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by Miroku
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Origin of Full Length Prostrations
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Origin of Full Length Prostrations

Hi, can I please ask you if you could PM me a quote of those benefits? I have been searching for that information for quite some time. To your question. I think I have heard that full prostrations were used by peasants befor Indian kings and royalty. It was a traditional way of bowing to them, but t...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 23
Views: 387

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

I wish prerequisite for any initiation were reading WOMPT. They didn't tell me about vajrasattva at beginning. I readed it from lamrim and book of Khenpo Karthar. Hehe, yeah I know that feeling. But it is okay. Write the teacher who gave you the initiation, ask him questions that bother you and car...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5577
Views: 490149

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When one has problems with lust for example which makes staying commited in a relationship bit harder, will six loka practice (I am especially interested in the inner rushen one as it is easiest) help with it?
by Miroku
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 23
Views: 387

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

I feel I am not ready for tantra. I feel I'm Shin Buddhist. I think I'm ready only for Amitabha sutra. I think I rushed to inner tantra initiation. I can practice only chanting of name. I'm so simple. Tantra is too complicated for me. I can rely only on exclusively other-power. Self-power is not fo...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 23
Views: 387

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

I have received inner tantra transmission already. Can you practice inner and outer at same time? Can outer tantra resolve problems with inner tantra? Yes, ask a teacher who gave/will give you inner tantra initiation. There is always a way. Well, as far as I understant it the outer tantra is here f...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 23
Views: 387

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

Maybe not highest yoga tantra but some of the outer tantras would be better since you are interested in outer power? I have received inner tantra transmission already. Can you practice inner and outer at same time? Can outer tantra resolve problems with inner tantra? Yes, ask a teacher who gave/wil...
by Miroku
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 23
Views: 387

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

Maybe not highest yoga tantra but some of the outer tantras would be better since you are interested in outer power?
by Miroku
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: refuge tree visualisation

Good to hear this and all but not so useful for someone practicing a specific Ngondro sadhana. One can do any practice using their guru as the source of refuge. In fact, its the way it works. Whether or not it is simplified or complex, whether it uses a picture or detailed visualization. All true b...
by Miroku
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 640

Re: Protections

But generaly I believe Grigoris' advice is the best. Since you are from DC you can also do song of vajra or 25 spaces or something like that with the intention to empower the cord and it should work (especially if you really are a dzogchen practitioner :D, maybe Malcolm could tell you more). Otherwi...
by Miroku
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 640

Re: Protections

Here is Garchen Rinpoche's teaching on this http://www.drikungseattle.org/uploads/5 ... _15.05.pdf
by Miroku
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: refuge tree visualisation
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: refuge tree visualisation

I’ve been doing this for some weeks or so. I’ve realised it took me almost 1 hour plus to do it ( plus the stress and breathing stress when visulaising the tree ). I would like to ask all of you how do you personally visualise the tree? Because I try to do a perfect clean clear visulisation of all ...
by Miroku
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5577
Views: 490149

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Am I the only one who cannot replay webcasts? The page loads normally and after few seconds it falls and chrome gives me error message. The same happens with the restricted section of resources.
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5014

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

No, it is not correct to say this. Is guru in mahamudra giving sorts of DI like in dzogchen at the beginning or is it showing it during the practice based on students experience? Which Mahamudra are you talking about? The result of the two stages is real mahāmudra. In any empowerment, direct introd...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5014

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is it correct that Dzogchen starts off with DI and develops on the basis of that whereas Mahamudra offers a gradual part in which the guru is NOT directly and unmistakenly showing the nondualist view to the student? No, it is not correct to say this. Is guru in mahamudra giving sorts of DI like in ...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1308

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

... Also do you agree that in the west there should be created an ordained community of westerners? No, ordained should not seperate due to nationality. But desperately a system of financial support for western monks and nuns is needed. I didn't mean separating them by nationality. I meant bigger n...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Middle Way Education DJKR
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Middle Way Education DJKR

From Siddharta's Intent Global FB page: MIDDLE WAY EDUCATION WEBSITE LAUNCH - Whether you're an educator, parent, or a person curious about Buddhist education, you'll find a database of course materials, articles, and other resources to engage young people in the Buddha’s view of wisdom and compassi...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Short Sukhavati Aspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Short Sukhavati Aspiration

Thank you Palzang! I am so sorry I meant Namchö Mingyur Dorje. :D Stupid mistake cause by Miphams recent anniversary. Thank you very much for so much information. So again, this time correct, is there some teachings/commentary to Dewachen Aspiration by NAMCHÖ MINGYUR DORJE :D. No worries, bro. Your...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Short Sukhavati Aspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Short Sukhavati Aspiration

Up until now, as far as I knew, the short Dechen Mönlam we recite in Drikung lineage was excerpted from the longer and much more detailed one composed by the 1st Karma Chagme Rinpoche, Raga Asye. When there is more time set aside to dedicate our roots of virtue, the longer Chagme prayer is often us...
by Miroku
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1308

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I personally feel that Japanese buddhism is a better fit for the west. With lay house holder priests rather than monks/nuns. Self supporting with the lay sangha providing temple upkeep mainly. I know that I can't speak for everyone but I also feel that guru devotion generally wouldn't be accepted b...
by Miroku
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1308

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Oh I see! Well I apologize for the mistake. :emb:

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