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by LolCat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 639

Re: Wisdom Academy

Mingyur Rinpoche's Vajrayana Online has the same model of a flat fee every month for access to a bunch of courses, along with a forum and monthly webinars with instructors and sometimes Rinpoche himself. I find the format pretty cool, especially since they have a couple of ongoing courses all the ti...
by LolCat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?
Replies: 25
Views: 661

Re: Any independent Nichiren Buddhists here?

Edit - material unrelated to topic.
by LolCat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments

I don't want to hijack this topic, and hopefully this is sufficiently related to the question being asked, but isn't there a common notion that the Vajrayana path can be quite intense? Some things that come to mind, I remember Patrul Rinpoche mentioning in WOMPT that bodhisattvas would suffer great...
by LolCat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: The Ease of Receiving Empowerments

I don't want to hijack this topic, and hopefully this is sufficiently related to the question being asked, but isn't there a common notion that the Vajrayana path can be quite intense? Some things that come to mind, I remember Patrul Rinpoche mentioning in WOMPT that bodhisattvas would suffer greatl...
by LolCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 60
Views: 2640

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

How do traditional Buddhist cultures deal with the issue of Dana? Do they have an equivalent of a tithe? I can understand why a specific percentage is never mentioned in texts, but I would find it helpful to have a guideline.
by LolCat
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 2206

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

The set of all integers is infinite, so is the set of all rational numbers, but the former is still smaller than the latter. Check this out:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert ... rand_Hotel
by LolCat
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Narak Kong Shak Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Narak Kong Shak Questions

What does it mean to say that the samaya breach can't be repaired? A post in another thread claimed that gurus who break samaya can't repair it and have to go to vajra hell. Is vajra hell where you go to and purify your samaya breach if you don't repair samaya in this lifetime/3 years? Basically ye...
by LolCat
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Narak Kong Shak Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Narak Kong Shak Questions

What does it mean to say that the samaya breach can't be repaired? A post in another thread claimed that gurus who break samaya can't repair it and have to go to vajra hell. Is vajra hell where you go to and purify your samaya breach if you don't repair samaya in this lifetime/3 years?
by LolCat
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698355

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Imo, on days when it is better to carry out long-life practices, you can use the method that best suits you, not necessarily this or that, since the point is the long-life practice. It is the same for other calendar events. That's good to hear, thank you! Add Amitayus for Long life.I have heard Rin...
by LolCat
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698355

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In the Alendar app, there are specific practice recommendations(for example, Mandarava) for a person for each year, depending on their date of birth. Like for when all stones are same color for Sok or Wang and so on. Where can I find the reasoning for doing these specific practices? Is it somewhere...
by LolCat
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698355

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In the Alendar app, there are specific practice recommendations(for example, Mandarava) for a person for each year, depending on their date of birth. Like for when all stones are same color for Sok or Wang and so on. Where can I find the reasoning for doing these specific practices? Is it somewhere ...
by LolCat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 3824

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

I see, thank you. My confusion arose from something I read Malcolm say a long time back, about how you are supposed to be in the state of contemplation throughout the practice, but I suppose that is when you have enough stability to be capable of such a thing. I was thinking of Rinpoche's Green Tar...
by LolCat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 3824

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

I see, thank you. My confusion arose from something I read Malcolm say a long time back, about how you are supposed to be in the state of contemplation throughout the practice, but I suppose that is when you have enough stability to be capable of such a thing. I was thinking of Rinpoche's Green Tara...
by LolCat
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 60
Views: 3824

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

Does this even apply to doing practices where you visualize the deity in front of you? Like during refuge for example?
by LolCat
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur
Replies: 30
Views: 3174

Re: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur

Got this update from Tergar by email about the prerequisites for Path of Liberation: Because the teachings and practices build on each other, deepening our experience and understanding, there are requirements before attending the next level of teachings. Rinpoche recently reviewed these prerequisit...
by LolCat
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur
Replies: 30
Views: 3174

Re: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur

Got this update from Tergar by email about the prerequisites for Path of Liberation: Because the teachings and practices build on each other, deepening our experience and understanding, there are requirements before attending the next level of teachings. Rinpoche recently reviewed these prerequisite...
by LolCat
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 4227

Re: Wrathful deities

1. What would be some of the pros and cons for practicing with a wrathful deity? 2. Does one achieve quicker progress with them as opposed to peaceful deities? 3. Are wrathful deities suited more for people who possess deeper afflictions? 1. No cons, only pros. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. Why practice peaceful...
by LolCat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Understanding the Karmāvaranaviśuddhi Sutra....
Replies: 18
Views: 896

Re: Understanding the Karmāvaranaviśuddhi Sutra....

In Mingyur Rinpoche's Vajrayana Online program, we are currently going through a course on the view. These two books below are required reading and I have found them very helpful: 1. Contemplating Reality: A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Andy Karr 2. Progressive Stages ...
by LolCat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 6312

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Would it matter that non-arya Bodhisattvas may be very afflicted, does the force of the Bodhisattva aspiration ensure beings are benefited even if they don't consciously intend it? I can imagine Arya Bodhisattvas having powers like clairvoyance which would help them know what sentient beings need, ...
by LolCat
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 6312

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Would it matter that non-arya Bodhisattvas may be very afflicted, does the force of the Bodhisattva aspiration ensure beings are benefited even if they don't consciously intend it? I can imagine Arya Bodhisattvas having powers like clairvoyance which would help them know what sentient beings need, b...

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