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by pemachophel
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About requesting initiation
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: About requesting initiation

So my Teacher once asked H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for a specific wang. At that time, my Teacher was a porr student and only had a few rupees. H.H. said yes, tomorrow at __ o'clock. That evening my Teacher told His brother about the wang (also a Tulku). His brother then told a bunch of other peop...
by pemachophel
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1775

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Here's a picture of the Dujom Naga torma.

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Sorry, don't seem to be able to make this work and don't know how to delete.

Anyway, it's basically a zhay-se (food offering torma) with four-colored jewels, a Naga over the top, and kar-gyen with jewels.
by pemachophel
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: lung ta
Replies: 19
Views: 1575

Re: lung ta

Coconut Man, Sorry, I don't have them in digital form. You can find Dudjom Rinpoche's at TBRC in His sung-bum. Don't know if Pegyal Kingpa's sung-bum is also in TBRC, but you could do a search. In any case, there are many, many such prayers from different lineages. This is anything specific to Dudjo...
by pemachophel
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Naga Offering
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Naga Offering

Then I'd definitely take a look at the gZungs 'Dus (although I have searched the gZungs 'Dus for anything having to do with Nagas and I don't remember this).

Lemme know if you find this. Looks useful.
by pemachophel
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Naga Offering
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Naga Offering

I would look in the gZungs 'Dus, the Compendium of Dharanis. Unfortunately, you would have to be able to read Tibetan and there's no really easy, workable way to search the two volumes at TBRC. The gZungs 'Dus does not only contain dharanis but lots and lots of individual mantras (as well as importa...
by pemachophel
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1775

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

When I mentioned yang bum and sa bum, the sa bum should go in the ground, not water.
by pemachophel
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1775

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

This seems to be the right answer at this time given the circumstances: Since it complicates the practice I asked Rinpoche if it can be done without it just with some other sombolic offering like milk etc. and throwing them in the water. He replied: "You can do Naga Puja more simple way when there i...
by pemachophel
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 740

Re: Protections

Because many practitioners don't know much about signs of accomplishment when doing mantra/Deity practice, I'd like to give some other common signs. For instance, when doing tshe-drub/long life accomplishment, it is common to measure the long-life arrow on your mandala. Then, at the end of the retre...
by pemachophel
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 740

Re: Protections

IME, the original reply was very important as was Javier's question in response. Creating amulets, making and consecrating blessings cords, etc. all require that one has achieved the power of mantra through one's practice. These are lay-jor /activities based on having accomplished the approach ( nye...
by pemachophel
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5236

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Norsuk Rinpoche's body left so many ringsel even before He died. They would come out in His comb when He combed His hair. I've seen photos of this. After He died, His body was kept for a year and ringsel appeared all over the floor of His room as well as the room below it. Also before He died, He pu...
by pemachophel
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Re Amoghapasha dharani
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Re Amoghapasha dharani

Thanks, Dzogchungpa. Exactly what I was looking for.
by pemachophel
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Re Amoghapasha dharani
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re Amoghapasha dharani

Can anyone supply me with the Tibetan (u-chen) of the Amoghapasha dharani?

OM AMOGHA SHILA SAMBHARA/ BHARA BHARA/ MAHA SHUDDHA SATTVA PADMA VIBHUSITA BHUJA/ DHARA DHARA SAMANTA/ AVALOKITE HUM PHAT SVAHA
by pemachophel
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to learn to pronounce mantras?
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: How to learn to pronounce mantras?

Try this version of the Vajrasattva mantra. No fancy Sanskrit dipthongs or diacritical marks. This is how I learned this mantra from my Teacher. OM BA-DZRA SA-TO SA-MA-YA MA-NU PA-LA-YA BA-DZRA SA-TO TE-NO-PA TE-THO DRI-DHO ME-BHA-WA SU-TO KHA-YO ME-BHA-WA SU-PO KHA-YO ME-BHA-WA A-NU RAK-TO ME-BHA-W...
by pemachophel
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Hungry Ghosts, Purify Water
Replies: 18
Views: 599

Re: Hungry Ghosts, Purify Water

According to what I've been taught, the reason for making offerings to the hungry ghosts late in the afternoon or early evening is that it is believed that hungry ghosts are especially roaming around at that time and more easily engaged.
by pemachophel
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Riwo Sang-chod etc. at Boulder Valley Ngakpa House
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Riwo Sang-chod etc. at Boulder Valley Ngakpa House

Dear Friends in the Dharma, A couple of years ago, Sangyum Kamala asked us here at Boulder Valley Ngakpa House to do sang at least once a month if possible. In light of this, Honora has asked that we do sang this Sunday before Saga Dawa comes to an end. This will be the first "open" puja we have don...
by pemachophel
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 2135

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

I think Narraboth has a good point. If you've seriously broken samaya which you have not purified and restored, then, at the time of death you won't be able to do phowa even if that had been your intention. Some circumstances will arise making phowa impossible or ineffective. For instance, we have s...
by pemachophel
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

As for lay practitioners (upasaka & upasika) and red shawls, check out Guru Khyentse Ozer on Facebook as an example. Every person who begins ngondro with Him gets a red zen. My Teachers (close students of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche & Chatral Rinpoche) had all Their students right from the beginning (meani...
by pemachophel
Thu May 31, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

In Tibetan Buddhism, all those who have taken refuge have the privilege of wearing the maroon zen/shawl and some/many Lamas encourage this. Unless a Teacher encourages all His/Her students to wear the "ngakpa" or striped zen (zentra), probably best not to wear this until it has been given to you by ...
by pemachophel
Thu May 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche in Colorado Jun. 22-24
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche in Colorado Jun. 22-24

Medicine Buddha Dharani Gya-gar ked-du: Arya Tathagata Vaidurya-prabha Nama Bala Dhana Samadhi Dharani   Bod ked-du: Phak-pa De-zhin Sheg-pay Ting-nge-dzin-gyi Tob Kyde-pa Bai-dur-yai Od Zhe-ja-wai Zung   I prostrate to all the Buddhas and Bodhisatvas. Thus I have heard: Once the Bhagawat was dwelli...
by pemachophel
Wed May 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche in Colorado Jun. 22-24
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche in Colorado Jun. 22-24

Kevin, It'll be the short empowerment, not the full-on two-day empowerment. I've received it twice from Tulku Yeshi and both times it was the same. Bottom line, He hasn't scheduled enough time to do the full two-day empowerment. Nevertheless, the empowerment He is going to give will allow you to do ...

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