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by fckw
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamatha without an object
Replies: 24
Views: 1928

Re: Shamatha without an object

The URL provided is not “in Kundalini Yoga” but “in Yogi Bhajan’s sect”. The URL provided is in IKYTA, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association: https://www.ikyta.org/ for teachers who teach Kundalini Yoga as thaught by Yogi Bhajan. Among those teachers are all kind of believers or non...
by fckw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamatha without an object
Replies: 24
Views: 1928

Re: Shamatha without an object

@SteRo: Nobody talked about clinging to formlessness but you. The subject of discussion is shamata without object. This is a very common stage among learning to meditate, for example it is part of the A-Khrid system. All sorts of problems might arise if you cling to formlessness, but that is a devia...
by fckw
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamatha without an object
Replies: 24
Views: 1928

Re: Shamatha without an object

I m looking for an instruction to practise Samatha Meditation without an object. In Kundalini Yoga there is a library of teachings: https://www.ikyta.org/library-teachings Is there a library of teachings in Tibetan Buddhism? The URL provided is not “in Kundalini Yoga” but “in Yogi Bhajan’s sect”. K...
by fckw
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?
Replies: 43
Views: 8283

Re: Iconic Phrase 'SHORT MOMENTS, MANY TIMES' Copyrighted?

When I was traveling in Tiruvannamalai in 2008 you could buy Ramana Maharshi Mineral Water. I could not resist drinking real guru water that is one with all.
by fckw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa

The lamas you mention are the nice ones. I've seen situations where the lama has some idea, and keeps stuck to it, no matter whether it's realistic or not to be implemented. Then, if you dare questioning the lama's idea, you end up in a really awkward position, because s/he might take it as a person...
by fckw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Role of meditative absorption in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Role of meditative absorption in Tibetan Buddhism

It’s not possible for anyone to differentiate the alaya from the dharmakaya, or cut through the alaya, etc., unless they realize the exhaustion of dharmata in this lifetime. The alaya is the knowledge obscuration. It’s the last thing that goes before buddhahood fully dawns in ones mind. Why is the ...
by fckw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa

Having money will indeed make you we one with sanghas and get you more access to teachers than, well, not having money. It can also leave you doubting your teachers because it will expose you to the business side of the dharma; and it can also create friction with sanghas when they pursue you for f...
by fckw
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa

I recommend working at an investment bank, or at least in management consulting. You'll end up making a lot of money, which allows you to funnel into any direction you like. There are plenty of buddhist teachers who are very keen on finding financial supporters for their own project ideas - from bui...
by fckw
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Role of meditative absorption in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Role of meditative absorption in Tibetan Buddhism

The dhyānas are not profound, and create paths for rebirth in ordinary people. Well, as you know the buddha considered samma samadhi as part of the eightfold path. In other words: He was quite serious about it. So, maybe you should elaborate a bit how what you refer to as dhyana and samma samadhi r...
by fckw
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Tara Buddhist Deity
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Is Tara Buddhist Deity

It's unclear what is referred to as "Hindu" here. Shivaite tantrism maybe?
by fckw
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

Yes, I like it nevertheless a lot. It was actually given by a woman who is quite sick, and she wanted it to give to someone who is practicing rather than just hanging it on the wall. It motivates me to practice more with Chenrezig again.
by fckw
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

Haha, thanks for the info. That would make a lot of sense actually. :)
by fckw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

Here's a picture I took:
Avalokiteshvara_smaller.png
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Although the 21 figures look very similar (the female and the male ones among each other) they all have small distinct characteristics, but it's hard to tell the details apart.
by fckw
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

21 forms of Avalokiteshvara?

As a Christmas present we have been given a thangka of Avalokiteshvara depicting him in his usual form with one head, 4 hands (rosary, jewel, flower), white color. However, around him are 21 different figures, all of them slightly different. I assume these must be from some sadhana that, similar to ...
by fckw
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Rainbow Bodies

Thanks for the clarification. Yes, I intended to write „Rainbow Light Meditation“ (not body). But intention was not aligned with execution...

Still interesting to know where the Sakyapas come up with this type of picture.
by fckw
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Rainbow Bodies

lelopa wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:28 am
as Ch.N.Norbu explained that, he said it is a thangka from the Sakyapas....
Do you refer now to the Padmasambhava "rainbow body meditation" one, or to the one from Garab Dorje?
by fckw
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Rainbow Bodies

f.e. Ch.N.Norbu said something like: "the Rainbow Body doesn't look like this (he mentioned the Padmasambhava thangka), the RB looks exactly like the person when he/she was alive, but not made of flesh & bones" Do you have any idea where that sort of picture comes from then, i.e. the "rainbow light...
by fckw
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Rainbow Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: Rainbow Bodies

the Padmasambhava-Thangka at the link doesn't show a rainbow body, it shows a "rainbow-light-meditation". every now & then you could find a similar picture & a strange explanation of the great transfer, or rainbow-body in the www Interesting indeed. The picture on the cover of this book looks disti...
by fckw
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5561

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

And after all that discussion we still don’t know what renunciation actually means. So, how could we then come to an agreement here?
by fckw
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5561

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:28 pm
OK.. I don’t want to over -labour the point, but I want to be sure we are on the same page. So you are saying that the path of renunciation is a gradual path?
Are you asking from a sutra, Mahayana, Tantra or ati-Yoga POV?

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