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by Tenma
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?

So the annual slaughter of turkeys and other animals is coming up. How does one start a proper retreat(preferably Amitabha, Ksitigarbha, Guan Yin, or any open non-empowerment deity) and what are the needed prayers? I would like to start doing things properly. Can a Purification of the 6 Lokas work a...
by Tenma
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Parinirvana the final enlightenment?
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Is Parinirvana the final enlightenment?

So some confusion. I noticed that there a masters that attain parinirvana, but still continue rebirth as humans or in Buddha fields(based on bodhisattva vows?) However, I also noticed that there is this thing with Theravada seeing parinirvana as the final state(correct me if I'm wrong). What is the ...
by Tenma
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Election Day!
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Election Day!

It's about to be time for voting in the U.S.A.! Please pray for all this political chaos to be "resolved" in a beneficial way. Recitation of the Black Lawsuit Sutra is recommended: The Arya Black Lawsuit Sutra Gya-gar ked-du: Arya Khadum Dharma Tapaye Nama Mahayana Sutra Bod ked-du: Phag-pa Kha-chu ...
by Tenma
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

pemachophel wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Lhasa,

Phurba Thrinlay Ling in Lansing, Iowa for the building and consecration of Acharya Lama Dawa Chodrak's memorial stupa.

Now back home in Colorado.
How was it?
by Tenma
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Identifying two statues
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Identifying two statues

I don't think the above is correct. Anybody have ideas? :shrug: They were in a market instead of a temple, so I wonder if they're not actually specific buddhas. They did have an actual Guan Yin and Amida which I didn't photograph, however. The second-one could be a form of Amogapasha Lokeshvara, an...
by Tenma
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 37
Views: 3176

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Butter does not require the cow to be killed. Actually we use a number of animal products in Naga sang and puja, such as conch shell, crocodile claws, snake skin, none of which necessarily require the animal to be killed. Miusk is a very potent specific poison to Nagas. When doing a wrathful practi...
by Tenma
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Can a person practice both Dzogchen and Mahamudra?
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Can a person practice both Dzogchen and Mahamudra?

Miroku wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Yes. Easily. Both describe the same state.
Oh good! I thought their methods to the same state were "contradictory"(whatever proper word it be for conflicting things) against each other.
Oh well, thank you!
by Tenma
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Can a person practice both Dzogchen and Mahamudra?
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Can a person practice both Dzogchen and Mahamudra?

So I recieved the Ganges Mahamudra instructions and have been practicing them for a time for over a month, but I also received Dzogchen teachings as well.

Is it possible to practice both? Or is this going to lead up to more troubles?
by Tenma
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Amoghasiddhi is vajrayana so you’d need an empowerment. Oh. well that's a pity. Like how Amitabha's Mahayana mantra is "Namo Amitabha", can the same be done with "Namo Amoghasiddhi"? Or no and I should just stick to a Green Tara practice? Green Tara is the best. What about Ksitigarbha who is of the...
by Tenma
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

There is a tradition of reciting the Akshobhya dharani. I don't know where the dharani appears but Akshobhya does appear in sutra. Most people who are attracted to the practice will also report that they find that their anger and hatred gets reduced or eliminated. Namo bhagavate Akṣhobhāya, tathāga...
by Tenma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

You can find the mantra here: http://www.visiblemantra.org/amoghasiddhi.html I am aware of that website. However, could you guide me to a dharani or sutra? I'm afraid I don't quite have full trust over the website. Amoghasiddhi is vajrayana so you’d need an empowerment. Oh. well that's a pity. Like...
by Tenma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

fckw wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:18 pm
You can find the mantra here: http://www.visiblemantra.org/amoghasiddhi.html
I am aware of that website. However, could you guide me to a dharani or sutra? I'm afraid I don't quite have full trust over the website.
by Tenma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Identifying two statues
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Identifying two statues

Greetings! I saw these two statues in the Rainbow Bazaar in Oahu. I don't recognize which buddhas or bodhisattvas they depict. The eight-armed statue appears to be holding a lotus and vajra, among other things. The red fellow may be in the Japanese style. Thanks for your help! The first one is Guan...
by Tenma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Anyone know the mantra or dharani of Amoghasiddhi? I am trying to tame my jealousy and envy among school rivals, but Akshobhya is the closest for quelling hatred. Try Lojong and Bodhicitta. Without Bodhicitta, mantras are useless anyways. I am aware. However, for me, bodhicitta seems to come up onl...
by Tenma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Anyone know the mantra or dharani of Amoghasiddhi? I am trying to tame my jealousy and envy among school rivals, but Akshobhya is the closest for quelling hatred. Try Lojong and Bodhicitta. Without Bodhicitta, mantras are useless anyways. I've tried. Unfortunately, this has proven even more difficu...
by Tenma
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Anyone know the mantra or dharani of Amoghasiddhi? I am trying to tame my jealousy and envy among school rivals, but Akshobhya is the closest for quelling hatred.
by Tenma
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka blessing question
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Thangka blessing question

Hi all- Sorry to hijack the thread, but I have an interesting story about thangka consecration and thought this would be an appropriate place to share it. This is a local story told to my by my teacher who was from Amdo. In one of the larger Geluk monasteries in Amdo, I believe it was Kumbum, there...
by Tenma
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Thangka blessing question
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Thangka blessing question

A friend brought a thangka painting of White Tara to a Kagyu lama to be blessed. He expected the lama to write the mantric syllables on the back of the thangka and sign it as usual. Instead, the lama did not write on the painting but had him hold the thangka up while the lama chanted and tossed a h...
by Tenma
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6334
Views: 581031

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

lelopa wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:44 am
Tenma wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:50 pm


ChNNR is Padmasambhava in the thangka as I understand it.
Wouldn't Guru Dragphur technically count as Padmasambhava? Just saying...
no
How? Isn't he the wrathful emanation of Padmasambhava? I also heard the same is for Simhamukha.

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