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by ratna
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:32 am
How did you learn that?
That's what the text in Tibetan on the bottom says.
by ratna
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 232

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

Cinnabar wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:23 pm
The Tantra of the Secret Wisdom of the Great Perfection
rdzogs pa chen po ye shes gsang ba'i rgyud
This is one of the root Tantras of Longde.

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by ratna
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 683595

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can I ask where the 700,000 number comes from? I’m currently doing accumulation based on SMS base (not in actual retreat so, it takes a while) and the given numbers are different. Is 700,000 based on the number of syllables? I saw the same number given in a different practice recently, so it doubly...
by ratna
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: "The Only Child of the Buddha"
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: "The Only Child of the Buddha"

by ratna
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 683595

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, to be sure I asked Shang Shung Publications on Facebook page and sadly according to them DI & Thun transmission is not enough. " To practice Guru Tragphur you need this particular Guru Tragphur practice lung. " The booklet includes different mantras -- one from Namchö and one from Heka Lingpa. ...
by ratna
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Trying to find original Tibetan text of a passage
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Trying to find original Tibetan text of a passage

ཇི་སྲིད་ནམ་མཁའ་གནས་པ་དང་། །
འགྲོ་བ་ཇི་སྲིད་གནས་གྱུར་པ། །
དེ་སྲིད་བདག་ནི་གནས་གྱུར་ནས། །
འགྲོ་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་སེལ་བར་ཤོག །
by ratna
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tibetan mountain protector
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Tibetan mountain protector

This could be from a verse in Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakośa (VIII, 39): "The teaching of the Buddha has two aspects: The elements of scripture and realization. These are maintained only through teaching And through practice." སྟོན་བའི་དམ་ཆོས་རྣམ་གཉིས་ཏེ། །ལུང་དང་རྟོགས་པའི་བདག་ཉིད་དོ། །དེ་འཛིན་བྱེད་པ་ས...
by ratna
Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 2019, Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 3780

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche 2019, Europe

Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche's schedule in Russia: MOSCOW August 12: arrival August 14, 19:00: open lecture, "Heart advice" Place: Nikitskaya 53 August 15, 19:00: Tsokye Thuktik empowerment Orgyen Norlha wealth ritual Place: Pavlovskaya 18c2 August 16, 19:00: Black Hayagriva empowerment ...
by ratna
Thu May 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Manjushri Garland Clarification, Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Manjushri Garland Clarification, Please?

Tenma wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:51 pm

Yeah, except I wasn't able to find it. The closest was Lama Gursam, but no info. on which way the Garland was facing (just clockwise, that's all it said).
Well, there's your answer. If the garland rotates clockwise, the letters must face outside, otherwise the mantra would go backwards.

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by ratna
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama

The ninth chapter of Bodhicaryavatara is on vipashyana Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind by Longchenpa The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Tsongkhapa (vipashyana is in Vol 3) Moonbeams of Mahamudra A translation and commentary on Kamalashila's text can be found in t...
by ratna
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unicode mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Unicode mantras

So does anyone know of a collection of basic mantras already entered in one of these systems that I could download and multiply with copy/paste to make the strips? I'm not looking for anything too unusual: the mani (actually I have that), Guru Rinpoche, Tara, Amitabha, probably Dorje Sempa? Most of...
by ratna
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Hah yes, :) I think enlightened being can appreciate a good compromise. ;) The one posted by Grigoris seem to be the right one based on the source and lineage. In terms of iconography, yes, but not lineage -- the one in Drikung is said to come specifically from Cakrasaṃvara Tantra. This is the tsak...
by ratna
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

The Mahākāla in the Jewel Garland is the two-armed form holding a curved knife and skull-cup. Texts in the collection don't give a specific name to his form -- he's just called "Mahākāla" and is said to come from the Cakrasaṃvara. As with other Sarma deities in the collection, the lineage originally...
by ratna
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019

HHST2019EU.jpg Please note that dates and programmes may be subject to change. For the latest programme updates, kindly refer to the respective websites: Sakya Kalden Ling, Frankfurt https://en.sakyakaldenling.de/ Antwerp, Belgium www.eusakyamonlam.org Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim France www.sak...
by ratna
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

If you put this mantra from the Manjushri Root Tantra between the pages of your Dharma book, there will be no fault when the book is stepped over, etc.
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by ratna
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 4670

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

I just read an advertisement online for the sukhasiddhi foundation on their Website .they are holding an advanced mahamudra retreat,that's not residential , and that's being held in their Center, and they asking people for 600 dollars for this .This kind of thing makes me incensed.is mahamudra a co...
by ratna
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: A Buddhist Sanskrit Lexicon
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: A Buddhist Sanskrit Lexicon

Nice work, thanks! Looks very useful.

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by ratna
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 39
Views: 1595

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Sheer genius, gentlemen!

Also worthy of note:

Lovely. I also quite like this rendition of that song:

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