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by supermaxv
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pechafying Things
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Pechafying Things

I've used PechaMaker (http://www.pechamaker.com/) and that's worked just fine for me.
by supermaxv
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Neti Pots and you
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Neti Pots and you

I used to be fairly enthusiastic about doing it, but now 'm in the "only when needed" camp as well mainly for those OMG I'M SO PLUGGED UP moments, I'm not convinced of the efficacy / safety / need for doing it daily.
by supermaxv
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Neti Pots and you
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Neti Pots and you

What Malcolm said. I dropped and broke my first Neti Pot and now use a large syringe like thing with a tip called a Nasaline to do the same thing but with more control. Are you inverting / properly draining out your sinuses as well? You don't want to leave any fluid in there.
by supermaxv
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chakrasamvara initiation fundraiser...
Replies: 21
Views: 4638

Re: Chakrasamvara initiation fundraiser...

nobody gives HYTs here in Malaysia. the closest that we get is Guru Rinpoche. Yamantaka, Hevajra, Guhyasamaja etc are out of reach. The Lamas usually prefer to give Dzambala or Kurukulle for the Kagyus/Gelugs/Sakyas and certain Nyima Lamas may give more obscure yidams, but nothing serious. Erm, His...
by supermaxv
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chakrasamvara initiation fundraiser...
Replies: 21
Views: 4638

Re: Chakrasamvara initiation fundraiser...

nobody gives HYTs here in Malaysia. the closest that we get is Guru Rinpoche. Yamantaka, Hevajra, Guhyasamaja etc are out of reach. The Lamas usually prefer to give Dzambala or Kurukulle for the Kagyus/Gelugs/Sakyas and certain Nyima Lamas may give more obscure yidams, but nothing serious. Erm, His...
by supermaxv
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Vajrayana - problems getting a grasp of things
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: Vajrayana - problems getting a grasp of things

A good introduction to the Sakya school can be found in the book "Treasures of the Sakya Lineage."
by supermaxv
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Help me out here - I've got some big gaps in my knowledge
Replies: 26
Views: 3071

Re: Help me out here - I've got some big gaps in my knowledg

The Shambhala Center you linked to in Durham....looks a little shady. (But it's Durham, so I'm not surprised. *rimshot*) Can you vouch for them? They don't say what lineage they're affiliated with. Shambala Centers are far from shady. They discuss their lineage right here: http://durham.shambhala.o...
by supermaxv
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Help me out here - I've got some big gaps in my knowledge
Replies: 26
Views: 3071

Re: Help me out here - I've got some big gaps in my knowledg

That's good news. Just one caveat to keep in mind: Enlightenment is not a race. In my experience, all too often, newcomers to Tibetan Buddhism find a local Dharma center and immediately dive into the deep end and try to take everything in, enthusiastically volunteer, and attend every class and avail...
by supermaxv
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra
Replies: 8
Views: 1374

Re: Kalachakra

There is so much very easily acquired, openly available published material on the Kalachakra initiation and practice (even at the local bookstore). What exactly are you wanting to learn more about?
by supermaxv
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Deity Practice?
Replies: 27
Views: 2896

Re: Deity Practice?

lorem wrote:Tara off the top of my head.
While the book linked above is quite good, and I would recommend it, it very specifically states at the beginning of chapter 2 that one needs a qualified teacher to actually do the meditation practice within it.
by supermaxv
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Jon Kabat-Zinn: authorization to teach?
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: Jon Kabat-Zinn: authorization to teach?

Kabat-Zinn famously teaches insight meditation style mindfulness meditation, and has for many moons, starting in the clinical environment. It's also often mentioned that he was a student of Seung Sahn Sunim. He's stated that he basically presents meditation in the style of Kornfield and Goldstein, ...
by supermaxv
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Master Jin Bodhi & his method?
Replies: 6
Views: 3992

Re: Master Jin Bodhi & his method?

It looks like a mish-mash of Buddhism and Chinese Internal Martial Arts to me.
by supermaxv
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First time questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: First time questions

According to one of my teachers (I adhere to Tibetan Buddhism), it's fine for me to chant my practices in Tibetan, but only if I understand pretty well what it is I'm chanting and it isn't necessarily better to do so.
by supermaxv
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Handling Kensho or whatever that was?
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Handling Kensho or whatever that was?

Quit clinging to the experience?
by supermaxv
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Yang Zab Chenrezig Text Search
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: Yang Zab Chenrezig Text Search

Seems like the next logical step is to find a translator and begin collecting the resources for a translation to happen.
by supermaxv
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping to learn more
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Hoping to learn more

Welcome, and sorry to read about your family's loss. My first real world exposure to Buddhism was at a grandparent's funeral, meeting the very kind nuns who reside and practice at a beautiful temple in Taiwan where my grandparents are both interred. After being exposed to the funeral rites and visit...
by supermaxv
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stupas in New Mexico
Replies: 14
Views: 2061

Re: Stupas in New Mexico

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by supermaxv
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where to take refuge
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Where to take refuge

Just because you take refuge and/or dip your toe into group practices at a particular Tibetan Buddhist center doesn't mean you're making some sort of commitment. You should look around and examine those centers carefully. Once you start taking any sort of commitments or pursuing a relationship with ...
by supermaxv
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Information on Sarasvati
Replies: 53
Views: 10465

Re: Information on Sarasvati

One of the lamas at Sakya Monastery in Seattle is offering a Saraswati Initiation in a few weeks. There's some information from the description: Saraswati (Yangchenma) is a goddess of both Buddhism and Hinduism. She is the goddess of poetry, the arts, music, and of learning. Many Tibetan Buddhist sc...
by supermaxv
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The correct use of recitation beads/malas in East Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 1660

Re: The correct use of recitation beads/malas in East Asia

You're not going to find an authoritative answer to this online or in books. You really should ask your teacher.

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