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by Miroku
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Finding a qualified Teacher
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Vaktar wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Near Tsopema one can perhaps meet Lama Wangdor Rinpoche. Lama Wangdor is highly reputed as a Dzogchen teacher and for being accessible. It seems very likely he has attained Rainbow Body.
Sorry, but you have to die first to achieve Rainbow Body.
by Miroku
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 36
Views: 3588

Re: Signing Off

Thank you for everything Malcolm! You were of great help in many areas and were one of the users that made this forum so worth it. Hope to see you in meat space someday maybe, however improbable it is.

Best wishes!
by Miroku
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1173

Re: American Circumcision

It does reduce the transmission of STDs and lowers incidence of penile cancer. Some also find the procedure aesthetically pleasing. It's not really a big deal either way. I assume that your belief that it is not a big deal either way leads you to accept the incorrect ideas that circumcision reduces...
by Miroku
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Important Kagyu texts

Thank you Malcom and Conebackham!
conebeckham wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Gyu Tag Nyi
I was not able to find this one. Do you know how it is called in English?
by Miroku
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Important Kagyu texts

Despite the fact that Cakrasamvara seems to be one of the main yidams of the Kagyu school, nevertheless, the main tantra they study is Hevajra. You need the wang at minimum to study either scripture. Just to make it clear, at least wang for either deity is enough. There is no separate thing for the...
by Miroku
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Important Kagyu texts

Hi, I would like to deepend my understanding and so would like to ask which Kagyu and especially Drikung Kagyu texts are important for a study? Are there some sutras which are improtant for Tibetan Buddhism? Which works that have been translated to english from (Drikung) Kagyu masters are important...
by Miroku
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Important Kagyu texts
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Important Kagyu texts

Hi,

I would like to deepend my understanding and so would like to ask which Kagyu and especially Drikung Kagyu texts are important for a study? Are there some sutras which are improtant for Tibetan Buddhism? Which works that have been translated to english from (Drikung) Kagyu masters are important?
by Miroku
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is love an attachment?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Is love an attachment?

I think we are forgetting that although he left them he left them as a crown prince and a mother of a crown prince. That is a pretty good position to be in. But otherwise what Seeker has written is probably the best.
by Miroku
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there time for bodhisattvas?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Is there time for bodhisattvas?

Sorry made an off topic joke due to being sleepy :oops: so I deleted it.
by Miroku
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: new Ksitigarbha statue
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: new Ksitigarbha statue

Wow, cool Ksitigarbha statue! :twothumbsup: I often go through Ksitigarbha fever periods and this version of him is and probably forever will be my most favourite one https://i.pinimg.com/564x/14/97/c8/1497c8c08f5a0171fdd10e535bd54577.jpg?fbclid=IwAR2FveomSSB09YzIigQphDQr5ikl2UoDQptOCMDsFElCwJ4uDhaN...
by Miroku
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Korean home altar
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Korean home altar

I think your best bet would be contacting Kwan um Zen groups. Maybe they would be able to answer some of your questions. :smile:
by Miroku
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche: The Samadhi Empowerment teaching
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Garchen Rinpoche: The Samadhi Empowerment teaching

Thank you! This is perfect. I presume there is no need for lung for this, right?
by Miroku
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: How do we respond to people who discredit Nichiren Buddhism?

There is not a point to argue or discuss to be honest. Theravadins think whole Vajrayana and probably even most of Mahayana sutras (atleast) are fake. :D You cannot really change their opinion. Either they grow into it or they dont. Easy as that. It is better to be silent and as Monlam has said deve...
by Miroku
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 959

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

Well, you are in a tough position my friend. :D But I have to say I love what you do. Doubt I'll ever make my pets or even my boyfriend offer sth to Buddha, but maybe I will teach 'em to say mani? Anyway thanks for the heartwarming story, your son sounds like a clever one. Maybe try finding similar ...
by Miroku
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Happy Losar !
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Happy Losar !

Oh its Bönpo Losar time? Well, Losar Tashi Deleg! Best wishes, long life and may true bodhicitta develop without obstacles. :woohoo:
by Miroku
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Should We Love?
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: Why Should We Love?

Out of all the choices that we have love is the most sensible one. Also it is enjoyable and fun.
by Miroku
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 694

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

What I am saying is that Jigten Sumgon got his training from Phagmo Drupa, as did the founder of Drukpa Kagyu. Interestingly, the founder of the Drukpa was originally a Rechung Kagyu practitioner. Even now, Rechungpa is important to the Drukpa, and there is apparently a terma of Rechungpa's became ...
by Miroku
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Winter Teachings 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Winter Teachings 2018

Is there a text (downwloadable online) for the Milarepa empowerment/practice? I would like to follow the text during the teachings or practice the text after the empowerment. Thanks! Hehe, hello. :D Saw you in the chat there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/198756584175549/ On that page there are d...
by Miroku
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ksitigarbha 108 names
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Ksitigarbha 108 names

Some may wonder if mantras like Manjushri and Ksitigarbha, as well as Sarva Nivaranavishkhambhin, Tara, Avalokiteshvara, Akashagarbha, Maitreya, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra can be recited without initiation? I would guess yes, but am not certain. Where can one find translated versions of any long vers...
by Miroku
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Re: Daily Practice

I’m a bit shy. Plus I don’t know all the rituals yet. I haven’t done any initiations. Plus, I’m not entirely sure the difference yet between the Gelug and Nyingma. Write them an email asking for what others have suggested. :-) I tend to be quite shy myself, however email has helped always. There is...

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