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by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Falling sick from a practise?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Falling sick from a practise?

I am not familiar with any practice like this. It sounds like too much prana was moving upward, which is what caused the headache, and other symptoms. I would discontinue this practice (sounds like you have already), take rest, have some warm ghee or butter and some warm milk, rest and relax for a ...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Falling sick from a practise?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Falling sick from a practise?

It is a bad idea to do practices of this kind on the instructions of random people. Any kind of practice actually. I actually did not plan to do such practise. The course was just announced as meditation. When the beginning felt familiar I thought lets just do it. When the part with the energy up c...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Falling sick from a practise?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Falling sick from a practise?

I moved to a new city. Yesterday went to the Buddhist center in that city. The class was anounced as "Meditation", no special requirements. I go there and 2 minutes later the practise starts. At first it was all nice and similar to what I know. Then we imagine light from navel going up, through the ...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practise to recall past incarnations
Replies: 24
Views: 905

Practise to recall past incarnations

Are there ways to recall past incarnations?

Any buddhist or non-budhdist practises with that goal in mind?

Curious if it would be helpful for learning seeing outcomes of situations, actions and their reactions, consequences.
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: linking negative experiences with positive ones
Replies: 2
Views: 347

linking negative experiences with positive ones

I have been reading 'Hardwiring Happiness' a book by Rick Hanson. In it he mentions a 4 step process: - Have a positive experience - Enrich it - Absorb it - Link positive and negative material I'm interested in the last one, linking. He writes: While having a vivid and stable sense of a positive exp...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 19
Views: 1987

Chogyam Trungpa

Being too young to have experienced it myself, I have often heard "bad stories", and then some very good ones about Chogyam Trungpa only recently. Honestly I never started to read a book of him for the reason of the bad stories. I wonder, what stuff did actually happen, and what made him such a cont...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My grandmother died
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: My grandmother died

Thank you all for your kind words and suggestions! :-)
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Standing Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Standing Meditation

I have read several times 'meditation can be done sitting, standing or lying down'.
Generally for the sitting and lying there are specific instructions given. What about the standing? Anybody has ever received instructions specifically on it? Or read about it?
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Did the Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Did the Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son?

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddhas-family/

I often ask myself what something like this actually means in regard to the other stories my Tibetan teachers tell.
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My grandmother died
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: My grandmother died

Thank you all very much.
Miroku wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:13 pm
Get the materials (CD + booklet) on Shitro and do it, it is not so hard. Also you probably should have lung for Avalokiteshvara Khorwa Tongrtug, which also can be used to benefit dead people.
Do you mean the book "Teachings on Shitro and Yangti" ?
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My grandmother died
Replies: 14
Views: 893

My grandmother died

This night my grandmother died. My family is Catholic and they will do the usual rituals in which I will participate. Is there additionaly something I can do that could benefit my grandmother? Two years ago I was in Merigar during Shitro teachings, it was one of my first teachings, and I am quite th...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Famous teachers and places to study dharma in China
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Famous teachers and places to study dharma in China

Is there not more?

Also regarding more chinese style of buddhism?
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Famous teachers and places to study dharma in China
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Famous teachers and places to study dharma in China

I would like to know some interesting teachers and places in China where one can learn and immerse oneself in dharma.
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas (Thangka)
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Merry Christmas (Thangka)

I'm very surprised that some many of you seem to have a problem with Christmas. Fake goodwill, over consumption. Well, it doesn't have to be that way. Totally depends on you and your people. And probably of the country and culture you live in ;) You could also practise, another day of kindness, pati...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: yoga
Replies: 8
Views: 712

yoga

We are all aware of the hype on physical exercises all called Yoga. Recently I even met many Yoga teachers which came to the conclusion 'you know this kind of Yoga is not really Yoga, not like it was practised in India" then they continue to explain "but I do Hatha Yoga which is the real deal". Mayb...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting hair
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Cutting hair

So I have been thinking of cutting my long hair ;) Somehow it feels like it's time, on the other hand... It made me wonder, why do monks have a shaven head in many traditions? Does do anything with us psychologically? Some folks told me that people tend to cut their hair during 'big changes in their...
by HandsomeMonkeyking
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Online Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Packchok R
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Online Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Packchok R

What I meant is: is the reading transmission 'valid'.

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