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by Miroku
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Father has cancer.

Its a good idea to start doing some practice for him. There are many practices that can be done, be it purification practices, such as shitro, or more wrathful practices as the Three Wrathful Ones, Guru Dragpo, Guru Dragphur, Garuda, Vajrakilaya too I think, etc. Or maybe some long life practices (W...
by Miroku
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercises for Improving Prostrations
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Exercises for Improving Prostrations

With the Tibetan prostrations the hands hit the floor first and support the body as it goes down. The knees don't touch the ground at all until one has completely laid down. The hands and arms slide forward. On the return movement he hands are the last thing to leave the ground, pushing the body of...
by Miroku
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Help in recitation for beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Help in recitation for beginners

mariel.hespanhol wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Miroku wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 pm
I mean more distracted and self centered :D Thank you Miroku
You clearly have not met me. ;) :D
by Miroku
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 56
Views: 1497

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Before getting into buddhadharma I wanted to take part in one of the Diamond Way Buddhism retreat, but what kept me off was a strange feeling that it might not be the right thing and also lack of funds as DWB is quite a lot about da cash. And honestly I am glad, it kept me away from a lets say dubio...
by Miroku
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Help in recitation for beginners
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Help in recitation for beginners

Does anyone have a tip, text, lecture etc. to share about how to generate the correct mind while reciting? When I'm contemplating the aspiration to generate bodhicitta, I often try to recite Om Mani Padme Hum, but then I get distracted and self-centered... Any suggestions? Thank you very much! We a...
by Miroku
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Books for a beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Books for a beginner

Hi, It looks like the first book (https://www.amazon.com/Feeding-Your-Demons-Resolving-Conflict/dp/0316013137) is not technically a manual for doing a Chod practice, but rather a practice grounded in Chod that was developed by Tsultrim Allione... I'm not sure if, considering this, the practice does...
by Miroku
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

I have never gotten the visualization part of practice. I don't know if others feel the same way, but for me, growing up in the West, a lot of the symbols and so on lack the feeling of sacredness and/or power they would have had I been raised in a Buddhist culture. While I was raised Catholic, I ha...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640013

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone here know what the requirements/qualifications are to do the Longde practices - and where students can get the stick and belt? I have the video teachings and book but haven’t watched/read them as I’m not sure if I need a specific transmission (I have never attended a teaching or webcast...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640013

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me Does anyone here know what the requirements/qualifications are to do the Longde practices - and where students can get the st...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 510

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

Well thats fine, and I fully support training periods in isolation- but as far as I'm concerned if thats how the monastery stays overall and it is not investing time and effort back into the outside community then its not an operation I want to have anything to do with. I donate to a couple differe...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640013

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me
There is a list of cantacts on SMS teachers http://dzogchencommunity.org/assets/IDC ... 072018.pdf
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: HH Dalai Lama hospitalized, prayers for the long life of HH
Replies: 2
Views: 181

HH Dalai Lama hospitalized, prayers for the long life of HH

Hello, I think it is a good idea to post this here and ask you all to pray for the good health and long life of HH Dalai Lama. https://bit.ly/2G5RTwK Prayers for the long life od HH Dalai Lama https://fpmt.org/teachers/hhdl/long-life-prayer/ and https://images.ecosia.org/fAhD5vOvoRLYxOtTc_hbpWTsYlc=...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello 大家好!
Replies: 22
Views: 632

Re: Hello 大家好!

Welcome and best of luck in China.
by Miroku
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 510

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

I'm not an ascetic, but I wonder about a buddhist ascetic who chooses not to lend a hand in some way to help those less fortunate. As Grigoris said it is not a monks job to feed people. But look at many lamas they have so many projects so often and help many many people with education, ecological i...
by Miroku
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 510

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/shaolin-monks-and-foreign-disciples-harvest-wheat-as-part-of-chan-training-at-shaolin-temple- "Shaolin Monks and Foreign Disciples Harvest Wheat as Part of Chan Training at Shaolin Temple" The link does not work. But if you are talking about modern Shaolin, well......
by Miroku
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Hah yes, :) I think enlightened being can appreciate a good compromise. ;) The one posted by Grigoris seem to be the right one based on the source and lineage. In terms of iconography, yes, but not lineage -- the one in Drikung is said to come specifically from Cakrasaṃvara Tantra. This is the tsak...
by Miroku
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Don't wanna spoil it or cause uncertainty but what my friend told me was that the mahakala is a "classical kagyu 4 armed wrathful mahakala". :D But dunno. Anyway best of luck Mantrik, I have noticed this is like your 3rd try to find it. Thanks for asking him. He may well be correct! It would make i...
by Miroku
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Don't wanna spoil it or cause uncertainty but what my friend told me was that the mahakala is a "classical kagyu 4 armed wrathful mahakala". :D But dunno. Anyway best of luck Mantrik, I have noticed this is like your 3rd try to find it.
by Miroku
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

I'm trying to track down which Mahakala is given as part of the Jewel Garland of 50 Deities. I've asked around Drikung Kagyu, as it was given by Garchen Rinpoche and it is thought to have been a two-armed Mahakala. GR gave it as a separate empowerment on Sept 2016 in Germany. I've asked the centre ...

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