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by Tashi Nyima
Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Phowa by Ayang Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 2765

Re: Phowa by Ayang Rinpoche

The following is from http://www.phowafoundation.org/training.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Anyen Rinpoche’s newly published book, Dying with Confidence, includes Rinpoche’s heart advice to support practitioners through the dying process. The Dying with Confidence training prog...
by Tashi Nyima
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Tibetan Medicine subforum
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Tibetan Medicine subforum

Dear Friend om svasti You can always post here so that the moderators can see if there is enough interest. I would gladly participate. Do you have any specific topics you would like to discuss? Are you mostly interested in Tibetan (ethnic) medicine, or in Buddhist Healing? They are related, but not ...
by Tashi Nyima
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kashag
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Kashag

Dear Friend om svasti The Jonang have never been interested in the exercise of political power. It is not consonant with our View, nor does it bode well for the Dharma, as experience shows. It is up to the Tibetan people how they wish to be governed. I am not Tibetan, and therefore will not offer an...
by Tashi Nyima
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray!
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Please pray!

Prayer for Birth in Dewachen EH MA HO In front sits the marvelous Amitabha, Buddha of Infinite Light On His right stands Chenrezig, Lord of Compassion And on His left stands Vajrapani, Lord of Powerful Means Surrounded by innumerable Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Limitless peace and happiness is Dewache...
by Tashi Nyima
Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Signs of wrong practice.
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Re: Signs of wrong practice.

Without getting overly technical, it is important to recognize that there is no direct perception in ordinary consciousness. Let us take the sound of a bell as an example. From a western scientific standpoint (which is not too different from the Buddhist understanding, putting aside for now the ulti...
by Tashi Nyima
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Signs of wrong practice.
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Re: Signs of wrong practice.

One of my Teachers, when approached by some beginning meditators with excited reports of seeing lights and hearing sublime sounds, looked at them with profound compassion and said: "Keep meditating. These things will go away." Perhaps it is more helpful to focus on signs of proper post-meditation. D...
by Tashi Nyima
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Jonang photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: Jonang photos

Dear Friend om svasti On the contrary, we hold His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the highest esteem. The present Dalai Lama has composed a prayer for the flourishing of the Great Middle Way ( dbu ma chenpo ) of Jonang, has gifted a monastery in India to the Kalkha Dampa, and has vowed that his successo...
by Tashi Nyima
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Jonang photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: Jonang photos

Why do you place such a heavy emphasis on "New"? Is it really necessary? Is there anything wrong with the ancient Jonang lamas? I guess issues surrounding the NKT make my radar go up when I hear another group start to call itself the "new" version of another tradition. As long as you preserve and p...
by Tashi Nyima
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Time in Kalachakra
Replies: 6
Views: 3625

Re: Time in Kalachakra

Dear Friends om svasti I was very happy to read of your interest in (and learned discussion of) the Kalachakra. Very briefly, the apparent contradiction between the Kalachakra cosmology and those of other tantras has been satisfactorily settled from various angles of vision. In essence, each tantra ...
by Tashi Nyima
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Jonang photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: Jonang photos

Dear Friend, om svasti True. The yellow hat is not a distinguishing characteristic of the Gelukpas, as other lineages also wear them. The absence of the yellow hat, however, is a distinguishing characteristic of those Jonangpas who have remained faithful to the Great Middle Way ( dbu ma chenpo ) of ...
by Tashi Nyima
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kalachakra mantra pronunciation
Replies: 8
Views: 5160

Re: Kalachakra mantra pronunciation

Dear Friends om svasti It is true that in general Jonangpas favor Sanskrit over Tibetan pronunciation, since the Lineage has always retained a close connection to the Indian sources of the teachings. However, a mantra is not a 'magical' formula --that is, it is not the sound itself (as is believed b...
by Tashi Nyima
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Jonang photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4683

Re: Jonang photos

om svasti In the 17th century, the Gelukpas forcibly annexed Jonang monasteries, the 5th Dalai Lama declared that the (Geluk) Kalkha Dampa of Mongolia was the 'reincarnation' of Jetsun Taranatha, and the study of the Omniscient Dolpopa's teachings was suppressed. The use of the yellow hat among thos...

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