Search found 1075 matches

by tomamundsen
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: New Study Finds Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation Affect the Way DNA Responds to Stress
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: New Study Finds Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation Affect the Way DNA Responds to Stress

Meditation and yoga thus seem to reverse the pro-inflammatory gene expression pattern associated with stress and thereby reduce the risk of inflammation-related diseases. So, meditation and yoga effectively "de-program" or remove the unhealthy habits from our minds/bodies? These activitie...
by tomamundsen
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 179
Views: 2969

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Malcolm wrote:Since we live in Kali Yuga, if it says 100, you now have to do 400. :twisted:

No, people need to do however many their guru tells them...
by tomamundsen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 179
Views: 2969

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

dzogchungpa wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:I have to conclude that western Vajrayana practitioners have some serious baggage regarding ngondro... :shrug:


My man DJKR puts it well here.

In Rinpoche's typical humorous style no less. Great teaching!
by tomamundsen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Vajrakila/Vajrakilaya
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Dzogchen and Vajrakila/Vajrakilaya

From what I was told, it's basically the same practice, they just have different origins. Namchak Putri was revealed by Dudjom Lingpa, I believe as an Earth Treasure. Putri Rekpung was revealed by Dudjom Rinpoche as a Mind Terma. You can read about the story of Dudjom Rinpoche's revelation of the te...
by tomamundsen
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 198
Views: 14904

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Hi Malcolm 17th is a Saturday... Will it be Saturday 17th or Sunday 18th ? Will it be streamed ? Thx It will be streamed, and it looks like the 18th, my bad. Now I'm confused. I read on another forum that it was rescheduled for September. :shrug: either way I'm looking forward to it Bump.
by tomamundsen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

smcj wrote:I'm not at all impressed by Rigdzin Shikpo's presence and appearance

Is this a reliable way to examine a guru? Serious question.
by tomamundsen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "All Buddha-Nature is One"
Replies: 39
Views: 727

Re: "All Buddha-Nature is One"

What does that mean in the first place?
by tomamundsen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rainbow body
Replies: 30
Views: 1059

Re: rainbow body

Norwegian wrote:In terms of rainbow body and the attainment of that, according to the late Lama Akhyuk who himself attained rainbow body, it takes at least 50 years of strict retreat on Dzogchen practice. So it's not so easy.

I'm so glad Dzogchen isn't path of renunciation ;)
by tomamundsen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 1682

Re: Crisis of Faith

Don't believe everything you read. Academics and historians are not Buddhists and they have a different (ordinary) view of things. It's best to rely upon the Three Jewels, especially in the form of a qualified Guru and then you won't go wrong. I prefer to not tell others if they're Buddhist or not,...
by tomamundsen
Wed May 31, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingthig Centers in the U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Longchen Nyingthig Centers in the U.S.

L'hundrup Choling

http://lhundrupcholing.com/

Director: Khenpo Sonam Tobgayl

2028 Corinth Avenue (Back house)
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 445 0913
by tomamundsen
Wed May 31, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingthig Centers in the U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Longchen Nyingthig Centers in the U.S.

Are you looking for an existing list or just for people to shout-out the details about the center they practice Longchen Nyingthig at?
by tomamundsen
Thu May 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are the oldest Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 51
Views: 1324

Re: What are the oldest Mahayana sutras?

Were the Prajñāpāramitā sutras the most influential sutras in explaining the Bodhisattva path? They are able to be confirmed by perspectives rooted in modern science and history to be the oldest sūtras that expound bodhisattvayāna, although this perspective only takes into account the material hist...
by tomamundsen
Thu May 25, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Importance of the Body
Replies: 35
Views: 1084

Re: The Importance of the Body

Sweating = bad for vajrayana Hi Crazywisdom   I had never heard or read about this...   Could you please develop ?   Thx Yes. Vajra yoga is based on the no leaky pot analogy. Sweating, tears, salivating, ejaculating, etc, is categorized as "losing essence." This ruins the bliss effect of ...
by tomamundsen
Wed May 24, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 114
Views: 11882

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

The reality is that since the body culture of India and Tibet was only come to us in fragments and dribs and drabs, quite often people overlook the vast literature on physical cultural, health, and illness that exists in these traditions, or because of biomedical prejudice, ignore it. The Importanc...
by tomamundsen
Wed May 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Saraha Quote on Reality
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Saraha Quote on Reality

Thanks gentlemen!
by tomamundsen
Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Saraha Quote on Reality
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Saraha Quote on Reality

Does anyone know of a legitimate source for this quote, attributed to Saraha on some places on the internet?

Saraha wrote:People who think that things are real, are as stupid as a cow; People who think things are not real, are even more stupid.
by tomamundsen
Mon May 22, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Za Rahula Almost
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Za Rahula Almost

That's... incredible!
by tomamundsen
Fri May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: R.I.P. Chris Cornell
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: R.I.P. Chris Cornell

I was a fan of Soundgarden and Audioslave. Down on the Upside is one of my favorite albums ever. This was really sad news.

phpBB [video]
by tomamundsen
Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
Replies: 38
Views: 612

Re: The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

Dharma Flower wrote:Given the repetitive nature of the Pali scriptures, I'm worried that I'd get too easily bored with it.

I found that makes it easier to speed-read them :)
by tomamundsen
Wed May 17, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How can one with "wrong" view become a Buddha?
Replies: 39
Views: 996

Re: How can one with "wrong" view become a Buddha?

One time my teacher said that the shentong/rangtong distinction was "word games". So, I think maybe neither of them are a wrong view?

Go to advanced search