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by Vasana
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

2.24 - " “Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin, noble son, this bodhisattva is taught to be illusory, unattainable, and subtle. This bodhisattva is described as being unstained; as being with form,a vast form, a hundred thousand arms, a trillion eyes, and eleven heads; as being a great yogin, a sublime yogin; ...
by Vasana
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Dec.2 online 'The Supplication to Machik Five Dakinis.'
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Dec.2 online 'The Supplication to Machik Five Dakinis.'

Does anyone know much about Chöying Khandro ?
Is anyone here her student?
by Vasana
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long meditation session
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Long meditation session

https://pictures.abebooks.com/isbn/9781559390064-us.jpg Get this book and learn from a teacher or online course if you can. Quality is better than quantity. Shorter but higher quality sessions can be more useful than a longer session mired in the 5 faults but they can also be good practice too depe...
by Vasana
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: New Member with a question about the 2nd of the four noble truths
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: New Member with a question about the 2nd of the four noble truths

So I've been studying Buddhism for a couple of months now and I've come to the point where I am questioning my thoughts on the 2nd noble truths, or truth. It states that, "Desire causes suffering." I can understand some desire causing some suffering but how about suffering from pain? If you desire ...
by Vasana
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 2940

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

Since I have encountered the term samaya, the term "struggle" has prevaded my active vocabulary. Yup! Even without that, there's the value-action gap we surely all encounter from time to time. We all have core-values, principles and beliefs but our actions (or lack thereof) might not always reflect...
by Vasana
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4968

Re: What is reborn after death?

A question I have been pondering. Maybe someone can answer?

At what point does the grasping of a self imputed on the aggregates cease in the intermediate state?
At the moment of the next live's conception?
by Vasana
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6338
Views: 581438

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't think it is shaming, if someone thinks there is a problem it is good to say it rather than letting others continue doing something that may be wrong. The problem is that in such cases it is not very clear how much or what kind of information is ok. It's not that difficult: Information from ...
by Vasana
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6338
Views: 581438

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Some questions and topics are best suited for email.
Rather than talking about things that should not be public, next time just email your local DC or someone from the DC here.
by Vasana
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6338
Views: 581438

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There is a new schedule until the 4th Nov. It's been sent in Italian so I'm sure the other languages will follow.
5pm Merigar practuce today usual.
by Vasana
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Idea: Friendship Buddhism Group!
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Idea: Friendship Buddhism Group!

Yes I aploogize, I must work on elminating my delusions and fetters properly and walk on the proper path. Please forget all that I have said in my previous post. I must repent now for making light of the noble buddah path. Thanks for the lessons. Unsure if you're being sarcastic or not. Either way,...
by Vasana
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Idea: Friendship Buddhism Group!
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Idea: Friendship Buddhism Group!

You should look in to something called 'secular ethics'. There are quotes and excerpts and probably videos about this online from the Dalai Lama. It's a million times more realistic than what you are proposing and it's still incredibly difficult to make people aware of it's existence, let alone maki...
by Vasana
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Vitamin D Research

Vitamin D draws on your magnesium supply. If your magnesium level is is low already you can have problems.A good grade magnesium will solve that. You might want to monitor your D levels.Good luck. :twothumbsup: Thanks for that. I had no idea. :thumbsup: Kevin... Then there's calcium and zinc to con...
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3422

Re: No end to samsara?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:56 am
For as long as a cause exists, its effect will continue to be produced.
This point has been hitting home a lot recently (better late than never, I guess). Samsara is pretty awful :cry:
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3422

Re: No end to samsara?

This explanation from Berzin on this topic is very good in that it distinguishes different types of (a)temporality. [...] Four Types of Temporal Continuums In general, there are four types of temporal continuums. The first type is a continuum that has both a beginning and an end. For example, this b...
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3422

Re: No end to samsara?

There will always be deluded beings because there are an infinite number of beings some of which will not attain enlightenment. Kirt Is this a general statement or a view particular to Ati? I remember seeing something similar before but hadn't looked in to it. It's a general Buddhist statement so i...
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

Let's say there is a Dzogchen practitioner that puts in decent effort in this life. Let's say he is not very advanced but is a decent practitioner. When that practitioner dies, let's say he fails to attain at the moment of death, or in the bardo, and decides to strongly will to be reborn in Dewache...
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 146
Views: 13333

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:28 pm
Vasana wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 am
I forgot to tune in. Was it recorded via Zoom or elsewhere?
I am afraid it was not.
Oh well. If you happen to speak on this again in the future, hopefully it can be recorded for us :)
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 34
Views: 1434

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

dewachen has a second special feature not shared with other purelands besides the easy admittance, which is that from dewachen one is able to go on day trips to all the other purelands. or so i was told. I don't think the second feature is entirely exclusive to Dewachen. Rather than 'day trips' its...
by Vasana
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6338
Views: 581438

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Good to remember that Longsal isn't exclusive to our human dimension either. We don't yet know about Longsal in this world but if there are lineage holders elsewhere then for as long as these teachings can tame beings they will continue in some form or another, manifesting their blessings. All the m...
by Vasana
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

There are many things in Buddhism let alone Vajrayana that are hard to believe in by blind faith. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water and just let the things that seem questionable to you sit in the 'maybe, maybe not' pile as you work with the teachings and methods of Buddhism that you can ...

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