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by pemachophel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Ways to Identify Naga Incense

Naga incense or any incense? Powdered or stick?

For the ingredients of Naga incense, see Dudjom Lingpa's introduction to His Naga puja. Also see the offering ingredients section of Naga Amendment of Breaches. These ought to give you a good idea of what kinds of ingredients are typically included.
by pemachophel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Yuthok Nyingthig Ngon-dro Feb. 16-24
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Yuthok Nyingthig Ngon-dro Feb. 16-24

As of this date, we have seven confirmed registrants for this retreat. So it is a definite "go." We still have three available spaces for anyone interested. (We can take up to 12, but I'd rather have a maximum of 10.) If so, please contact Rien Havens at jigmelongchen@gmail.com.
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Ways to Identify Naga Incense

Potalagate sells a specific Naga incense in stick form. Little pricey, but convenient. A woman at our center, makes her own Naga sang in pwdered form. So we're sure of the ingredients. But it's a little heavy on the spices and light on the woods and herbs. Fine for outdoors, but too strong for indoo...
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: That tassely thing that hangs down
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: That tassely thing that hangs down

Perhaps more traditional than a chopen on the end of a kangling is a braided rawhide "whip" for whipping demons.
by pemachophel
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 19
Views: 1091

Re: Translators

The name Erick is not his real name, nor is Tsiknopolous. I have no idea why he picked this Greek-sounding name, but I know it's not his real one.
by pemachophel
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 19
Views: 1091

Re: Translators

I also PMed you.
by pemachophel
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 71
Views: 3686

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

"I really do not have strengths and appetite to go through this life..." Wow! That's really wonderful. You don't realize how fortunate you are to have such disgust for/renunciation of samsara. This feeling of not being able to take life any more is a great foundation for the practice of Dharma. If o...
by pemachophel
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tathagata Earth-Holder King
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Tathagata Earth-Holder King

Monlam-la, If you do find out, please be sure to let us all know. As a long-time professional translator (now retired), I have a couple/few pet peeves about people posting translations on-line. First, if the translation is from Tibetan, there needs to be a citation of the Tibetan title, either in Ti...
by pemachophel
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Donate to the center or to the teacher?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Donate to the center or to the teacher?

Both. Without the center, there's nowhere for the Teacher to teach. Without the Teacher, there's no teaching. At least in the West, it takes both a Teacher and a center for teachings to happen.
by pemachophel
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Morning and Evening Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Morning and Evening Prayers

I second Cone's suggestion. That's your best source for the kinds of prayers you are looking for.
by pemachophel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for all
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Request for all

The first section is actually Shabkar Tshog-drug Rang-drol's famous Lama Gyan Bod. This was said every day at Jetsun Shukseb Cho-nyid Wang-mo's nunnery and is still said daily by the Shukseb nun's at Yu-lo-ko nunnery in Dolu below Pharping, Nepal. Jetsun Shukseb held the Longchen Nyingthig lineage t...
by pemachophel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khyung gShog rTsal
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Khyung gShog rTsal

Dzoki,

Thanks and thanks. That's what I needed to know.
by pemachophel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tathagata Earth-Holder King
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Tathagata Earth-Holder King

I also saw this at the FPMT site. However, I'm wondering if this is actually a generic/group name for the Kings of the Four Directions Who are also referred to a Sa-dzin Gyal-po. The Four Kings would be able to grant whatever (worldly) desires one wanted. But are the Fours Kings "Tathagatas?" I assu...
by pemachophel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khyung gShog rTsal
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Khyung gShog rTsal

Does anyone know anything about the sung-ma (female Guardian) Khyung gShog rTsal (Gardua-winged Adept/Mighty One)? No mention of Her in Oracles and Demons of Tibet . Came across this name in a serkyem offering I'm translating. She seems to be the consort of Dam-tag/Dam-chen Dorje Duddul. Any informa...
by pemachophel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2326

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Loppon-la,

Thank you for clarifying the source of this belief. I did not know this. How wonderful!
by pemachophel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2326

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

That Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche was Guru Rinpoche's regent in this time is a commonly held belief among Nyingmapa. However, I don't know who first said this. Sorry. It is not my self-made opinion. I can say that I've heard this from the mouths of a number of my Gurus over the last 48 years.
by pemachophel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 1253

Re: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

It's my understanding that, in Nyingma, when someone has completed all the coursework and passed the exams for the Khenpo "degree" but they are a layman, not a gelong, they are called Loppon or Acharya (like Loppon Orgyen Tenzin and Acharya Lama Dawa Chodrak).
by pemachophel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Left Buddhism

Of course there are magical forces when you recite Vajrasattva (or any other authentic mantra)! Mantrayana is magic, pure and simple. That's why many Teachers say, "Just do it." The practice itself will make it happen. This is also why some Teachers and yogis say mantra to animals, or some Lamas try...
by pemachophel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2326

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

The short Dudjom Tersar ngon-dro is wonderful. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche was Guru Rinpoche's regent in this time. (some say Guru Rinpoche Himself.) There have been many great Lamas in the last 100 years, but Dudjom Rinpoche is most definitely one of the very greatest. So if you have any inclination of ...
by pemachophel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: malas (again)

"None of this matters." Depends on Your Teacher and what practice you are doing. There are terma practices where there are very specific instructions on exactly what kind of mala to use as well as all the various other samaya instruments and substances involved. Especially when it comes to the lay-t...

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