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by Mantrik
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 36
Views: 3717

Re: Signing Off

My best wishes to Malcolm and I hope there will be other opportunities for people to access his wisdom.
by Mantrik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019

She seems to be advertising Chöd practice of Chögyal Namkha'i Norbu Rinpoche quite heavily as a course, and if you're quick you can get a discount on the price. Whether or not she has permission to give this empowerment, it is pretty crass IMHO to be advertising it commercially at this time and eve...
by Mantrik
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019

She seems to be advertising Chöd practice of Chögyal Namkha'i Norbu Rinpoche quite heavily as a course, and if you're quick you can get a discount on the price. Whether or not she has permission to give this empowerment, it is pretty crass IMHO to be advertising it commercially at this time and even...
by Mantrik
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?

yes, the first ones i saw in japanese ninpo martian arts magazines :D Well, the open vajra (and obviously the one pointed vajra) is an actual weapon. Like Vishnu's Chakra. Like Mahakala's danda. Etc.. And watch out for those martian arts practitioners, they just beam down out of space and space ray...
by Mantrik
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?

What is the symbolism behind the double end? I have lots of information on phurbas but don't recall any explanation of this type. I'll have a stab (awful pun) and guess it is to do with destroying internal and external obstructions? Some describe them as a dorje - but with phurba blades? https://i....
by Mantrik
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?

What is the symbolism behind the double end? I have lots of information on phurbas but don't recall any explanation of this type. I'll have a stab (awful pun) and guess it is to do with destroying internal and external obstructions? Some describe them as a dorje - but with phurba blades? https://i.e...
by Mantrik
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1710

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

On another thread someone was very disparaging about Siva practice and vowed never to visit any country with it. I asked for the reason but never received one. Is there a reason why a Vajrayana practitioner would be so vehement about it, that you know of? It certainly cuts down opportunities for tra...
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzogchen Rinpoche selected new head of Nyingma
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Dzogchen Rinpoche selected new head of Nyingma

Excellent choice. I had the privilege to receive teachings and empowerments from him in the UK some years ago. I really like his approach.
by Mantrik
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 168
Views: 13184

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

An eating dis-order, like insanity, seems often to be based around cultural norms. Is obesity the consequence of a dis-order (or a dis-ease) now it is becoming the norm? I would rather define an eating disorder by the desire for certain rewards involving behaviour harmful to person, rather than by t...
by Mantrik
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Ways to Identify Naga Incense

there are several sellers such as Stamford on Amazon which claim to have no animal products. Aside from the obvious, such as musk, some may use animal products to bind the powder, as glue for sticks etc. If you want to be absolutely sure, use plant resin or other raw plant such as juniper. I'd rathe...
by Mantrik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon Shamanism
Replies: 58
Views: 6364

Re: What is Bon Shamanism

They worship shiva? How terribly sad!! Nice to know that though, I'll stay away from Bon shamanism and dharma products from countries that are polluted by shiva worship. Is there a specific problem with Shiva worship, or their particular way of performing it, please? I know a Nepali shaman and he s...
by Mantrik
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Text/prayer table

Found this old prayer table a while ago in a local flea market, very cheap. It had a ticket at the back of one of the drawers from an antique dealer. It says it is 100+ years old and from Northern China or Tibet and was for home use for practice relating to family and local spirits. It mentions poss...
by Mantrik
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Kyung schema
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Kyung schema

Combinations of the 5 Elements to determine auspiciousness maybe ?
by Mantrik
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Text/prayer table

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:43 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Mostly, I've found them locally on Ebay within a few miles.
Nice! The smaller ones are perfect size. Quite cheap too. Doesn't say how tall they are though (except the coffee table which is 40cm).
All of them should be 40 cms high as far as I know.
by Mantrik
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Text/prayer table

Available for self-assembly on Amazon, but not as sturdy. Do you have a link? I am currently using a converted wooden stool, but it is a little too small and I keep dropping my vajra and knocking the bell off it... These companies ships them in different sizes. Assembly just requires screwing the l...
by Mantrik
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Palyul lamas support Still corrupt Rigpa organization and Sogyal
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: Palyul lamas support Still corrupt Rigpa organization and Sogyal

I cannot say that I disagree with everything he says. I believe that he makes some valid points as well. Much of what was said is the same as is used in a certain cult which shall not be named. We must not criticise the Guru or senior monks or we will damage people's faith in the Dharma etc etc. Od...
by Mantrik
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1124

Re: Text/prayer table

Picked up one of these locally on Ebay for £20. On the local Facebook selling site I've seen them free. Available for self-assembly on Amazon, but not as sturdy. Really solid and lovely wood. Sheesham wood coffee table, sometimes listed as 'Jali'. I have several - largest in cms 80x40x40, like the o...
by Mantrik
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Silent practice in Dzogchen Community - what are the options?
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Silent practice in Dzogchen Community - what are the options?

ChNN has advised chanting under the breath, mantras etc.
Also, for example in the Chod book, he adivses working with curcumstances and practising 'silently' if necessary - even when a shout is normal.
by Mantrik
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there no contradiction here?
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: Is there no contradiction here?

On the one hand, after enlightenment, Buddha doubted for several weeks whether to preach the dharma(Four Noble Truths) comprehended by him, calling it deep. And then he preached it to the five cool yogis, his fellow yoga practitioners. On the other hand, today FNT is set out by modern teachers at t...
by Mantrik
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: MELONG GIFT
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: MELONG GIFT

Miroku wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:11 am
Yeah I think buying some tibetan amulet for protection would be maybe better. :) But dunno.
The melong is often used as a thogchag, an amulet.

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