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by Lay man
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namcho vs. Yongey Mingyur Dorje
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Namcho vs. Yongey Mingyur Dorje

It is not unusual for multiple incarnations of the same predecessor to arise. Oftentimes these are friendly and collegial, but other times there are monasteries, families and complicated politics involved. A really good example of this is the Khyentse lineage. Thanks much. I am not aware of the Khy...
by Lay man
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namcho vs. Yongey Mingyur Dorje
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: Namcho vs. Yongey Mingyur Dorje

Thanks all for the feedback. Guru Rinpoche predicted there would be 108 major Tertons to carry out his teachings. There is one prophecy in particular-which Guru Rinpoche claimed there would be 21 tertons with the name “Nuden” who would do great benefit and protect the teachings. Apparently the first...
by Lay man
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namcho vs. Yongey Mingyur Dorje
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Namcho vs. Yongey Mingyur Dorje

What is the difference between Namcho/Yongey Mingyur Dorje? Where they both considered one of the 21 great Tertons?
They seem to have lived during the same time period, and both have common connections.

Can anyone shed some light this?

Thanks

Lay Man
by Lay man
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Grants/Scholarships for Translator Training
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Grants/Scholarships for Translator Training

Was wondering if anyone knew of resources for the aspiring Tibetan translator, aside from the Khyentse Foundation & Padmakara Translation Group. Rigpa's website appears to be down at the moment, otherwise I'd add them to the list. Any help and information would be greatly appreciated! Rangjung Yesh...
by Lay man
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Death of Nelson Mandela
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Death of Nelson Mandela

Simon E. wrote:Its certainly surprising to me that this thread is seeing so little traffic considering the genuine greatness of the man.
Simon, I agree. Perhaps another example to highlight my initial inquiry?
by Lay man
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Death of Nelson Mandela
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Death of Nelson Mandela

What lack of attention are you referring to? Well....when u consider that parallels between the Tibetan struggle for freedom and Mandela's life long commitment for the same, it seems odd to me that his passing is going unrecognized by the greater Tibetan community in general, an the community's lea...
by Lay man
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Death of Nelson Mandela
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Death of Nelson Mandela

In the face of major world events I get a little disappointed at the lack of attention paid by Tibetan Buddhist leadership (HH Dalai Lama excluded).
This is possibly reflection of Tibet’s incredibly insular culture…maybe? Or possibly due to a serious lack of secular education? dunno.
by Lay man
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Repa Tradition

This is a great info. Can anyone talk to what specific Repa vows entail? Continuous tummo practice and the various yogas that go with that, if I understood correctly. Repa or Ngakpa just like any yogi, you have to be a very stable practitioner. /magnus Wow.....if true that does not seem like a comm...
by Lay man
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Repa Tradition

This is a great info.
Can anyone talk to what Repa vows entail?
by Lay man
Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Repa Tradition

So Thrangu Rinpoche intitiatea whole group of westerners in the 70s? Did any of them stick with it?

Any idea if the initiation was from the Demchog Nyengyu?

Thanks
by Lay man
Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Repa Tradition

Repa tradition was started by Marpa and Milarepa, they were both laymen, Rechungpa then wrote a repa empowerment adjacent to Chakrasamvara empowerment that is a kind o Kagyu counterpart to ngagpa empowerment of Nyingma. Most of the famous repas were lay people. However nowadays many repas in Tibet ...
by Lay man
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 0
Views: 736

Repa Tradition

Ok.....I initially posted this in the Kagyu forum and got limited response....so I will try here.

Is there still a living Repa tradition ?
If anyone knows anything, please share.

Lay man
by Lay man
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Re: Repa Tradition

There seems to be, though to what extent I'm not sure. His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche ordained at least one of his students, Justin von Bujdoss, as a Repa. He is now alternatively known as Lama Repa Dorjé Ödzer, and runs both the New York Tsurphu Goshir center in Brooklyn and his own blog, c...
by Lay man
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Repa Tradition
Replies: 19
Views: 2601

Repa Tradition

Is there still a living Repa tradition in the Kamtsang Kagyu lineage?
If anyone knows anything, please share.

Lay man