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by Adamantine
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3375

Re: New Rigpa letter

Reminder that Lakar never actually gave empowerments. As you can see in this extensive list of empowerments given to the Rigpa sangha, he gave one called Tendrel Nyesel a number of times over the years. I'm sure there are many who did not receive that from him, and many who did. http://www.rigpawik...
by Adamantine
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3375

Re: New Rigpa letter

While the letter does not specify, I am in agreement that it was most likely inspired by the intensity of the attacks on social media directed at Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, which were in response to a number of his own posts, beginning with the one he made about Sogyal. That said, it's open ended a...
by Adamantine
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Spirit attack

I'd visit an authentic Nyingma Ngakpa center, Lama, or commission a puja at least from a distance from one. Authentic ngakpa yogis specialize in the types of reversing practices you may require. If possible, attend a Gutor / reversing practice puja before the Tibetan New Year, and include offerings ...
by Adamantine
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 41
Views: 1386

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Re: overpopulation, its recently come to my attention that the world population has literally doubled since I was born in the 1970's.

This fact should not be underestimated.
by Adamantine
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 1017

Re: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A

I enjoy listening to his teachings. Instead of the usual vajrayana ngöndro that culminates in guruyoga, he has people cultivate shamatha, the four close applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurables. He says that this approach is more suitable for many people, and he cites traditional lam...
by Adamantine
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 1017

Re: Alan Wallace DZ related Q&A

I enjoy listening to his teachings. Instead of the usual vajrayana ngöndro that culminates in guruyoga, he has people cultivate shamatha, the four close applications of mindfulness, and the four immeasurables. He says that this approach is more suitable for many people, and he cites traditional lam...
by Adamantine
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism

MiphamFan, Yes, my Teacher would agree that Bodhiseed are good for everything. As Loppon says, "Suitable for all." But my Teacher would also say (if He were still alive) that, for particular practices, certain types of malas are more effective. It's not an either/or situation. As is said many, many...
by Adamantine
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4980
Views: 424727

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

Maybe too many people?
by Adamantine
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4980
Views: 424727

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

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by Adamantine
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4980
Views: 424727

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

I'm getting a server is down notice.... !
by Adamantine
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in thugdam
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche in thugdam

:buddha1: :heart: He is now in a luminal state of awareness, which makes it a very precious time to connect with his blessing field. Before passing he explained how, "during the final dissolution of mind into space, the two benefits are accomplished - the benefits for self and other. Self is going i...
by Adamantine
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Turkey practices?
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Turkey practices?

I noticed at Pema Osel Ling they're doing an Amitabha Buddha Tsok puja dedicated to all the killed turkeys...
by Adamantine
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Regarding Dudjom Rigdzin Düpa Dechen Namrol

Might be traveling.. Tulku Orgyen often visits Pema Ko.. he
mostly resides in Santa Barabara CA though.

Try the contacts at this link, Vairotsana Foundation is connected
and they'll help you or connect you:

http://www.vairotsana.org/centers/
by Adamantine
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

Can’t source it, but I believe they’re handing out condoms on Bhutanese monasteries to stop the spread of STDs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/bhutan-seeks-to-curb-sexual-diseases-among-buddhist-monks/2013/03/28/260653f4-97ec-11e2-b5b4-b63027b499de_story.html?utm_term=.a0c16632abd5
by Adamantine
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

This just isn't personal, it's about what he wrote, not who he is. I agree Malcom and that's exactly what troubles me the most about his recent post: neither Lama Tsultrim Allione nor Loppon Yudron Wangmo(I'm assuming in Yudron la's case, I didn't see her original remark I don't think but I know he...
by Adamantine
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

Right, because after all Vajrayāna really is just all about clans, fealty, and tribes. :shrug: People tend to agree with what their root guru's stance is .. For example when you were strongly speaking years ago about Dzogchen (Images of a world with an ah on it) how you can be a dzogchenpa without ...
by Adamantine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

Smjc your very limited reply to my last post made no sense, and appeared to completely miss the points I made. Perhaps you can try reading it again.
by Adamantine
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

’m not on FB Is it a DW no-no to cut & paste? ...we should point out where he is incorrect, as we would any other public figure saying something damaging. Where do you think he is incorrect? Be specific and quote him. Well, in the very quote you presented as the best part of his long post: I know a...
by Adamantine
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

Found this comment in the FB thread of the OP amusing Is this the buddhist equivalent of a Trump tweet? You know, a person in a position of high authority makes inappropriate comments, gets rightly criticised, can't rise above the criticism and has to respond with churlish posts that names those who...
by Adamantine
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 24407

Re: The DJKR Topic

Well one old post of DJKR's which I happened to appreciate and which has generally influenced my conduct on FB, contains some advice I believe to be quite valuable. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lionsroar.com/dzongsar-khyentses-social-media-guidelines-for-so-called-vajrayana-practitioners/amp/ Re...