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by pemachophel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

"When sentient beings ask for teachings, a bodhisattva gives them." Yes, but wouldn't you also say depending on whether the Teacher thinks the student(s) asking are ready for and capable of holding those teachings. One doesn't give a loaded gun to a toddler. In some cases it may be compassionate not...
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

ime, one's Teacher tells you when it's time for you to share and what to share. imo, till then best to keep your mouth shut. also, best is to only share those things you have actually practiced. one of my Teachers once told me not to teach any mantra i had not yet said a minimum of 100,000. as a cor...
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 866

Re: Ngakpas

maybe sofi needs to clarify what they mean by ngakpa and also why they are asking the question.
by pemachophel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Suttas/Sutras on smoke offering
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Suttas/Sutras on smoke offering

may not be exactly what you're looking for but check out "Naga Amendment of Breeches" and "Manibhadrea Dharani."
by pemachophel
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Amulet from Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Amulet from Acharya Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche

khandro kunzang has been in retreat the last couple of weeks. she should emerge from her retreat on losar. soon thereafter she should be answering her emails and messages. since the amulet was for a specific person's personal situation, i wouldn't give the amulet for someone else to wear. i would re...
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Tibetan Medicine and Tinnitus
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Tibetan Medicine and Tinnitus

yes, florin, i'm saying that, in my 30 years' experience and also based on what all my medical teachers have told me, chronic, persistent tinnitus is very resistant to treatment regardless of the modality and system.
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Tibetan Medicine and Tinnitus
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Tibetan Medicine and Tinnitus

chronic, persistent tinnitus is recalcitrant to treatment regardless of the system of medicine. this where it's important to know something about the "natural history" of particular diseases. just because treatments are recommended in textbooks doesn't mean those treatments are highly effective. thi...
by pemachophel
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!
Replies: 56
Views: 886

Re: I wish to become a Doctor (MD)!

motova, as a retired doctor, i wish you good luck. as stated above, the practice of medicine as a profession can be problematic from a buddhist pov. the practice needs to primarily based on bodhicitta. i recommend you receive the teachings and empowerments of the yuthok nyingthig which skillfully tr...
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure vision, what's up with?
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Pure vision, what's up with?

from what i've been told a dag nang/pure vision teaching is not a terma. a terma revealed from the terton's mind is called a gong ter, not a dag nang. the end of each line of a dag nang is not typically "punctuated" (in tibetan) with a ter shad, the two round circles separated by a short horizantal ...
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Memory in Dharma
Replies: 28
Views: 954

Re: Importance of Memory in Dharma

"Does it need lung etc.?"

yes
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Difference between Urgyen norla and Urgyen Dzambala and Ratna throcheng tsal
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Difference between Urgyen norla and Urgyen Dzambala and Ratna throcheng tsal

they are all manifestations of the unity of Guru Rinpoche and Dzambhala, and, yes, they are all emanations or forms of Guru Rinpoche.
by pemachophel
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Using the prayer wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Using the prayer wheel

yes, you can do other prayers and practices while turning your prayer wheel. no problem.

good luck & best wishes
by pemachophel
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 23
Views: 1056

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

oh dear, sorry to hear this. i will include both in my afternoon session. ma they have happiness and the causes of happiness. may they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering, may they never be separated from the sublime happiness that is free from suffering, may they rest in the boundles...
by pemachophel
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Crying to the Guru From Afar by Tshog-drug Rang-drol (Shabkar) LA-MA KHYEN LA-MA KHYEN LA-MA KHYEN MA-RIG MUN-SEL PAL-DEN LA-MA Glorious Guru, dispeller of the darkness ignorance THAR-PAI LAM-TON PAL-DEN LA-MA Glorious Guru, shower of the way to Liberation KHOR-WAI CHU-DROL PAL-DEN LA-MA Glorious Gu...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Guru Padmasambhava

javier asked for nang-sid zil-non. only the last pic displayed is nang-sid zil-non form of Guru Rinpoche.
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Patrul Rinpoche's reference to Vajrasattva
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Patrul Rinpoche's reference to Vajrasattva

each sadhana has its own lung. you need to get that one to practice that sadhana.
by pemachophel
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nagas -- mythological?
Replies: 25
Views: 899

Nagas -- mythological?

Loppon-la/Malcolm said in another thread: "Generally, the opinion is animals do not have the capacity to attain awakening, though there are some special cases where mythological animals like nāgas are considered capable of doing so." (italics mine) what do you think of his use of the word "mythologi...
by pemachophel
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Purification Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Purification Practices

Sutra of the Three Heaps
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12242

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

a bodhisatva cares, and grigoris is a bodhisatva.
by pemachophel
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung monks with long hair
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Drikung monks with long hair

this is not especially a gandenpa practice. serious chod practitioners of all sects tend to do 108 springs retreat where they go from spring to spring to practice chod. some also go from charnel ground to charnel ground. ime, most return to their previous lives after the retreat is over, either as m...