche?

Anyone? Pema Chophel?
by zenman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Colorado Rinpoche?

Saw this message in old thread. Tried to pm pemachophel but it didn’t go through. Who is the teacher referred to? Tibetan or American? Thanks. ”There is a Lama here in Colorado who taught under his own name for 10 years or more without really attracting more than a dozen or so rotating students. The...
by zenman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

As I walk on the streets everyday, I keep chanting the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum". I like to know how do I spread the energies of the mantra to all beings of all existences, particularly to everyone who pass by me, as I walk in the streets? :thanks: It spreads by itself, no need to spread it. You c...
by zenman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 90
Views: 2603

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Copied from Facebook, ”Do not confuse the archetype of teacherness with the personality talking (to you) at the moment. Just as it is important that you don't confuse your own innate buddhanature with the personality you are manifesting as at the moment. Guru Yoga probably has more misunderstanding ...
by zenman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

Miroku wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:55 pm
zenman wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Miroku wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:31 pm


Well, dream yoga is usually practiced at night or also optionally around noon.
Yes but that is because of the common times of sleep, not because of some unknown mystical factor x that could make the practice counterproductive...
That was a joke. :sage:
Roger that, 36.
by zenman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

She said it during the recent online empowerment, in a chukling manner. To put it in a different way: Are you aware of any practice that is strictly practiced at a certain time of the day or night? Well, dream yoga is usually practiced at night or also optionally around noon. Yes but that is becaus...
by zenman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

She said it during the recent online empowerment, in a chukling manner.

To put it in a different way: Are you aware of any practice that is strictly practiced at a certain time of the day or night?
by zenman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

Hi In her Riwo Sangchod teaching Lama Tsultrim Allione says, referring to some of her lamas, that if one practices it at evening, one's "horses will die". Is this to be taken as a literal warning that this practice will be harmful and bring negative effects if it is not done in the morning? Anyone j...
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Bloody wimps. I bet they have hot chocolate in thermoses and heaters and all...
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

You spoiled brats! Like this! :guns: :guns: :guns:

https://vimeo.com/23097760
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Announcement about the Closing of Sweeping Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 631

Re: Zen Forum International status

New owner...new owner's rules. It's not been a popular move, but time will tell if it was a good one or not. Before the teachers were banned there was maybe 6 people writing there. After banning them, there's 4. Somehow I don't feel this move was very relevant at this moment. Having the teachers' a...
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Point of comparison: I did a 3-month vipassana retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, USA a few years ago for around $3,000 because I pounced on the scholarship opportunities early, which I'm thankful for and it seemed like an ok price. But during the fundraising- excuse me, "dana"...
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Looking at your two statements above, do you want to venture a guess as to why you can still do everything for "free" in India and Nepal? Generally the retreats in India/Nepal are all in Tibetan with little heat, no AC, and basic foods. So that rules out most Westerners. Plus Westerners are seen as...
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Vaktar wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:15 pm
One of the signs of successful practitioners is that we don't easily know who they are.
What do you mean by this?
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 46
Views: 1728

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

florin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
All the shapes that the eye can see reveal the essence of one’s state that is why it is important not to prevent the eye organ from helping to establish knowledge.Same goes for all the other senses.
Precisely.
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

1500 Canadian dollars is 1143 usd. Is this true? On what basis they charge so much? I think in Chatral Rinpoche's places in Nepal and India you can still do everything for free. Looking at your two statements above, do you want to venture a guess as to why you can still do everything for "free" in ...
by zenman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Well, from what I hear from many Buddhists , this vajrayana has developed a bad reputation,for being for wealthy people, being very into making money. Are lots of these expensive things necessary. When I did three year retreat in Canada under Kalu Rinpoche it cost Ed 300 a month. What are people tr...

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