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by Tenma
Sun May 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

Virgo wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 8:29 pm

As to your first question, countless millions of eons.
That's a long time.

Kevin...
Better than eternity...
by Tenma
Sun May 27, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

It seems Vajra hell,but remember these are the same people who came up with the flat earth model so.....don't go over the edge. Isn't there a symbolism to it? There is much symbolism in Tibetan Buddhism. If there is symbolism to vajra hell, what is it? How does it come from suicide?
by Tenma
Sun May 27, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:44 am
AlexanderS wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:13 am
What are the karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition?
It seems Vajra hell,but remember these are the same people who came
up with the flat earth model so.....don't go over the edge.
Isn't there a symbolism to it?
by Tenma
Fri May 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise Wangdu?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: How to raise Wangdu?

I am not sure at your age that increasing wang-thang is all that important. Better to study basic Buddhism (sutras, abhidharma, logic, and the outer preliminaries) and work to on developing renunciation (through long-term contemplation of the outer preliminaries), taking Refuge and developing true,...
by Tenma
Fri May 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: White Saraswati Empowerment THIS SUNDAY
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: White Saraswati Empowerment- Santa Monica, July 29.

Initiation of White Sarasvati July 29, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Address: 1210 4th Street , Santa Monica , CA, 90401, United States https://www.dechen.us/events/initation-sakya-trichen-white-sarasvati/ Is anyone here going to this empowerment? If so, I would like to contact for joining through webcast.
by Tenma
Fri May 25, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Trichen's Views?
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Sakya Trichen's Views?

What are the Sakya Trichen's views on webcast empowerments?
by Tenma
Fri May 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise Wangdu?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: How to raise Wangdu?

"Raise" wang-du? I've never heard of that. Do you mean "wang-thang?" We usually say one "increases" wang-thang. Increasing wang-thang does not typically involve prayer flags, nor does it require empowerment per se. Doing any practice associated with the Deities of the West/Lotus/[over-]powering Fam...
by Tenma
Fri May 25, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: White Saraswati Empowerment THIS SUNDAY
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: White Saraswati Empowerment- Santa Monica, July 29.

Initiation of White Sarasvati July 29, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Address: 1210 4th Street , Santa Monica , CA, 90401, United States https://www.dechen.us/events/initation-sakya-trichen-white-sarasvati/ Does this place allow webcam empowerment? Unfortunately, Ewam Chosen can't do that. And as this is a...
by Tenma
Thu May 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

Not sure what you're asking because I'm not familiar with that practice. But as far as not feeling... How do you do that? That would involve disrupting the link between contact and feeling. I suppose that would be anesthesia... That's not practical. People try to do that, I guess... Opioids... Not ...
by Tenma
Thu May 24, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

Not sure what you're asking because I'm not familiar with that practice. But as far as not feeling... How do you do that? That would involve disrupting the link between contact and feeling. I suppose that would be anesthesia... That's not practical. People try to do that, I guess... Opioids... Not ...
by Tenma
Wed May 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

In the 12 linked chain of causation, we can't control the ripening of karma. But we can exert control over how we react to the experience of karma ripening. 12 linked chain goes like this: Ignorance gives rise to mental formation/volitions gives rise to Consciousness gives rise to Name-and-form giv...
by Tenma
Wed May 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

If this is karma, how does purification work exactly? Is it just karma is washed up? Or do you still have to atone for your crimes in more minor ways? Or what? Break the cycle at vedana. Don't let tanha arise. Without tanha, the wheel doesn't have any new energy added to its spin. Eventually, the w...
by Tenma
Wed May 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Pele and Hawai'i
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Prayers for Pele and Hawai'i

As it's already up on the news, let us pray for the goddess to be calmed down or this disaster to end.
by Tenma
Wed May 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

If this is karma, how does purification work exactly? Is it just karma is washed up? Or do you still have to atone for your crimes in more minor ways? Or what?
by Tenma
Wed May 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise wangta?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

How to raise wangta?

So previously, I posted on how to raise lungta. However, it seems that I need to increase my wang as I do not have much influence nor am able to argue properly even when prepared, especially in arguing over the dharma and Christianity or a Holocaust denier(yes, it exists in my school) or how WWII im...
by Tenma
Wed May 23, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to raise Wangdu?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

How to raise Wangdu?

How does one raise wangdu without prayer flags nor empowerment? Just curious.
by Tenma
Mon May 21, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Barche Lamsel Visualization?
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: Barche Lamsel Visualization?

Thank you very much for these images! But it seems to me that these thangka images are very different from what the prayer describes. For instance, in the case of Dzam Ling Gyen Chok, the prayer states: <snip> And here, this is not quite the case. So the thangka or the prayer? Not that thangkas are...
by Tenma
Mon May 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Barche Lamsel Visualization?
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: Barche Lamsel Visualization?

heart wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 am
Dorje Drakpo Tsal
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Kalden Drenze
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Rakṣa Tötreng

Can't find a good picture but it looks a little like Dorje Drakpo Tsal but dark red, normally in the upper right corner.

Guru Dechen Gyalpo
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Merci beaucoup! Ça c'est bonne!
by Tenma
Mon May 21, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Barche Lamsel Visualization?
Replies: 29
Views: 742

Re: Barche Lamsel Visualization?

Thank you very much for these images! But it seems to me that these thangka images are very different from what the prayer describes. For instance, in the case of Dzam Ling Gyen Chok, the prayer states: སྲིན་པོའི་ཁ་གནོན་མཛད་པའི་ཚེ༔ sinpö khanön dzepé tsé When overpowering the rakṣasas, ཁྱེའུ་ཆུང་སྤྲ...