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by Mantrik
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I have doubts that the modern world has any use of divination.......... You serious? It is a massive massive business, from 'super forecasters' in politics and economics to those addicted to daily horoscopes. The 'modern world' is global, obviously, and people in many cultures look to spiritual sou...
by Mantrik
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I have doubts that the modern world has any use of divination.......... You serious? It is a massive massive business, from 'super forecasters' in politics and economics to those addicted to daily horoscopes. The 'modern world' is global, obviously, and people in many cultures look to spiritual sou...
by Mantrik
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re: Do you know who this deity is?
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Do you know who this deity is?

The internet allows this to happen easily with intangible phenomena. Just imagine with a physical object (with apologies to the OP) : 'I want the maintenance and repair manual for a Ford truck.' 'Do you have a Ford truck?' 'No.' 'Can you drive?' 'No.' 'Is anyone reliable teaching you truck repair or...
by Mantrik
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re: Do you know who this deity is?
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Do you know who this deity is?

Hi, Can someone tell me the name of this deity? Is this deity Ekajati? I am not sure because Ekajati is normally blue color or red color. Is she an emanation of Vajrapani? Do you have the mantra of this deity? Thank you. Link removed. I removed this OP, because I couldn't delete the attachment. Sho...
by Mantrik
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I'm not even sure if the site owner is still around. He was at an Dudjom empowerment I attended a few years ago, but the site seems dead. The 14 Root Downfalls explanation on the site has been claimed by the Aro g'Ter leader as his work, but he is also a Dudjom Ngakpa as well as the Aro 'Rinpoche' ...
by Mantrik
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I think the Ngakpa robes have deep spiritual meaning beyond what many of us will ever know... I remembered this website that helps me as a reference for basic things about the ngakpas... this page speaks about robes: http://www.nyingma.com/artman/publish/ngakpa_intro.shtml I would take everything o...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment

Beautiful idea. I would definitely like to learn Riwo Sangcho, but there are few lamas around to teach this. However, I do know an anthropologist who has done all of her academic work on sang, so maybe she can point me in the right direction. The neighbour is a nice guy, but very secular, so I can'...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

So, in conclusion then: It varies. The ordination, the dress and even the very definition. A very strange thread where everyone has agreed that it is OK to be a sincere practitioner and keep samaya in whatever form is appropriate to each Lama's wishes, yet some have decided to be offended and scream...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

This is a bit easy to say. Authenticity builds with results, no? Of course. That's how a good lineage survives. My point was that at the start it doesn't impress many unless of course the terton already has an established reputation. Uh - Dudjom Lingpa? Exactly. At the start, not believed, or so I ...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

And this kiddies, is exactly how cults start. Ever heard of this thing called lineage? Do you know why it is important? There is a serious point, though. Have a dream terma these days and set up a lineage, ordain your Ngagchangphangadingdongs and you're a faker. Do it 400 years ago and an authentic...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment
Replies: 18
Views: 473

Re: Off setting smoke pollution in the environment

Sang is your ticket. Would it be possible to learn Riwo Sangchö and maybe, as well as your own, turn some of the neighbour's fires into offerings? He may actually like the idea of it being purposeful in that way. Beautiful idea. I would definitely like to learn Riwo Sangcho, but there are few lamas...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I guess so. I got the impression -- on the basis of his (translated, of course) comments -- that he does not consider the hair bit important at all. (He was really happy to see Western zendra-wearing ngakpas, though. Said so, at least.) Well, if anyone can change the format, he can. He may have ass...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

An interesting interview in that context, and re. dress and the LARP context. https://www.shambhala.com/snowlion_articles/the-ngakpa-tradition-an-interview-with-khetsun-sangpo-rinpoche/ ''Simply, ngakpas do what they do not only for the present moment’s well-being but also for future enlightenment....
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

You know, the whole idea that someone needs to authorize people to give empowerments / teachings is a little strange. I think part of the reason why it so prevalent in the West is bc TB has been transmitted here via big institutions. Big institutions are into authorization, levels, titles, etc. Loo...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

The goal of a ngakpa/ngakma practice is to achieve mantra siddhi. The vows are the framework within which it is achieved. The goal of a monastic is enlightenment. The vows are the framework within which it is achieved. Are we going to discuss seriously or are you just going to keep making statement...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

A curio: the super-complete all-inclusive TN wangchen he gave in Valencia in 2019 did not include the hair thing. I'm not much fussed about the ordination, just curious. The one due for the UK would not have had it either, apparently - hundreds attending in a sports centre, which I would not enjoy....
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Yes, I am aware of the Throma Nagmo - in fact Dudjom Rinpoche was due to give it in April in the UK just down the road from me before Coronavirus clobbered the trip. A curio: the super-complete all-inclusive TN wangchen he gave in Valencia in 2019 did not include the hair thing. I'm not much fussed...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Just the usual 14 plus a vow to keep the Ngakpa vows, but not the Throma Nagmo hair vow no. He's Dudjom lineage authorised isn't he. But I mean in general, who is authorised? He is a Loppon. But, in general, I am unsure about who authorises somebody to give empowerments. Their Guru, I guess. PS The...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I've never seen it laid down, but who is authorised to give the Ngakpa empowerment? Any Ngakpa or do they need a special lineage authorisation to give it? Can monks give it? Didn't you receive the empowerment from LOTR? Just the usual 14 plus a vow to keep the Ngakpa vows, but not the Throma Nagmo ...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 210
Views: 4789

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

4) the practitioner who has been authorized by way of appropriate empowerments etc. to practice appropriate sadhanas and who does in fact maintain their commitments, at least largely and with appropriate repair activity for the failings. I've never seen it laid down, but who is authorised to give t...

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