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by Tenma
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 21
Views: 586

Santa La Muerte

What are the views of the "new saint," Santa La Muerte? Right now, people are putting up a statue of her in a park nearby and I would like to ask the Buddhist view of the personification of death. Is she worldly or Not? She personifies death, but is based off of an Aztec death goddess who seems to b...
by Tenma
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chinnamunda practices
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Chinnamunda practices

https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=25484 I didn't realize that a thread on Chinnamasta was revived recently. Woops. I've read those texts except for the sadhana. I'm still left with more questions than answers, but thank you anyways. https://books.google.com/books?id=iggRAwAAQBAJ&pg=P...
by Tenma
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: How to understand the body correctly

In a lot of different schools of Buddhism the body and or the yogic understanding is not given a lot of weight or very very subtle in it's appreciation. In Tibetan Buddhism it seems equal in understanding body and mind? I.e. Understanding how mind rides the different movements of the body and such....
by Tenma
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: Chhinamunda / Vajrayogini?

I was just looking at Miranda Shaw's Goddess book and it includes a chapter devoted to this goddess. She traces the goddess back to the mahasiddha laksminkara. It is worth reading it if you are interested, but she does cite one teacher who, as per the tos: shall-not-be-named. Why? Is it unknown or ...
by Tenma
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4740
Views: 401561

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

If you're not a student of Rinpoche nor part of the Dzogchen Community, perhaps you should mind your own business. Your comment is a stupid comment. If Rinpoche has something to say that he wants to announce directly to his students, regarding his activity or the activity of the community or SSI, e...
by Tenma
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4740
Views: 401561

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:06 pm
Tenma wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:03 pm
ChNN's webcasts are limited from what I found and protected with high prices.
No, they are free, actually,
I mean as in that, and also are protected only to members. Can't access.
by Tenma
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4740
Views: 401561

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

No empowerment Rinpoche is gonna talk about shang shung which is his foundation. Just read, dude. Doesn't seem important to me. Why do we have to waste time on that? If It's advice on practice, okay, but on the foundations? I don't understand. If you're not a student of Rinpoche nor part of the Dzo...
by Tenma
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4740
Views: 401561

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

Miroku wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 am
Tenma wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:34 am
What empowerment is it to?
No empowerment Rinpoche is gonna talk about shang shung which is his foundation. Just read, dude.
Doesn't seem important to me. Why do we have to waste time on that? If It's advice on practice, okay, but on the foundations? I don't understand.
by Tenma
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4740
Views: 401561

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

What empowerment is it to?
by Tenma
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Wenchang Wang Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Wenchang Wang Good?

Wen Chang is a Daoist/Folk deity of scholarly pursuits, he's seen in a quite a lot of Buddhist temples as a local god/dharmapala. Okay, then looks like he's safe. Does he by any chance, have a mantra or dharani, or not? I have taken a look at a Taoist talisman specifically for Wenchang, and the pra...
by Tenma
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Door of the Earth?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Door of the Earth?

I don't know what either of those things are but don't go pissing Gyalpos off (or any other beings for that matter). If you have some trouble, invoke and let the protectors sort it out. Too late. I once practiced a Sakya gyalpo that was reincarnated as a Gelug gyalpo that took trance in an oracle. ...
by Tenma
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Door of the Earth?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Door of the Earth?

I was on a mewa website and it said that I should perform the ceremony of "door of the earth." What is that? Also, how does one make a gyalpo trap?
by Tenma
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Wenchang Wang Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Wenchang Wang Good?

ItsRaining wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:51 am
Wen Chang is a Daoist/Folk deity of scholarly pursuits, he's seen in a quite a lot of Buddhist temples as a local god/dharmapala.
Okay, then looks like he's safe. Does he by any chance, have a mantra or dharani, or not?
by Tenma
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Wenchang Wang Good?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Wenchang Wang Good?

Is the offering and praying to Wenchang Wang alright? He is part of the Jade Emperor's(aka. Sakra, Indra) retinue, thereby making him the retinue of a Buddhist protector. Is Wenchang Wang alright then? Also, is Hindu Saraswati with 4 arms(vina, crystal mala, and book) alright to practice with includ...
by Tenma
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1819

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Guru Rinpoche was a real person, with a mother and a father. There are several versions of his life story. The earliest one is found in the 'Bum nag Vajrakilaya commentary, commonly attributed to Yeshe Tsogyal. But the writings on his life in general cannot be construed as history in the way in whi...
by Tenma
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1819

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Then isn't Guru Rinpoche fiction as well? Guru Rinpoche was a real person, with a mother and a father. There are several versions of his life story. The earliest one is found in the 'Bum nag Vajrakilaya commentary, commonly attributed to Yeshe Tsogyal. But the writings on his life in general cannot...
by Tenma
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1819

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 am
Milarepa was a great practitioner. Maybe he attained buddhahood, maybe not. For example, Khenpo Appey was of the opinion that Mila did not attain complete buddhahood. YMMV.

EXCUSE ME???????
by Tenma
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1819

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Of course, the story of Marpa treating Milarepa abusively is pure fiction, elaborated centuries after the fact by Tsangnyon Heruka. It never happened. You might want to take a look at Peter Alan Roberts life of Rechungpa. Likewise, the twelve trials of Naropa are pure fiction. With respect to Patru...
by Tenma
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1819

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

However, it would seem such 'abusive' tactics also can work to transmit the essence of Dzogchen, As in the famous case with Dza patrul rinpoche and his Lama Do khyentse yeshe dorje. Of course, the story of Marpa treating Milarepa abusively is pure fiction, elaborated centuries after the fact by Tsa...
by Tenma
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dead Root Guru?
Replies: 25
Views: 750

Re: Dead Root Guru?

What can one do when their root guru is dead? Also, what does one MUST do before root guru's death? Study and practice with your guru as much as possible before they die. If at all possible serve them directly (cook and clean for them, develop a direct personal relationship if possible without bein...