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by SonamTashi
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

His bio says he was abbot and serving for HH Dalai Lama in 1993-1998, which would have been soon after Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche passed into parinirvana. This is why I reached out to HH Dalai Lama's office, as it seems like a detail they should be able to verify. Also, given the details in his bi...
by SonamTashi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

His bio says he was abbot and serving for HH Dalai Lama in 1993-1998, which would have been soon after Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche passed into parinirvana. This is why I reached out to HH Dalai Lama's office, as it seems like a detail they should be able to verify. Also, given the details in his bi...
by SonamTashi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

Here's another Jigme Namgyal of the Longchen Nyingthik. https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Lop%C3%B6n_Jigme_Thutop_Namgyal Yeah, but that's clearly a different lama. The main reason I'm asking about the lama in the OP is because he's close enough for me to visit, so I want to see if he's the...
by SonamTashi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

Yeah, that's the problem I keep having when I try to look anything up about this lama. There are lots of lamas with very similar names and/monasteries, and the only info on this lama seems to come from his own website and the occasional newspaper article from like the Reno Times or whatever. In fact...
by SonamTashi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

No, I don't know anything about him other than he's a healing master who helps people with psychological and physical illnesses. He is also available to do phowa and other prayers for deceased. He is the son of Chagdud Tulku I believe, and is involved with several organizations and centers, includi...
by SonamTashi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

This is the lama I'm asking about: https://padmarigdzinling.org/a-short-biography-on-the-life-and-liberation-of-lama-jigme-rinpoche/ I have been trying to learn about this lama for a while with little success: https://www.reddit.com/r/tibetanlanguage/comments/gmd2he/could_someone_translate_these_let...
by SonamTashi
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which Lamas are currently giving Transmission & Empowerments now?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Which Lamas are currently giving Transmission & Empowerments now?

RiceCake wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:05 am
SonamTashi wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche will be giving a Guru Rinpoche empowerment online this upcoming Sunday at 11:30 Mountain Time:

FINALLY SOMEBODY!
THANK YOU
You're welcome! Just so you don't miss it, you might want to set a reminder.
by SonamTashi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which Lamas are currently giving Transmission & Empowerments now?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Which Lamas are currently giving Transmission & Empowerments now?

Lama Thupten Dorje Gyaltsen Rinpoche will be giving a Guru Rinpoche empowerment online this upcoming Sunday at 11:30 Mountain Time:

by SonamTashi
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If the body isnt Self, why do we feel touch?
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: If the body isnt Self, why do we feel touch?

Hope everybody's doing well! I've been reflecting alot on deconstructing the conventional Self, but something i cant get over is how we feel touch. If this body isnt truly "me", why do i "feel" it? Wouldnt i be able to detach from the sensations of the body at will if its not me? Instead im stuck t...
by SonamTashi
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and Ghosts
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Buddhism and Ghosts

At one point I was working nights and I was having trouble sleeping, so I took some Benadryl to see if that would help. I ended up having several episodes of sleep paralysis, which I had never had before. Apparently this is a not-unheard-of side effect of using Benadryl and other antihistamines as a...
by SonamTashi
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 11798

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

According to Shinran one attains buddhahood instantaneously upon rebirth in sukhavati. It is both the easiest and fastest path in all of Dharma. Shinran takes the vow of Buddhahood after one more life (the 22nd vow) in the Longer Sutra as a promise that anuttara-samyak-sambodhi will be attained aft...
by SonamTashi
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3131
Views: 343979

Re: Music time

by SonamTashi
Sat May 30, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Reflecting on the 48 vows of Amida Buddha

The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra is probably my favorite sutra. I recommend it to pretty much anyone. I think it is probably the best sutra for understanding the theory behind Pure Land Buddhism and for recognizing Pure Land's central place in the general Mahayana. So for just those reasons I really r...
by SonamTashi
Fri May 29, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 104
Views: 4289

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

And, it turns out, this is in fact an excellent question. It is, as the ensuing discussion evidences, an "angels dancing on pin heads" question. Completely irrelevant to one's practice, with no foreseeable relevance in the near (or distant) future. To prove how irrelevant it is I will ask you a que...
by SonamTashi
Sun May 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1520

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

Sonam-la, I was referring to the ngondro revealed by Dudjom Rinpoche at the request of Jetsun Pema [Kazi] Rinpoche. Yeah, I was pretty sure you were. I was actually asking Grigoris which he was referring to, because I know the Concise Dudjom Tersar ngondro is more common and I thought there might b...
by SonamTashi
Sat May 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 1520

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

The very first ngondro I did was a very, very condensed one revealed by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche just for busy Westerners/moderns. We did not use physical mandalas nor did we attempt to hold the mandala offering mudra when counting. We just recited the prayer (two lines) and counted with our mala as us...
by SonamTashi
Tue May 12, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Kiyozawa Manshi, Kaneko Daiei, Soga Ryojin
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Kiyozawa Manshi, Kaneko Daiei, Soga Ryojin

Hello All, It's been a long time since I've posted on the forum, happy to be back. I've been spending a lot of time studying as well as taking the BCA Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course, and talking to several priests and mentors and have found myself settled on the Shin path. I am wondering what t...
by SonamTashi
Sat May 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1901

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Grigoris wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 7:11 pm
In Greece we refer to this line of thinking as "the theory of the two extremes".
Also known as horseshoe theory.
by SonamTashi
Mon May 04, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?
Replies: 52
Views: 2273

Re: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?

If no arising nor ceasing occur then the twelve links are meaningless, reduced to nonsense. With ignorance as condition, volitional formations come to be... with the cessation of birth, aging-and-death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, displeasure, and despair cease. Such is the cessation of this whole m...
by SonamTashi
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Looking for good Chod Drum
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Looking for good Chod Drum

Hey Y'all, Can anyone give a good resource as to where (online or somewhere on the west coast of the united states) i could buy a decent chod drum that's not going to send me into debt lol. I cannot realistically spend over 200 dollars. i have looked on potala gate and damaru works already. thanks ...

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