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by dakini_boi
Thu May 15, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A closer look into empowerments
Replies: 87
Views: 10131

Re: A closer look into empowerments

Malcolm wrote:. . . some Lamas like KDL would recite the empowerment mantras from the extended seven line prayer, for example. . .
What is the "extended seven line prayer"?
by dakini_boi
Thu May 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A closer look into empowerments
Replies: 87
Views: 10131

Re: A closer look into empowerments

Malcolm wrote:
There is what is called a gtor dbang in Nyingma, where the torma is blessed as the basis of the empowerment, not a mandala.

Could you say more about the Tor Wang, Malcolm? What is the significance of using a torma instead of a mandala?
by dakini_boi
Thu May 01, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

Thus far, no one has been able to offer any sort of reasonable response to my objections about this. Vajrayana is based on the instructions of an authentic Guru first and foremost, before any scriptural sources. . . so if Garchen Rinpoche is an authentic Guru, and if a student also views him in tha...
by dakini_boi
Thu May 01, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?
Replies: 11
Views: 1109

Re: What's the big deal about the Yogas of Naropa?

But to get back to the main point -- for example we talk about "subtle minds". What are subtle minds, what makes them subtle? The reduced frequency of spanda, pulsation, movement of the vāyu in the body. When the vāyu moves, concepts arise -- no movement, no concepts. No concepts, nothing really we...
by dakini_boi
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to reconcile both views?
Replies: 44
Views: 2752

Re: How to reconcile both views?

I recommend the book Introduction to Tantra by Lama Yeshe. He was a great Gepugpa lama. He does a great job of explaining the significance of Vajrayana practices.
by dakini_boi
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan and Saksrit syllables
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: Tibetan and Saksrit syllables

This thread addresses your question. . .


http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f= ... 140#p67047
by dakini_boi
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ngondro refuge/prostration question
Replies: 20
Views: 2637

Re: Ngondro refuge/prostration question

for counting prostrations I recommend this app:

http://blog.dwbuk.org/diamond-way-buddh ... -for-ipod/

use one of the "button" settings, and keep the device on the floor in front of feet. . . tap each time you come up.
by dakini_boi
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava

padma norbu wrote: Leave thoughts alone, yes, consume them, no.
That would be the difference between the view of Sutra and the view of Tantra.
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path of Gods and Men
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Path of Gods and Men

Asunthatneversets I disagree ...the Buddha taught to gods and men ( amongst others)..see quote below on one time Gauthama Lord Buddha explained the word " Doctrine (Dhamma) to Ven Cunda. "Cunda, my teaching is a revelation of truth discovered by myself. I proclaimed the Dhamma out of compassion for...
by dakini_boi
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path of Gods and Men
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Path of Gods and Men

Does the 1st yana, the path of gods and men, refer mainly to nondharmic religions, or can it also refer to nonspiritual paths that seek temporary benefit in the world?
by dakini_boi
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tsongkhapa's unique views
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Tsongkhapa's unique views

Thank you for posting, but unfortunately I cannot make sense of any of this. Could you post an "idiot's guide" version?
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche brief comment on Je Tsongkhapa
Replies: 197
Views: 11199

Re: Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche brief comment on Je Tsongkhapa

I try to explain this to myself not only with the cultural background of Asian diplomacy, but also with some inherent features of Buddhist philosophy: Since the experience of emptiness is beyond all concepts, every attempt to philosophize about the true nature is, strictly speaking, necessarily wro...
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tsongkhapa's unique views
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Tsongkhapa's unique views

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Could someone please summarize, what are Tsongkhapa's views that are unique from the other Tibetan schools?
by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: natural Māla stringing material
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: natural Māla stringing material

dimeo wrote:We happened to have a nice roll of black hemp string at my house. Wonderful stuff!
It doesn't stretch and is really strong.
Do you know what brand it is? The hemp string I used stretched a lot rather quickly.
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: natural Māla stringing material
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: natural Māla stringing material

Thank you, I am looking into death-free silk cord.
by dakini_boi
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: natural Māla stringing material
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: natural Māla stringing material

But doesn't it wear down pretty easily with the friction from the beads?
by dakini_boi
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: natural Māla stringing material
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

natural Māla stringing material

Does anyone know a good natural material for stringing a māla? Something that will not break or stretch easily (would undoubtedly require pre-stretching, which is expected). What were malas typically strung with before we had nylon? Thanks.
by dakini_boi
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru yoga not Indian?
Replies: 52
Views: 4424

Re: Guru yoga not Indian?

The practice of making use of historical or quasi historical figures for Guru yoga is a Tibetan innovation. It seems in India, gurus were generally imagined in the form of one's devatā. This makes me think that in Indian Vajrayana, Guru Yoga was more like a practice preliminary at the beginning of ...
by dakini_boi
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to tell if a lama is an emanation of a deity?
Replies: 27
Views: 2632

Re: How to tell if a lama is an emanation of a deity?

My former lama was supposed to be an emanation of a certain deity, but yet, I and other people seemed to surprise him with things we did on many occasions. This seems to indicate that he's not clairvoyant. Are all lamas who are truly emanations of deities clairvoyant? I always thought so, and this ...
by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria
Replies: 171
Views: 13110

Re: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria

The basic idea behind what he is doing--raising Tibetan Buddhist concepts from out of their Tibetan cultural background. . . . I wonder if this sort of thing is the wave of the future. If Vajrayana and the Terma tradition are authentic, and we have the merit to receive them, then this will inevitab...