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by Aryjna
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: ahimsa and pest control

Sincere observation: we live off others' corpses. There are some exceptions but generally: * we feed off living things which we kill to eat * to live is ro kill (weeding garden, walk down street/path and step on all kinds of insects) * boil water, you kill all kinds of water born organisms * get a ...
by Aryjna
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 675

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

http://www.kagyulibrary.hk/uploads/scri ... /58-en.pdf

This Sukhavati aspiration prayer contains a confession including samaya violations.
by Aryjna
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulties to meet with one's Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Difficulties to meet with one's Teacher

There are many methods of purification, some of which you must already have. I was said it is for 3 years exceeders. When I recite confession prayer I don't remember all breakages and transgressions. Since they purify karma from infinite lifetimes i don't think it makes much difference if you remem...
by Aryjna
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulties to meet with one's Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Difficulties to meet with one's Teacher

There are many methods of purification, some of which you must already have.
by Aryjna
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 127
Views: 3184

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I think the confusion is that some think they are called preliminaries because they are preliminary to DI. But many if not most teachers give DI and the 'preliminaries' are practiced after that. They are preliminaries to a main practice such as the two stages or certain more advanced Dzogchen practi...
by Aryjna
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: wrathful visualization
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: wrathful visualization

Hi Thanks for reply. Could you give me any leads (books ,websites, maybe just name of practice) on " other ways to practice that do not include wrathful deities etc., through which you can start overcoming negative emotions". Thanks Tony I think the reason no one else is answering here may in part ...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

One of the texts Magnus posted above mentions two different kinds of Mahamudra. http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jamgon-kongtrul/mahamudra-swift-lord-of-realization The Dharma is vast and it has many forms, But the teachings that bring Buddhahood in a single lifetime Are the two ultimate...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

One of the texts Magnus posted above mentions two different kinds of Mahamudra. http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jamgon-kongtrul/mahamudra-swift-lord-of-realization The Dharma is vast and it has many forms, But the teachings that bring Buddhahood in a single lifetime Are the two ultimate ...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1332

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Right now, Tibetan monastics have employment status. They are granted income, bank account, car, mobile phone, pension. But is monatsicism an aid anyways? - I am not too sure. I met so many monks already struggling with chastity and their view on females. What is that suppression for? And is it sti...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

So Dzogchen is name of a path as well as name of the fruit? The path that can be followed and practiced by non-aryans are practices like those in Rushens... Yes, it seems so. In any case, ChNNR always says that Dzogchen is a separate path. Can be, but niot necessarily, and the 17 tantras state one ...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

WeiHan wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:39 pm
So Dzogchen is name of a path as well as name of the fruit? The path that can be followed and practiced by non-aryans are practices like those in Rushens...
Yes, it seems so. In any case, ChNNR always says that Dzogchen is a separate path.
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Check florin's post in page 2 on ChNNR's explanation. == CNNr speaking about anuyoga says the following: "....when they arrive at the ultimate stage or arrival point of their transformation practice, they call it Dzogchen . The ultimate stage or arrival point of Anuyoga, they call Dzogchen . Wherea...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

My understanding about Dzogchen is like what Namkhai Norbu said. It is the last part of the path to Buddhahood. Rightly so, any teachings that exist at that part of the path will be very pithy and contain very few words or no words. My doubt is that how many practitioners that received Dzogchen tea...
by Aryjna
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5056

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Thee difference between great perfection and great seal is there so much less to talk about. My understanding about Dzogchen is like what Namkhai Norbu said. It is the last part of the path to Buddhahood. Rightly so, any teachings that exist at that part of the path will be very pithy and contain v...
by Aryjna
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Online Ngondro programs

In UK Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will teach on the text by Karma Chagme" Union of mahamudra and dzogchen"also on The Aspiration prayer of Samantabhadra as well as giving a number of empowerments(also refuge). With regards to online ngondro, Phakchok Rinpoche does the following course. https://samyeinsti...
by Aryjna
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Online Ngondro programs

I will be in Austria in the beginning of August for the retreat there. /magnus If all goes well, I want to attend the UK retreat. It seems there is already a detailed schedule for Austria but not for the UK. In UK Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will teach on the text by Karma Chagme" Union of mahamudra and ...
by Aryjna
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Online Ngondro programs

No, there are also webinars and instructors you can email. Yes, I felt the same (computer and headphones), but I have many friends that do this program and they say it gets very good. /magnus I may continue with this program, but I'm not sure yet. I hope I will be able to attend a retreat with Chok...
by Aryjna
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Online Ngondro programs

There is also ngondrogar which is a project of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche - I'm not sure about the details and if they are still accepting new students, but here is the site: http://www.ngondrogar.org/en/registration/overview Thanks, this looks interesting, though there are not really any details o...
by Aryjna
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1332

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Not that it makes a difference, but it's a man. The nun at the bottom of the article is just the owner of the blog it seems.

Edit: Didn't notice the previous post.
by Aryjna
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Online Ngondro programs

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:05 am
Which Ngondro are you looking to practice?
I have not decided yet. Ideally a nyingma ngondro but it depends more on the circumstances.

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