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by ratna
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563370

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are there any more elaborate explanations available of the Guru Yoga of the White A practice that we're focusing on just now? I have the Guruyoga book, which has a nice, very concise commentary, but I could use a little more elaboration. There's an MP3 with explanation and practice available on Sha...
by ratna
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question

"Decisive experience" here translates la zlos. See http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/la_bzla_ba.
by ratna
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa's refuge prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors): Namkhai...
by ratna
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Concise Tibetan grammar
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Concise Tibetan grammar

An Introduction to Classical Tibetan by Stephen Hodge would seem to fit the bill.
by ratna
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563370

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rare 45% discount for electronically downloadable items. Today and tomorrow only. https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/ seems that it doesn't work for me. How can i get the 45% discount?!? logged in - put an e-book in the basket - then to checkout - no 45% possible.... :shrug: Works for me. Add...
by ratna
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Pearl Rosary collection question

Lord of Speech.
by ratna
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Pearl Rosary collection question

Thank you, Ratna! Also it seems that the Manjushri is not from 50 deities as the forms in Jewel Garland are different, just according to the picture. No, it's straight out of Jewel Garland. Three peaceful Mañjuśrīs are included in the Jewel Garland: Lord of Speech, White Mañjuśrī from the tradition...
by ratna
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Pearl Rosary collection question

Hi, Are the sadhanas from Pearl Rosary collection the same as those which are used in Jewel Garland of 50 Deities (compiled by Rigzin Chökyi Drakpa (Drikung Dharmakirti))? I'd really like to order the book but don't know if I have the empowerments for it. Yes, most of these sadhanas go with empower...
by ratna
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 18038

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 pm

BTW, what was the name of the master who branded Shuksep Lochen Chönyi Zangmo?
Pema Gyatso.
by ratna
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Rinpoche and Lineages
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Guru Rinpoche and Lineages

Vima Nyingtik doesn't go through Padmasambhava. Also Semde and Longde.
by ratna
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 18038

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

How different are these situations to those in traditionally Buddhist countries and/or in the past? Are we just living in a more transparent time? I don't know about the sex scandals as such, but in general the sexism and abuse that female practitioners had to face in old Tibet was horrible. I was ...
by ratna
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

Yes, the Tibetan text has the title in original Sanskrit at the beginning, in Tibetan script.
by ratna
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

discussionbuddhist wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:39 am
Where did you find the full title of this dharani? I looked on Google but couldn't find it. thanks
Here.
by ratna
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

In the Tibetan tradition, it comes from a text, included in the Tantra and Dhāraṇī sections of Kangyur, titled Ārya mahāmaṇivipulavimānaviśvasupratiṣṭhitaguhyaparama rahasyakalparāja nāma dhāraṇī.
by ratna
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Competitive meditators...
Replies: 26
Views: 1135

Re: Competitive meditators...

Reminds me of this: Monk Gloats Over Yoga Championship.

Edit: damn, Dzogchungpa beat me to it.
by ratna
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6236
Views: 563370

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have advice about how to do the Nine Breathings or other breathwork when at least one nostril is blocked, e.g. due to allergies or a cold? Aside from, of course, taking a decongestant or antihistamine. You can get temporary relief from congestion from exercise -- prostrations, for examp...
by ratna
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dalai Lama's daily practice - specific details
Replies: 17
Views: 5479

Re: Dalai Lama's daily practice - specific details

“I am not able to do much Dzogchen practice, but these days I do Vajrakilaya, Hevajra, Five-deity Heruka, Vajrayogini, which comes from the Sakyas, Kurukulla, as well as the Kagye Chidril composed by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Rigzin Pema Trinley urged, ‘Though you let other teachings decline, don’t let...
by ratna
Mon May 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3213

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

That's interesting, can you say more about it? With a complete main initiation of one of the four classes of tantra, one also receives the vajra-master empowerment that invests one with the authority to give initiations, teach the tantras, perform consecrations, etc. Of course, having received this...

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