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by pemachophel
Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Three Dharmapala of Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Three Dharmapala of Dudjom Tersar

In the Dudjom Tersar, I believe there is an "entrustment" for Damchen Chitor, not an "empowerment." At least that's what Lama Dawa said when He was giving it. I've also received a number of Dudjom Tersar Protector practices, especially Ma Ekadzati, from Loppon Orgyen Tenzin (at Enrico's in Austria),...
by pemachophel
Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Loppon has jogged my memory. I believe the empowerment Lama Dawa gave was from Jamgon Kongtrul. Also, the version of Shower of Blessings taught by Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche was arranged for Him by Dudjom Rinpoche, and the one Lama Dawa taught was arranged by Him but OKed by Dungse Thrinlay Norbu. I can...
by pemachophel
Fri May 22, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Loppon,

Thanks for that information. Very kind of you.
by pemachophel
Fri May 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Terma, I say there is an empowerment for Shower of Blessings only because my Teacher, Lama Dawa, gave an empowerment for it. During that empowerment, He did not say that it was actually an empowerment taken from somewhere else, as sometimes also Lamas do. However, at the time, I did not think to ask...
by pemachophel
Thu May 21, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Yes. There is also an empowerment, but the lung for sure.
by pemachophel
Wed May 20, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Yeshe Lama Empowerment and Transmission

Is there a Yeshe Lama empowerment? I don't think so. Rigpai Tsal Wang is the empowerment. Anyway, get in touch with your Lama/a Lama you have faith in and ask for the transmission . If possible, accompany your request with an offering if you can. Like through Paypal or Venmo. Waiting for it to happe...
by pemachophel
Wed May 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on role of samaya in multiple empowerments
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Question on role of samaya in multiple empowerments

"Agree with the comments above that in general upholding the practice of one deity upholds all. However it is still good to keep specific practice commitments to the best of your ability, not least because it removes this sort of doubt. Is there an extremely simple form of the Amithaba practice that...
by pemachophel
Mon May 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1331

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

Magnus, Either this method came from Chatral Rinpoche or Shuksep Jetsunma Chonyid Wangmo. This is not something He made up on His own. I have also heard about the Vajrasattva empowerment for the LN ngondro from at least one other Tibetan source, but I'm blanking on where/whom.
by pemachophel
Mon May 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

I accumulated them one at a time. Although I have received the Yuthok Nyingthig from Dr. Nida, I have also received it from Tulku Yeshi Gyamtso and I practice from the original Tibetan texts, not Dr. Nida's abbreviated ones. Not that there's anything wrong with Dr. Nida's versions of the Yuthok sadh...
by pemachophel
Mon May 18, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1331

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

"There is self-visualisation of Vajrasattva in LN Ngöndro tough but no one ever suggest an empowerment for that." Magnus, Actually, my original Teacher did believe a Vajrasattva empowerment was necessary when doing the LN ngondro and He went into a one-month retreat just to prepare to give this empo...
by pemachophel
Sun May 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV

I don't want to get into a "chicken or egg" discussion, but what Khenpo Karthar is describing is the same as the "Chinese" notion of the po and the post-death effects of feng shui on the po and therefore the deceased's descendants. In China, the feng shui of picking a burial site and its architectur...
by pemachophel
Sun May 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

Yes, the "Jetsun Pema" ngondro is even shorter. If Greg were doing that one, he could do each 10,000 reps in one day easy.
by pemachophel
Sun May 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzam Ling chi sang
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Dzam Ling chi sang

I was told it commemorates Guru Rinpoche's offering sang on top of Hepori and enrolling the spirits of Tibet as Dharma Protectors and Guardians.
by pemachophel
Sun May 17, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

Sonam-la, I was referring to the ngondro revealed by Dudjom Rinpoche at the request of Jetsun Pema [Kazi] Rinpoche.
by pemachophel
Sat May 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

climb-up,

So we're talking about the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro? I've done that ngondro four times. First time I did it by the numbers. Other three times I did it by 7-day retreats. In all cases I offered a physical mandala. It never occurred to me to do it any other way.
by pemachophel
Sat May 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1000

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

The very first ngondro I did was a very, very condensed one revealed by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche just for busy Westerners/moderns. We did not use physical mandalas nor did we attempt to hold the mandala offering mudra when counting. We just recited the prayer (two lines) and counted with our mala as usu...
by pemachophel
Thu May 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3972

Re: Renewable Energy

We have both solar and geothermal in our house. While the geothermal works OK for heating in the winter, it works really, really well for air-conditioning in the summer and without the loud noise of air-conditioners outside so many of our neighbors' houses.
by pemachophel
Tue May 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Dawa Rinpoche question
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Lama Dawa Rinpoche question

Toenail,

I'm a student of Lama Dawa Chodrak's. If that's the Lama Dawa you're talking about, I'm happy to answer your question/s.
by pemachophel
Sat May 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3972

Re: Renewable Energy

Norwegian,

Your point is taken. I'm not nay-saying the terma.
by pemachophel
Sat May 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3972

Re: Renewable Energy

Q,

I'm actually not a fan of building big monasteries and huge statues. I'd rather see practice emphasized -- real practice and real Bodhicitta. IMO, big monasteries and huge statues are just the outer show of Dharma and, for me, are more a symptom of the Kali Yuga than the antidote.

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