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by dharmafootsteps
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Body building and steroids
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

No I'm not and you're wrong. Most guys with normal genetics can look like the monk with some protein and dedication. Do you even lift bro? :tongue: No, a person with normal genetics cannot look like that "with some protein and dedication". Do you know how many protein supplements have steroids in t...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 34
Views: 1816

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

pael wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 pm
How long were the stream? I didn't watch last 15 minutes. Can I continue this seminar? I can't pay for recordings.
You should email them with your situation. I'm sure you'll be allowed to register anyway. Only the first 3 days are going to be streamed to those who aren't registered.
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12209

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

http://tibet.net/2018/10/religion-and-culture-kalon-offers-condolence-over-the-demise-of-honorable-kyabje-choegyal-namkhai-norbu-rinpoche/ :heart: Where the administration site refers to him as having been “the foremost living Dzogchen,” I assume what’s being translated is “Dzogchen teacher”? Prett...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Learning Tibetan
Replies: 14
Views: 912

Re: Learning Tibetan

Esukhia's good, but very different. They're less structured, and mainly focused on spoken Tibetan, at least initially. Their approach is basically learn by doing i.e. trying to speak with a language partner. Very good if that's what your after. The RYI courses are the other end of the spectrum. Thei...
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Innately present primordial wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Innately present primordial wisdom

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Probably lhan cig skyes ye shes, sahajajnana
Ah yes, that's it, thank you! My ear's obvious not well tuned in, but the recording is quite clear now that you've pointed out the correct phrase.
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Innately present primordial wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Innately present primordial wisdom

I'm trying to figure out a Tibetan phrase that Khenpo Sonam of Lhündrup Chöling Dharma Center translates as innately present primordial wisdom, or innately abiding wisdom. It sounds like 'len shes rgyas pa’i yeshe' but that doesn't make any sense so can't be right. Can anyone figure out what the act...
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12209

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

ChNN and his senior students have defined exactly what we should be practising at this time. Of course, people who follow other Gurus may wish to follow their advice instead. If you follow both, I would still adhere to the wishes of ChNN and not mix things. the seniors mix namcho with longsal :shru...
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6373
Views: 590568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't suppose anyone has a digital copy of with the Tibetan of Guru Yoga of the White A do they? I find it a lot easier to practice using dbu med than than drajyor.
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

Thank you all. Some really excellent looking suggestions here. I think some of these will be very interesting for me as well as her.
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6373
Views: 590568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are there any more elaborate explanations available of the Guru Yoga of the White A practice that we're focusing on just now?

I have the Guruyoga book, which has a nice, very concise commentary, but I could use a little more elaboration.
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6373
Views: 590568

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There are no webcast practices today? Same timings as yesterday: "WEBCAST! 22nd SEPTEMBER, 2018. 3pm/15:00 ‘GURUYOGA OF THE WHITE A’ 5pm/17:00 ‘GANAPUJA (with Long Invocation to Ekajati, with 21 Repetitions of the 100 Syllable Mantra, and with Invocation of the Lamp/Marme Monlam)‘ 8pm/20:00 ‘GURUYO...
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

I have the same sort of background as you, and sometimes wonder about this. I was recommended just today this book, which came out recently: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-golden-age-of-indian-buddhist-philosophy-9780198732662 For Tibetan Buddhism, either of John Powers' introductions ...
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

I have a friend with an interest in learning more about Buddhism, but who hasn't read anything yet. She has a neuroscience background and is well educated in Western philosophy. I'm trying to figure out what would be a good first read(s) for her. It's tricky to know what to start with. Her backgroun...
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Books on Arya Tara

The Tara Compendium. Also I recommend Beyer....a careful reader can learn much about Vajrayana practice. This book looks similar to Skillful Grace but with at least parts of the commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul. They're actually quite different, both worth having. Although there may be parts of overla...
by dharmafootsteps
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3745

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Well, as a student of both Alan Wallace and of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche I think like this. Alan teaches shamatha from the point of view of different traditions, but his approach is characterized by his training in gelugpa/lamrim as well as Sri Lankan Therevada. That approach is a gradual one where you...
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 83
Views: 6201

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

There's an organization that is based in the UK and is very controversial. When it implodes, for whatever reason, we won't discuss it at DW. Mercifully. We're talking about Triratna here? Knowing people in it I don't see it imploding anymore. They seem happy and secure in their faith in the organis...
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1455

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

For me, GP's "a garland of views" is the best book to understand and answer the "why?" of many things in tibetan buddhism. it's a concise description of the 9-10 yanas in the old tradition. a similar work vould be useful if you are following the new tradition. the view is very important, just as th...
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1455

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Sennin wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:08 am
Along with the great texts recommended for study; what I have found helpful is to go over the longest available versions of the sadhana as well.
Good advice, that's something I realised recently myself, it was definitely helpful though.
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1455

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Terma wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:26 pm
Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Deity, mantra, and wisdom
This is one of my favorites. Especially useful for a Nyingma perspective.
I've noticed this book a few times in shops and had it on my 'to read' list for a while. I'll check it out.
by dharmafootsteps
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books that really spell out sadhana practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1455

Re: Books that really spell out sadhana practice

Powerful Transformation This looks great too, particularly as I will be receiving a Vajrakilaya empowerment from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche in about a week, that may well be this very practice. Extremely fortuitous, thank you. "Powerful transformation" contains teachings on Sangtik Dorsem and Sangtik Ph...

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