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by Miroku
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 82
Views: 1348

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Yes, but that's not how I've heard it explained in Dudjom Tersar. Drollo is Drollo. Phurba is Phurba. There may be connections, as there are connections between all deities, but what would it actually mean for Drolo to the the essence of Phurba, anyway? It seems to me to be a vague claim that essen...
by Miroku
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 51
Views: 2568

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

Pretty sure she was a "Suggested Friend" on Facebook. Guess those algorithms are good for something! I scrolled all the way back to the beginning of the chat and believe it or not, she made first contact with me, hehehe. Thinking back to around this time last year, I had an intensely vivid dream ab...
by Miroku
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Rime subforum in Tibetan Buddhism

Technically speaking it has the general tibetan buddhism section, soo...
by Miroku
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are sentient beings trapped on their home planet?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Are sentient beings trapped on their home planet?

Are sentient beings trapped on their home planets until they attain enlightenment? Nope. If we blow this place up we will have to go somewhere else. If so I really hope we don’t have to do the equivalent of that interminable dinosaur thing again. That took forever and was a total drag. It would be ...
by Miroku
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Can a person practice both Dzogchen and Mahamudra?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Can a person practice both Dzogchen and Mahamudra?

Yes. Easily. Both describe the same state.
by Miroku
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the point of vajra songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: What is the point of vajra songs?

Thanks guys! I thought it would be like that. :twothumbsup:

Thank you Con that is quite an interesting info!

Trime, I thought it would be like that.

And Crazy, I snap my fingers in appreciation, nicely put.
by Miroku
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the point of vajra songs?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

What is the point of vajra songs?

Hi guys,

I would like to ask what is the benefit of singing/reciting vajra songs. For example Milarepas vajra songs, or other ones. How does it help? Do you have some personal experience?
by Miroku
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Can you do the merging with White Tara when having the Green Tara empowerment?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Can you do the merging with White Tara when having the Green Tara empowerment?

If I understand correctly it is okay to use green Tara mantra for White Tara and vice versa. So you can stay with Green Tara.
by Miroku
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

Guess it is time to develop strong bodhicitta and non-attachment (not that it wasn't the time to do that before).
by Miroku
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says
Replies: 18
Views: 290

Re: Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says

I am still surprised that nothing is really being done.,. I am afraid we are done for. Instead of focusing on this and doing some proper change we are distracted by stupid stuff.
by Miroku
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Hello, I'm looking for the right buddhist tradition for me and I can't decide, so pleas help me by answering to my question. Thank you for everything! There was a nice discussion topic that we should not choose tradition but a teacher. So yeah. After few years studying under ChNN I realized it does...
by Miroku
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Why did you choose vajrayana buddhism?

Well, I wanted to go for zen at first tbh. It had more magic and vajrayana was confusing at the beginning. However, there was no zen center near me only two small vajrayana groups and so I studied it more and it actually clicked with me and I received teachings from vajrayana tradition. I think it i...
by Miroku
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3897

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

As others in this thread have said, as far as I know it's always been clear that there is only one Karmapa at a time in terms of the function. Of course there may be other emanations but they wouldn't perform the function of the Karmapa. But those are just thoughts from somebody on the internet, so...
by Miroku
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How to join a buddhist monastery?
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: How to join a buddhist monastery?

second thing is that in my really humble opinion it's better to find a teacher first and establish a good connection with him before making attempts to be a monk. and last thing you don't have to be a monk to be happy. imho buddhism show us that happiness which relies on external conditions - be it...
by Miroku
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1847

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I wonder if Zen is doing well because it was popularised back in the hippy days and has had more time to establish. I was maybe more typical in finding it through martial arts - we created a Dojo with a Zendo above it back in the 1990's. I didn't have time to get into it properly though as work too...
by Miroku
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1847

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Very few cultures arriving in the 'West' (pretty loose in itself) have an easy integration, let alone those bringing a challenge to a host religion. This is, of course, compounded by the newcomers' reactions to western culture and maybe also the freedoms presented. Is an Imam less likely to fall fr...
by Miroku
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 5796

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Karma Dorje wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Context is everything. Some people in modern society pay a lot of money to be beaten with a cane.

Maybe Buddhadharma needs some safe words?
I can only recommend this channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokRyL ... g/featured
by Miroku
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1847

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

We might want to consider - maybe the ideals of Buddhist practice we hold up for people should be Anathapindika and Vimalakirti instead of Milarepa and Bodhidharma. :good: This is important! Just like it is important for us to debate what is a sexual misconduct for a buddhist (nowadays we have so m...
by Miroku
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1847

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Yes, it is so far quite succesful. Yes there are many problems as we all can see, but if we look at our minds and and our behaviour we can see at least a small change that took place. And that is important. We are still finding our way how to bring practice into our lives. Things here are different....
by Miroku
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Geshe Degree for Bön Nuns
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Geshe Degree for Bön Nuns

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