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by J-Bird
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Style Mediation Table
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Tibetan Style Mediation Table

I assume you are looking for something like this: http://www.kalinta.com/tables.htm If you are interested in an authentic antique one, I have a good source-- let me know and I will send you pics and prices. These are exactly the type of tables I was hoping to find! I have send you a PM requesting m...
by J-Bird
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Style Mediation Table
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Tibetan Style Mediation Table

All,
Can anyone refer me to a good source where I could find a Tibetan Style Meditation table ?

I would like to find one that is big enough to hold my texts as as well as implements and maybe a cup of tea?

Thanks for any info that can be provided.
by J-Bird
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ven. Ananda Bodhi/Karma tenzin Dorje Namgyal
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Ven. Ananda Bodhi/Karma tenzin Dorje Namgyal

I would like to hear more about this Rinpoche. I have not heard of him before, but did a google search and it seems like he was a legitimate teacher, a Tulku in fact, of western decent who lived his life spreading the dharma?
by J-Bird
Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu practices in daily life
Replies: 37
Views: 4848

Re: Kagyu practices in daily life

Here are the main practices of the 3 year retreats currently being held at Palpung Sherabling in India. Its posted on at the following location. This website is terrific http://www.palpung.org/english/monastery/sherabling/utility/retreat_lama/brief.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ...
by J-Bird
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche: Panned in San Francisco
Replies: 30
Views: 4892

Re: Kalu Rinpoche: Panned in San Francisco

Well I think we should not let our common sense go askew in this situation.
It seems fairly clear, at least from my diluted viewpoint that the interview was allowed to be posted to express disappointment with the current situation.
Much more than this who knows.....
by J-Bird
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3429

Re: Prostrations= Punishment?

Awful lot of judgement floating around this thread. Interesting how one opinionated comment from a foolish, old, arthritic man can unleash such a series of comments, concerns, accusations. (Mangus).

Bodhisattvas know no bounds, covet no traditions and relinquish the antidote.

Peace.
by J-Bird
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3429

Re: Prostrations= Punishment?

Uncle....jesus. I still stand by my initial assertion. Its a fact that prostrations were handed down as a form of punishment in Tibet. Why was that? Because they are painful. You really cannot refute this fact. Do you think its just a coincidence that prostrations became a standard form of corporal ...
by J-Bird
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3429

Re: Prostrations= Punishment?

Yeah....I guess maybe I wasn't clear in my initial post. All I am saying is that prostrations are physically punishing, and as such over the years in Tibet, they did become a form of corporal punishment. You can't really dispute either of these facts. Further, you could hardly find a person who has ...
by J-Bird
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations= Punishment?
Replies: 41
Views: 3429

Prostrations= Punishment?

Hey Y'all, I have done my Ngondro, and have done many prostrations in the completion of the practice, and in association with other practices. I have to say that while the practice of prostrations are a good way to work out, they are in fact punishing to the body, and at times just plain sucked. In ...
by J-Bird
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 9697

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Seriously????? More practice....less banter.
May your keyboard get un-stuck!
by J-Bird
Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I am the director of the documentary TULKU. Ask me anything.
Replies: 76
Views: 4846

Re: I am the director of the documentary TULKU. Ask me anything.

I guess the only thing I dont understand is this.....if you renounce your recognition, and then go an make a movie about it....have you really renounced it?
I mean, either you accept it and spread the tradition, or don't and live the life of any other person on this world.....
by J-Bird
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ngondro
Replies: 210
Views: 31476

Re: Ngondro

He Y'all,
Mingyur Rinpoche's Organization has just released these great videos of Rinpoche's instructions on both the 4 common and 4 uncommon preliminaries.

http://tergar.org/store/index.php?_a=vi ... ductId=437" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by J-Bird
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I am the director of the documentary TULKU. Ask me anything.
Replies: 76
Views: 4846

Re: I am the director of the documentary TULKU. Ask me anything.

Hello some of you may know me others may not.. I was recognized as a tulku when I was three years old in Berkley California, my father is Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche so I was exposed to quite a few teachers and craziness as a child. I directed a documentary called Tulku which examines the phenomena of...
by J-Bird
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Six Yogas of Naropa
Replies: 25
Views: 3392

Re: Six Yogas of Naropa

In general yes & yes.
by J-Bird
Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: 10 Questions for His Holiness Sakya Trizin
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: 10 Questions for His Holiness Sakya Trizin

... after the Dalai Lama, the throne holder of Sakya is the next senior figure. Well this isn't exactly true. In the Central TIbetan political system pre-1959, the Panchen Lama was the closest in succession to retaining the political role of the executive of the central TIbetan Government. This bei...
by J-Bird
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Garlic
Replies: 40
Views: 4331

Re: Garlic

I love garlic...seriously.
I ain't gonna quit it. We all got arbitrary lines in our practice and this is one for me.
Of course when engaged in Kriya tantra practices, I don't eat it, but otherwise....i am all over it.
by J-Bird
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche Goes into retreat
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche Goes into retreat

Letter from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche when Departing for Retreat In early June, 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche left his monastery in Bodhgaya, India to begin a period of extended solitary retreat. He departed in the middle of the night without telling anyone. He did not take any money or belongings, just the ...
by J-Bird
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche Goes into retreat
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche Goes into retreat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37UpfWPLDgw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sogyal Rinpoche on Mingyur Rinpoche's Retreat


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIxOS0CafQw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Tsoknyi Rinpoche on Mingyur Rinpoche's retreat
by J-Bird
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?
Replies: 41
Views: 8418

Re: Mahamudra : What do you plan to do after ngondro?

Does it really end?
by J-Bird
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche Goes into retreat
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche Goes into retreat

The rumor is he just left his monastery at midnight, unannounced, with no plans and no possessions.