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by The Mantra Mongoose
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2010

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Ok, seems I don't understand your problem then. /magnus Hey Magnus and everyone, I wanted to clarify what i was trying to say in my last couple posts as they were all over the place due to lack of proper distinction. I was confusing and conflating the three categories of vow, samaya, and practice c...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?

there is the "Rudra's Lament" confession, right? i'm also interested if one needs lung for this. Hey Javier, Yes, as far as i know " Rudras Lament" is a section or chapter of the Immaculate Confession Tantra. there are so many wonderful confession prayers from this tantra. I came to know about it t...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?

Hello all, One of my favorite ways to practice confession is with me imagining my guru above my head and reciting prayers. I recently came across Dudjom Rinpoche saying in "Perfect Conduct" that reciting the Immaculate confession tantra while visualizing your guru above your head is one of the multi...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Join the Seven-Line Prayer global accumulation: a powerful method to heal our world.

I've been putting in my accumulations. Guru Rinpoche led me to my my guru and the dzogchen teachings. i remember crying out to him when i didn't know how to proceed in finding my teacher and in a swift manner he came to my rescue leading me were i needed to be. I will always have a special place i m...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2010

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Hey everyone, I’m currently talking with my Guru through email and they have clarified a lot of my issues, I just didn’t want to be lazy and be passive about these thing so in addition to talking to my teacher I wanted to ask for advice from those here on the forum who may have gone through my same ...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2010

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Samaya /magnus Hey Magnus, Thanks for the Link, i am aware of the Dzogchen samayas, i'm just confused on the integration of vows and conduct as it were. i will be getting the book "Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows by Dudjom Rinpoche" soon and i'...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2010

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Dzogchen is not Highest Yoga Tantra, they are different systems. If you've ever had a Tantric empowerment, my understanding is then you have implicitly taken Tantric vows. However, vows and rules generally are not as central to Dzogchen teachings proper as they are in Tantra. That said, it's pretty...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2010

Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Hello everyone, I'm slightly confused on the the relationship between tantric vows, and dzogchen. I received instructions to practice dzogchen and my guru told me that no tantric vows were conferred. I'm just interested in how i can be practicing a highest yoga tantra without receiving tantric vows?...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Clarifying visualizations in Buddha Shakyamuni Sadhana
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Clarifying visualizations in Buddha Shakyamuni Sadhana

Hello, I recently received a Buddha Shakyamuni practice from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche via live stream, and had questions how the visualization should be practiced. i think i'm mixing up visualizations that are only done during the empowerment with those that are to be done in the sadhana. Also, id like...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?

thank you everyone for your answers. its become clearer to me. i already recite his mantra a ton, the seven line prayer i do about a malas worth a day. i recently found my guru and was able to receive direct introduction with them, and i owe it to Guru Rinpoche helping me remove obstacles that were ...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?

There is no requirement to get into Amitabha’s pure Land (Sukhsvati) other than to recite his name with some sense of sincerity. I should have been more clear in my post so please forgive me. I realize Amitabha's pure land is easy be reborn into and has few requirements, its just that its seemed th...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?

Hey everyone, Recently, while pursuing my devotion to Guru Padmasambava i came across his pure land Zangdokpalri and was wondering what the requirements for being reborn there were? It seems from what i could gather that devotion,aspiration, some connection to his teachings, and trust were the key t...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche prayers that may be recited without Oral Transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Guru Rinpoche prayers that may be recited without Oral Transmission?

Beautiful! Thank you I'm glad you like it, and thank you everyone for your suggestions. I'll take a look at some of the other prayers that were posted. One last question about a group of prayers called "Le'u Dünma" along with The General Visualization for Prayers to Guru Rinpoche by Jamyang Khyents...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche prayers that may be recited without Oral Transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Guru Rinpoche prayers that may be recited without Oral Transmission?

Thanks Malcom, are there any other prayers to Guru Rinpoche you would recommend? Im currently also looking at the prayer in seven chapters with refuge, bodichitta cutivation, and the seven branch prayer that is associated with it. It has a forward faceing visualization of Guru Rinpoche, and im not s...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche prayers that may be recited without Oral Transmission?
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Guru Rinpoche prayers that may be recited without Oral Transmission?

Hey Guys, Recently, I've been drawn to Guru Rinpoche and different prayers to him. In particular the seven line prayer has been one of them due to it being talked about on the forum. I ended up memorizing the seven lined prayer and would like to memorize other prayers to Guru Rinpoche, but i wanted ...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3161
Views: 362117

Re: Music time

by The Mantra Mongoose
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: St. Silouan the Athonite leading me to the Dharma
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: St. Silouan the Athonite leading me to the Dharma

Were you ever Eastern Orthodox? Hey Bubbajohn, i wasn't part of the Eastern Orthodox communion officially( through chrism or baptism) though i attended a Greek Orthodox church for a while though i did consider converting at one point. I was raised Roman Catholic and then later converted to the Orie...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: St. Silouan the Athonite leading me to the Dharma
Replies: 3
Views: 320

St. Silouan the Athonite leading me to the Dharma

Hello all, When i was still a Christian and heavily influenced by hesychasm, the philokalia, and monasticism, a man called St. Silouan the Athonite greatly helped me get through a terrible period in my life. The fate of non believers in Christianity haunted me, causing me great bouts of depression. ...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Sat May 30, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra is probably my favorite sutra. I recommend it to pretty much anyone. I think it is probably the best sutra for understanding the theory behind Pure Land Buddhism and for recognizing Pure Land's central place in the general Mahayana. So for just those reasons I really ...
by The Mantra Mongoose
Sat May 30, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

I'm follower of Vajrayana. In the case of pure land, I don't follow any particular tradition. I believe that the most important thing in buddhism is practice and any kind of buddhist practice is useful. Pratyutpanna sutra motivated me into practising. I find it very inspiring. Hello Mirror, I rejoi...

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