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by lisasimmarco
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Re: Kagyu refuge tree

I am not a scholar, but I've been around the Drikung Kagyu lineage for awhile and I have never heard of him before today, so probably not one of ours.
by lisasimmarco
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Re: Kagyu refuge tree

Wonderful, thank you!

My teacher, Garchen Rinpoche, achieved his realization under a Nyingma lama, Khenpo Munsel, while secretly practicing in prison in Tibet. so I guess I'll put him there, too.
by lisasimmarco
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Re: Kagyu refuge tree

Oops! My bad.

Drigung Kagyu
by lisasimmarco
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu refuge tree
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

Kagyu refuge tree

Anyone can point me to a online detailed description of the Kagyu refuge tree?

Starting Ngondro. It's going to take a while, chronic health problems.

Also, anyone here performed Ngondro yet? Any experiences they would like to share?

Thank you!

Lisa
by lisasimmarco
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What can Buddhas do and not do?
Replies: 24
Views: 2935

Re: What can Buddhas do and not do?

Thank you once again! Such beautiful and comprehensive replies. So, I will tell some experiences in relation to this topic; I have been really thinking a lot about this lately. My teacher, Garchen Rinpoche, came and initiated me in a dream before I met him. It was a glorious dream. At the time, I wa...
by lisasimmarco
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What can Buddhas do and not do?
Replies: 24
Views: 2935

Re: What can Buddhas do and not do?

Thanks, everyone. Sigh...sometimes I wish I was a Christian, just repent and know that Jesus died for my sins. Instant get out of jail free card. I kind of see it like this. Say I was in hell, and I had this moment of opportunity where I cry out for forgiveness and help, or...whatever. And say a Bud...
by lisasimmarco
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What can Buddhas do and not do?
Replies: 24
Views: 2935

What can Buddhas do and not do?

Anyone here know their scripture well? I was at an empowerment recently and the lama during the teachings period said the Buddhas could not bring anyone out of hell. You could have knocked me off my seat. I thought they could-well, if the karma was ripe for the soul? The lama- a very good teacher - ...
by lisasimmarco
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Thank you everyone for your replies. I love the idea of stones, or even gems, although I could see that one could get attached to them! Right now when I practice I either try to imagine the thoughts floating up through my (now open, yay!) crown chakra, or floating down a stream in front of me. Howev...
by lisasimmarco
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu residential centers in the U.S.
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Kagyu residential centers in the U.S.

Garchen center in AZ
by lisasimmarco
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Sherab Dorje, I was thinking about it last night, and I decided to change my mind and respond to you. I think you are very wise, very pure in your commitment and devotion to the Dharma, a veritable lion. I actually do wonder if Vajrakilaya is your personal yidam. I wish that I had been more evolved ...
by lisasimmarco
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Sherab Dorje, With all due respect, in your very first post to me, you came on this board and baited me in a dismissive tone. My sense is that you don't really want to dialogue with me: you have an ax to grind. There are wonderful nuances here to explore, but you are out just to win, saying the same...
by lisasimmarco
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

But what about the ones who were able to absorb the positive experience on the way and enhance their practice? Surely there are both? My question led to another practitioner pm'ing me with very useful information as to why NOT to rest in the crown chakra, which I have immediately put into effect. me...
by lisasimmarco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

amanitamusic and newbie, Thank you for welcoming me to this board! It is so nice to meet you, and I love you too, Newbie, and everyone else here. I was thinking about the posts on this thread, and I realized that I actually had not been grasping the experience when I first posted! I was just curious...
by lisasimmarco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Sherab forge, In the past year and a half, after being in great physical pain for twenty years, I was paralysed with another health challenge and in and out of the hospital. My beloved cat died, my father who had abused me as a child and abandoned me me, died, and I was called by Adult Protective Se...
by lisasimmarco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

No, not cold at all...hmmmm....

Upon reflection I do believe the experience was one of rebellious stomach qi, or 'gas.'

:popcorn:

Uhoh...computer demons...that's bad. Time for Achi.

:heart:
by lisasimmarco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung Phowa pdf
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Re: Drikung Phowa pdf

Hi Nyedrag Yeshe,

The Garchen Institute (garchen.net) offers one for $25. It's in the webstore, in the Sadhana section. I couldn't get a link to it.

It has a very beautiful melody.

Lisa
by lisasimmarco
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Oh yes! I received Chod empowerment with Drupon. So nice to meet you Dharma sibling! Did you take refuge with Garchen at the Institute in Arizona? That is a very beautiful place. The Drupon of which I speak is Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche, the resident teacher at the Drong Ngur Buddhist Center in ...
by lisasimmarco
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Garchen is my root lama! I am going through a really challenging situation and I will take that you responded as one of the signs I have received it will have a successful resolution. Right now I practice with the Tampa sangha under the guidance of Drupon Rinpoche. Thank you so much for telling me t...
by lisasimmarco
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: comment on strange experience?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421

Re: comment on strange experience?

Is that you, Rinpoche?

:D
by lisasimmarco
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Chenrezig Drupchen
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Chenrezig Drupchen

Taking place in Tampa, Fla, in October. Drupon Rinpoche is a disciple of the Venerable Garchen Rinpoche, my heart lama. He is very good. Here is the link. For those of you on limited incomes, they offer a work-study, but the cost itself is very reasonable. http://dnjus.org/mani-drupchen-and-1000-arm...

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