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by yagmort
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: passing away at a certain age...
Replies: 1
Views: 180

passing away at a certain age...

i wonder if there is any meaning why many masters passin away being 83-84 years old? sometimes it is little bit off, like 81 or 86, but i think i've seen plenty with 84 years mark. just an observation...
by yagmort
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 606

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

imho these 2 lineages were much more distinctive during their respective propagation times. Kagyu have stemmed from Tilopa and Kagyu core practice at the time was highly secret karnatantra, which Marpa transmitted to Milarepa only among his students and this lineage have further been transmitted thr...
by yagmort
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 29
Views: 1646

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

...since I plan on formally asking to be this Rinpoche’s student I will just trust in what he tells me is best for me to do... that's good intention, but please don't rush to adopt a lama before you have a talk with him. i am in the camp who think that you can ask a lama anything. the fact you didn...
by yagmort
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung Kagyu
Replies: 38
Views: 3233

Re: Drikung Kagyu

Javier, from what you said i'd say it's not that much about drikung in general as it is about what seems like a personal connection with Khenpo Phuntzok Tendzin. if you already has enough commitments it will be hard to keep all the balls in the air imho. i'd say drikung (and drukpa) are both relativ...
by yagmort
Wed May 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2443

Re: Finding Your Guru

...Maybe it's not necessary to ask them in a formal way to be your teacher... in my really very humble opinion it is better to show your firm intent for a study and practice. then just put his/her instructions into practice and go with the flow. after certain amount of time your connection will dee...
by yagmort
Wed May 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: A Lesson.

that is nice to know a Tibetan lama considers a westerner one of his most accomplished students. quite inspiring. thank you for sharing
by yagmort
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 1336

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

Thank you all for the thoughtful responses. I suppose the primary thing is to let it sink in and not worry about “what’s next.” indeed. just let it go, relax, and do you practice, setting aside all expectations. your mind will resist though) my teacher have done 5 cycles of ngondro, while some of h...
by yagmort
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 9897

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

smcj wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:38 pm
...In Brunnhölzl's analogy the ego also just stops. But instead of nothingness there's the primordial pure base of everything shines through where the sentient being had been...
some tibetan yogi wrote:...because i no longer am, i am everybody, i am everything...
by yagmort
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Space
Replies: 256
Views: 70094

Re: The Sacred Space

the foto isn't mine.
by yagmort
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1914

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

The Pew Research Center studies linked to above show that women are globally more religious than men across the board with few exceptions. If true, child rearing would appear to be either irrelevant or somehow conducive to religiosity. personally i see huge difference between being religious and be...
by yagmort
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1914

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

justsit, yep, you are correct, not u.s. well then, it's nice to know! i wish they be a tad more open about it, even if only here on DW because it's really inspiring - at least to me as a male. perhaps it would be inspiring for other women as well who are at spiritual crossroad at their lives.. some ...
by yagmort
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1914

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

...Your observation is caused by the general neglecting of women. They are simply forgotten, nobody looks at them in this man's world. It is that simple... ...but often the priorities set before them by dominant cultural norms are raising children and that consumes a lot of time one might otherwise...
by yagmort
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives

Yeshe Tsogyal has had some other consorts as well, notably Atsara Sale
by yagmort
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives

Togden Shakya Shri have had several consorts as mentioned in his biography by Kathog Situ Rinpoche. He also had numerous children. In this regard there are mentions of other masters who have taken consorts at some point in their practice, like Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Khamtrul Rinpoche, etc. In Adzo...
by yagmort
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: three year retreat experiences?
Replies: 43
Views: 3722

Re: three year retreat experiences?

I’m going to speak Kagyu heresy and float the idea that maybe Kongtrul’s 3 year retreat formula isn’t the best vehicle for transmitting Dharma to the West. Maybe people should learn fewer practices and learn to actually master them. Perhaps something like Ngondro, Shamans & Chenrezig. As it is now ...
by yagmort
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 8465

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

i am not educated about all this Trungpa/Shambala thing, so why does it sound like shambala teachings and Dharma teachings are different?
by yagmort
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1947

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

no idea who said that. found it on the web some time ago. ...It is so difficult to see friends and lovers and wealth as futile, because for most of us that’s the only reference that we have. That’s the only cocoon or cage or hide-out that we have, even though so-called lovers and friends and relativ...
by yagmort
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1947

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

I think you're right to avoid non-buddhists, dating and befriending them is a waste of time. This is absolutely not true. A very general and pretty closed minded attitude if you ask me. I think you're right to avoid non-buddhists, dating and befriending them is a waste of time. Complete and utter n...
by yagmort
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: Is he smoking ?

wait, he didn't take a single puff! )

like Bill Clinton on marijuana, "..but i didn't inhale it")
by yagmort
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1947

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

hello, 2ndchance. i don't have any tibetan master's advice on how to deal with loneliness, but i wish to say to you that you are not alone. separation is the illusion. the reality is that we all are part of the unity. i may relate to you as i got similar situation, but it doesn't make me depressive....

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