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by drodul
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Lho Ontul Rinpoche teaching in Pittsburgh in April
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Lho Ontul Rinpoche teaching in Pittsburgh in April

Below is the schedule for Ontul Rinpoche's teachings in Pittsburgh. On April 20, Rinpoche will teach at Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center. Please contact me for location of the other teachings. There is no formal registration process, but space is limited, and we need to have an idea of how many ...
by drodul
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Questions re: long-life prayer
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Questions re: long-life prayer

Never mind - got a translation. Thanks anyway.
by drodul
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Questions re: long-life prayer
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Questions re: long-life prayer

I have a copy of a 16 -line long-life prayer for a lama in Tibetan and Chinese. Since I don't read either, I really have no idea how big a deal it would be for someone to translate it into English, like how much time it might take someone, etc; in other words, how much it is to ask. Could someone gi...
by drodul
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Missing person
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Missing person

Please pray for the well-being of long-time Dharma practitioner Elizabeth Breck, who has been missing from the vicinity of Tucson, AZ, since last Sunday, Jan. 13: https://tucson.com/news/local/authoriti ... e5c3e.html
by drodul
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka blessing question
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Thangka blessing question

Thank you for your replies.
by drodul
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka blessing question
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Thangka blessing question

A friend brought a thangka painting of White Tara to a Kagyu lama to be blessed. He expected the lama to write the mantric syllables on the back of the thangka and sign it as usual. Instead, the lama did not write on the painting but had him hold the thangka up while the lama chanted and tossed a ha...
by drodul
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 87
Views: 5794

Re: Donating one's organs at death

Haven't read every post, so sorry if someone mentioned this, but HE Garchen Rinpoche said during a recent teaching that, while Chod practice is only a mental exercise for most, donating one's organs at death "is the real Chod." I believe he also said something to the effect that there is no need to ...
by drodul
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: More claims of sexual exploitation...
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: More claims of sexual exploitation...

It's off the topic of sexual assault, but what is nearly as depressing as the allegation against Lobsang Sangay is the extreme regionalism the commenters on the linked Tibet Star article express. I hope some of them are just non-Tibetan trolls.
by drodul
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: "Vajra Armor"
Replies: 0
Views: 626

"Vajra Armor"

(Didn't know if this question would be appropriate for the open forum or not; if so, it could be moved there.) One of my sadhanas describes the deity as wearing "vajra armor" ("dorje gotrab,") as in "wearing a black cloak, vajra armor, and the cemetery accoutrements." As the lama did not describe ex...
by drodul
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 230
Views: 18078

Re: Random Thoughts

That's pretty, Ayu. You must have painted it? (Can't think of any musical puns, though.)
by drodul
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sweet Home To Alabamians.
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Sweet Home To Alabamians.

But, DGA, the other thing Jones needs to remember is that he also wouldn't have won without the numerous Republicans who followed Sen. Shelby's example and wrote in the names of Republicans who weren't quite as repugnant as Moore. Those votes amounted to more than Jones' margin of victory. Sadly,Joh...
by drodul
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1861

Hell

Most people, as human beings, don't remember their previous lives. Is there any teaching based on meditative realization, or the experience of delogs, etc, that indicate whether beings in hell have any memory of their previous misdeeds or have any idea why they are where they are?
by drodul
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos
Replies: 39
Views: 2610

Re: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos

There's nothing like bodhicitta, right? :namaste:
by drodul
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos
Replies: 39
Views: 2610

Middle Eastern & African refugees on Lesbos

Hope some others also saw the story on PBS News Hour yesterday about the sad situation of refugees who are stuck on the Greek island of Lesbos. Dharma Wheel's own Grigoris, who offers psychological counseling to the refugees, was interviewed and spoke of how life in the camps there is so miserable t...
by drodul
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Achi Dharma Tara
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Achi Dharma Tara

Thanks for the link to the beautiful thangka of Gyabpra Rinpoche's Achi practice. The forms of Achi are identified, but who are the deities in yab-yum at the top of the image? Thank you.
by drodul
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prayer for Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Prayer for Earth

Are a prayer and mantras such as these effective if one doesn't have the specific transmission for them?

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