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by Khechara
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Spontaneous Vajra Song of Fulfilment and Confession
Replies: 2
Views: 399

The Spontaneous Vajra Song of Fulfilment and Confession

Hi all. I am searching for an English translation/transliteration of the 'The Spontaneous Vajra Song of Fulfilment and Confession' (Tib. སྐོང་བཤགས་རྡོ་རྗེའི་ཐོལ་གླུ་, Kongshak Dorjé Tollu; Wyl. skong bshags rdo rje'i thol glu) — a prayer of fulfilment and confession from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle,...
by Khechara
Mon May 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Entry into gcod
Replies: 31
Views: 6137

Re: Entry into gcod

Cool. A great opportunity for everyone able to watch/listen in. I understand there is no specific wang for the khando'i gejung so it would be interesting to see what form such a transmission usually takes and how Rinpoche does it. Sorry, I know it is a very old thread but I specifically want to cla...
by Khechara
Mon May 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Entry into gcod
Replies: 31
Views: 6137

Re: Entry into gcod

Yes, but today it seems he will give the "Khadroi Gadgyang”, he already transmitted his own chöd practice the last two days. /magnus Cool. A great opportunity for everyone able to watch/listen in. I understand there is no specific wang for the khando'i gejung so it would be interesting to see what ...
by Khechara
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The sorcerer who taught Milarepa
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: The sorcerer who taught Milarepa

The Great Perfection (rdzogs chen). A Philosophical and Meditative Teaching of Tibetan Buddhism. Second edition. Samten Gyaltsen Karmay. Page 101. https://books.google.de/books?id=vM5ivXPmxwoC&pg=PA101&lpg=PA101&dq=hum-chung+tibet&source=bl&ots=nb1JkU6z_E&sig=F7eBrLW6Rt49pPDPCkUcaduaCzI&hl=de&sa=X&...
by Khechara
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The sorcerer who taught Milarepa
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: The sorcerer who taught Milarepa

MiphamFan wrote:Google "the early education of milarepa"
Thanks! I found a paper by Dan Martin. Is that what you are referring to?
by Khechara
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The sorcerer who taught Milarepa
Replies: 4
Views: 711

The sorcerer who taught Milarepa

Hi all. It is mentioned in HH Dudjom Rinpoche's book "The Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism" that the sorcerer who taught wrathful mantras to Milarepa prior to his awakening was named Lharje Hūṃcung, a successor of Nup's lineage. Are there some other sources where I can read more about this person?...
by Khechara
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Visit to India (Advice?)
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Visit to India (Advice?)

Thank you khechara that looks beautiful, and it's a cheap option :smile: Yeah, moreover, you will be overwhelmed with the scenic beauty around the place. It is a stark contrast with the filthy environs of the main market. The place used to be much better before but tourism is kinda ruining it my op...
by Khechara
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Visit to India (Advice?)
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Visit to India (Advice?)

That's the monastery. http://www.holidayiq.com/images/attractions/Dip_Tse_Chok_Ling_Gompa_McLeodganj_9682.jpg The staircase that connects the monastery to the main market. It takes around 10-12 minutes each side to complete the distance. http://c8.alamy.com/comp/DFYX7G/monks-in-dip-tse-chok-ling-mon...
by Khechara
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Visit to India (Advice?)
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Visit to India (Advice?)

I apologise if this is in the wrong place :smile: I'm planning on going to India in late September or early October and I've just got a few questions: 1) I'm going to Bylakuppe (visiting Sera Jey as with my ordination plans), I'm applying for my pap now but I'm wondering if anyone has any experienc...
by Khechara
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Jikan wrote: To me the first question is if the teacher behind this program is qualified & capable of leading students through such a program.
I have the same question, Jikan. Would like to know more about this woman and her qualification as a lama.
by Khechara
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Greetings everyone. Are there any Dharma brothers and sisters who could shed some light on the Ngakpa International's online course on Vajrayana? A friend of mine wishes to enroll for the course and wants some reviews from others who have studied the same. Thank you https://ngakpa.org/vajrayana-tra...
by Khechara
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

Greetings everyone. Are there any Dharma brothers and sisters who could shed some light on the Ngakpa International's online course on Vajrayana? A friend of mine wishes to enroll for the course and wants some reviews from others who have studied the same. Thank you https://ngakpa.org/vajrayana-trai...
by Khechara
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11195

Re: Indian Vajrayana

You're welcome! Unfortunately I'm pretty sure Templeton's dissertation is unpublished and not easy to get. I also remember Malcolm commented at one point, I think on esangha (I can't find the thread), Chris Fynn, a number of years ago, wrote that his teacher, Kunnu Lama, had met some externally Hin...
by Khechara
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Free of ritual" & expectations on Buddhist practice
Replies: 27
Views: 1746

Re: "Free of ritual" & expectations on Buddhist practice

And certainly in Western societies there is this religious association concerning the giving up of personal spiritual authority to either an institution or a godhead - which leads an awful lot of Christians (for instance, and in my personal experience) to conclude that Buddhists are praying for int...
by Khechara
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11195

Re: Indian Vajrayana

Yes, that is an interesting article. I wish I could get my hands on his dissertation (“Becoming Indian: A Study of the Life of the 16th–17th Century Tibetan Lama Tāranātha.” PhD diss., Monash University, 2008). There is also some interesting discussion of late Indian Vajrayana in the nath community...
by Khechara
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11195

Re: Indian Vajrayana

It is instructive to look at the situation with Buddhaguptanatha, who appears to have held genuine Buddhist lineages within a syncretic Nath milieu as late as c.1600 CE. I could see them being continued to this day, although in a form so syncretic as to be unrecognizable at Buddhist. Even the Kalac...
by Khechara
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11195

Re: Indian Vajrayana

I questioned him on the inner meanings of Mahamudra. He'd never heard of them. I also looked to him based on this same theory you have, but it's a waste of time. He thinks GR held all these Samkhya ideas too. That he was an Avadhuta. They have some screwy ideas about karma; these ideas can totally ...
by Khechara
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11195

Re: Indian Vajrayana

There' are no Indian yogis who don't adhere to Samkhya and the Vedas or Puranas. I used to think like you. But there is nothing resembling Buddhist Vajrayana among Indians. It is amazing to me how thoroughly this was wiped out. The sheer force of the Samkhyas has been unstoppable. Btw. When I say H...
by Khechara
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 11195

Re: Indian Vajrayana

pemachophel wrote:Yes, I visited Sankhu two years ago at just this time of year. What d'ya want to know about it?

:namaste:
Everything, lol! I was attracted to it because both Saktas and Buddhists revere the Vajrayogini temple and it made me think how both these religious systems mix in Nepal.
by Khechara
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Phurpa - A Russian Ritual Music Collective
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Phurpa - A Russian Ritual Music Collective

You guys may also like Sven Grünberg's album ''Milarepa'' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzM43j1b5EQ Grünberg is an Estonian progressive rock, organ and electronic musician and also the chairman of the board of the Estonian Institute of Buddhism. He is mainly known for his meditative organ and elec...