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by pemachophel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

IME, terma phurba means a phurba discovered as terma.
by pemachophel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 19
Views: 305

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

Agreed, sky iron /(nam-chag) and meteoric iron are one and the same.
by pemachophel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Wiki: Ngawang Tenzin Norbu (Tib. ངག་དབང་བསྟན་འཛིན་ནོར་བུ་, Wyl. ngag dbang bstan 'dzin nor bu) (1867-1940/42), who was one of the main teachers of Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche, is remembered especially for his commentaries on the Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas. One of the foremost disciples ...
by pemachophel
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Thank you.
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Can you say more on who and when Zarongfu Sangya Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche was? Never heard of this Rinpoche.
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 90
Views: 2671

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Jadral Rinpoche kept a large picture of Reting Rinpoche in His room and so does His consort, Sangyum Kamala, in Her own living room to this day.
by pemachophel
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 90
Views: 2671

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

For sure, Gurus go to Hell when they misbehave. Dangerous to be a Guru.
by pemachophel
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Is he smoking ?

However, remember that the Mahasiddha Dudjom Lingpa smoked and could exhale that smoke through the pores of His skin due to His tsa-lung practice. Even so, in His next life as H.H. Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, He had terrible asthma as a karmic residue to having smoked tobacco while Thrak-thung Dudjo...
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Colorado Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Colorado Rinpoche?

If I had intended to name this Lama, then I would've.

In any case, the Teacher is a good Teacher.
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

I believe there is a Tilopa Tulku living in Erie, CO, the town next to mine. Don't know if He's a reincarnation of Delowa Hutuktu. Could be. I think the age of the Tulku I'm taking about would make this a possibility. I've never met this Tulku and rarely ever see or hear any mention of Him. I'm pret...
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?

" I don’t know. You don’t know. But if you have, once you start you should progress rapidly up to the point where you left off." Quite true, but your Teacher will/should know this and He or She will tell you where to begin and what to do. No Dzogchen without a Teacher and, if you have a Teacher and ...
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

Adamantine, Actually, we were not allowed to sell any rupas, consecrated or otherwise. So no statues, no thangkas, no rice-paper block-prints of Deities. We only sold "ethnographica," i.e., Tibetan chatzkes. We did sell bells and dorjes, phurbas, and malas, both new and antique. At that time, there ...
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

I forgot to mention that a high Gelugpa Tulku, Rato Khyongla Rinpoche, started living in NYC in 1968. He used to visit the Tibetan antique shop in the Village I managed for my Teacher's wife. However, as far as a I know, He didn't start teaching publicly in the U.S. before 1975. At the time I knew H...
by pemachophel
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?

"Because you’re not omniscient you just can’t see it." Exactly because we don't usually know what we accomplished or didn't accomplish in past lives, IMO, good reason to recapitulate from the beginning each lifetime. If one practices any lam-rim (graduated) approach to the Vajrayana Dharma, be it Ny...
by pemachophel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

The first TB Teacher I know of in the U.S. teaching Westerners was Geshe Wangyal in Freehold, New Jersey at the Kalmuk temple there. He was the first Teacher of a number of now-famous Teachers, such as Robert Thurman. Geshe Wangyal, a Mongolian Gelukpa Geshe sent to the U.S. by H.H. the Dalai Lama, ...
by pemachophel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Yim-wai nation

Wow! Thanks so much.
by pemachophel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dechen Barwa prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Dechen Barwa prayer

What do you need to know? Here's the full prayer in case you don't have it: Ju Mipham's Wang-du Sol-deb OM AH HUNG HRIH DE-CHEN BAR-WA WANG-GI PHO-DRANG-DU DE-TONG SO-SOR TOG-PAI YE-SHE-KU MA-CHAG DE-DEN PE-MAI RANG-ZHIN-LAY DOR-JE NYI-MA NANG-WA CHEN-PO-PAL CHO-KU NANG-WA THA-YAY DOR-JE-CHO JIG-TEN...
by pemachophel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Yim-wai nation

In a Mahayana sutra from the Taisho Tripitaka about the merit of making Buddha images, it says the Buddha was in the Yin-wai nation. Any idea of what the Sanskrit would be for Yim-wai?
by pemachophel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 11
Views: 681

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: 428

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.

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