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by Miroku
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Drupon Thinley Ningpo - Yangzab Varahi and Shamatha Mahamudra Retreat (July 20-23)
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Drupon Thinley Ningpo - Yangzab Varahi and Shamatha Mahamudra Retreat (July 20-23)

I do have an update for you, Miroku. While the empowerments and transmissions weren't webcast today, the organizer of DDCV told us that if we remind him he'll upload the many Yangzab Vajravarahi and Achi Chökyi Drölma teachings that they've received over the years. Additionally, on Ustream or YouTu...
by Miroku
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 23
Views: 231

Re: boring questions about losing weight

I really enjoyed a book called "Buddha's diet". It is basically 16/8 intermittent fasting but from a buddhist perspective. Quite a nice read and also great form of eating to stay healthy I'd say.
by Miroku
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 732
Views: 58797

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:12 pm
One cannot attain rainbow body with sems sde alone.
Is it possible with HYT creation and completion stages? If yes does one has to engage in completion practice with signs in order to attain rainbow body or is practice without signs "enough"?
by Miroku
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 732
Views: 58797

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:54 pm
According to ChNN, sems sde must be practiced in conjunction with regular creation and completion stage, that is the point I am making. Sems de, unlike man ngag sde, is not an independent system of practice.
Why is that so that it has to be paired with creation and completion stage?
by Miroku
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 483

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

It invalidates karma (if karma is also reset which is what is sounds like), it also invalidates the Mahayana motivation as everyone will attain some kind of buddhahood and then reset, leaving only Dzogchen but as it looks like at the moment also weakens it significantly as well. Smoking crack and p...
by Miroku
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 483

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Hm, that is quite a bummer. Can't help but feel a bit down because of it. :) Is it really like that? How can buddhahood be reversible? It invalidates karma (if karma is also reset which is what is sounds like), it also invalidates the Mahayana motivation as everyone will attain some kind of buddhah...
by Miroku
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 483

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Hm, that is quite a bummer. Can't help but feel a bit down because of it. :) Is it really like that? How can buddhahood be reversible?
by Miroku
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2210

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Just so everybody knows I got the whole Dianna thing from here https://goo.gl/okzgH1 . This is from Akong R's. side http://www.akong.eu/AR_CTR.htm And this is CTR's side https://vajratool.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/the-conmanship-of-akong-tulku-chogyam-trungpa-1977/ I don't know if they have met anyti...
by Miroku
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506390

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

i don't know. i hope Yeshe Namkhai; i don't know him but i foresee that he doesn't want to deal with the stampede of demanding madman students haha. Or Yuchen if she is willing. I would love to receive teachings from her. Yeah, she had leaded Arya Tara retreats, isn't? I think she did. Dunno if she...
by Miroku
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2210

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Well, you're basically saying she's delusional or lying so that's kind of like blaming her, isn't it? The point is, that's a standard way to cast doubt on a victim's account.
Point taken. *smile* I am sorry about that.
by Miroku
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2210

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:25 pm
That kind of sounds like victim blaming to me.
I do not think so. I am not saying it is her own fault. I am more stating that I doubt that what she describes was a real abuse or even real.
by Miroku
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2210

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I honestly finda that hard to believe. This is bit too much. But still shows how f-ing messy the whole situation is. Kinda reminded me of a passage where Dianna says Akong R. bullied her and CTR when they still were in Samye-ling. But still really? This is a horrible mess. I knew Akong Rinpoche for...
by Miroku
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2210

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

I honestly finda that hard to believe. This is bit too much. But still shows how f-ing messy the whole situation is. Kinda reminded me of a passage where Dianna says Akong R. bullied her and CTR when they still were in Samye-ling. But still really? This is a horrible mess.
by Miroku
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi meditation intstructions livestream
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Dudjom Yangsi meditation intstructions livestream

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Apparently they are not sure when it will start:

Wow, thanks!
by Miroku
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Pearl Rosary collection question

Thank you, Ratna! Also it seems that the Manjushri is not from 50 deities as the forms in Jewel Garland are different, just according to the picture. No, it's straight out of Jewel Garland. Three peaceful Mañjuśrīs are included in the Jewel Garland: Lord of Speech, White Mañjuśrī from the tradition...
by Miroku
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Pearl Rosary collection question

Hi, Are the sadhanas from Pearl Rosary collection the same as those which are used in Jewel Garland of 50 Deities (compiled by Rigzin Chökyi Drakpa (Drikung Dharmakirti))? I'd really like to order the book but don't know if I have the empowerments for it. Yes, most of these sadhanas go with empower...
by Miroku
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Pearl Rosary collection question

Hi, Are the sadhanas from Pearl Rosary collection the same as those which are used in Jewel Garland of 50 Deities (compiled by Rigzin Chökyi Drakpa (Drikung Dharmakirti))? I'd really like to order the book but don't know if I have the empowerments for it. Also does anybody have a copy of Yangzab Che...
by Miroku
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 120
Views: 2415

Re: Football World Cup.

I don't like football much but I was rooting for Croatia. Shame. :(
by Miroku
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practise to recall past incarnations
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Practise to recall past incarnations

Recalling your past lives could be fun but it is nothing compared to bodhicitta. Even if there are I'd say they are useless if you want to have a nice problem free future tame your mind and pactice virtue.
by Miroku
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506390

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

haha wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:31 am
Probably three years ago, ChNNR has given a lung to a Dzogchen root text. Now I cannot recollect which one it is. If anyone has remembered its name, please would you like to share it?
Do you mean Dra Thalgyur Tantra?

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