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by Miroku
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5994
Views: 538232

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

do as you please :bow: very fascinating that you know with what WE are more familiar with what WE are used, or not used to :bow: It was an assumption based on the fact that ganapuja is one of the most done practices in the DC right up there with GY + SoV. oh.... ok now I can imagine who WE is.... :...
by Miroku
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5994
Views: 538232

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

ShiTro is also for purifying... but not sooo good for broken samayas i think - there are better practices for that the purifcation for others is optional, it needless in this case; and the 100 part can be done for purify specifically our samaya, using mudra also. something important is that shitro,...
by Miroku
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the difference between Guru Yoga and Yidam practice, and how do they relate to the Four Noble Truths?
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: What's the difference between Guru Yoga and Yidam practice, and how do they relate to the Four Noble Truths?

Just like Kirtu said. I'd just add my take on it. Ngöndro as a whole is a form of GY. Why? Because it is the guru who is always at the center of the focus. In the cinter of refuge tree in the form of Padmasambhava or Dorje Chang, he is Vajrasattva and etc. During ngöndro you develop faith and trust ...
by Miroku
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to REALLY Relax
Replies: 21
Views: 492

Re: How to REALLY Relax

When I got to the Uni I spent my first year just drinking all the time. I think it turned me into a borderline alcoholic sooo my advice is definetly do not use drugs. It is not worth it and after year of drinking I spent another year and sth getting out of depressions and anxiety and in general fixi...
by Miroku
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: my vision shines and wobbles when I concentrate? Is that normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: my vision shines and wobbles when I concentrate? Is that normal?

When I am able to get my mind into a concentrated mode, sometimes colors embed themselves in my vision and shine like light. Shapes of everything wobble like i'm using a hallucinogen. Is this ordinary activity of open-eyed meditation or should I seek medical assistance? You might be concentrating t...
by Miroku
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Hair empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Hair empowerment

For sure only for head hair and if somebody gave you pube hair empowerment I'd file a complaint.
Karma Dorje wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:37 am
Resurrecting this thread for a clarification. Not to be pedantic but does this specifically refer to the hair on one's head or facial and body hair as well?
by Miroku
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Preparing for death

Although from a Zen rather than a Tibetan Buddhist perspective, might I suggest you look at The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski, one of the founders of the San Francisco Zen Hospice project. It contains some really core ideas about approaching death (and life). Well, with dying it seems to be a...
by Miroku
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Preparing for death

if you have commitment, samaya, purify that in particular. Nyala Pema Dündul was the root Guru of Ringdzin Changchub Dorje, the root Guru of ChNN. The quote comes from a teaching of ChNN. Zhitro, Ganapuja, whatever one can handle to purify samaya is imperative. Thanks Javier. Guess regular Vajrasat...
by Miroku
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Preparing for death

How can one prepare for death and bardo experience so one can either attain liberation in the bardo or at least not fall into unfavourable rebirth? Does practicing zhitro help one to prepare for bardo or is it mostly for helping others? What about Amitabha? Is reciting prayer to be reborn in Dewach...
by Miroku
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Preparing for death

I have also heard that completing ngöndro or doing 8 consecutive nyungne's closes the door to rebirth in lower realms. I don't have a textual source to back that up however. Also reciting 1 million (or 5 million?) Guru Rinpoche mantras assures rebirth in his pure land. I mean there's a lot of optio...
by Miroku
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5994
Views: 538232

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The Berkeley, CA Dzogchen Community sent out a message about Puja for the Master at 6:30 PM today California time. Is this just something that Dondrub Ling (Berkeley) is doing with their group, or is this coordinated time-wise with practitioners in Merigar and/or Dzamling Gar etc. as well? All sang...
by Miroku
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5994
Views: 538232

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If I am correct in case of masters it is best to do GY and ganapuja. Shitro would be prolly fine too since it repairs samayas but the GY is superior. Very sad news.
by Miroku
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DIY prayer wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: DIY prayer wheel

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:29 am
Sounds like I have a project :)

Is there any special mantra or ceremony to consecrate a home-made prayer wheel?
Specifically that non-Vajrayana practitioners can do?
https://fpmt.org/media/resources/microf ... yer-wheel/
by Miroku
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DIY prayer wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: DIY prayer wheel

I've made just such prayer wheels. You role your mantras leaving a small hole in the center. You then drill a small hole in the center of the bottom of the can and another the same diameter in the lid of the can. The diameter should be just slightly wider than the diameter of the central rod you ar...
by Miroku
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1909

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

So which Europeans does it belong to then? The Muslim Europeans or the Christian Europeans? Because the main issue being raised here is the religious beliefs of the refugees and migrants, something which overlooks the fact that there are Christian refugees and migrants too. And overlooks the fact t...
by Miroku
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DIY prayer wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: DIY prayer wheel

Sounds like I have a project :) Is there any special mantra or ceremony to consecrate a home-made prayer wheel? Specifically that non-Vajrayana practitioners can do? AFAIK there is a small mandala to be put inside and you can put even amida mantra in. FPMT has pics of mantrasto fill prayer wheels a...
by Miroku
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?

Go for it. As already mentioned it can only help. I for example am thinking about meditating together with local zennies, because due to their skill in meditation they are more prepared for tantra than most "tantric" practitioners I know. :D
by Miroku
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DIY prayer wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 227

DIY prayer wheel

Hi, since most prayerwheels are quite expensive and because I saw this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qBZgZnNIzA I have started thinking about making my own prayer wheel. It would be made from a newly baught can that is usually used for paint. However, being a stupid humanities student I ca...
by Miroku
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Need For an Intervention
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Need For an Intervention

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Miroku wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Many people are trippy nowadays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T47opnLyFw
How is this guy allowed to teach? Unless it is some kind of Dark comedy class.
He probably made the same pact with the Devil that allows me to continue with my 5th year of my ba studies. :D
by Miroku
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Need For an Intervention
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Need For an Intervention

Many people are trippy nowadays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T47opnLyFw

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