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by PeterC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

last try: this lionheaded dakini is the normal usual doorkeeper of the west in the wrathful mandala! I know what you mean - but if it was the wrathful mandala wouldn’t you then have the blue Dakini in the east, then blue-green, green and so forth? Though the problem with thinking that it contains t...
by PeterC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

last try: this lionheaded dakini is the normal usual doorkeeper of the west in the wrathful mandala! I know what you mean - but if it was the wrathful mandala wouldn’t you then have the blue Dakini in the east, then blue-green, green and so forth? yes! blue east, yellow south, etc.... exactly how i...
by PeterC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

last try: this lionheaded dakini is the normal usual doorkeeper of the west in the wrathful mandala! I know what you mean - but if it was the wrathful mandala wouldn’t you then have the blue Dakini in the east, then blue-green, green and so forth? Though the problem with thinking that it contains t...
by PeterC
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

Feels like we’re closing in here. We’re probably looking for a terton who was a householder who either revealed a terma or had a pure vision involving a dark red Chemchok and a red Simhamukha.
by PeterC
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A skeptic's musings on Buddhist practice
Replies: 15
Views: 439

Re: A skeptic's musings on Buddhist practice

Buddhism isn’t true, but it works. I'm not sure that Wizard of Oz confession is appropriate in all situations... but I thought that was funny. A very Deli Lama thing to say. I can hear that Long Island accent... The Buddha of Massapequa. The Laziness... well, that carries too much Protestant Work E...
by PeterC
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

it is Chemchok with usual attributes, etc. & wrathful deities! Which terma of Chemchok do you think it is? The ones I’m familiar with are either a different color, or have lots of hands and faces, or come with a different color dakini i do not know the tradition but searching for Chemchog shows a l...
by PeterC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

lelopa wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:56 am
it is Chemchok with usual attributes, etc. & wrathful deities!
Which terma of Chemchok do you think it is? The ones I’m familiar with are either a different color, or have lots of hands and faces, or come with a different color dakini
by PeterC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

is it possible that it is a fake thangka for tourists? No. Saw it in a framing shop. It’s good quality, well executed, owned by a serious collector. Judging from the condition and fading of the pigments I would put it at early to mid 20th century. I’ll try to get a picture in the next couple of day...
by PeterC
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

is it possible that it is a fake thangka for tourists? No. Saw it in a framing shop. It’s good quality, well executed, owned by a serious collector. Judging from the condition and fading of the pigments I would put it at early to mid 20th century. I’ll try to get a picture in the next couple of days.
by PeterC
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: GESAR MUKPO - ENDLESSLY GIVING.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: GESAR MUKPO - ENDLESSLY GIVING.

I feel a bit sorry for the guy. Getting on for 50, didn’t inherit the family business, but still living in his father’s shadow.
by PeterC
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:46 pm
PeterC wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:38 am
Any ideas?
Can we see the picture?
I wasn’t able to take a picture of the thankga, unfortunately. If I see the owner again I’ll ask
by PeterC
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

There’s a few good articles in that series. A bit too many uses of words like “intersectionality” though. The one about Asian-American Buddhists is particularly good. I’ve always found the idea of “American Buddhism”, unless it’s used in a sociological sense, to be...vaguely ridiculous? Would someon...
by PeterC
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: Iconography identification question

wrathful Bardo-Deities.... :shrug: It’s not random - it’s a mandala from some terma. But I cannot figure out which one. The central figure is puzzling. No green horse head so not Hayagriva. Wrong hand implements for Vajrakilaya. Wrong color consort for Ratka Yamari. Doesn’t match any form of Chemch...
by PeterC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Iconography identification question
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Iconography identification question

Ok guys... Central figure is maroon, four faces, six arms and four legs. The right hands hold (from top to bottom) khatvanga with the usual three heads, damaru and dorje, left three hands hold skull cup with amrita, some sort of rope or mala (thankga is unclear) and bell. Embraced by dark blue conso...
by PeterC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6771
Views: 699507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I feel a little conflicted about this. https://sogyalrinpoche.org/paying-homage-blog/international-atiyoga-foundation-and-international-dzogchen-community The statements in that letter are all correct, and it says nothing that’s objectively untrue. There are things unsaid but if you’re expressing c...
by PeterC
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3328

Re: What is Mount Meru?

Ah - so the absence of evidence is actually proof of a cover-up? I wonder where I had that argument before...?
by PeterC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3328

Re: What is Mount Meru?

Some Buddhist authorities, like Ajahn Brahmavamso , accept as fact that Buddhist yogis or meditators and ascetics of other schools have traveled in space. It's entirely possible that people have attained mundane siddhis of this kind - in any case, one could not prove that they hadn't, as one cannot...
by PeterC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 954

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Do Khyentse and also Dudjom Lingpa to some extent maybe. However I think such teachers are few and far in between, more exception than the norm. I doubt "crazy wisdom" style teaching was given as much emphasis before CTR as you say. Not sure Dudjom LIngpa was particularly 'crazy'. He was a very dem...
by PeterC
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3328

Re: What is Mount Meru?

Some Buddhist authorities, like Ajahn Brahmavamso , accept as fact that Buddhist yogis or meditators and ascetics of other schools have traveled in space. It's entirely possible that people have attained mundane siddhis of this kind - in any case, one could not prove that they hadn't, as one cannot...
by PeterC
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha does not recommend recitation
Replies: 26
Views: 1415

Re: Buddha does not recommend recitation

You must read what Etienne Lamotte writes about the thesis of Mahadeva and the early schism. There was a vote in the Sangha assembly over the thesis of the Mahadeva and a huge majority accepted his thesis. Therefore it is called Mahasanghika school, the Majority- school. Sthaviravadins were a tiny ...

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