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by RoadToPines
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto
Replies: 27
Views: 3778

Re: Dudjom Yangsi Dorje Drollö empowerment Toronto

Can you please say what text we were working from for the Dorje Drolo empowerment? The translator went so fast I missed the author and title of the text. Or is there a site where I can read the sadhana?
by RoadToPines
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requesting help with Ngondro protocol: initial mandala
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: Requesting help with Ngondro protocol: initial mandala

Thank you very much; this is exactly what I wanted to know.

The mandala of the guru! That's what it is. It's getting dusty, so I would like to remake it.

I do try to do the 37-heap mandala at the beginning of every session of accumulations.
by RoadToPines
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requesting help with Ngondro protocol: initial mandala
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Requesting help with Ngondro protocol: initial mandala

I practice in the Dudjom lineage, but there's some language difficulty with my Lama and I'm wondering if you can help me with a point of form. At the very beginning of Ngondro practice, I was instructed to make a plate with five mounds of (slightly sticky) rice and place it on the altar. This is to ...
by RoadToPines
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay for a lay person to lead uninitiated friends in Vajrasattva practice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Is it okay for a lay person to lead uninitiated friends in Vajrasattva practice?

Thank you for your replies and for confirming what I suspected: that it's a violation of samaya and a weakening of Vajrayana transmission to pass on this kind of practice without authority.
by RoadToPines
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay for a lay person to lead uninitiated friends in Vajrasattva practice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Is it okay for a lay person to lead uninitiated friends in Vajrasattva practice?

Not me, but someone I know is inviting others to do Vajrasattva practice. I'm reticent because I've been given the practice by my Lama, and don't feel respect for Lama and lineage is being upheld. Am I overcautious? It it a good thing to invite others to do Vajrasattva practice without empowerment? ...
by RoadToPines
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru
Replies: 54
Views: 4325

Re: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru

Tsultrim T. wrote:No they are for different purposes and not interchangeable.
Thank you. So what distinguishes a 'chod' damaru from a regular one? Are there other kinds as well?
by RoadToPines
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru
Replies: 54
Views: 4325

Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru

It's time to buy a damaru, and I see at least two different types being sold (besides the small ones). What's the functional difference between a chod damaru and regular damaru? Is it permissible to use a chod damaru for any practice/ceremony such as Throma or other deity practices? (Assuming one ha...

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