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by Miroku
Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod/pointing out instructions
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Trekchod/pointing out instructions

Hello, I've been meditating for the past several years (mostly focusing on the breath) and ever since I first began my practice I was told that the self is an illusion and that all forms of ego are just constructs of thoughts, and I've understood this completely in a conceptual way but I've never d...
by Miroku
Wed May 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Queries regarding 5fold Mahamudra ngondro of garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Queries regarding 5fold Mahamudra ngondro of garchen Rinpoche

Oh thanks Palzang!! This is great! :twothumbsup:
by Miroku
Sun May 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?
Replies: 23
Views: 736

Re: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?

I really liked one thought from "A Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism“. Newman says there something along the lines that he has faith in buddhism and trusts it because it went through such a deep and detailed philosophical scrutiny by so many great people that any fault would have been discovered ...
by Miroku
Fri May 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pith Instructions from Prison - Garchen Rinpoche (May 5 - 20)
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Pith Instructions from Prison - Garchen Rinpoche (May 5 - 20)

Sorry in the end the Garchen Institute said so.
by Miroku
Fri May 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Good guy Greg & Scumbag Steve
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Good guy Greg & Scumbag Steve

Sorry about the tasteless miracle story by the way. Just wanted to make an example using ideas about probability. Heh, it is okay. :D I understand you excitement. Also the guy received phowa meditation, so if he remembers it well enough and practiced it a bit he will get away with it. Too many ifs ...
by Miroku
Fri May 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pith Instructions from Prison - Garchen Rinpoche (May 5 - 20)
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Pith Instructions from Prison - Garchen Rinpoche (May 5 - 20)

Vasana wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:22 am
Will the pith instructions be webcasted?
Yes it will be and according to Gar Drolma FB page it seems that Garchen Rinpoche will teach on the three statements of Garab Dorje today!
by Miroku
Tue May 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Start without anything. Get melodies right, words right be comfy with visualisations and then add instruments. It looks easy but is actually quite hard to play them. Good luck Thank you! I am still having trouble to coordinate my bell and drum. However, sometimes when I get the drum and bell right,...
by Miroku
Mon May 07, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Zen Master Dae Bong - Interview WWSF 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Zen Master Dae Bong - Interview WWSF 2017

Amazing interview. I do believe it could help many people with some questions. Despite Dae Bong not being a tantrika I think he pretty much bailed pure vision of his teacher! :twothumbsup:
by Miroku
Sun May 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Start without anything. Get melodies right, words right be comfy with visualisations and then add instruments. It looks easy but is actually quite hard to play them. Good luck
by Miroku
Sat May 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477375

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In The Precious Vase Rinpoche recommends that, if the circumstances are there to practice Mahayoga, "we should engage in the stages of kyerim and dzogrim on the basis of the original texts of the Guhyagarbha Tantra and in conclusion integrate the final accomplishment of these teo stages in the stat...
by Miroku
Sat May 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1309

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

Would've tuned in if they'd had it on the schedule on their website... How did you guys find out about it? How was it? Any lung given? Hi Palzang! Long time no see, you were missed. There was no lung, just the empowerment. It was a torma empowerment if I understand correctly. I found out about it b...
by Miroku
Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1309

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

Starts in 15 minutes.
by Miroku
Fri May 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1309

Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

From FB page:

"
TONIGHT ACHI EMPOWERMENT
by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
@ GarDrolma Buddhist Center, Dayton/OH
Today, May 4, 6 PM - 8 PM (ET)

To follow the teachings - please click:

Today at 6 PM!

https://www.youtube.com/watch

May all beings benefit!"
by Miroku
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New school opening in Woodstock, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: New school opening in Woodstock, NY

Yes, this is the conventional view these days. As if public schools do not impart any kind of philosophy, conformity or stifling of creativity. Naturally they do, just like every state does, but it is better to have a state that is separated from religion. Why? Because then we can have laws that do...
by Miroku
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New school opening in Woodstock, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: New school opening in Woodstock, NY

Good luck would be nice if it worked, but honestly I think religion should stay out of schools. Yes, this is the conventional view these days. As if public schools do not impart any kind of philosophy, conformity or stifling of creativity. Naturally they do, just like every state does, but it is be...
by Miroku
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New school opening in Woodstock, NY
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: New school opening in Woodstock, NY

Good luck would be nice if it worked, but honestly I think religion should stay out of schools.
by Miroku
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Shoko Asahara's last nembutsu.
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Shoko Asahara's last nembutsu.

I kinda find it slightly distasteful. Like yeah all the best to him, but still I think these thoughts are bit better to keep inside like the thought "I am glad chinese invaded tibet and killed milions because without that I wouldnt be able to study with my lamas in the west" (this is just a random e...
by Miroku
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 49
Views: 3034

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

As long as you respect the teacher, teaching, sangha and samayas you can go to different teacher. We are independent. Yes we can ask a teacher if he/she thinks if it would be good to receive teachings from other lama (for example if you are part of some practice curriculum), but I honestly think it...
by Miroku
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 49
Views: 3034

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

As long as you respect the teacher, teaching, sangha and samayas you can go to different teacher. We are independent. Yes we can ask a teacher if he/she thinks if it would be good to receive teachings from other lama (for example if you are part of some practice curriculum), but I honestly think it ...
by Miroku
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 1363

Re: Help on shamatha

My take on Buddhist meditation of any kind, is that it’s a really demanding discipline. Face it - ‘don’t sleep in, get up early and sit still in an uncomfortable position for some significant period of time’ - minutes or hours, depending on your fortitude. And why? Don’t ask for a reason - only pra...