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by Vasana
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wheel of Life
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Wheel of Life

and another! Uncle Sam-Sara

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by Vasana
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?
Replies: 69
Views: 1519

Re: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?

Matthew, first all consider yourself very fortunate that you're in to the Dharma at such a young age! As you saw, most people at dharma centers tend to be a bit older. You're 16. There's gonna be some awkwardness and it's normal that you're wanting a girlfreind at your age. Since you saw how few peo...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 1390

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

Oops! I guess I misheard her! But one question. Isn't the visualization supposed to be Tara as a real person(apart from organs and so on)? I read that you can't visualize a thangka nor animated/cartooned image of the deity. Is this not so? Not sure where you heard this. Organs is obviously a no. A ...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1300

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

If you have had no astral or out of body experiences it's easy to dismiss it off hand as having no corresponding experience, usage, place or application in Buddhism. Picking your nose can have a application in Buddhism, that doen't mean that every instance of nose picking is Vajrayana. You are enga...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Urgent help people!
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: Urgent help people!

I doubt it's karmic. Sitting is uncomfortable if you're not used to it and if you don't often do any body maintenance. Do lots of stretches, yoga, self massage for the problematic areas etc. Do this before hand and some on breaks if you can. Bring supports/cushions/ belts for comfort. Try Kneeling i...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 1390

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

I did. That's what she said the empowerment gives(along with lung). Now what? Tenma, this was not an empowerment. It did not include the Tri. It was a lung, a reading transmission of the practice. It authorizes you to take the online course and do the practice in this lineage. The course is the Tri...
by Vasana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1300

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

It might not be called astral projection in Vajrayana but it's there. Any long distance interaction with Gurus or with the 8 classes, bardo beings, elemental beings, perception of one's subtle body etc is pretty much an astral experience/perception and those with this capacity can use it for compas...
by Vasana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis
Replies: 53
Views: 1300

Re: Siddhis/Methods for Fixing Scoliosis

Check out all the astral projection books. Astral projection is not Vajrayana. Practicing to attain siddhi is not the goal in Buddhism. It might not be called astral projection in Vajrayana but it's there. Any long distance interaction with Gurus or with the 8 classes, bardo beings, elemental being...
by Vasana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?
Replies: 69
Views: 1519

Re: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?

Tara can also help with worldy matters. Her 21 praises may help all round. Your best option is to just attend dharma centers and events until you meet more people if thats your side aim. Best to avoid receiving any samaya commitments until you are sure you want to commit to a path if you are still a...
by Vasana
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 1390

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

Try contacting them again, Tenma to explain your situation and see if there are free/cheaper options to gain access to the online Tara module with all of the practice resources you're after.
by Vasana
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shamatha/shine
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Shamatha/shine

There exists shiné with and without an object. The breath is still an object/ point of fixation just as a pebble or Buddha statue is. If you have transmission from ChNNR then the book on 'shiné and lhagtong in the Dzogchen teachings' will clear everything up including which techniques are recommende...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1484

Re: Obstacle years

Worth remembering that 'normal' will very likely get much worse the deeper we go in to the age of 5 degenerations. I'll check out some of those books. Eh, that is for practitioners in the future. We can apply Vajrayana/Dzogchen instructions and attain rapido. It's the sutra folks that don't pay res...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

Jyoti wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:11 am
The point of contemplation is to train the recollection of the state of knowledge. So the more distraction, the better is the result of the training.
Only if you're not distracted.
by Vasana
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

On the other hand it seems like that might not be a good idea, being focused on the future or past and being like a form of conditioning. We are creatures of habit. Knowing that we're very likely to encounter similar situations in the future and preparing mindful / dharmic responses to those situat...
by Vasana
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1102

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

It's not a stupid question and I'm glad you started the thread! I'm in the process of setting up something very similar. I've written a list of all of the kinds of situations, moods, interactions,thought processes, sensations etc that I tend to find myself repeating in daily life but want to integra...
by Vasana
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4972
Views: 423944

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Similar position here and that's also my understanding.
by Vasana
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4972
Views: 423944

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna, I wouldn't go as far as calling it pointless, but the ones you mentioned above are def more concise from what I've heard. I've not read the root text or the last book, however. As mentioned previously - unless you can learn in person or only practice the essential version, you'll need a Dvd ...
by Vasana
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1484

Re: Obstacle years

Another question: I have the four methods of development book. Is there another book for making sense of astrology in General? I'm an earth snake (1989) . Am I right in thinking 2013 was an obstacle year or was it 2012? 2013 (but it can manifest before or after). Key for Constulting the Tibetan Cal...
by Vasana
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1484

Re: Obstacle years

Another question: I have the four methods of development book. Is there another book for making sense of astrology in General?

I'm an earth snake (1989) . Am I right in thinking 2013 was an obstacle year or was it 2012?