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by orgyen jigmed
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 15192

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41krI7-RoHL._SX301_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg This book uniquely provides first-hand insights into the spirit-mediums of Upper Tibet, the men and women who channel the gods. John Vincent Bellezza here for the first time presents the conclusions of his exte...
by orgyen jigmed
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 15192

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ietgq%2Bl7L._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg This careful study of the co-existence over time of Buddhism and shamanism among the Lhopo (Bhutia) people of Sikkim sheds new light on their supposedly hostile relationship. It examines the working relations...
by orgyen jigmed
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The 'Dharma practioners' of the degenerate times
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

The 'Dharma practioners' of the degenerate times

" Those lacking that authentic approach, the 'Dharma practitioners' of the degenerate times , do not engage in proper view and conduct. With no time to listen, they long to meditate. With no time to meditate, they long to explain. Not matured themselves, they long to empower others. Not free themsel...
by orgyen jigmed
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bönpo Guru Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 5184

Re: Bönpo Guru Rinpoche

kalden yungdrung wrote [/quote] Which Guru Rinpoche do you mean? The modern or the Bön Guru Rinpoche? Untill now we know only the Bön Guru Rinpoche who was the son of Drenpa Namkha. But i never heard that the modern Guru Rinpoche was born in Zhang Zhung. And he was never mentioned under the Zhang Z...
by orgyen jigmed
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bönpo Guru Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 5184

Re: Bönpo Guru Rinpoche

kalden yungdrung wrote Bön Guru Rinpoche is in Bön, the twin brother of Tsewang Rigdzin. Their father was Drenpa Namkha, who had many reincarnations and is also known in Vajrayana. But why not? Jamgon Kontrul the first, also known as Yungdrung Lingpa and who incidentaly was born into a Bon family b...
by orgyen jigmed
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

The tail of the sacred tortoise sweeps all her tracks clear.
But how can the tail avoid leaving traces of its own?
- Hakuin Ekaku
by orgyen jigmed
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

Looking around, I find the perception of beings to be truly amazing: They fixate on what is not real as real, so that it certainly seems real. They fixate on confusion where there is no confusion, so that there certainly seems to be confusion. They reify what is indeterminate as determinate, so tha...
by orgyen jigmed
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

Whoever is a Buddhist must believe in Buddhist cosmology. According to Karl Popper the discrimination criterion that distinguishes a scientific theory from a non-scientific theory is the principle of falsifiability. Strictly speaking Buddhist Cosmology has not been falsified, and thus it cannot be ...
by orgyen jigmed
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

That which appears as concrete things with attributes and colours is mind That which appears as being beyond attributes and complexities is also mind. That which appears as being one, many, and nondual, is mind. That which appears as having neither existence nor nonexistence is also mind - Shabkar ...
by orgyen jigmed
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

Blind persons designate various names to the body of a sturdy elephant, but the elephant itself does not become other than what it was

- Longchenpa
by orgyen jigmed
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions for householders
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: Questions for hoseholders

In the Kunzang Lama'i She'lung Paturl Rinpoche poses a common dilemma: how could there be a way to marry Dharma with worldly life? Making references to icons such as Buddha Shakyamuni, Jetsun Milarepa, Melong Dorje and Longchenpa he concludes: Those who claim to be doing so are likely to be leading ...
by orgyen jigmed
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

Phenomena are like an apparition.
And they are lies to which names and words are applied.
They are themselves a lie, and when experienced as a lie,
There is nothing to be called a lie.
Even so much as a name

- The Guhyagarbhatantra
by orgyen jigmed
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism
Replies: 221
Views: 17226

Re: Texts that destroy ""scientific" materialism

Addressing practioners living during the last five hundred year cycle Jigmed Lingpa wrote : It is necessary that the holy dharma of realisation exist in the lineage of supreme seers (mchog gzigs), because the dharma which is given in a reading transmission can be the object of attachment or the mere...
by orgyen jigmed
Mon May 16, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 59
Views: 5334

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

How can you reborn at Zandok palri or get there and see Padmasambhava? Accroding to the Longchen Nyingthig Inner Guru Sadhana, the Ridgzin Dupa, Kunkhyen Jigmed Lingpa promises without a doubt that: The yogi who has practised this [Vajra Guru Mantra] will be blessed by the oceans of Vidyadharas. He...
by orgyen jigmed
Sat May 14, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 59
Views: 5334

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Curious what people think...Zangdokpalri/Copper Colored mountain, real place or Pure Land or? if real, where? "In the great palace of the Copper-coloured Mountain of Glory in the centre of our hearts May we perfect the play of the power of innate primordial wisdom And so meet the Lord Padmākara, ou...
by orgyen jigmed
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism
Replies: 376
Views: 30912

Re: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism

“Without having trained in love and compassion myself, I ate the flesh of my mothers whilst lecturing about cause and effect. Without realizing the absolute, I wandered on the path of empty words. I, the parrot-like beggar of White Rock, Practised austerities and ‘extracting the essence’. Excerpt f...
by orgyen jigmed
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism
Replies: 376
Views: 30912

Re: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism

Although quoting Namkhai Norbu and the Hevajra Tantra has become a very popular thing to do to justify one's own consumption of meat and drinking of alcohol in general, there exists a number of other Tantric sources, also quoted by other Dzogchen masters which appear to hold divergent views to the o...
by orgyen jigmed
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse requests accumulation of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 18
Views: 3126

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse requests accumulation of Seven Line Pr

" Receiving abhisheka is not the same as collecting coins. or stamps or the signatures of famous people. Receiving hundreds and hundreds of abhishekas and constantly collecting blessing after blessing as some kind of self-confirmation has at times become a fad, a popular thing to do. This was true i...
by orgyen jigmed
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Clearing Practice Space
Replies: 50
Views: 6505

Re: Clearing Practice Space

When importing incense, whether in small quantities or large, for personal use or otherwise it is advisable to check their contents against the 'CITES appendix' prior to importing them to your respective countries. Incense, wood, and animal products originating from Asian countries such as Nepal, Bh...
by orgyen jigmed
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Maitreya Terma of Longsal Nyingpo
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Maitreya Terma of Longsal Nyingpo

Although I am unable to answer precisely your query with regards to Maitreya's terma, allegedly discovered by terton Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo, below is a list of his fifteen termas, collectively known as the 'Sixteen Termas of Longsal Nyingpo' . The reason for this apparent discrepancy is because sin...