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by yagmort
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do Yogis survive?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: How do Yogis survive?

pemachophel wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Yeshe Dorje is a Nyingma yogi living in Crestone, CO...
Pema Chopel, how old is this guy? when did he become Chadral Rinpoche disciple?
by yagmort
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How to know which image is restricted? (Split from "Do you know this diety?")
Replies: 13
Views: 416

How to know which image is restricted? (Split from "Do you know this diety?")

[Mod note:] Topic split from here https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=546960#p546960 i'm confused how do we expect a vajrayana amateur to go about lots and lots of images over the web if none of them are said to be restricted, unlike texts? in case of images how do we recognise a restricted ima...
by yagmort
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re: Do you know who this deity is?
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Do you know who this deity is?

i am not trying to justify that but to educate myself. so, basically all pictures you can see at himalayanart.org are restricted? or this example contains a picture of Thröma Nagmo figure at Dudjom Monastery - shouldn't it be restricted from a public eye at the monastery itself, let alone allowed to...
by yagmort
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re: Do you know who this deity is?
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Do you know who this deity is?

apologies for my ignorance, but why is it inappropriate showing this image publicly? i mean there are plenty of vajrayana pictures both online and printed, is it something about Ekajati specifically? restricted sadhanas and other texts come with a warning normally, i don't remember seeing a restrict...
by yagmort
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 20
Views: 541

Re: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche

...saying to wife, mother, kids, husband etc, I’m off on a 9 year retreat, Sell the house the car , your on your own whilst I go and sort out my misery and shut out the world, after nine years you changed ( maybe???)... that is silly example. maybe one shouldn't have accumulated all those responsib...
by yagmort
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 229
Views: 5509

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

where is the statue of Dudjom Lingpa in blue skirt.

aside from Lama Dawa Chödrak Rinpoche as mentioned by Pema Chopel i got it blue shirt is not that common among ngagpa practitioners ?
by yagmort
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 229
Views: 5509

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

PeterC wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:45 am
It’s from a more recent terma cycle but a major one.
thanks Peter. if it's ok to ask, can you name the cycle ?
by yagmort
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 229
Views: 5509

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Yagmort, In Jigme Lingpa's personal Guru yoga it says to visualize Him as: གོས་དཀར་མཐོན་མཐིང་ཟུར་ཕུད་ལྡན་པའི་རྩེརཿ 
gö kar tönting zurpü denpé tser
 Dressed in white and dark-blue and with your hair in a top-knot, My Teacher, the consummate ngakpa, Lama Dawa Chodrak, often wore white robe, white dr...
by yagmort
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 229
Views: 5509

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Well, India there was a custom of mantrins wearing blue shirts. Thus also spread to Tibet. would you please name some one who used to wear blue shirt in Tibet ? no one comes to mind off the top of my head. btw, what about maroon? why do monk robes in vajrayana are of maroon color ? what does it rep...
by yagmort
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1342

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

White Sakura, are familiar with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's "Not for happiness" ? this quote is about ngöndro visualisation, and i dunno if this advice still applies about yidam or other practices requiring visualisation, but i think it's at least partly valid here: ...I must stress here that visua...
by yagmort
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Path
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Dzogchen Path

The essential practice of Dzogchen teachings is guruyoga. Malcolm, could you please clarify this seeming contradiction ? Now you got me confused, isn't Guru Yoga a main Dzogchen practice? Of course not. The main Dzogchen practice is the direct perception of your own state. Even guru yoga is a pract...
by yagmort
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 59
Views: 6678

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

Dharmasagara, very valuable info, thank you!
if i recall Yudron has mentioned that in Thöluk they do SaTer ngöndro first, then Thröma ngöndro.
Dharmasagara wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:35 pm
a longer Ngöndro authored by Degyal Rinpoche at
i didn't now there is a ngöndro by Degyal Rinpoche. do you have any bits of info on that one?
by yagmort
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo lineage and reincarnations
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Thangtong Gyalpo lineage and reincarnations

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has mentioned he received many teachings from Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation, but he didn't mention his name. i tried to google it but found nothing. there is one short biography of Thangtong Gyalpo with the section about his reincarnations removed due to 'controversies'.....
by yagmort
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What Future Paths are there?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: What Future Paths are there?

Tenma, this is a somewhat shortened quote from "Yogins of Ladakh". Lamayuru is Drikung Kagyu monastery in Ladakh. from what i understand current Drikung head Chetsang Rinpoche, as well as other high Drikung lamas, like Jorphel Rinpoche, have underwent 3 year retreat there under the guidance of great...
by yagmort
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of keeping good friends
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Importance of keeping good friends

i must confess i don't get that pure perception thing. i've known tibetans who finished 3 year retreat and yet failed to show basic kindness like mocking fat nun behind her back or just sitting on the phone all the time looking what else to buy from amazon. not saying i judge them, because from my p...
by yagmort
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Translations
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Keith Dowman's Translations

tingdzin wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:02 pm
... At least he's honest about laying his own interpretations on the material here...
as in he notify a reader about this parts in the book?

either way, thanks you all for the inputs.
by yagmort
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Translations
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Keith Dowman's Translations

i was about to read "Great Secret of Mind" by Tulku Pema Rigtsal until i saw this in Translator's Notes: "...In order to accommodate this mixed readership, we decided that the intended meaning pointing at the nature of mind should take precedent at every conceivable juncture over the grammatical and...
by yagmort
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 27
Views: 4394

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:46 am

The short ngondro actually is from the Troma cycle of Dudjom Lingpa.
Malcolm, you mean ༄༅། །བདུད་འཇོམས་གཏེར་གསར་སྔོན་འགྲོའི་ངག་འདོན་བསྡུས་པ་བཞུགས། ། ?
by yagmort
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Namthar recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 690

Re: Namthar recommendations

i would exclude Milarepa namthar by Tsang Nyon Heruka as it is mostly a fiction I feel like we could probably say that about alot of the Milarepa stories, but what part of it do you say is fiction it's not me who says that. for example, this is a quote from the earliest biography of Milarepa by Gam...

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