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by LolCat
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Narak Kong Shak Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 643

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: 643

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: 6513
Views: 622730

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: 6513
Views: 622730

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: 6513
Views: 622730

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: 46
Views: 1761

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: 46
Views: 1761

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: 46
Views: 1761

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: 2511

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: 2511

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: 3119

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: 560

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: 4871

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: 4871

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...
by LolCat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Found it, thank you!
by LolCat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Oh yes, I am a DC member and already have the book. I will look for the material this weekend, I think I must have already read through it, but I probably didn't pay it the attention it deserved.
by LolCat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Thank you for the answer! I googled and I think you are referring to the True Source of Healing? It sounds really cool, I could use a lot of healing!

Can I find ChNN's vipashyana that you talk about in a book somewhere?
by LolCat
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Thank you for the response and the recommendation! I will check out Awakening the Luminous Mind once I am done with Spontaneous Creativity.
by LolCat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: "Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source
Replies: 8
Views: 519

"Three Doors" meditation Tenzin Wangyal Source

Apologies if this is not the right place or right time to ask this question, but this is not very important and I didn't want to create a new topic for this. I am going through a book by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche(Spontaneous Creativity), and I like his presentation of what he refers to as the 3 Doors,...
by LolCat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: TIPS? ADVICE? Leaving one sangha, looking for another, interested in Tergar/Mingyur
Replies: 30
Views: 2511

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

Just an update, I just signed up for the Vajrayana Online program and am now able to access the Nectar of the Path course. There are modules for each part of the liturgy that anyone can access, but the media related to nature of mind practice is in the Path of Liberation section which requires point...

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