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by Mantrik
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

I am nearing the completion of my second foundational practice, Vajrasattva Purification. I need to receive the lung and instructions for Mandala Offerings and have chosen to receive these from Lama Jampa Thaye (who I understand carries the transmission of the Karma Kagyu). My preliminary investiga...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon Shamanism
Replies: 47
Views: 3011

Re: What is Bon Shamanism

IN ADDITION: Jhakri Shaman Bön. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBq8FJmax64 Please explain how this is Bön. What characterises it as such? What type of Jha(n)kri is this? 'Jhakri Shaman' is meaningless, 'Shaman Shaman'. Your thread asks 'What is Bon Shamanism' so please don't just post a video with...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Advice Needed

Avoid the NKT (New Kadampa Tradition). They have residential centres but for all sorts of reasons I would never recommend anyone to even attend a class,nor are they even discussed on this forum. This post is against the tos. Mentioning them for a very important reason when someone is maybe seeking ...
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 520372

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

You can practice chod for anyone who needs it. I've heard from Lama Allione that one must have permission to do so from the person you wish to perform it on. I've not seen any specific textual instructions for doing so, however. Maybe something to ask senior students or if any one here has a refere...
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Advice Needed

Search this forum for words like 'abuse' and 'cult' as it will help you steer clear of potential harm.

Avoid the NKT (New Kadampa Tradition). They have residential centres but for all sorts of reasons I would never recommend anyone to even attend a class, nor are they even discussed on this forum.
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: The owl

Internet searching doesn't reveal much - except of course the Aro Owl-headed Dakini stuff (think there was a thread here once).
Yes, Robert Beer is a great source. You can also contact him direct, Facebook etc.

Ravens, now if you want ravens........ lol :)
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: incense concoction
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: incense concoction

Hello, Does anyone have a reference on substances and proportions of incenses used in outer and also innter tantras? is there any reference on this recipes? :reading: Thank you! I'm guessing this may vary according to the school. For DC maybe get in touch with SSI and see if they have any guidance,...
by Mantrik
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

I think there is room for debate in general re. Buddhism, but the real crux of the issue is whether a person eats meat in Tsog/Ganapuja. In general terms you are not a vegetarian if you do, except in the same light as the Indian who is Vegetarian except on a Wednesday,etc. But in Vajrayana terms you...
by Mantrik
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

Perhaps it has escaped your attention, but this has been discussed ad nauseum. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=213&hilit=vegetarian . Virgo Many topics have been discussed as much or significantly more. Sex, for example. What I am highlighting here is a more extensive and scholarly tre...
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help identifying thangka figure...
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Help identifying thangka figure...

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Can anybody tell me who the central figure is in the triptych?

and naga.jpg
Probably Bernhard Schweizer.
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)

I'm having a lot of trouble working out why the meme's creator might have put the last two words in his/her headline. I have met all nine kinds here in Australia, and I'm sure they are found worldwide. :popcorn: Kim It resonates with anyone who is a vegetarian who has visited India and actually eng...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)

Yes, it is a meme meant as a bit of fun rather than serious analysis. :) Mondays not on the list? I guess they don't eat? ;) I spent quite a lot of time with Jains in India (Jaipur) who were of course very strict vegans, but there were some things I found odd. One was the fasting: 'Today I should be...
by Mantrik
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)
Replies: 7
Views: 323

INDIAN VEGETARIANS ? :)

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by Mantrik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 29
Views: 2160

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Does anyone know about the origin of ChNN's Naga Rite please?

It seems to follow the Thun format but I wondered if it came from Changchub Dorje or Adzom Drugpa originally.

Anyone know?

Thanks. :)
by Mantrik
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: information on these two prayers
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: information on these two prayers

The second one corresponds with the Closing Prayer in Dudjom Putri Rekphung (Vajrakilaya) .
(via Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche)
by Mantrik
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5826
Views: 520372

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is a note that appears on the webcast page. It's probably been there long time but i I only noticed it last week. Maybe there are some points here that are relevant to the discussion that took place here. "It’s easy to mistake official membership in The International Dzogchen Community as some...
by Mantrik
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 2839

Re: Charging for Dharma

btw. if you say walk, i'll walk, it don't matter much, i'm not offended, but would be untraditional for a buddhist to run away from a buddhist discussion. It is an idiom. It doesn't means walk away. It means to back up your words with actions which reflect what you say. In other words, if you say a...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: need help from Dudjom lineage practitioners
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: need help from Dudjom lineage practitioners

Dear all, Our teacher, Ngagpa Tshering Dhendup Rinpoche (disciple of Dudjom Rinpoche) from Bhutan intends propagate Dudjom lineage teachings at Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok and Indonesia. Certain prayers in the practice texts which he is using for daily practices haven't been translated into Englis...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: California wine radioactive
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: California wine radioactive

A few years ago the scare was that some of us were going to die from living in homes built on top of granite, as it emits radioactive radon gas. As my house was built from granite and on granite I clearly should be dead after 10 years exposure, and the current scare is that your granite kitchen work...
by Mantrik
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vision (darsana)
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Vision (darsana)

When I went to Indian (HIndu and Jain) temples it was explained more simply as making direct contact with the nature of the deity, or Buddha for example. Gaze, direct eye contact and absorb. It is quite common for tourists to have no idea that people in a temple who are simply standing as if in awe ...

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