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by Mantrik
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary

I completed Ngondro when I thought I was in a Gelug Sangha. Took over 2 years. It had no real value I can identify, whereas intensive practice in the way advised by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche produced effects after a few days. So make absolutely sure this is the best method for you. These two things mi...
by Mantrik
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary

I completed Ngondro when I thought I was in a Gelug Sangha. Took over 2 years.
It had no real value I can identify, whereas intensive practice in the way advised by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche produced effects after a few days.
So make absolutely sure this is the best method for you.
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Admin comings and goings

Thanks to PC for his great work all these years. It will take a little time to familiarise myself with the tools, so if the board crashes completely and all the posts vanish into the darkest recesses of the web, you will at least know why it happened... :? Trained in frying databases by Esangha and...
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: A small practice but a good one

There is a certain weirdness in Westerners greeting other Westerners in such ways, but then people bow in Japanese martial arts, make Christian gestures etc. and our cultures are now full of diversity. It might be unusual but then.... "goodbye" is a contraction of the phrase "God be with you" and i...
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A small practice but a good one
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: A small practice but a good one

There is a certain weirdness in Westerners greeting other Westerners in such ways, but then people bow in Japanese martial arts, make Christian gestures etc. and our cultures are now full of diversity. Indians seem to vary in greetings they use and some see 'Namaste' as 'Hi' and some see it as recog...
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Thank you all.
I will explore the best way to insert mantras. :)
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Mine just arrived - a small Ebay purchase. I plan to replace the prayers inside, but can there be several, printed in the right direction, or is just one mantra permissible? My instinct tells me just one as you can only recite one at once. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sIMAAOSwfsdcFoRu/s-l1600.jpg
by Mantrik
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls

The only other option is to tackle the source and buy jerry cans of distilled water.
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Clear Coat for Tarnished Brass Bowls

There are lacquers etc. but I prefer to use Renaissance Wax, a museum quality treatment which lasts well and is easily repeated, and not costly.
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for help with severe provocations
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Looking for help with severe provocations

Dear OP, sorry you friend is having problems. I hope his or her suffering is quickly alleviated. Definitely, seek out a Lama and ask them to do a divination to find out A) if there is spirit provocation, in Tibetan called don , B) what category of spirit specifically, C) why the spirit is causing t...
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21903

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Nemo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Honestly going veg is not going amazing. My coffee consumption has doubled and I ate half a box of cookies last night which I never do.
Me neither. It's the whole box or nothing!

Snacking slowly on nuts may work better as the protein satisfies appetite better than a load of sugar and fat.
by Mantrik
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21903

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The month of Saga Dawa has started. Peaking on the next full moon. What a wonderful time to be vegetarian for a few days. Even not preparing meat in the house till the full moon. Anything helps. I was in Vietnam a couple of weeks ago for the United Nations Vesak Day conference. They had the most in...
by Mantrik
Fri May 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Occult Stories
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Occult Stories

Check out William Hope Hodgson.
He wrote some very odd but innovative horror and fantasy - including The Night Land which I think may well have been an influence on Tolkein. His sea horrors also may have influenced Lovecraft.
by Mantrik
Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Manjushri Garland Clarification, Please?
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Manjushri Garland Clarification, Please?

In general--and you really should clarify these details according to the specific practice instructions, usually (but not always) found in the Tri texts--when one is practicing nyenpa for actualizing/activating/accumulation of a deity, the mantras would face in, and would be written clockwise and r...
by Mantrik
Thu May 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this gym rat says to me
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: So this gym rat says to me

I once belonged to a gym where coincidentally the staff were all instructors in different martial arts. As a member I added my shit Yoshinkan Aikido to the party, another Kickboxing and another Capoeira....and so it went on. Instead of weights, we often spent our time in a back room teaching each ot...
by Mantrik
Thu May 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

The connection to Bön is total bullish*t. There was another guy in Portland who invented a crypto christian/Bön system with a wordpress blog too. He called it New Yungdrung Bon, which is total bogus too... He claims: ''Lama Padmayev had actually singled me out through the process of divination as a...
by Mantrik
Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

The connection to Bön is total bullish*t. There was another guy in Portland who invented a crypto christian/Bön system with a wordpress blog too. He called it New Yungdrung Bon, which is total bogus too... He claims: ''Lama Padmayev had actually singled me out through the process of divination as a...
by Mantrik
Wed May 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

My guess is that he studied Dream Yoga with Dr. Nida. Dr. Nida taught this to a very large group a few summers ago at Swami Chetananda's center. It was a two-day class with no practice sessions. Thanks. Yes, possibly so. It was his student's assertion that it was a part of his teaching which again ...
by Mantrik
Wed May 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

The connection to Bön is total bullish*t. There was another guy in Portland who invented a crypto christian/Bön system with a wordpress blog too. He called it New Yungdrung Bon, which is total bogus too... Thanks. I have no expectation of him producing the name of anyone from any lineage, especiall...

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