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by rai
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: kumbhaka maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 331

kumbhaka maintenance

hi, practical question here, some time ago i did get to the minor kumbhaka (8-32-16) , then i took some time off and had to start almost from the scratch. so the question is roughly how much time would have to be spend on daily pranayama workout to maintain the length of holds on the same level. if ...
by rai
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The superficial practitioner as described by Padmasambhava
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: The superficial practitioner as described by Padmasambhava

is that really Padmasamhava's quote? i bet it has been faked
by rai
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9197

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

i seem to remember Namrdol mentioning on e-sangha that it can disturb inner deities (or 5 personal deities?)
by rai
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6986

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Hi Kathy, you realise that this is a quote from one of the books by Haruki Murakami, it has nothing particular to do with Buddhism. /magnus I have heard the quote from many sources, and I suspect it is apocryphal. I know that it has nothing explicitly to do with Buddhism. But it is a propos when ta...
by rai
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 61
Views: 4470

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

Tara,
recite the praises to the 21 Taras
by rai
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: lung ta
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: lung ta

When lung ta is low, this means that the drala is inactive and that we need to ‘accomplish’ drala to increase the life force of the windhorse. We have to bring life forve and energy to the drala. Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche Any comment or idea? Have a look at Great Eeastern Sun book by Chogyam Trungpa,...
by rai
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 239
Views: 15030

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

where could we find more about that theory? there is so much on Kyerim but on Guruyoga i don't know any sources, i mean about how and why it works etc. I have your book, is it somewhere there? thank you anybody? please : ) You have an indestructible bindu in your heart center. When you do guru yoga...
by rai
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 239
Views: 15030

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Guru yoga is a very specific practice with a very specific theory related to the vajra body and the indestructible bindu. where could we find more about that theory? there is so much on Kyerim but on Guruyoga i don't know any sources, i mean about how and why it works etc. I have your book, is it s...
by rai
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 239
Views: 15030

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

Guru yoga is a very specific practice with a very specific theory related to the vajra body and the indestructible bindu. where could we find more about that theory? there is so much on Kyerim but on Guruyoga i don't know any sources, i mean about how and why it works etc. I have your book, is it s...
by rai
Sun May 07, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rigdzin Sokdrup
Replies: 17
Views: 1700

Re: Rigdzin Sokdrup

Malcolm wrote: invocation of Drala ... which can also be added
great, does it exist in english? thank you
by rai
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Generate Merit?
Replies: 22
Views: 2622

Re: How to Generate Merit?

amanitamusc wrote:Deity practice with trondu.

well i have just read some prominent teacher mentioning that through trondu one "we accumulate merit infinitely greater" than through mandala offering, i have no reason to doubt but i am curious about the logic behind. anyone could shed a light?
by rai
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 3403

Re: Guru Yoga

why there is inner Guruyoga? is it kind of higher/bringing faster results then the outer? or is the outer not complete in some sense?

if anyone could direct me to some books which cover that topic... thanks!
by rai
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Dharma Protectors
Replies: 20
Views: 1839

Re: Resources on Dharma Protectors

would that be possible that he just simply died?
by rai
Thu May 26, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Generate Merit?
Replies: 22
Views: 2622

Re: How to Generate Merit?

from A Guide to Sang Practice by Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima Now, the topic of discussion is as follows: it is by making illusory offerings through illusory practice that we can complete the gathering of illusory accumulations. Through this cause—namely the accumulation of merit—we can gain the re...
by rai
Wed May 04, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Resources on Ngöndro
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Resources on Ngöndro

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices by Dudjom Rinpoche https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torch-Lighting ... entries*=0
by rai
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the Root guru
Replies: 25
Views: 3729

Re: On the Root guru

The importance of karmic connection in the recognition of mind's nature by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOfvpBvk8bo

maybe it is off topic but i like this video, 7 min, give it a try : )
by rai
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara from Chokgyur Lingpa tradition
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Tara from Chokgyur Lingpa tradition

Thank you very much Cone!!! : )
by rai
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara from Chokgyur Lingpa tradition
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: Tara from Chokgyur Lingpa tradition

Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! : )
by rai
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tara from Chokgyur Lingpa tradition
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Tara from Chokgyur Lingpa tradition

hi ,

i am looking for a good quality picture of Gree Tara or 21 Taras from Chokgyur Lingpa lineage (if there is any particular drawing).

so far i have found that one but the resolution is not the best for printing https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/45 ... jFlsT.jpeg

Thank you!
by rai
Sun May 10, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best Yidams to Remove Obstacles
Replies: 61
Views: 7694

Re: Best Yidams to Remove Obstacles

I am not sure if this is true that whether one's obstacles can be avoided all depend on the merit that one has accumulated. if there isn't sufficient merit, even the obstacles clearing yidam practice will not be very effective. In view of that, wouldn't it be better to just do many mandala offering...

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