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by TrimePema
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Working in the entertainment industry
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Working in the entertainment industry

Just be careful not to gossip, slander, etc. Very prevalent in that industry.
by TrimePema
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

"Shambala training" was created by Trungpa Rinpoche as non-religious path of wisdom. "Shambhala Buddhism training" was created by the Sakyong and contains a mix of Shambala training and Vajrayana. Any statements by Dilgo Khyentse can only refer to "Shambala training" as there was no "Shambhala Budd...
by TrimePema
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

I am guessing you are talking about the Shambhala training as it was when Trungpa was alive, not Shambala Buddhism training, right? /magnus What do you mean by "Shambhala Buddhism training" as opposed to "Shambhala training"? "Shambala training" was created by Trungpa Rinpoche as non-religious path...
by TrimePema
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

Buddha Dharma has its own logic. The way Dharma is taught and learned corresponds to that logic. What happens when a Dharma institution chooses to reorganize itself, its teachings, its practices, and its mode of teachings around the logic of marketing and branding and PR, instead of the internal lo...
by TrimePema
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

Buddha Dharma has its own logic. The way Dharma is taught and learned corresponds to that logic. What happens when a Dharma institution chooses to reorganize itself, its teachings, its practices, and its mode of teachings around the logic of marketing and branding and PR, instead of the internal lo...
by TrimePema
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the point of vajra songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: What is the point of vajra songs?

they are to help you recognize/stabilize nature of mind
by TrimePema
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield
Replies: 31
Views: 788

Re: Amitabha Pureland connecting flight to Nirmanakaya Buddhafield

dewachen has a second special feature not shared with other purelands besides the easy admittance, which is that from dewachen one is able to go on day trips to all the other purelands. or so i was told.
by TrimePema
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Namkhai Norbu's Chöd?
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Namkhai Norbu's Chöd?

pemachophel wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:23 pm
just sent it to you by PM.
Can you send it to me as well?
I received the lung from Lama Tsultrim but do not have the text and would like to practice it now.
by TrimePema
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 1682

Re: Tonglen question

... it's not immoral because it is not done for YOU. It is done for them. It is not a violation of agency or morality to have bodhichitta intent. I hope the following is satisfactory: If you ask that person, "do you like to suffer?" they will surely say no. If they say yes, then accordingly they are...
by TrimePema
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhas formless or form?
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: Are Buddhas formless or form?

Kayas are simultaneous - that is the notion of the nature body, svabhavikakaya :)
by TrimePema
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 1682

Re: Tonglen question

Abandon your desire to use tonglen to save people and use tonglen instead to become a Buddha and then use inconceivable powers to liberate beings to the same state. buddhahood cannot be discovered through efforts. efforts are relative, not "absolute", like everything everywhere. btw, if I where to ...
by TrimePema
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 57
Views: 1486

Re: No end to samsara?

There is a text in Pakmo Drupa's records (zhus lan nyi shu pa) that says the following: 'khor ba la thogs ma yod dam med zhus pas/ 'khor ba la thog med cing gting mtha' med gsung/ khams gsum phyi btsan dang gang zag sgo gtsan gnyis ka la 'khor ba'i nang du ma 'khrul ba de yin bya ba gang yang med g...
by TrimePema
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 1682

Re: Tonglen question

I have a question about ethics in tonglen. I have been practicing tonglen for a few years now. I just recently was talking to a friend who said that in his Reiki training he learned that it was not ethical to do energetic healing on someone from whom you have not received permission to do so. This ...
by TrimePema
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 1682

Re: Tonglen question

mm I see like "a few seconds of correct action is far better that a few thousands of years of good intention." self accumulation of merit is like the accumulation of a self.. often I have this argue. if one is to be a buddha, how pretend to bypass being a boddhisattva? if you " often I have this ar...
by TrimePema
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 1682

Re: Tonglen question

i'm not sure how much it matters whether or not negativities can be taken with tonglen or merit given. the point is that it's a practice that can be done with bodhichitta to accumulate merit and once we are buddhas we can do much more than tonglen to take negativities and give liberation to all moth...
by TrimePema
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Los Angeles/Pasadena: Tibetan Classes
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Los Angeles/Pasadena: Tibetan Classes

HH Dalai Lama has said it is important to learn Tibetan if one would like to understand the Buddhadharma. TEACHER: Karma Shadpa, a student of Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche. PRE-REQUISITES: None. WHEN: Every Saturday at 4pm (private classes also available) PRICE: Free. Donations accepted. WHERE: PASADEN...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?

I think it's really great that you noticed that you should develop more concentration and mindfulness and I think only good things will come. I like what was said earlier about connecting metta and 4 immeasurables. IMO, generating bodhichitta will increase the effectiveness of your practices, no mat...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Damaru mantras
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Damaru mantras

damaruworks.com
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ratna Lingpa Vajrakilaya - Essence of Concerned Activity
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Ratna Lingpa Vajrakilaya - Essence of Concerned Activity

"Flesh colored Dogyal in the thigh" Can somebody please help me out on this one? Is this THE Dogyal? What should we do about that... Has anybody asked Garchen Rinpoche or any other lamas about this? Been looking for an answer to this since I first did the practice - your input would be a huge help.

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