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by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Namchak Pudri
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: Dudjom Namchak Pudri

You’re asking about the Tsok text? Or a longer daily practice? The more extensive text than just daily practice. So is it the Tsok offering text? This is Putri Rekpung. I always thought of that being distinct from Namchak Putri. Very related, obviously. If this is what OP is looking for, then yes f...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Determination in Mahayana
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Determination in Mahayana

:good:
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Covering Framed Images
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Covering Framed Images

Ayu wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:55 pm
I covered mine with a kathak. I find that material appropriate and good looking.
That was one of my ideas. Thanks, Ayu :)
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Determination in Mahayana
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Determination in Mahayana

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:29 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 am
Oh, I see. When you said determination, I thought you meant viriya paramita. My mistake.
I thought he meant Adhiṭṭhāna pāramīta.
Is that one of the paramitas in Mahayana?
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Determination in Mahayana
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Determination in Mahayana

I don't have a perfect answer, but this post by krodha on Reddit is worth reading, regardless. And it's at least partially relevant. https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/ah8zes/jigme_lingpa_how_every_action_of_life_can_be/ hmm this points to accumulation of perfections, i read all perfections...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Determination in Mahayana
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Determination in Mahayana

I don't have a perfect answer, but this post by krodha on Reddit is worth reading, regardless. And it's at least partially relevant. https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/ah8zes/jigme_lingpa_how_every_action_of_life_can_be/ hmm this points to accumulation of perfections, i read all perfections...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: If all is mind then how is Zen not monistic?
Replies: 22
Views: 377

Re: If all is mind then how is Zen not monistic?

Mind is empty.
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Determination in Mahayana
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Determination in Mahayana

I don't have a perfect answer, but this post by krodha on Reddit is worth reading, regardless. And it's at least partially relevant.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comme ... fe_can_be/
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Covering Framed Images
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Covering Framed Images

Hi all, I have several framed thangkas hanging (not in traditional brocade, but a modern frame). I'm trying to come up with a way to cover them up that looks very nice and not makeshift. I have a few ideas of what I might do, but I'm looking for inspiration if anyone has already done this before and...
by Thomas Amundsen
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 1642

Re: Empowerments are for life?

Jangchup Donden wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:57 pm
As an aside (to the topic) - i thought empowerments were until Buddhahood; not just for this life.
I remember Malcolm saying here before that since empowerments are taken onto the body, they only last for this lifetime. Like pratimoksha vows, but unlike bodhisattva vows.
by Thomas Amundsen
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 24
Views: 642

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

Lacto-ovo vegetarianism is actually really easy. I have been lacto-ovo for over 20 years. Originally I was training hard at least five times a week. Now I am 50 years old and still train hard at least three times a week, and still vegetarian, with no health problems at all. In a pinch (if you are a...
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas. I thought a ngakma would be something more specific, with hair empowerment, etc. Usage of the term is complicated and varies among communities, from what I understand. It's been discussed here before, but one way of using the term is that anyone with inner...
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Miroku wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Well, if a male Nyingma practitioner is a Nyingmapa, I guess a female one is a Nyingmama! :tongue:
Does that make the head of the lineage a Nyingpapa?
:rolling:
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: What's the term for female Nyingma practitioner?

Lay female practitioners would be ngakmas.
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

However, my understanding is you can learn and “practice” together in closed private groups within a sangha that has the permission and ideally transmission. However the melodies are not intended to be heard by the public. Oh, I must have misunderstood. That is all I really meant was happening. Alt...
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

However, my understanding is you can learn and “practice” together in closed private groups within a sangha that has the permission and ideally transmission. However the melodies are not intended to be heard by the public. Oh, I must have misunderstood. That is all I really meant was happening. Alt...
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

Really the Four Feasts are secret and intended for serious yogis who really do them according to the proper times of day, in retreat. I’m not sure why they have started being used in public group contexts by some these days, however this is unusual and not how the tertons intended it. I seem to rec...
by Thomas Amundsen
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

Really the Four Feasts are secret and intended for serious yogis who really do them according to the proper times of day, in retreat. I’m not sure why they have started being used in public group contexts by some these days, however this is unusual and not how the tertons intended it. I seem to rec...
by Thomas Amundsen
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Namchak Pudri
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: Dudjom Namchak Pudri

Dear all, Do you know if there is any commentary on Dudjom Namchak Pudri? If yes, where can i find it? Currently, I have the text which already translated into English. Anyone has the Chinese translated version or where I can get one? :thanks: Where can you obtain a English copy? I have been helpin...

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