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by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Greetings

And now comes the sad time to leave this wonderful place! I have tried to help out and it is enough to have met so many enlightening beings! The old generation must step aside for the young and attend to practicing Dharma with all the sincerity and open heart possible for such antiques! :smile: My w...
by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oregon
Replies: 35
Views: 3520

Re: Hello from Oregon

Do you understand "A gentle rain is falling all over the earth.?" I heard that once. But no one nowadays seems to understand it! My Vipassana mediation teachers mentioned flowers falling like rain in relation to the teachings, metta and meditation. If you have a story to share about this gentle rai...
by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oregon
Replies: 35
Views: 3520

Re: Hello from Oregon

Welcome! I am not from Oregon, but am here now in Portland! If you like Longchenpa Rabjam, we are friends! KTG I cried during certain parts of this book. I'm forever in love with Longchenpa :heart: Very nice to meet you :anjali: Yes, I too have feelings of deep deep affinity relations with him! Ore...
by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oregon
Replies: 35
Views: 3520

Re: Hello from Oregon

Welcome!

I am not from Oregon, but am here now in Portland!
If you like Longchenpa Rabjam, we are friends!

KTG
by Karma Tashi G.
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts
Replies: 36
Views: 23140

Re: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts

As a fan of books, (and of whisky), I appreciate all your sentiments. :twothumbsup: Frankly, I like Bokar Rinpoche's little condensation of Ngedon Gyamtso the best, because I think it's doesn't give away the farm, but is a nice tool to help you ask yourself appropriate questions. "Opening the Door ...
by Karma Tashi G.
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 67983

Re: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts

As a fan of books, (and of whisky), I appreciate all your sentiments. :twothumbsup: Frankly, I like Bokar Rinpoche's little condensation of Ngedon Gyamtso the best, because I think it's doesn't give away the farm, but is a nice tool to help you ask yourself appropriate questions. "Opening the Door ...
by Karma Tashi G.
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Crying while chanting?
Replies: 11
Views: 5434

Re: Crying while chanting?

muni wrote:At the moment of devotion the self existing on itself is gone/melted. By ordinary emotions there is me and ...
Lets look into own being, not talk.

It is said: devotion cannot be replaced by a thousands books.

:namaste:
muni knows and is very right!

KTG
by Karma Tashi G.
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts
Replies: 36
Views: 23140

Re: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts

Both Ngedon Gyamtso and Chakchen Dawai Ozer are "manuals," and both do present the sort of "question and answer" method. Ngedon Gyamtso , however, is the more complete of the two in this regard. The aim is to help the teacher facilitate the student's exploration. And, as someone said, "Dakpo Tashi ...
by Karma Tashi G.
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 67983

Re: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts

Both Ngedon Gyamtso and Chakchen Dawai Ozer are "manuals," and both do present the sort of "question and answer" method. Ngedon Gyamtso , however, is the more complete of the two in this regard. The aim is to help the teacher facilitate the student's exploration. And, as someone said, "Dakpo Tashi ...
by Karma Tashi G.
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Crying while chanting?
Replies: 11
Views: 5434

Re: Crying while chanting?

The lives of sentient beings are so brief. It is so hard to get a fortunate human body. To encounter the Dharma is so very rare. To encounter a realized teacher is even rarer. To accept the teaching is so so rare. To form deep devotion even more rare! Tears flow like rain sometimes, soaking the sock...
by Karma Tashi G.
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 111
Views: 78466

Re: Tibetan names

Tashi Gyaltsen - Auspicious Victory Banner

KTG
by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First retreat
Replies: 32
Views: 3315

Re: First retreat

Goeka retreats are discussed in this thread http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=11618 when people are still in shock from starting to speak again, and from dealing with a lot of sensory input that the mind has gotten hyper sensitized to! But overall I found it to be a positive and profo...
by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First retreat
Replies: 32
Views: 3315

Re: First retreat

Best to do the retreat since you feel the time as ripened. These feelings of wanting to meditate or to go on retreats are very important. You set good karmic precedents every time you listen to that quiet signal and take action, it is kind of a snowball rolling down the hill! The opposite is true to...
by Karma Tashi G.
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 145
Views: 41137

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

I would like to say something on ways of showing respect to the holy teachings of Buddha whether shastas, sutras, pali and so forth. 1. Never shelf such sacred objects where other books are above them. 2. Always touch to your head before reading in gratitude for the opportunity to encounter such tea...
by Karma Tashi G.
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does enlightenment really brings bliss?
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Does enlightenment really brings bliss?

My background is not in Buddhism and some the shallow knowledge that I know, enlightenment means the cessation of desires and attachment so I have a few questions. -How is someone's mind after enlightenment? -Is it bliss or joy that enlightenment brings or just silent peace? -Do they still have fee...
by Karma Tashi G.
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Coincidences freaking me out
Replies: 41
Views: 9773

Re: Coincidences freaking me out

Dear Konchog, My opinion is what you are experiencing is really a blessing! As your practice grows more continuous and your mindfulness sharpens, your "field" widens and widens and these things enter the mind-stream. It is a ripening sign and not to be concerned! But remember, your original intent i...
by Karma Tashi G.
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Greetings

Greeted by so many masters! Bowing in all your direction! :namaste:

KTG
by Karma Tashi G.
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Aspirations for Householder Practicers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Aspirations for Householder Practicers?

Here is one:

Aspire to meditate/practice EVERYTIME you feel even smallest "I should meditate" feeling even if only 45 seconds!....Never ever ignore that feeling!! Or if you do want to watch tv or something, like me, Aspire to make ignoring it practice!!
by Karma Tashi G.
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Greetings

Hello Simon!

:namaste:
KTG
by Karma Tashi G.
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Aspirations for Householder Practicers?
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Aspirations for Householder Practicers?

Everyone takes vows at some times. A very risky thing to do since the possibility of breaking them is always present. I have broken every single vow I ever took. That's why I am more or less a broken toy of a dharma practicer!! But since I have shamelessness, I want to suggest the following Aspirati...

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