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by Miroku
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5827
Views: 522163

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Don't stress as in don't worry about not performing the mudras perfectly? Don't stress as in that mudras are ultimately not that important. They are a part of that practice and if you know how to do them the practice can maybe have a bit more effect, but most important is your mind. If you do mudra...
by Miroku
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1090

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

You have to find a teacher you trust and then follow his guidance. In vajrayana there are many ways. From going step by step with ngöndro, then yidam, then dzogchen/mahamudra etc. To going directly to dzogchen/mahamudra and applying practices to help with recognition of your buddha nature. What is i...
by Miroku
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions

Hi. I'm just looking for some advice. I am more than halfway through my Vajrasattva practice (as part of my Ngondro practice) and I find that I'm struggling with what appears to be an increase in disturbing emotions, anger in particular. Is this a normal occurrence during the Vajrasattva purificati...
by Miroku
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2231

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

I doubt that this is a Gelug, Vajrayana, or Mahayana specific view on Guru devotion, but LZR always seems to place a much greater emphasis and importance on the level of devotion rather than closeness of contact when it comes to receiving the blessings of the guru. I came across this today and it m...
by Miroku
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1017

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

I am not saying the opposite, but this subforum is in the section called 'General Dharma'. A thread discussing Malala would seem to fit in one of the other subforums rather than this one. Not that it matters, and I have no problem with her being discussed in this thread, it was a minor point that I...
by Miroku
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1017

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Dharma in everyday life seems to me to be pretty clear in meaning the application of Buddhadharma in every day life, which cannot be done if someone is not a dharma practitioner. Compassion is good of course, but it is not dharma practice in every case. Mother Teresa is Christianity in every day li...
by Miroku
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Turning daily life into retreat
Replies: 34
Views: 1153

Re: Turning daily life into retreat

I think this year or last year Meido created some "meditation challenge" for his students to sit 30 minutes a day. And from this came one of the best advices I have heard. Meido said something along the lines that we should not look at meditation as something we have to do for 30 minutes (or more) e...
by Miroku
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1017

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Shambhala is not part of our world. It is connected, but it is a nirmanakaya pure land. It is not as course as our world. Has no stars. Has 9 million cities. It’s anothr dimension. Oh okay. I know it is a pureland but thought that before becoming a myth and being associated with a pure land it was ...
by Miroku
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1017

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Sometimes just “the North”. I have no evidence for it but I’m convinced that Santa Claus is the king of Shambhala. (Not literally, but I think it’s really possible- sacred tropes moving from culture to culture- if you look at some of the Theosophical lit from the late 19th c, it seems to have had s...
by Miroku
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1017

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

So, spoke to Rinpoche and he told me that he is not the only scholar that disagrees with the placement of Oddiyna in Swat Valley. Rinpoche was influenced in this decision by the research of N.K. Sahu, whom he met. Sahu wrote an apparently well researched, but now difficult to find book: Buddhism in...
by Miroku
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice

Are there any good videos you would recommend for a complete beginner? I used to practice this one thing where you stand like a tree, but that fell by the wayside long before I started Dharma practice. I'd suggest a class would be the best I think. There is a lot of fake qigong and taichi. Plus it ...
by Miroku
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice

Hi,

I quite enjoy doing qigong (especially zhang zhuang) and I was wondering whether someone here also enjoys qigong or tai chi and how it fits into your buddhist practice?

Especially after reading this article http://melong.com/tai-chi-and-dzogchen/.
by Miroku
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Space Force!
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Space Force!

I want a lightsaber :jedi: and cool beard ...
by Miroku
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

If I am correct no buddhist believes in that.
by Miroku
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

There is nothing really surprising in that. Beyond actually being responsible for the death of an animal (which is usually not the case when someone eats meat), it is said that rejoicing in a deed committed by another gets you the same result. So enjoying meat knowing that an animal was killed for ...
by Miroku
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the post-meditation practice for ngondro? Read the Words of my Perfect Teacher. There are quite few things one can do during the day to accumulate merit and purify karma. Are you saying that ngondro's post-meditation practice is sutra? What? Why would it be. How Crazywisdom said. You are ba...
by Miroku
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the post-meditation practice for ngondro? Read the Words of my Perfect Teacher. There are quite few things one can do during the day to accumulate merit and purify karma. As others said ngöndro and Yidam are the same really. Both have development stage and completion stage. Sometimes short ...
by Miroku
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Fiction with Buddhist influences

Not sure if something you are looking for but I have always enjoyed Avatar the Last Airbender
by Miroku
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: Fiction with Buddhist influences

One of my most favourite books I read it at the beginning of my journey to buddhism and I still have very fond memories of it. Shame I lost my copy. :/ :)

https://www.amazon.com/Mipam-First-Tibe ... 094338933X
by Miroku
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2231

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

I think for some it is very good to be close to guru and see him often and be able to ask questions. But there was a mahasiddha who received teachings from guru then practiced them for years and when he realized them and went to see his guru the guru didnt even remember him. So depends. Devotion is ...

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