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by SonamTashi
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Subtle body
Replies: 73
Views: 2672

Re: Subtle body

Does it exist at all? In Buddhism it is a theory found only in Vajrayana, while outside it, within other Indian systems, it has been present in various forms even before the Buddha. It exists in popular (folk) Thai Buddhism, the practice known as Reusi Dat Ton is their equivalent to yoga. However, ...
by SonamTashi
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 105 Bead Mala?
Replies: 22
Views: 757

Re: 105 Bead Mala?

I'm not sure that Javier is quite correct, though to be sure it varies a little. 108 is not just 100 plus a few for good measure, but is precisely a time-honoured sacred number. I heard somewhere that Sakyas often use 111 beads, construed as the "sacred" 108 plus 3 for good measure. Sakya followers...
by SonamTashi
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Amidaji and Rev. Cirlea going independent
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Amidaji and Rev. Cirlea going independent

I'm not a Shin Buddhist, but I did study it for a while, and read most of Shinran's and Rennyo's writings. Here is (imo) the issue with Rev. Cirlea: Doctrinally, he is probably one of the most accurate and truest to the teachings of Shinran. Too many Shin teachers today take a modernist and watered ...
by SonamTashi
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Amidaji and Rev. Cirlea going independent
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Amidaji and Rev. Cirlea going independent

Thich Nhat Hanh, in my opinion, is the opposite to the extreme of fundamentalism. His insistence that you can be a Christian or Muslim and a Buddhist is encouraging lack of focus, and he also teaches the Pure Land as being attained in this life. I think his writings have inspired lots of people so ...
by SonamTashi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 39
Views: 2317

Re: Practice advice please

That Lama knows very well. There’s nothing foolish about enquiring on a forum, it provides different view points, at best. It’s your choice to comment on my post. The Pali Canon is ONE of the foundations of Buddhism, and a very important one at that. The Pali canon was a set of teachings given to a...
by SonamTashi
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

by SonamTashi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Well
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Well

This is a better article on the subject: https://tibet.net/tibetan-geshe-in-rare-post-death-meditative-state-sparks-new-research-in-thukdam/ The one from tribuneindia.com has some mistakes, the biggest being: On examination, it revealed the blood pressure of the body to be at 86, quite close to a li...
by SonamTashi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 120
Views: 90486

Re: Tibetan names

DAWA TRASHI Auspicious Moon male GELEK TRASHI Perfect Fortunate One male JAMYANG TRASHI Auspicious Manjushri male LODRÖ TRASHI Auspicious Wise One male PHUNTSOK TRASHI Auspicious One Who Spreads the Dharma male SÖNAM TRASHI The One Who Carries Auspicious Merit male TRASHI CHÖKYI Auspicious Woman of...
by SonamTashi
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1632

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

No. They've already been offered (ABO). They are no longer yours. Best to allow them to burn completely out on their own. there are several ways of doing this safely such as putting on top of glass, putting in a glass or metal coaster, putting in a shallow pan of water. If you can't do this safely,...
by SonamTashi
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

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: 14
Views: 1369

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: 14
Views: 1369

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: 14
Views: 1369

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: 14
Views: 1369

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: 14
Views: 1369

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: 666

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: 666

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: 903

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: 734

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: 16990

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...

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