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by pemachophel
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

Blessings are beyond time and space, near and far. But training , what Tibetans refer to as dul-wa/taming or disciplining, is, IME, best done in meat-space. For me, it's so easy to make excuses, be lazy, to fool myself, to let my bad habits slide by, to idle my time away as my dal-jor is, moment by ...
by pemachophel
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

In 1979, armed with a letter of introduction from Tarthang Tulku in Berkeley, CA, I traveled overland to India (my second time in India/Nepal trying to find a Tibetan guru). I thought Tarthang Tulku was simply sending me to someone who spoke English who could help me on my way. As soon as we met (at...
by pemachophel
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 24
Views: 688

Re: The owl

I've always heard that crows/ravens are emissaries of Mahakala. Eagles and hawks are dra-la and commonly signify protection. Seeing them is typically considered good. Living in Colorado, we see a lot. Never been told anything about owls, but I love them. Once was asked to get vulture feathers for a ...
by pemachophel
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

"Residential Dharma Centers with resident Lamas offer an experience that more closely resembles traditional Guru/Chela relations IMO. Living in a community with practitioners, and spending time with Gurus aside from in the context of formalized rituals, is valuable in many ways, especially for begin...
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?

I agree ngon-dro can be one's sole practice for one's entire life, especially if one has no intention to eventually teach others. But if nothing else was useful or good to do, there wouldn't be ngon-shi (the so-called main practices, such as the Three Roots in all Their myriad variations). Other pra...
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

Sorry I uploaded the pic of the fasting Buddha three times. That wasn't my intention. I guess I didn't wait long enough for the pic to appear in my post. In any case, this was posted on FB by Tulku Yeshi today with the quote: "If we want to become Buddha, we must meditate as Siddhartha did." My inte...
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

IME, spending a lot of time with a Teacher helps pickle you in the Dharma. This happens by watching how the Teacher conducts His or Her life, constantly being reminded to practice, and, yes, constantly being corrected when one is not doing something right. Correction may be gentle or not so gentle. ...
by pemachophel
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

Some additional Lamas living here in the U.S. or Canada: Lama Thubten Dorje & Lama Palden, Orgyen Samten Ling, Salt Lake City, UT Lama Willa Miller, NH & Boston, MA Lama Lhanang, Jigme Lingpa Center, San Diego, CA Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk, Ewam Ku-sum-ling, Kneeland, CA Lama Tsering Wangdu, Movement Ce...
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

Some Lamas who live in the U.S. and work closely with Their students on an on-going basis: Lama Sonam, Sarah Nyingma Buddhist Institute, Eugene, OR) Khenpo Sonam, Lhundrub Choling, LA, CA Loppon Rechung, Mipham Shedra, Westminster, CO Lama Karma, Longmont, CO Anyen Rinpcihe, Orgyen Khamdroling, Denv...
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help identifying thangka figure...
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Help identifying thangka figure...

Nam-say Drak-jed (rNam sras drag byed) surrounded [His retinue] of eight Nagas. Also called Nam-say drag-jed nag-po. Sanskrit: Raudra-kṛṣṇa-Vaiśravaṇa. One of five forms of of Vaishravana.
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

In this day and age, it doesn't seem so common, at least not in the West. For me, this is part and parcel of the degeneration of the Dharma in general and the Vajrayana in particular in this age of dregs.

Sorry if this offends anyone.
by pemachophel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2139

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

Yagmort,

:good:

I can't imagine practicing Vajrayana without having a close, personal relationship with one's Guru.
by pemachophel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1090

Re: Short sadhanas

Grigoris, From our teacher: Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche. Are you sure we are talking about the same sadhana? This would be surprising if we are. As far as I know, this ngondro is not included in Dudjom Rinpoche's sung-bum and was given specifically to Jetsun Pema Cho-dzin Sang-ngag Wang-mo. I'm not...
by pemachophel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1090

Re: Short sadhanas

Grigoris,

"I have received this one."

Really? Wow. From whom if I may ask?

Not doubting. Just surprised. So I'm wondering how you received it.
by pemachophel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1147

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

J.D.,

I think mostly medical professionals, i.e., doctors of all systems, massage therapists, physical therapists, homeopaths, Rolfers, herbalists, all that kind of thing.
by pemachophel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1090

Re: Short sadhanas

Ford_truckin, You're not going to find much information online about this sadhana. Some years ago, a notorious fake Tulku (an American), posted it on his web-page. I don't know if that's still there. Otherwise, it was kept pretty secret. It was never, ever taught publically. It was only given to my ...
by pemachophel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1147

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

Matthew, If you do the 7-day YN ngondro, that only allows you to do the other sadhanas of YN. It doesn't allow you to do advanced practices or receive advanced teachings in other lineages (LN, DT, CT, etc.). So if you're thinking this is a shortcut in terms of ngondro, it's not exactly that. It's on...
by pemachophel
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1147

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

Having hosted Dr. Nida two times at our center in Colorado, I can tell you this. His organization, Sorig Khang International, sets the per diem fees. These fees are not particularly high given the travel expenses and the wear and tear of jetting all over the world most of the year. Having once made ...
by pemachophel
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short sadhanas
Replies: 39
Views: 1090

Re: Short sadhanas

In 1969, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, at the request of the tulku of Jetsun Shuksep, on the occasion of Her moving to the U.S., revealed a Mind Treasure "Dzogchen ngondro." In the colophon, His Holiness says this extremely short (quite a bit shorter than the short Dudjom Tersar ngondro...
by pemachophel
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree

IME, usually one has to commission these.

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