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by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6016
Views: 540075

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Pero wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:07 pm
They switched to Ganapuja soon. The Shitro is almost certainly Namcho, I don't recall another one (well there's Changchub Dorje's I guess but in Collective Practices it's Namcho).
Which is the one related to Yangti? I recall a transmission in 2014 but don't remember which one.
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6016
Views: 540075

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Earlier in the thread it was reported that Shitro is being performed.

Does anyone know which Shitro is being performed and by whom?
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6016
Views: 540075

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Webcast over, on to Naga Puja, which is now in the evening as circumstances gave me that opportunity. ... The Webcast worked for you? And it was till now? Tomorrow: 18th September - webcast practices from Merigar West 15:00 (GMT+2) GURUYOGA OF THE WHITE A 17:00 (GMT+2) GANAPUJA Not all, but the las...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to REALLY Relax
Replies: 21
Views: 554

Re: How to REALLY Relax

Every day, priests minutely examine the Law And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon. Ikkyu Lovely and so true. In Vajrayana we have practices working with the 5 Elements. I begin e...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6016
Views: 540075

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Webcast over, on to Naga Puja, which is now in the evening as circumstances gave me that opportunity. The Daily Practice book was mentioned on another thread and it is always a good one to go back to as a reminder that a couple of hours of rituals and the other 22 hours distracted is not much use. S...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to REALLY Relax
Replies: 21
Views: 554

Re: How to REALLY Relax

Okay, unfortunately, AP Chemistry has just been a poison that has already changed my entire sleeping schedule to just 5 hours a day, increased stress by a million times, added on partial suicidal thoughts, and has grown an exaggerated "belief" in superstitions and dependence on mantras from the Bud...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: An Odd Phurba
Replies: 0
Views: 107

An Odd Phurba

I'm trying to help a friend identify a phurba. Crudely made but unusual. It has the usual 3 faces, a Hayagriva horse head on top, a (Rahula?) face set into the front of the body, the blade with snakes. In the right had is definitely a vajra, but the left could be a noose or a snake - a scorpion is p...
by Mantrik
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6016
Views: 540075

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The Berkeley, CA Dzogchen Community sent out a message about Puja for the Master at 6:30 PM today California time. Is this just something that Dondrub Ling (Berkeley) is doing with their group, or is this coordinated time-wise with practitioners in Merigar and/or Dzamling Gar etc. as well? For tomo...
by Mantrik
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6016
Views: 540075

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Latest from DC Merigar: ''Dear all, tomorrow we will continue the practices in the morning 8:30 am Guru Yoga of white A (first Thun) 10:00 am second thun at 5.00 pm Ganapuja In addition to the Thun book you can bring the book of collective practices. We will alert you of any changes during the day, ...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 1935

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Some regard the UK as a 'Christian country' and cannot see the irony in their preference of one imported religion over another. Don't know about the rest of Europe but our indigenous religion disappeared long ago and almost all of our culture is the result of war and migration. Twas ever thus and ad...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2025

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

I suppose we have to trust that Ananda remembered the teachings as perfectly as is claimed so that we have the actual words of Buddha, but even so there must be contemporary emanations of Buddha who are teaching pure Dharma - unless our karma is exhausted. Who has the qualities to recognise these p...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1290

Re: Is lineage enough?

I do think it is that simple. We are encouraged to investigate our potential root Guru for a long time and the quality of the teachings is not a good enough reason to rely on a Spiritual Guide. I also think the tradition should teach these values that the Spiritual Guide is supposed to conform to. ...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1290

Re: Is lineage enough?

Texts alone won’t save you from abusive or fraudulent teachers because teachers have (or are given, or just take) implicit and explicit power to limit your access, understanding, and interpretation of them. Excellent point. The teachings themselves are totally integrated to slowly create the belief...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2025

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

What about the other aspect, Tradition? What are the characteristics of a Buddhist Tradition? What makes it Buddhist and what makes it a Tradition? Purity aside, there are organisations led by people whose behaviour would indicate no bodhicitta or virtue and no contact with a lineage, let alone any ...
by Mantrik
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2025

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

There is undoubtedly misconduct in the case of certain Teachers but what you are saying sounds a bit nihilistic - are there no pure Buddhist teachers or teachings anywhere from your point of view? Nihilistic? I might as well say, you sound as if you think there is a truly existent pureness. Yes, Sh...
by Mantrik
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3068

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

That being said,why isn't this sick f**k being prosecuted. You need someone to complain to the police and have the fortitude to follow through as a complaining witness. Victims often don't want the added trauma of going through a criminal prosecution that can take years and make personal scars very...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 30
Views: 1106

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

LOL yes I put 12 years in brackets with a question mark because I do realise that this traditional period is probably not what people can do these days. In any case - a period of time should be spent examining the teacher before making a serious commitment - which I am sure you agree is appropriate...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 30
Views: 1106

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

Without wishing to speak for Lama Jampa himself I would say the following. He is an extremely open, positive and helpful person, someone who walks the walk of dharma if you like. But when it comes to teaching dharma he is quite strict about the things you mention. He works within the lineage of his...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 30
Views: 1106

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

As has been said most of not all reports of this Lama are positive. However the only query i have and it is really not important as i don't study with him is the fact that he does not encourage you to go to other teachers. I know someone who was involved with Dechen community and she was discourage...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 30
Views: 1106

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

If you focused on learning Sakya from him you could sidestep the aforementioned awkwardness to some degree, if that’s an option. As far as I know there is no problem with this Lama taking sides in any way. The focus here should be on entering into a samaya relationship with a Guru. The Guru is the ...

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