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by pemachophel
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

At first my Teacher told me to say the VG mantra 100,000. When I did, He said great but the real way is to say 1,200,000. When I did, He said great but Patrul Rinpoche's oral lineage (Pa-trul sung-gyud) is 10 million times. It's said that saying the VG mantra 1,200,000 insures rebirth in Zangdo Palri.
by pemachophel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Last thought before the death of a man
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Last thought before the death of a man

First, I'd like to say something about contradictory descriptions of the dying process. The descriptions in the Bardo Thodrol (Liberation by Hearing, a.k.a. The Tibetan Book of the Dead) is not a description for all beings. This is a Dzogchen text and, as such, it's practice is dependent on empowerm...
by pemachophel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

Among Nyingmapa, 10 million Vajra Guru mantra are not all that unusual, especially in Longchen Nyingthig coming through Patrul Rinpoche.

It is absolutely 100% possible to meet Guru Rinpoche in the flesh (as much as any of us are "in the flesh").
by pemachophel
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

"The receiving of dzogchen introduction is not dependent on a completion of a ngondro." Florin, not 100% correct. It depends on the Teacher. Many Teachers will not teach Dzogchen without completion of ngondro (or at least completion of some percentage of ngondro and the understanding that the studen...
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1430

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

Narwhal,

Are you sure gravity is absolute?
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 1430

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

catmoon wrote: ↑Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:17 am: "My beliefs are anchored in first hand experience in the lab, and an understanding of those experiences, and an understanding of mathematics." All of which are nothing more than concepts in your own mind. IOW, everything you know and think about science and...
by pemachophel
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Training places in the West, Free of charge
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Training places in the West, Free of charge

At Boulder Valley Ngakpa House ( https://www.bouldervalleyngakpahouse.com ), we never charge for any of our "in-house" pujas, teachings, or events. We rely entirely on dana to the extent we receive any outside sources of income. Sometimes a visiting Teacher will specify a per-person fee for an empow...
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Jamgon Ju Mipham transmissions?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Jamgon Ju Mipham transmissions?

So what I think Heart/Magnus is saying is that, because Mipham's works are so widely disseminated among Nyingma Lamas, don't just wait till you see a notice for someone transmitting these but go to your local Nyingma Lama and ask for what you are looking for. It's likely they have it, especially if ...
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 59
Views: 2113

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

Tenma, As a teenager, why do you think you need ginseng?
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Heart Sutra Mantra cultivate Positive Emotions Bodhicitta
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Heart Sutra Mantra cultivate Positive Emotions Bodhicitta

Miroku, I've received the lung for the sutra and the associated dog-pa from several Teachers over the years. The 100-day thing is something I've been teaching for years as a way to get people to actually do whatever the practice is I am transmitting. I use this when there are not otherwise instructi...
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Heart Sutra Mantra cultivate Positive Emotions Bodhicitta
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Heart Sutra Mantra cultivate Positive Emotions Bodhicitta

In this case, the Sanskrit word "hridaya" in the title means "essence." There are several longer and much longer versions of the Prajna Paramita, this being the most essential one. Therefore, the heart or essence of the Prajna Paramita. I recommend that you try to get lung/oral transmission for this...
by pemachophel
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 2478

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

I completely agree that the mala you use to actually "accumulate" mantra should never be shown to others and, more importantly, never be handled by others. However, that doesn't mean you can't have a "walking around mala" for continuing to say mantras and prayers in public. Personally, this is what ...
by pemachophel
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Where to start?

January, Personally, I wouldn't worry so much about the different lineages within Nyingma. IME, the single most important thing is to find the right Teacher . All the lineages (Longchen Nyingthig, Dudjom Tersar, Chokling Tersar, Namchos/Palyul) end up in the same place. I thought I wanted to be a Ka...
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 6994

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Simon, This corroborates what my own Teachers said about CTR (Who They knew from His days at the Young Lamas School). I think this is a good explanation of why CTR's organization has had such problems over the years and now seems to be imploding. Again I'll say it. Vajrayana is very, very dangerous....
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma Parsol
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Torma Parsol

Grigoris is correct. You can just make these. I make them with cloth, not paper. No big deal as long as you know the color each one should be.

Yes, in Nepal you can buy nice ready-made ones. Never seen them for sale in North America.
by pemachophel
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 6994

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Excuse me Johnny; my Teacher did abuse me.
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 6994

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

"Is there a point you guys are trying to make..." Johnny, if I'm one of "you guys," FYI I'm not condoning Sogyal Rinpoche's or the Sakyong's behavior. They are the "bathwater" that can certainly be thrown out. What I'm concerned about is the abandonment of samaya and Pure Vision regarding one's Vajr...
by pemachophel
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Longing Melody of Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: The Longing Melody of Faith

Interesting, I just typed in your Wylie title and got "no results" back.
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 6994

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

I've said it before (and been criticized for it), but I'll say it again. Vajrayana is inherently dangerous and is not, as it says in the Tantras themselves, for everyone. "Caveat emptor, buyer beware." Speed and safety don't go together even on the mundane level. I don't believe that the Vajrayana s...
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma
Replies: 111
Views: 17323

Re: Torma

For the ornaments, even many, many Tibetans these days use fondant which they bring back from Bangkok or Hong Kong. Fondant is a a pre-made cake decorating confection made out of butter, sugar, and corn starch. I comes in different colors and keeps when refrigerated in tightly sealed packages for a ...

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