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by Mantrik
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For those with the empowerment: On 8th September from 0:00 h. to 24:00 h. GMT+0 will take place the next Guru Dragphur practice Global Chain during 24 hours. What is the reason to organize Guru Dragphur Global Chains? Wherever we look at our planet, there are many manifestations of ignorance. Guru ...
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum
Replies: 25
Views: 1513

Re: Curious about this white mahakala yab yum

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:56 pm
isn’t the name ‘white mahakala’ odd?
Not if 'kala' is 'time' as opposed to 'kali' which is 'black'.

Although 'Big White TIme' sounds more like a Trump slogan than a deity. lol :)
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It would be nice to have a faq about this lol. Since the other santi maha sangha rushens doesnt require specific lungs its kind of confusing Thanks :) I did start a DC FAQ thread here years ago, but nobody seemed to add to it or use it............ maybe good to add things as they crop up. :) https:...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 130
Views: 2366

Re: What is Mount Meru?

On the other hand, Kailash is pretty solid but no more a 'reality' than Meru.
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When I first studied with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in 1990, Vajrapani was the Yidam in the thuns. Later He was replaced by guru Dragphur. Yes, that's what I heard. Dragphur is very different in its breadth etc. What prompted the change - the Gyalpo issue? I was under the impression that ChNN ...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Not sure what you mean. mp3 files? The shop could make a download version of the CD I guess. Vajrapani seemed to be a more common practice early on, and is used in the Naga Rite so maybe it will become unavailable eventually, due to lack of demand, in which case grab that CD. ;) OK. Thank you. =) B...
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:27 pm
As far as I know, it was because of the much broader scope of application.
Yes, I'm a fan of the combo deities like Nyenpo Lha Sum, Takhyung etc. and it suits me, but not sure why someone who accomplishes a single deity is at a disadvantage.
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 pm
When I first studied with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche in 1990, Vajrapani was the Yidam in the thuns. Later He was replaced by guru Dragphur.
Yes, that's what I heard. Dragphur is very different in its breadth etc. What prompted the change - the Gyalpo issue?
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there a way to get electronic version of Vajrapani meditation with some explanation? On Shang Shung store there is only some old physical text called "Practice of Vajrapani" and audio cd with explanation. I checked restricted materials on webcast page but there is nothing there on Vajrapani. Not...
by Mantrik
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?

Hi Knucklebones. New username? lol :) I'm trying to learn 41 stone divination from a Mongolian. So far I have the stones, collected from particular places and particular colours, and I have the method sorted. However, so far she hasn't had time to give me the interpretations and is currently on a r...
by Mantrik
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?

Knucklebones here. Hi Knucklebones. New username? lol :) I'm trying to learn 41 stone divination from a Mongolian. So far I have the stones, collected from particular places and particular colours, and I have the method sorted. However, so far she hasn't had time to give me the interpretations and ...
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If you have received DI then the mantra or practice lung and explanation is sufficient for a deity practice. The lung must be 'live' and the explanation can come from a book. Many of them can be inserted into the Thun format, of course. That's my understanding of ChNN's approach to it, but of course...
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Precept against killing living things
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Precept against killing living things

I’m going to Thailand soon to meditate. I think it’s important that I protect myself from mosquito bites while I’m there, so I would like to buy clothes treated with permethrin. However, mosquitos that land on these clothes will likely be killed by the chemical. So does buying and wearing these clo...
by Mantrik
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhism Reviewing Sexist Teachings in Sacred Texts
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: Buddhism Reviewing Sexist Teachings in Sacred Texts

Two issues: Accuracy Interepretation Suppose we have an accurate rendition of a text, and the interpretation is undisputedly accurate . Then suppose it clearly favours one gender, caste, sexual behaviour etc etc. What then? It is what it is and no amount of discussion about the cultural context , pr...
by Mantrik
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Admin comings and goings
Replies: 36
Views: 1789

Re: Admin comings and goings

How did you get to be Admin, Greg? I have seen few who more aggressive and disrespectful to others than you. How did I get to be admin? Let me see... Involvement in online Sanghas since 2007? Three stints as moderator during my nine year membership here? Close to 20,000 posts (some of which are act...
by Mantrik
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 686730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So I’m trying to really apply myself to the Short Tun for now. I bought the book on it and it is quite helpful. It doesn’t say how many mantra repetitions to do during the Anuyoga portion, is there a set number? ChNN wrote in his Teachings on the Thun and the Ganapuja that in Collective Practices w...
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 am


So---I hope that helps clarify the somewhat muddy waters!
Very much so. Thanks. :)
by Mantrik
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyigma and Kagyu differences
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Nyigma and Kagyu differences

I have the impression, probably incorrectly, that in general there is less emphasis on the Ngakpa path in the Kagyu.
But I would genuinely like to know more about Kagyu Ngakpas.
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 65
Views: 2285

Re: Bon Dzogchen

I drew my fantasy with all the lines connected so it trumps your fantasy, so there! :rolling: :rolling:
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: It is Kaliyuga and it shows
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: It is Kaliyuga and it shows

I think I told you Mantrik that we lived in Glastonbury for a couple of years in an old house in Magdalen Street overlooking the Abbey orchard. We mostly kept ourselves to ourselves for obvious reasons, but the constant stream of new age teachers, would be shamans, genuine Native American chiefs, c...

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