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by yagmort
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Should We Love?
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Why Should We Love?

i would humbly offer you an explanation, but it is not exactly buddhist. love is all there is. everything is interconnected. we may perceive things as being separate, but this is an illusion. the reality is that we all part of a unity and love is what connects us and everything. so love is not just ...
by yagmort
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

i 've heard that Rechungpa regarded as a main Milarepa's disciple in Drukpa.
by yagmort
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1923

Re: three year retreat experiences?

Javier, this i don't know as well) But i don't think it is part of monastic curriculum, as back then (11 century) there were no monastic establishment in kagyu and majority of practitioners were there for a sincere path to liberation, not because there are too many children in a family so out of 5 o...
by yagmort
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1923

Re: three year retreat experiences?

Javier, certain lineages have 3 year retreat as a part of formal training, where almost every practitioner has finished at least one.
by yagmort
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Marc wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:21 am

Oh !!! Really ???
Quite a news !

Do you know where he is based now ?
sorry, i m not sure if that means he is based outside tibet now. i just read that his disciple (Chogyal Rinpoche?) invited him to visit some western countries and give some teachings. don't quote me on that though.
by yagmort
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual. the guy merely ask which school still has highest number of yogis in their tradition in Milarepa way. perhaps we got our "yogi" definition different. to me a yogi if we speak of vajrayana yogi is the one who practice yogas, ie do work o...
by yagmort
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Miroku wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Oh shush, Drikung is THE BEST! :tongue:
let's go to lamayuru and shout that out loud
by yagmort
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: Tibetan Yogis

nowadays it's mostly drukpa and drikung to the best of my knowledge. at least if we speak Mila repa way which is practice of Naropa six yogas and mahamudra. perhaps shangpa too, but it's better to ask Cone. there is Tsultrim Tarchin Repa of Barom kagyu who is now out of tibet, so perhaps we can coun...
by yagmort
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 20
Views: 1923

Re: three year retreat experiences?

though not OP i'd like to listen answers to all those questions Cone.

adding up to that: how difficult is it to sleep little and to sleep in an upright position? how big is it of a problem to maintain knee and back health and flexibilty if you sit cross legged for hours a day?
by yagmort
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 50
Views: 2309

Re: Searching for a Teacher

a short example on crazy wisdom. tsang nyon heruka once danced about in a crowd of people at Tsari, holding a lump of brown sugar in his right hand and a piece of shit in his left, taking a bite from one and then the other, while urinating on everyone and striking out at them. when i think of how "c...
by yagmort
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long meditation session
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: Long meditation session

liuzg150181 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:43 am
...Theravada meditation traditions(oddly not in Goenka)...
[offtopic]they are not buddhists, even though they teach buddhist meditation.[offtopic]
by yagmort
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 4841

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

IMO, Shangpa transmission is about practice, and not about institutions, so I am content knowing that some great Lamas hold the full transmission and are capable of passing it on. I'm not sure it's necessary to designate a sole "lineage holder," frankly. thanks, that's what i wanted to know and tha...
by yagmort
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long meditation session
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: Long meditation session

it can be and lung problems first come to mind. when you are a beginner you basically can't do long meditation sessions yet as mind become distracted by thoughts very easily at this point. that's why tibetan masters suggest to do it in brief, but numerous sessions first until you get stability. befo...
by yagmort
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 4841

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

thank you Cone!
do you know if he is/will be Shangpa lineage holder? my apologies for the question as i know very little on the subject. I got very good impression of him and at the same time when i see how troubled his training was i am curious if it was complete for him to be Shangpa lineage holder.
by yagmort
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 4841

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

does anybody know whom Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche considers his root guru atm?
by yagmort
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How to join a buddhist monastery?
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: How to join a buddhist monastery?

hello, Mirror. i don't want to discourage you so dismiss my words if they don't click with you. my observation is that many westerners who approach vajrayana have some unsolved psychological issues, mainly childhood traumas with divorced/emotionally and/or physically abusive/emotionally absent/manip...
by yagmort
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation

what is Thantong Nyengyu? i mean do you know what practices does it comprise of? from what i understand Thantong Gyalpo were mostly Shangpa and Sakya with some terma of his own revealed along the way. i didn't know his teachnings became nyengyu lineage. thank you for sharing the info Sönam and pemac...
by yagmort
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation

anybody knows anything about current Thangtong Gyalpo reincarnation? i vaguely recall Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche said he received plenty of teachings from the previous reincarnation, who were disciple of Dzongsar Khentse Chokyi Lodro. there is a book about Thangtong Gyalpo by Cyrus Stearns ("King of...
by yagmort
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4191

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

Aryjna wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:10 pm
I have noticed that 1-2 hours of shamatha significantly reduce need for sleep...
thanks, good to know. does it matter what time of day do you practice?
by yagmort
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual
Replies: 60
Views: 4191

Re: The Retreat Map--from Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

yep i am joining Pero here. Dodrupchen advice as good as it sounds potrays the thing as merely a matter of attachment. i've seen people who are fresh and focused after just 4-5 hours of sleep. that's not my case though. it's more of my body requirement. like i said i can go with 4-5 hours of sleep f...

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