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by ratna
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 521636

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: 255

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: 255

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: 255

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: 372
Views: 15520

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: 427

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: 372
Views: 15520

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: 611

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: 611

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: 611

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: 1005

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: 5826
Views: 521636

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: 5324

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: 3042

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...
by ratna
Sun May 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3042

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

Very interesting: So far nobody presented a strong case why teaching authorisation was part of the lineage system in the early days of Vajrayana. This settles an uncertainty I had on this topic for quite some time in a, for me, surprising way. Well, there is a formal way of authorization to teach t...
by ratna
Thu May 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Ripening" empowerment = ?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: "Ripening" empowerment = ?

Palzang Jangchub wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:09 am
So a shorter length empowerment like a torwang could be a ripening empowerment, yes?
I believe so.

R
by ratna
Thu May 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso
Replies: 21
Views: 1171

Re: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

Then the Great Fith practiced Dzogchen according: - His visions based on Nyingma Dzogchen ? The Great Fifth did not practice just based on his own visions, but received an incredible amount of Dzogchen teachings such as the Northern Treasures, the Kunzang Gongdü revealed by Pema Lingpa (on which th...
by ratna
Thu May 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Ripening" empowerment = ?
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: "Ripening" empowerment = ?

What precisely is being referred to when an initiation is listed as a "ripening" empowerment? A ripening empowerment is just the complete four empowerments of an abhiṣeka, which mature one's continuum and confer the samaya that protect that maturation. Simpler initiatory rites like permission-rites...
by ratna
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Ganges Mahamudra
Replies: 25
Views: 1680

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Chakrasamvara Empowerment & Ganges Mahamudra

Is it normal in the Kagyu to give the Vajrayogini empowerment first? In Gelugpa the Heruka empowerment usually precedes the Vajrayogini in HYT. You've discovered an issue that has been controversial since the 13th century (see Sakya Pandita's Clear Differentiation of the Three Vows and also this. )
by ratna
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 71
Views: 3876

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:42 am
Nope..you need D.I. & Transmission :
It says: "...have received the specific lung transmission for any practice materials including mantras." This book doesn't include mantras. If you have D.I., you're good to go. If in doubt, e-mail them and ask.

R

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