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by mutsuk
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

OK, thanks for that. It's really surprising to read Ramble's blurb as he is generally better informed (and imo quite good at what he does).
by mutsuk
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

I am amazed that he was ever given any credit in the academy at all. Interesting. Who is giving him credit? I'm curious, as I try to read, to the best of my abilities, whatever academic work is published on Bon, and I've not seen Ermakov quoted anywhere by the "big names" (Karmay, Blondeau, Kvaerne...
by mutsuk
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

No, obviously not. Bon's narrative about its existence in pre-dynastic and dynastic Tibet is a fantasy elaborated backwards in order to compete (on historical, philosophical, and doctrinal grounds, etc.) with the Nyingma and the newer schools. Belllezza's paper is here : http://himalaya.socanth.cam....
by mutsuk
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

This narrative is total nonsense. There are no old sources proving these assertions. These are just post-12th century developments. Even the ZZNG is post-dynastic and may not be earlier than the late 11th century. To have an historical understanding of who Tonpa Shenrab was, one ought to read the do...
by mutsuk
Fri May 15, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namcho Padmasambhava
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Namcho Padmasambhava

The entire outline of the gNam-chos is available here :

https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=W21578
by mutsuk
Sun May 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)

A short video of Namkha Gyeltsen singing the Matri mantra (in the typical New Bon manner), from Dennis Ooi Youtube channel :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZjKbTIRJ2o
by mutsuk
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)

Relics found in his ashes after the cremation.
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by mutsuk
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Re: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)

Apparently his body has shrunk quite a lot...
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by mutsuk
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Namkha Gyeltsen (1956-2020)

The great Dzogchen practitioner and Chülen (bcud-len) yogi Drubchen Namkha Gyeltsen (b. 1956) passed away on the 4th of February. He was very involved in Chülen practice throughout his life, and spent a very long time in solitude, practicing Dzogchen in retreat. He was mostly associated with Tsedruk...
by mutsuk
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Deities
Replies: 34
Views: 8038

Re: Bön Deities

I have so the feeling that i am your boogie man , due to a long time ago story, which is fixed memorised, and the injured ego of you, is here suffering You still cannot forgive and forget illusions Look man, I never started the whole thing. You often comes up, after having vomited your hatred on hi...
by mutsuk
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Deities
Replies: 34
Views: 8038

Re: Bön Deities

Yeh, very sad that others can publish posts of JLA on the web everywhere and others are punished for that behavior. No, I know for sure that JLA has not authorized anybody else to post anything from his material on the web. This is a lie. Many of the posts of JLA, i took from the web and thought th...
by mutsuk
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Deities
Replies: 34
Views: 8038

Re: Bön Deities

Tashi delek, Thanks to the contribution of JLA, here a very good explanation of the Bön Deity Takla Mebar. :twothumbsup: I am forwarding again this message from the author himself (JLA): please do not quote him. Please stop quoting him on the forum. Or elsewhere. I've asked you this repeatedly, for...
by mutsuk
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Living Longde Teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Living Longde Teacher

I think Rinpoche still regularly comes to the West, at least Europe. His lineage of Longdé is that of the Kama, his main master was Dudjom Rinpoche. He is also a lineage holder of all cycles of the Rinchen Terdzö and is quite experienced in Black Yangti.
by mutsuk
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Living Longde Teacher
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Living Longde Teacher

Tokden Rinpoche from Ladakh.
by mutsuk
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 4105

Re: Wilkinson Translations

Coming back on the "lineage of the lambs"... As for lu-gu-rgyud : lu-gu means "lamb", but lu-gu-rgyud means "chain", in the sense of a series of individual links making up a chain. I have never seen lu-gu-rgyud outside Dzogchen texts (I've seen it in literature dealing with gter-ma discovery, see be...
by mutsuk
Wed May 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

The connection to Bön is total bullish*t. There was another guy in Portland who invented a crypto christian/Bön system with a wordpress blog too. He called it New Yungdrung Bon, which is total bogus too...
by mutsuk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 2735

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

Unfortunately I don't know any Dzogchen vegetarian master right now. Lopon Tenzin Namdak has been vegetarian for 15 years or so and he teaches Dzogchen. To come back to Shardza, his position is interesting: he would eat meat but only from animals who accidentally died (falling from a cliff, dying o...
by mutsuk
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 2735

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

Menri Monastery is vegetarian We hosted Menri Ponlob for several retreats here and he ate meet, same thing for his attendants.. whereas Triten Norbutse in Nepal are meat eaters. True for some monks, but not for all. I know many of them who are strict vegetarians. So H.E. the Bön Yongdzin Rinpoche e...
by mutsuk
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khyung gShog rTsal
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Khyung gShog rTsal

John Bellezza, SPIRIT-MEDIUMS, SACRED MOUNTAINS AND RELATED BON TEXTUAL TRADITIONS IN UPPER TIBET, p. 304 for rDo rje khyung gshog rtsal.

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