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by Mantrik
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Deity outside of sadhana
Replies: 18
Views: 2833

Re: Deity outside of sadhana

Thank you all for you replies. :-) Unfortunately it seems there was no mentioning of any specific sadhana during the empowerment. So I will try to email Garchen institute, however I doubt they will know. Thank you all very much. Try the Facebook Groups as they often know such things: https://www.fa...
by Mantrik
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

This statue looks like the Dharmapala Karnag Dorje. Nag Kanya is depicted with wings. You could find NK as KD & KD described as NK Yes, I wondered about the wings. A Nepali friend said that Naga Kanya is propitiated particularly for her ability to fly swiftly to help people. I'm guessing that just ...
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

[quote=javier.espinoza.t post_id=527801 time=1586831014 user_id=9139 so simple, i thought it would be something like a statue like this. good to know! https://garudashop.com/products/copper-silver-naga-statue [/quote] That's Naga Kanya. She's very popular in shamanism and in Nepal but I don't recall...
by Mantrik
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813474

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Howdy folks, I posted a question in tantra talk on mala divination, specifically ChNNs booklet. If anyone here uses this regularly and would be willing to respond I’d be very grateful. Thanks :anjali: :anjali: There's a Youtube clip of ChNN explaining it, but I recall someone saying the booklet did...
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

That sounds like a really bad idea. To us, maybe, but not to them, of course. Every culture will have its own idea how to deal with the spirits and deities and have their own perception of the nature of the virus. Animal sacrifice will be a feature in some rituals, for sure. We must do what we thin...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Edit: With a different cultural perspective, Mongolian shamans are to kill sheep and burn the carcases as an offering to end the coronavirus epidemic. Hopefully too small scale to anger Mamos. That sounds like a really bad idea. To us, maybe, but not to them, of course. Every culture will have its ...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

there is a text, divine blue water, in lotsawa house that maybe you'll like. but i think that for offering specific things one must be capable to adress the specific group since some things are liked by some but disliked by others; it's a bit more complicated. there are general things like medicine...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

What do you mean with "burnt substances"? Well, we burn substances ritually - incense and other materials for Riwo Sangcho, for example. And I was also thinking of burning flesh, such as cremation of corpses. It's a bit off topic, I know, but came to mind because of the current virus problems and t...
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

It is musk in particular, which nagas find toxic. Thinking of the current situation, do any incense or burnt substances annoy Mamos? What do you mean with "burnt substances"? Well, we burn substances ritually - incense and other materials for Riwo Sangcho, for example. And I was also thinking of bu...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Which VPN do you use and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: Which VPN do you use and why?

Whatever you use I think your own ISP can track your activity, as can the VPN provider and your antivirus provider, and your browser. Of course, some will claim they don't - until they get caught like Avast. I used Private Internet Access (PIA) but now don't bother and accept that there really is no...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

If burning incense with animal products such as musk annoys the Nagas, how should we regard butter-lamps? Butter being an animal product, I wondered. Burning chemical laden tea lights is probably not too wonderful either. It is musk in particular, which nagas find toxic. Thinking of the current sit...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 63
Views: 6654

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Has anyone found out what can be used as a talisman in the naga rite? DS I asked but nobody was able to tell me. It can be anything that is blessed (empowered) with the practice. In the booklet it mentions Rinpoche left a kind of wooden board in Merigar West. Does anyone know about the origin of Ch...
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1120
Views: 47993

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Meanwhile in the UK, Boris 'Trump Britain' has been assuring everyone there is enough protection equipment for the NHS (although they seem to have very little and feel they are being sacrificed). And today Boris the Enemal, Hand Cock the Health Minister and the Chief Medical Officer have all gone in...
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813474

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Hi.

The DC has a new 'Sangha' app giving events information etc.
In order to set it up you need an 'invitation code'.
If anyone knows it, please could you PM it to me, as the alternative of visiting a Centre is unlikely to be on my 'to do' list for some weeks.
Sorted thanks. :)
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7090
Views: 813474

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi.

The DC has a new 'Sangha' app giving events information etc.
In order to set it up you need an 'invitation code'.
If anyone knows it, please could you PM it to me, as the alternative of visiting a Centre is unlikely to be on my 'to do' list for some weeks.
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: B. i. t.
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: B. i. t.

Simply spiffing, old chap. :)
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions about empowerments and jenang
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Questions about empowerments and jenang

What it says, according to my reading of it, is that a person with a HYT empowerment still needs the jenang for self-generation, but front-generation can be practiced by anyone at all. The only reason they seem to get into these specificities is that there are restrictions on what jenangs you can g...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions about empowerments and jenang
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Questions about empowerments and jenang

The FPMT publish other practices which are prefaced with the same sort of permission - if you have an HYT empowerment you may practice them with self-generation. These include Vajra Armour and Fire Sword of Black Garuda, so very relevant at the moment. I assume the 'lung' for these is still require...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions about empowerments and jenang
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Questions about empowerments and jenang

To revisit this in more detail... as an example, here are the practice guidelines for the Black Manjushri sadhana published publicly by the FPMT: * Note that White Manjushri & Black Manjushri are from the same family of Kriya (Action) tantra, the Tathagata family. [Y]ou are permitted to generate yo...
by Mantrik
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 80
Views: 6740

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:50 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Thank you. :)
Would the Riwo Sangcho from the Rigdzin Sogdrub be suitable?
How about Sangchod and Serkyem of the 8 Classes from ChNN?
Yes and yes.
Thanks. :)

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