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by fckw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1095

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Another way you could start is with this meditation program: https://dharmasun.org/tte/. Essentially, this is a complete (!) meditation and study program in Tibetan Buddhism, starting with the very basics and going all the way to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen in that school. Specia...
by fckw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1095

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Tibetan Buddhism is much more varied in terms of models and approaches than Theravada. For example the progression models in Tantra are different from those in Mahamudra or Dzogchen. Generally alignment of such progression models is only partially possible. So, it takes a long time to get an overvie...
by fckw
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1095

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

I have been practicing Therevadin Vipassana for some years, but could never find any clear descriptions on the path beyond stream entry. Yes, there are four levels, but no clear description how to navigate from one to the next. If anyone finds such, I’d be very interested.
by fckw
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule
Replies: 26
Views: 2807

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin 2018 European Schedule

Thanks for continued posting this stuff.
by fckw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche European Teaching Tour 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5850

Re: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche European Teaching Tour 2017

Any 2018 updates on this gentleman? Would be interested. Unfortunately some parts of the website don’t work.
by fckw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 24
Views: 880

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

Also, it makes a big difference how long you can rest in the natural state because the omniscient quality need some time to flower fully. /magnus Can you please elaborate on that? I have never heard of this, but it would explain some things. My understanding by reading and listening, I can say some...
by fckw
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 24
Views: 880

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

heart wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Also, it makes a big difference how long you can rest in the natural state because the omniscient quality need some time to flower fully.
/magnus
Can you please elaborate on that? I have never heard of this, but it would explain some things.
by fckw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

This night I dreamt I was Hayagriva. I was very wrathful, and I was continuously repeating his mantra as my natural speech. In the dream I was climbing a tree, and I was fighting against beings trying to follow me. Now, I have only read about Hayagriva but never received any transmission. He is one...
by fckw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

As a side-note, I am under the impression that it is not very good to talk about such dreams in public, but I could be wrong. yeah, according to ChNN and DKR at least, one should keep experiences on deities to oneself, this are secret stuff pointed to you. going around telling them is cause for the...
by fckw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

Hayagriva (Tamdrin to Tibetans) features heavily in the Yangzab terma cycle held in Drikung Kagyu, being the yidam of the Yangzab Three Roots. Do you remember your color(s), attributes, and the actual mantra from your dream, @fckw? Those details could help you narrow down which precise form you're ...
by fckw
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am
I was continuously repeating his mantra
I have only read about Hayagriva but never received any transmission
How do you know you were reciting his mantra?
First, I have seen his mantra before. Second, and more important, in the dream it was just obvious.
by fckw
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Dream of being Hayagriva

This night I dreamt I was Hayagriva. I was very wrathful, and I was continuously repeating his mantra as my natural speech. In the dream I was climbing a tree, and I was fighting against beings trying to follow me. Now, I have only read about Hayagriva but never received any transmission. He is one ...
by fckw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche is the Mind Emanation of Guru Rinpoche
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche is the Mind Emanation of Guru Rinpoche

In Tibet they don't seem to have a problem to have several Padmasambhavas around. Why would they? It's a perfectly orthodox opinion to hold. You know, for any odd reason in Tibet tulkus are or were born in rich and influential families with much higher probability than in poor and not so influentia...
by fckw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche is the Mind Emanation of Guru Rinpoche
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche is the Mind Emanation of Guru Rinpoche

Oh, I know yet another guy who is claimed to actually be Padmasambhava. Don't ask me which emanation that would be. Nevertheless, he's a lovely chap. In Tibet they don't seem to have a problem to have several Padmasambhavas around.
by fckw
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 4084

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

There is no point in abusive gurus. There might be a point of gurus not playing according to your expectations, but this is by far different from being abusive. Trying to justify abusive behavior in a guru claiming it's a teaching method simply continues the abuse (or tries to cover it). Trying to j...
by fckw
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5827
Views: 522238

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Why the heck am I always confused when I try to figure out the webcast schedule of Namkhai Norbu? Go to this page and it tells you that the next webcast is beginning of June (i.e. in the past): https://webcast.dzogchen.net/ At the same time this website says there's a retreat in Vienna the upcoming ...
by fckw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kathmandu Help!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Kathmandu Help!!!!

By the way, another shop that has very nice thangkas displayed on their website is this one: https://luckythanka.com/. You'll find their address on the website. I have no idea if the thangkas are really all that nice once you are in their shop, but the ones online look really pretty.
by fckw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kathmandu Help!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: Kathmandu Help!!!!

When I was in Kathmandu in 2008, by far the best Thangkas you could get in the Dharmapala Thangka Center located at Annapurna Arcade, Shop 3, Durbar Marg. I don't think there is an official website except this German one: http://www.thangka.de/Dharmapala/impressum.htm. We bought 4 wonderful mandalas...
by fckw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Deathbed visions
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Deathbed visions

The distinction between internal and external ist just as simplistic. In fact, it is redundant to the distinction between inside and outside, real and unreal and so in. Our inability to even consider a third option, I.e. something that is neither or both, is just revealing. For example the outside a...
by fckw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Deathbed visions
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Deathbed visions

What I find odd is the simple assumption that the visions are either real or not, either hallucinations or not. Tertium non datur. Our inability to even consider a third option is striking. Of course if I see something it is subjectively real but perhaps objectively unreal. Hence, we lack language t...

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