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by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 am
Is Chenrezig/Avalokita a Buddha or a Bodhisattva?
pemachophel wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:29 am
Yes
Best answer ever <3
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Ink, Buddhist Tattoos
Replies: 33
Views: 5248

Re: Dharma Ink, Buddhist Tattoos

When i was young i had a little hidden tatoo of a picture of buddha shot after i started to practice, i decided to do it as a sort of symbol of my commitment, like an life-oath thing. Now it makes me recall the dedication i had at that time, my ingenuity and pure motivation, etc. I remember i practi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicharyavatara - study tips
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Bodhicharyavatara - study tips

Hi, I am starting to study the Bodhicharyavatara and would love some tips on how to use the text, study it and etc. Maybe even some pro tips for general Buddhist text study as this is really my first time going for the root and not just reading a book with general dharma teachings. I am using a Cze...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicharyavatara - study tips
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Bodhicharyavatara - study tips

i have just took a look but seems that the Dalai Lama's commentary does not leave even a single thing without explanation.
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 56
Views: 1913

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Questions you made are answered, i would like to add something. For a mahayanist, aspirant or bodhisattva, to engage in vajrayana practice in the correct way represents a more concrete way to apply and develop. It is not easy to "do something" swift, opportunely, thorough philosophy, it takes severa...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

Aren't beings on stages 7-10 or 8-10 all different classes of Buddhas, albeit not "supreme" ones? I would say no. As i understand, Buddhas doesn't uphold a particular point of view, Bodhisattvas does uphold a particular point of view. Buddhas has gone beyhond, and Bodhisattvas are still in the real...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions
Replies: 124
Views: 15669

Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

Malcolm wrote:
Fri May 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Adamantine wrote:
That said, Krodakali, aka Troma, as practiced in the Nyingma lineage, is equivalent to Kali.
No it isn't. There is no relationship between the two. Krodhakali is a form of Vajrayogini. Vajrayogini is not Kali.
That makes things clear.
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581580

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:32 am
news about the community are to be told by december, right? or it was november?
October 2019
oh, i see haha
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581580

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

news about the community are to be told by december, right? or it was november?
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?

So the annual slaughter of turkeys and other animals is coming up. How does one start a proper retreat(preferably Amitabha, Ksitigarbha, Guan Yin, or any open non-empowerment deity) and what are the needed prayers? I would like to start doing things properly. Can a Purification of the 6 Lokas work ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung Kagyu
Replies: 32
Views: 1898

Re: Drikung Kagyu

Javier, I'd be interested to know more about this "ugly Ladakhi" Khenpo Phuntsok Tendzin you're referring to. I'm not so familiar with the Ladakhi side of our Drikung lineage, though there are at least a couple represented in the film Yogis of Tibet (easily found on YouTube). I'll second Miroku's c...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

I am trying to fully understand the principle of "non-duality" in dzogchen. Specifically understanding hownthe following are not contradictory: the division between subject and object is an illusion, the dharmakaya of all buddhas is one, but mindstreams of sentient beings are separate. Seems there ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung Kagyu
Replies: 32
Views: 1898

Re: Drikung Kagyu

Hello All, Is there a particular characteristic for the Drikung Kagyu Lamas and education? Hi Javier, I am not 100% sure what you are asking... but I'll give it a shot. Speaking with Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche this summer, he told me that currently at Jangchubling (the main seat of Drikung Kagy...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who can read Dzogchen books?
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Who can read Dzogchen books?

Pael, IME, for both Vajrayana and Dzogchen, work with a qualified Teacher and follow Their instructions. Don't try to take any shortcuts. In Dharma, this doesn't work and actually may set you back. Do it the right way and the results are assured. ChNN is in parinirvana. No more Webcast. Books are o...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long meditation session
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Long meditation session

In this sense, problem i know about shamata is that if you focus on this technique only, then you will find very difficult to live normal life, even to move.

Buddha said one should do as one tune musical instruments. Not too much, not too little.

That's what i can say :)
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rudra
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Rudra

Sennin wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:40 pm
"The Lamentation of Rudra" from the Stainless King of Confession tantra goes into this a bit. It's one of the most intense confessions and it never fails to illicit strong feelings of lament and remorse.
this.

it is necesary to have transmission for putting it into practice?
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer for someone to rebirth in Sukhāvatī
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Prayer for someone to rebirth in Sukhāvatī

Yes, of course. Here is a prayer used in the Kagyu tradition, placed at the very end of a session. E MA HO NGO TSAR SANG GYE NANG WA TA YE DANG YE SU JO WO TUK JE CHEN PO DANG Wonderful Buddha of limitless light, to his right the Lord of Great Compassion, YÖN DU SEM PA TU CHEN TOB NAM LA SANG GYE J...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What does emptiness mean and why does it matter?
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: What does emptiness mean and why does it matter?

Does emptiness mean that distinctions are all wrong and/or bad and/or illusory? I.e. what is wrong (if anything) with distinctions? If so then how is the negation of distinctions liberating? it doesn't mean that distinctions doesn't exists, it means that dinstinctions are a relative thing. being re...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581580

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are you guys talking about? that someone mentioned meat and wine at Ganapuja? What restricted information is being referenced? i was talking about when lit incenses and what to do when one has alcohol, also why collective practice is far much better. some of those things are mentioned, mention...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581580

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are you guys talking about? that someone mentioned meat and wine at Ganapuja? What restricted information is being referenced? i was talking about when lit incenses and what to do when one has alcohol, also why collective practice is far much better. some of those things are mentioned, mention...

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