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by dzoki
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mila's Last Teachings, Translation request
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Mila's Last Teachings, Translation request

Noble Sangha Please help to translate the video below Jetsun Milarepa gave some teachings and discourses after his passing, when he appeared to his spiritual family with a body of light *he was visible in person as if alive, but his body had shrunk and was later cremated Could someone kind and know...
by dzoki
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyala Pema Dündul Treasures Holders
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Nyala Pema Dündul Treasures Holders

Hello All, Anyone knows who are and where can be found holders of the Nyala Pema Dündul terma treasures? in particular the Amitayus Terma. This new book contains a lot of interesting material about the Amitayus practice. https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/restricted/839-the-long-life-practice...
by dzoki
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 2355

Re: Retreats in tb

By this I meant external. One needs a mountain, a schedule, a person who carries food, etc. but I still think it doesn't guarantee that effectively it becomes retreat. Is it? Of course it does not guarantee it, but it helps. One of the purposes of the retreat is to isolate one´s three gates from no...
by dzoki
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Feeling sleepy
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Feeling sleepy

Hi, is it normal to feel sleepy during long life deity mantralization? One of my teachers told me that feeling sleepy (if you are not particularly tired or sick) during the practice can be a sign of past damage to samaya, he recomended doing Vajrasattva to clear this obstacle away or alternatively ...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Retreats in tb
Replies: 63
Views: 2355

Re: Retreats in tb

There are many different things that people call a "retreat" nowadays but in Tibetan context "retreat" - tsam literaly means "border". Which means that before undertaking retreat one sets up borders: A border of place - meaning where one is staying and where one is allowed to go. For example someone...
by dzoki
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

Tenma wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:33 am
Why did Milarepa exactly consider Gampopa over Rechung when Rechung was a student of Milarepa WAY longer than Gampopa?
He did not, it is a monastic propaganda, nothing more. In fact Rechungpa was also one of Gampopa´s gurus.
by dzoki
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gyalwang Drukpa teachings 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Gyalwang Drukpa teachings 2019

Dear friends, where is it possible to find informations about teaching schedule of Gyalwang Drukpa? His website drukpa.org seems to be somewhat outdated. I saw an event in Drukpa monastery in Darjeeling in February 2019, a teaching focusing on Guru devotion. But thats all. Moreover do they have any...
by dzoki
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khyung gShog rTsal
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Khyung gShog rTsal

Does anyone know anything about the sung-ma (female Guardian) Khyung gShog rTsal (Gardua-winged Adept/Mighty One)? No mention of Her in Oracles and Demons of Tibet . Came across this name in a serkyem offering I'm translating. She seems to be the consort of Dam-tag/Dam-chen Dorje Duddul. Any inform...
by dzoki
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 26
Views: 1911

Re: Backwards Ati

Having read some of teachings by Trungpa, I found several of his explanations dubious - especially his teachings on thogal and his explanation of Buddha Nature; which he explains as us having been actual buddhas, but then we somehow forgot that we are buddhas - inmplying that buddhahood is impermane...
by dzoki
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

This could mean many things. One thing is Khorwa Tongtrug as a specific form of red Avalokiteshvara, another thing is Khorwa Tongtrug as a term used in inner tantras. There is no practice of Khorwa Tongtrug in Nyingma Kama (Kama gyepa collection) - at least not in the one put together by Dudjom Rin...
by dzoki
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Mipham Rinpoche was not a terton, he was supposed to reveal termas but he refused to. He even wrote a text where he criticizes tertons of his time for wrting anything that comes to their mind and presenting that as a terma. He opined that old termas such as those of Guru Chowang and Nyangral Nyima O...
by dzoki
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

This could mean many things. One thing is Khorwa Tongtrug as a specific form of red Avalokiteshvara, another thing is Khorwa Tongtrug as a term used in inner tantras. There is no practice of Khorwa Tongtrug in Nyingma Kama (Kama gyepa collection) - at least not in the one put together by Dudjom Rinp...
by dzoki
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 7503

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I am very happy that this meeting occured. I hope that the first visible step forward would be to organize joint Karma Kagyu monlam presided by both Karmapas, instead of having two separate ones.
by dzoki
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde Protectors?
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Longde Protectors?

Also.....Ngondzog Gyalpo is used as Guru, is he also used as Yidam as well? Yes Ngondzog Gyalpo is a yidam connected to Longde practice. Longde is not something separate from Nyingma lineage, so same protectors as there are in Nyingma kama apply here - Mazadam sum, Maning, Legden etc. you can do an...
by dzoki
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Terkha Dundu
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Terkha Dundu

I have never heard of, or at least i dont think i have heard of thiswang. can someone tell me what this is. thanks Terkha Dundu is Dudjom Rinpoche´s terma/composition combining 7 lineages of Guruyoga of Padmasambhava, primarily it is based on Guru Chowang's Lama Sangdu combining lineages of Pema Li...
by dzoki
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 28390

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

But let me put it you this way. If some Sakyapa or Gelugpa came up to you and said that your practice was fraudulent because it had no lineage and was just a fantasy concocted by a Tibetan named Dili Terton, how would you feel? You would feel completely disrespected. Well, I am pointing out to you ...
by dzoki
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 28390

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Aro Lingma may be a fantasy, or she may have been a historical person. Aro Lingma is a fantasy, there is no historical record of her, or at least Chogyam never bothered to present one - that is apart from his Fairy tails, which have no root in any Tibetan text. Your argument is pretty much same as ...
by dzoki
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 28390

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Aro Lingma may be a fantasy, or she may have been a historical person. Aro Lingma is a fantasy, there is no historical record of her, or at least Chogyam never bothered to present one - that is apart from his Fairy tails, which have no root in any Tibetan text. Your argument is pretty much same as ...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 28390

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

He's been performing as Doc Togden for years now. I recall a facebook fan page for him maybe seven or eight years ago. What's the harm? He looks healthy and happy. There is no harm in playing music, the harm is that he is teaching a fake terma. Anyway, enough about this. Let's go :focus: How do you...
by dzoki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 28390

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

DGA wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:21 pm
He's been performing as Doc Togden for years now. I recall a facebook fan page for him maybe seven or eight years ago.

What's the harm? He looks healthy and happy.
There is no harm in playing music, the harm is that he is teaching a fake terma. Anyway, enough about this. Let's go :focus:

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