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by ratna
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history
Replies: 47
Views: 901

Re: Largest one day drop in U.S. stock market - in history

Take a long view, and understand that over a long period of time, the market typically averages out to a 10-11 percent return, subtract inflation, and you have your real return (hence the panic over inflation in the market for the past couple of trading days). Stocks are not for most people. This i...
by ratna
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1429

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Well, you can start by listening to teachings on Bodhicitta by Bodhisattvas like HH the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin, or Garchen Rinpoche. On Youtube, if you don't have possibility to travel. Eventually one needs to meet a teacher and receive teachings in person, but one has to start somewhere.
by ratna
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the seven gems?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: What are the seven gems?

From the Kāraṇḍa­vyūha : Those who continually gather and offer flowers and incense to Bodhisattva Mahāsattva Avalokiteśvara will become cakravartin kings who possess the seven jewels. The seven jewels are: the precious wheel, the precious horse, the precious elephant, the precious jewel, the precio...
by ratna
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A

His teachings are trilungs, i.e. reading transmission interspersed with oral commentary, using his own translations. I've not attended in person but have listened to some of his retreats that are available for free as podcasts. Can't get a lung from a recording... Oh, I agree. I just meant his form...
by ratna
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A

His teachings are trilungs, i.e. reading transmission interspersed with oral commentary, using his own translations.
I've not attended in person but have listened to some of his retreats that are available for free as podcasts.
by ratna
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chatral Sangye Dorje
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Chatral Sangye Dorje

dzoki wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:06 am
Simon E. wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:58 am
He wrote nothing.
That is not true, Rinpoche wrote at least several texts, among them lineage prayer for Thugdrub Terkha Dundu and manual of drubchen of this practice. I hope his students will prepare and publish Rinpoche's sungbum.
His sungbum just came out in 5 volumes.

R
by ratna
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: translation of famous quote into tibetan script
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: translation of famous quote into tibetan script

གལ་ཏེ་བཅོས་སུ་ཡོད་ན་ནི། །དེ་ལ་མི་དགར་ཅི་ཞིག་ཡོད། །གལ་ཏེ་བཅོས་སུ་མེད་ན་ནི་། །དེ་ལ་མི་དགའ་བྱས་ཅི་ཕན། །
by ratna
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5156
Views: 439733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Reminds me that I'm not sure which of ChNN's practices come from Adzom Drugpa's terma:
Dorje Drolod
Vajrakilaya
Tara and too?
Yes, Tara too. Also Red Garuda, Khorwa Dongtruk, Sang, Lungta, Marme Mönlam.
by ratna
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 26313

Re: The DJKR Topic

Quay wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:13 am
As have others such as Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche.
Indeed. I'll put a link to this old piece on Kalu R here for reference. Those colorful Tibetan monasteries don't look quite the same after reading it.

R
by ratna
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5156
Views: 439733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I would like some clarification on mantra of six spaces. In most sources it say`s A A SHA SA MA HA, yet N.N.Norbu Rinpoche uses Ha A HA SHA SA MA, can anyone tell me what`s the reason behind that, is it from different termas? I would welcome some explanation. Thnx Rinpoche's version is found in Cha...
by ratna
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Which book on meditation would you recommend?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Which book on meditation would you recommend?

Typo on my phone. I meant dhyanas. In Theravada they have 8 or 9 jhanas. Dhyana is the Sanskrit equivalent. Are they similar in Mahayana and Vajrayana? Dhyāna in Sanskrit = Jhāna in Pali. Same thing in Mahāyāna and Śrāvakayāna. The nine stages of śamatha you see in Mahāyāna are preparatory stages b...
by ratna
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 1591

Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

Great interview, check it out. Here's the iTunes feed:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the ... 06422?mt=2
by ratna
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas

michaelb wrote:Two questions:

Does anyone know where I might find prayer flags printed with Jamgon Mipham's Wangdu prayer, the Great Cloud of Blessings that Magnetises all that appears and exists?
Wangdu prayer flags
by ratna
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sapan Manjushri - Sajam Bagtuk?
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Sapan Manjushri - Sajam Bagtuk?

sa 'jam sbag sgrub.
by ratna
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Assistance with Tibetan Script
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Assistance with Tibetan Script

Chokle Namgyal, "Victorious in all directions."
by ratna
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5156
Views: 439733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

TaTa wrote:Can someone facilitate me the text for todays transmittion?
http://webcast.dzogchen.net/data/upload ... Drugpa.pdf