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by Nick r
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 6423

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

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by Nick r
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Advice on guru yoga integration?
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Advice on guru yoga integration?

Hello,

Can some please share with me some advice and/or tips on how to incorporate guru yoga throughout the day when not formally practicing?
Thank you
by Nick r
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Identify these thangkas?
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Identify these thangkas?

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I got these three at a thrift store for a total of $6!

Can you help me identify them? I believe one to be guru rinpoche but it's not the form I am familiar with. I could be wrong too.

Thank you
by Nick r
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Marpa biography?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Marpa biography?

Konchok Namgyal wrote:There is a fairly good bio, though not very lengthy , in the book "Indestructible truth " By Dr Reginald Ray.
I read that one and it made me want to learn more about him. Although it's short, I found it to be quite inspirational.
by Nick r
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Marpa biography?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Marpa biography?

Can someone recommend a biography of Marpa?

Thanks
by Nick r
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: the most helpful and lucid dharma text/book you've read?
Replies: 29
Views: 7069

Re: the most helpful and lucid dharma text/book you've read?

Life in Relation to Death By Chagdud Tulku Small, but mighty I've been wanting to volunteer at a hospice. This book looks like it could be helpful. Is there ebook available? Not sure if there is an Ebook. It's a small book (physically speaking) but is very direct. You can buy it here: http://www.ti...
by Nick r
Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: the most helpful and lucid dharma text/book you've read?
Replies: 29
Views: 7069

Re: the most helpful and lucid dharma text/book you've read?

Life in Relation to Death

By Chagdud Tulku

Small, but mighty
by Nick r
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: donate to folks in long term retreat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

donate to folks in long term retreat?

does anyone know of a place/ link where you can sign up and sponsor someone in retreat? I dont think I will be able to go on a long retreat anytime soon, so I thought I'd try to help someone who can but may not have the means to do so.
by Nick r
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone sit in a chair?
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: Does anyone sit in a chair?

I've got knee problems so I sit in a chair. I use this thing called a Tilt Seat . Kinda gimmicky and overpriced, but it actually works and that's what matters. It's basically a stool with its seat tilted slightly forward. It makes a huge difference in my experience: less buttocks pain, easier to ke...
by Nick r
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Kalachakra Temple St. Petersburg Russia 3D Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Kalachakra Temple St. Petersburg Russia 3D Tour

kirtu wrote:Link here. Image on the left is the tour of the main shrine room. Image on the right is the exterior of the temple.

Kirt
mesmerizing photo.
by Nick r
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone sit in a chair?
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: Does anyone sit in a chair?

I've got knee problems so I sit in a chair. I use this thing called a Tilt Seat . Kinda gimmicky and overpriced, but it actually works and that's what matters. It's basically a stool with its seat tilted slightly forward. It makes a huge difference in my experience: less buttocks pain, easier to ke...
by Nick r
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any DharmaWheel drummers here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Any DharmaWheel drummers here?

I play drums. Mostly jazz. Studied music with emphasis on jazz in college.
by Nick r
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Secret Drugs of Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 3880

Re: The Secret Drugs of Buddhism

The whole, "enlightenment through drugs", thing is incredibly bleak to me. If the highest potential of human life is that, then what's the point of continuing? I think the perennial argument in general is that it's not about becoming enlightened through drugs, but that maybe these "drugs" may have ...
by Nick r
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya in Vajrayāna
Replies: 21
Views: 3638

Re: Samaya in Vajrayāna

I'm not sure if this is relevant to this discussion or not, but I keep everything secret from just about everyone besides my wife and daughter. I find that many people have preconceived notions and it quickly turns into a debate or it may make them uncomfortable. Its just easier that way.
by Nick r
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation in cemeteries
Replies: 29
Views: 5215

Re: Meditation in cemeteries

plwk wrote:Ooh there was that one tale of a zen adept I read of some years back who spent his time in a prostitution den to see what his mind is made of..
can't recall the link now...
maybe it was Ikkyu? I've heard of him going to such places. He is a fascinating character.
by Nick r
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Understanding emptiness exercise
Replies: 13
Views: 2989

Re: Understanding emptiness exercise

I'd like to post here again to share ideas and hopefully elicit responses from people with more experience. In the spirit of learning, here are some ideas for the OP: I think it's good that you are looking around you with emptiness in mind. It made me remember something I had read some time ago. I ...
by Nick r
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Understanding emptiness exercise
Replies: 13
Views: 2989

Re: Understanding emptiness exercise

madhusudan wrote: The Predator sees thermal images, and animals and insects see things in their own way.
I love the mention of The Predator. I never expected to imagine that movie in relationship to emptiness!

thanks for your entire response, it has shed some light. But The Predator drove it home!\ :applause:
by Nick r
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Understanding emptiness exercise
Replies: 13
Views: 2989

Understanding emptiness exercise

I have a thought experiment going on in my mind that relates to books I've been reading , namely, Realizing Emptiness. I have been trying to look at things in my day to day life and label them as being empty. I am trying to intellectually understand the concept of emptiness. So, I look at a walnut t...

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