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by Vasana
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 12
Views: 821

Re: Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

Great to see this happen. Both know the contunity of lineage is more important than temporary circumstance.

May it be auspicious!
by Vasana
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diet and Behaviour in the winter time
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Diet and Behaviour in the winter time

Dr Phuntsog Wagmo speaking about diet and behaviour for winter time. (Tibetan /Ayurvedic perspectives)

by Vasana
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva and Green Tara Initiations in the context of difficult mental and physical health. Advice,opinions, thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Vajrasattva and Green Tara Initiations in the context of difficult mental and physical health. Advice,opinions, thou

It sounds like you have the right idea and the monks seem pretty clear that whatever you take is not a strict commitment but permission to connect with the practices. As far as I understand from what you have written, this means less pressure to practice than more formal imitations. Given your circu...
by Vasana
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

This thread could really do with some sang 8-)
by Vasana
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Smoke offering predates Buddhism in Tibet. Propagating mountain and other gods and spirits was common in Bon. Purifying outsiders with juniper smoke when they arrived from beyond the vilage was also common. You may not be following a sang sadhana, but you can still offer aromas to the Buddhist feild...
by Vasana
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Reversing Global Warming
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Reversing Global Warming

4. A Prayer for Protection from Earthquakes and Natural Calamities Associated with Thang Tong Gyalpo Attributed as a selection from A Prayer Which Spontaneously Fulfills All Wishes, a treasure (gter) discovered by Rigdzin Goddem (1337-1408) Screen Shot 2019-10-21 at 11.37.30.png Here is an Earthquak...
by Vasana
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Reversing Global Warming
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Reversing Global Warming

Through a single prayer, Thangtong Gyalpo stopped epidemics, famines, and wars. The skillful means we have at our disposal are that powerful. Here is one of the prayers from Thangtong Gyalpo translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the time of 9/11. Here are the Words of Truth Pacifying the Dangers of W...
by Vasana
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does Dzogchen Say About It’s Origins?
Replies: 63
Views: 2263

Re: What Does Dzogchen Say About It’s Origins?

Shakyamuni is also listed as one of 12 Twelve teachers of Dzogchen (Tib. སྟོན་པ་བཅུ་གཉིས་, tönpa chunyi, Wyl. ston pa “When a Dzogchen Yogi hears Shakyamuni Buddha turning the Wheel of the Dharma of the Four Noble Truths he hears Samathabhadra proclaiming the most profound Dzogpachenpo.” 'A Marvelou...
by Vasana
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6816
Views: 721471

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Timeline of the life of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. https://www.merigar.it/en/timeline/?fbclid=IwAR0Puxk7V1uV8FrJIfpd0b03e7sOzomGrti6onLIp7X6ybsIm48EDQek4vc This timeline is a chronological account intending to convey an idea of the complex unfolding of the life of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. We do not prete...
by Vasana
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 2272

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

In addition to Pema Chopel pointing out that some conditions are karmic, I've also heard it said that long life or healing practices are best supplemented or preceded with the purification of karma. Even then it can sometimes be the case that the karma is already ripening and being added to at a pac...
by Vasana
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Motivation for taking refuge
Replies: 12
Views: 539

Re: Motivation for taking refuge

Hi Agdistis, I rejoice that you are thinking about taking refuge. Based upon some of the comments you've made, I would suggest dedicating more time to some study since you seem to have some misconceptions about various topics including rebirth, the void and so on. This isn't a criticism but it's muc...
by Vasana
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Reversing Global Warming
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Reversing Global Warming

Thanks for this Pema Chopel. It's a topic I've been thinking about and planning to research more for a while. I'm in two minds about it to be honest. On the one hand, I completely agree and encourage any notion of harm reduction and setting beings on the right path, planting seeds in the skillfull w...
by Vasana
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 33
Views: 1867

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

From this thread of Dharma Gems ; https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=1325&start=80 'Jetsun Taranatha's Essence of Ambrosia, Contemplation on the Causal Links that Lead to the Attainment of Buddhahood I need to attain buddhahood. I therefore need to cultivate bodhicitta since it is the cause of ...
by Vasana
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Precious Human Birth
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: Precious Human Birth

Karmapa elaborates on the above practice of feeling gratitude and love for the kindness of parents by extending gratitude to the kindness we receive from beings in this life. Our food, water, clothes, shelter, education, health services, transport, infrastructure, community, technology, Phone, inter...
by Vasana
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Precious Human Birth
Replies: 15
Views: 1068

Re: Precious Human Birth

Reflecting with gratitude to our mother's kindness in raising us is one of the causal contemplations for generating bodhichitta, too. From this thread of Dharma Gems ; https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=1325&start=80 Jetsun Taranatha's Essence of Ambrosia, Contemplation on the Causal Links that...
by Vasana
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now

The real litmus test is found when observing whether you still have attachment or aversion or the other afflictions. Whether you still consciously or unconsciously grasp at phenomena or beings or experiences as if they had an inherent nature. Whether compassion rather than irritation or indifference...
by Vasana
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: We don't exist anywhere?
Replies: 20
Views: 932

Re: We don't exist anywhere?

Hey all, I think I am getting lost in concept and contradicting myself. let me stop reading text from website and start practicing with aim of personal experience and come back to this forum once any clear insight arises and discuss. I dont know if it takes days or months or years but I am going to...
by Vasana
Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 360
Views: 27949

Re: Great Vegan Debate

It's odd that vitamin deficiencies are the defining parameters for the vegan debate when the typical ultra-processed, additive rich, sweet, fatty and salty american or European diet (with the exception perhaps of Mediterranean) sees that deficiencies are common place, even for omnivores. The skewed...
by Vasana
Sat May 25, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 360
Views: 27949

Re: Great Vegan Debate

It's odd that vitamin deficiencies are the defining parameters for the vegan debate when the typical ultra-processed, additive rich, sweet, fatty and salty american or European diet (with the exception perhaps of Mediterranean) sees that deficiencies are common place, even for omnivores. The skewed ...
by Vasana
Fri May 24, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 360
Views: 27949

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Worth a watch. The guy is well educated and balanced and is nice to listen to. The first video looks at how messed up the current state of nutritional science is with all of its contradictory findings and sensationalism. In short, a better understanding of the limitations and confounding variables p...

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