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by udawa
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to meditate on death?
Replies: 31
Views: 680

Re: How to meditate on death?

Thank you all for your replies. I'm working on devising a daily practice for meditating on death. My key question is, "Are you ready to go?", focusing on putting my affairs in order and maintaining the house and property in a state where they will be as unburdensome to those that come aft...
by udawa
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 163
Views: 10641

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Wisdom Pubs has insane shipping rates to Europe, and Wisdom Books has ceased to exist. So, I ordered it from amazon.de for 24,70 including shipping. Seems to be the best option right now, for those interested. Also, free bump for the book :namaste: Yes, great shame about the demise of Wisdom Books....
by udawa
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Edward Henning (kalacakra.org) passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Re: Edward Henning (kalacakra.org) passed away

Very sorry to hear this. I have fond memories of Edward translating for Tenga Rinpoche, back in the day.

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by udawa
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Yogi C. M. Chen espousing Nyingmapa rhetoric?
Replies: 9
Views: 1944

Re: Yogi C. M. Chen espousing Nyingmapa rhetoric?

Yogi Chen was active a very long time ago, and his "Buddhist Meditation" is now in its umpteenth reprinting. At the time it first came out, it was probably unique in its presentation of key points of major schools of Buddhism; nowadays, with so much good and well-translated material at ha...
by udawa
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League 2016-2017.
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: English Premier League 2016-2017.

Probably Chelsea this time round. New bloke in charge, couple of very decent new signings and the poison of last season hopefully out of the system by now.

Having said that, we may just as easily end up in a relegation fight.

Should be an interesting season.
by udawa
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 163
Views: 10641

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Is there any difference between pre-order on Wisdom Publications and pre-order on Amazon ? (shipments to Europe with Wisdom Pub are huge) It is going to be internationally distributed by Simon and Schuster, so you should also be able to get it from Wisdom Books in England . Alas, Wisdom Books (the ...
by udawa
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 37151

Re: POTUS 2016

'London's answer to the Zeps! : Mr Bottomley's Great Meeting'

My grandmother witnessed the Zeppelin raids over South London in 1915-16, when she was a child.

Seems like a million years ago now, somehow. Bombing civilians didn't work then either.
by udawa
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 12 Step recovery in Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: 12 Step recovery in Buddhism

Have you looked at the Saparshana sourcebook? It may be worth a look and is available for free. http://www.buddhistrecovery.org/media/name/SarpashanaSourcebook.htm “The spirituality of the path of sobriety cannot be overestimated. Sincerely and genuinely practiced, sobriety for the AA practitioner i...
by udawa
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Chod in gelug buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Chod in gelug buddhism

You might want to look at this This book presents instructions on the practice of Chod, or "Cutting Through Ego Clinging", from the Gelugpa Ganden tradition as revealed by one of the greatest Tibetan masters of modern times, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. The instructions are offered with the engag...
by udawa
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drupchen/Drupchod
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Drupchen/Drupchod

According to http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Drupch%C3%B6 A drupchö (Wyl. sgrub mchod) is an elaborate way of doing a particular Vajrayana practice over several days (three to eight days). Unlike a drupchen, which is also practised over several days, this is not a 24h practice; it is only d...
by udawa
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs
Replies: 242
Views: 21340

Re: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs

Very strange posts here by people who have obviously never received detailed instructions on any form of consort practice. Urgyen Dorje had made an excellent post here , which somehow got ignored. Also Malcolm mentioned somewhat subtly the yoga of passion several times in his own excellent posts, a...
by udawa
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does Chan/Seon/Zen practice mudra?
Replies: 28
Views: 3900

Re: Does Chan/Seon/Zen practice mudra?

Anjali mudra is common to all Buddhist traditions.
by udawa
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Any shambhala people on here?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Any shambhala people on here?

I would like very much if someone could help me the shambhala translation of the seven line prayer to padmasambavha. I used to know it but not anymore and I always liked shambhala's translation. It's like: In the northwest land of oddiyana, you have attained supreme wonderous siddhis, you are renow...
by udawa
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism
Replies: 376
Views: 20572

Re: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism

I recommend reading the whole thread in order to prevent endless discussion loops. If you like to discuss about vegetarianism in general and not exclusevly in Dzogchen, please join "The Great Vegetarian Debate": http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213 :namaste: Gosh, the G...
by udawa
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do enlightened beings still scratch at itches?
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: Do enlightened beings still scratch at itches?

"Now I am frail, Ananda, old, aged, far gone in years. This is my eightieth year, and my life is spent. Even as an old cart, Ananda, is held together with much difficulty, so the body of the Tathagata is kept going only with supports. It is, Ananda, only when the Tathagata, disregarding extern...
by udawa
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Language
Topic: pagyo
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: pagyo

Greetings, Can someone tell me what is the transliteration and Sanskrit equivalent (if any) to this "pagyo" mentioned below by Chogyam Trungpa? Thanks in advance. The result of shamatha practice is pagyo, a residue of mindfulness. Pag means "residue,” and ye means "possessing”; ...
by udawa
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alf Vial
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Alf Vial

Alf had an iron constitution and he remained in remarkably good health all things (diet etc!) considering, right up to the end of his life. Whenever I phoned up to see how he was doing, health-wise, the reply was invariably 'Better than the alternative!' Alf moved to Kent when he retired at the end ...
by udawa
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yama and Yamantaka
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Yama and Yamantaka

The version of the story you reference is taken from Alex Berzin's website. It's part of a much longer article by Berzin, "Introduction to the Vajrabhairava System of Anuttarayoga Tantra' http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/advanced/tantra/level_5_specific_tantra_systems/introduction_...
by udawa
Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Alf Vial
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Alf Vial

Alf passed away 10 years ago. Funnily enough, the anniversary was last Saturday. He was 89 years old. Thought you might like this, from an article Alf wrote in 1967. "I remember that when I first became interested in Buddhism I made friends with a young man who was then a student at London Univ...
by udawa
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Life of Buddha movie coming soon!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2823

Re: Life of Buddha movie coming soon!!

I don't think I've ever completely got over seeing Keanu Reaves in the main role....

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