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by Aspiring.Monk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 88
Views: 35002

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Is it ok to take initial refuge from a lama that is not a part of the lineage that you are interested in? Example: I am interested in the Drikung lineage but have no opportunity to take refuge with Garche Rinpoche in person. I am traveling in the near future to the Philippines and may have the oppo...
by Aspiring.Monk
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 88
Views: 35002

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Is it ok to take initial refuge from a lama that is not a part of the lineage that you are interested in? Example: I am interested in the Drikung lineage but have no opportunity to take refuge with Garche Rinpoche in person. I am traveling in the near future to the Philippines and may have the oppor...
by Aspiring.Monk
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Calling the Lama From Afar
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Is there a place where one can purchase the Drikung version of Calling the Guru from Afar?

Thank you.
by Aspiring.Monk
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Difference between Ganges and Five Fold Mahamudra
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Difference between Ganges and Five Fold Mahamudra

I am interested in starting ngondro for Mahamudra, but I have seen mention of Ganges and Five Fold Mahamudra and was wondering if someone would be willing to share their knowledge on the differences between these two.

Thank you
by Aspiring.Monk
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Online Learning
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Online Learning

Yes, But not quite. There is something new being done at Gar Drolm https://gardrolma.org/gar-drolma-curriculum-offerings/ . It has Garchen Rinpoche's blessings. Thank you Miroku. This is exactly what I was looking for. I like there are only 2 courses, makes it much simpler. I found the FPMT and Ter...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Online Learning
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Online Learning

I am curious, does the Drikung Lineage have structured online courses like FPMT or Tergar? Yes, But not quite. There is something new being done at Gar Drolm https://gardrolma.org/gar-drolma-curriculum-offerings/ . It has Garchen Rinpoche's blessings. Thank you Miroku. This is exactly what I was lo...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Online Learning
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Online Learning

I am curious, does the Drikung Lineage have structured online courses like FPMT or Tergar?
by Aspiring.Monk
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 1000 Arm Chenrezig Empowerment
Replies: 1
Views: 471

1000 Arm Chenrezig Empowerment

I am interested in starting Nyung Ney and was wondering if anyone had video links to Garchen Rinpoche giving 1000 Arm Chenrezig empowerment.

Also, if anyone has link to Garchen Rinpoche giving practice instructions or the like for Nyung Ney, that would be great.

Thank you.
by Aspiring.Monk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 1761

Re: Nyung Ney

Is this practice something that needs empowerment before performing?
by Aspiring.Monk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: Learning Tibetan

How long has the Ranjung Yeshe Institute online learning been down?

I am interested in this so that I too may learn Tibetan.
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

I am always delighted to observe the range of problems that people have existential issues over... Well, if I had access to a teacher or fully understood these things, I would not have to ask the questions here. Since this is really, my only resource, I turn here, to people that possibly know more ...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

I am always delighted to observe the range of problems that people have existential issues over... Well, if I had access to a teacher or fully understood these things, I would not have to ask the questions here. Since this is really, my only resource, I turn here, to people that possibly know more ...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Re: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

Why does it have to be a handful of reptiles? I feel drawn to reptiles. I feel that they are deeply misunderstood and in some cases, feared. I do not plan to only have snakes and reptiles. I also plan to have fish, a cat or two, probably a dog and possibly even a bird. I love animals of all types a...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

So recently I have been thinking of starting to raise reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Most of these types of animals require either rodents (frozen or live) and others can eat crickets and other insects. I am concerned about the feeding aspect of having such animals as pets. The first Precept i...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 5125

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I have been thinking about this topic and agree that we need a better solution to Buddhism in the West. Could "American Buddhism" be developed? Generally, whenever Buddhism travels to a new land/country it is molded by that country and its culture. I am wondering what "American Buddhism" would look ...
by Aspiring.Monk
Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Queries regarding 5fold Mahamudra ngondro of garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 19
Views: 3463

Re: Queries regarding 5fold Mahamudra ngondro of garchen Rinpoche

You're very welcome. I noticed that these vids don't seem to be published publicly on the DDSC channel, so I thought I'd share them in this thread since it was already here. Incidentally it was this poor excuse for a Dharma practitioner who wouldn't take no for an answer and eventually goaded Khenp...
by Aspiring.Monk
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Refuge from afar with Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Refuge from afar with Garchen Rinpoche

Rinpoche is touring the east and Midwest over the next couple of months (not sure where you live aspiring monk). It is really worth the effort to see him in person if it's possible especially if you want to pursue BuddhaDharma in the Drikung Kagyu and are drawn toward him. He really is like the per...
by Aspiring.Monk
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Refuge from afar with Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Re: Refuge from afar with Garchen Rinpoche

I did the same thing and the Refuge Vow is not on the audio on the GI website.I think it is cut off by accident maybe. So here is the Refuge Vow Ceremony: https://youtu.be/cs16FnIMLMI Thank you so much for the YoutTube link. I listened to the audio on the GI site like 5 times thinking that I was no...
by Aspiring.Monk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Refuge from afar with Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 1061

Refuge from afar with Garchen Rinpoche

I am planning on taking Refuge from Afar with Garchen Rinpoche and I have a couple of quick questions that have done this as well. This page https://garchen.net/refuge-from-afar/ states to listen to the streamed instructions and follow the repetition of the supplication of the refuge vow. The suppli...
by Aspiring.Monk
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are the bell, dorje and damaru only for tantric use?
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Are the bell, dorje and damaru only for tantric use?

I have instructions from Lama Zopa to perform Tsongkhapas Guru Yoga as a life practice and in the book that I have there are places where the bell and dorje are used along with the Damaru. I am wondering if this is for practitioners with tantric empowerment or if anyone that possess the bell, dorje...

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