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by spanda
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Semen
Replies: 43
Views: 3356

Re: Semen

It is a a snyigs ma , a waste tissue. In the process of the development of the tissues of the body, the final waste tissue is semen, and the final constituent tissues is ojas, the most refined aspect of the five elements in your body. . If you lose your ojas, this is very bad. If you lose your seme...
by spanda
Tue May 09, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 201
Views: 18202

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice? I...
by spanda
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Conference on Vajrayana in Bhutan
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Conference on Vajrayana in Bhutan

Another very controversial guy from the conference is David Verdesi. Take a look at this: http://www.thedaobums.com/topic/4731-david-verdesis-credentials-and-research/page-1 On the conference presentation, it says: "With extensive knowledge and accomplishment in yogic, Taoist, and tantric Buddhist p...
by spanda
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 7296

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connec

this must be where they keep his shrunken body: http://www.saintivanrilski.com/en/ You are so funny!! To bad that you miss completely a whole spiritual "technology", with impressive practice. This phenomenon is also very well known in my country, where some very advanced hesychast practitioners did...
by spanda
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Lamdre 2015 Malaysia
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Re: Lamdre 2015 Malaysia

I can't send you a PM , because you can not be contacted on this site.

This is my email address: intenselight21@gmail.com
Please send me an email, so we can talk.

Thanks!
by spanda
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Lamdre 2015 Malaysia
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Re: Lamdre 2015 Malaysia

Hi youtan Thank you for your help! I tried to send you a PM with the question I have regarding my possible participation to Lamdre retreat from Malaysia, but it seams that is impossible. Can you give me an Email, a way to talk to you in private? I sent a Fax yesterday, and today I called them on the...
by spanda
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Lamdre 2015 Malaysia
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Re: Lamdre 2015 Malaysia

It has been 7 days from the moment I sent an email to the organizer of Lamdre retreat from Malaysia, asking for some usual information, and I didn't received any answer. I sent the same email on 2 other addresses, and I didn't received any answer. I tried on all the emails: lamdreteachings2015@gmail...
by spanda
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche in Finland 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3083

Re: Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche in Finland 2013

Hi to all Probably this is a stupid question, but anyway.. If someone will participate at this retreat, it will be capable to practice after this empowerments? Because, I know that, if you want to practice, you "need" all this 3: a) the empowerment wang) b) a reading of the text by an authorized hol...
by spanda
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anxiety meds
Replies: 19
Views: 5079

Re: Anxiety meds

I think you should proceed with caution and take the advice of folks on this thread with a grain of salt, including mine. If you need anxiety meds, use them. Meditation can help as well. But since your physician has prescribed the meds for a reason, I believe you should follow his guidance, not the...
by spanda
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anxiety meds
Replies: 19
Views: 5079

Re: Anxiety meds

I was just put on two different medications for manic depression & paranoia within the last week. It's definitely helped to quite my "mental noise" and problems that I've had with sleeping. I'm also trying to start doing some meditation as well and hope that between the two of them, it will chill m...
by spanda
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Suicide and Murder
Replies: 26
Views: 3533

Re: Suicide and Murder

A big number of people who are mentally ill commit suicide. (people who have schizophrenia, psychosis, not depression, etc). If you would have any idea regarding the suffering of this people, you will never ever say that suicide is "incredible egocentric". When you live in unimaginable fear and pain...
by spanda
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Direct, naked, absolute teachings?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Direct, naked, absolute teachings?

I found this video today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp8sIqd31Ug" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Between the minute 21.35 - 23.25 Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche talks about the skillful way of telling a truth, and he explains that even the Buddha taught in general teachings which were...
by spanda
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused on Yangti generalities
Replies: 22
Views: 3444

Re: Confused on Yangti generalities

Thank you Malcom and oldbob for this answer
by spanda
Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused on Yangti generalities
Replies: 22
Views: 3444

Re: Confused on Yangti generalities

However Bon does not have the cycle of Dungts'o Repa regarding the Seven Levels of Visions that are quite extraordinary. Norbu offers this transmission, and I have found the results from practice to be most profound. It is considered in Nyingma to be the pinnacle of esoteric methods. I recommend ev...
by spanda
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 7296

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection

There is a huge literature about his tradition. In fact you can spend your whole life studding hesychast texts/the real mystical path of ortodox Christianity. A typical story, the story of Hesychius the Horebite. "He passed his life in complete negligence, without paying the least attention to his s...
by spanda
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 7296

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection

I'm sorry to be late to this particular conversation, so if my question has already been answered, I beg your patience. Let's accept the claim that there have been instances of rainbow body among Eastern Christians for the sake of argument. I don't know if there have been or haven't. Some in this t...
by spanda
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 7296

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection

Wesley1982 wrote:I think I can answer most questions about the Christian religion.
Can you tell us about the different kinds of heats which arise in hesychast contemplation, their place of origin in the body, and how must every one of them approached?
by spanda
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection
Replies: 44
Views: 7296

Re: Father Francis Tiso Dzogchen & Early Christianity Connection

It's from the last 15 minutes or so of the presentation (link below) he did on the similarities between the rainbow body of light and the resurrection in Christianity. What I wrote above is just a loose transcription of the latter portion of his talk. He has other presentations online too (I haven'...