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by philji
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 37
Views: 2355

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

What would be Ole’s view on someone( a student of his let’s say) receiving transmissions from Ayang Rinpoche. Since he himself received the Phowa transmission from Ayang Rinpoche.?
Is this attitude of sticking to one teacher the same approach that Lama Jampa Thaye in his Dechen community takes?
by philji
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Karmapa OTR free to visit Sikkim

Has anyone heard anything about HH Karmapa accepting the invitation to visit Sikkim. So far he is making plans to teach in USA and Canada this summer so I am wondering when this visit would take place.
by philji
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 42
Views: 1344

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

I wonder how the film would pan out if it were about Trungpa and Shambhala in those days. We would see a group who seemed to play out with militarism, there was sexual abusive activity, there was an adoring group of followers and a charismatic leader who liked dressing up. Those times...70’s and 80’...
by philji
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out
Replies: 22
Views: 1849

Re: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out

I see no reason to close this down. In fa t I see many reasons to keep it open. I find it a little sad that people will not even put aside thirty minutes to watch the video but just want a summary. Hopefully much good will come from this honesty of the Karmapa.
by philji
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana Buddhism in the Modern World
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Vajrayana Buddhism in the Modern World

A great event with lots covered. Worth watching it all.
by philji
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

Currently reading Anyen Rinpoche’s Dying with Confidence which has a lot of practical advice and support for one either going through the death process or supporting someone who is.
by philji
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 64
Views: 1906

Re: Donating one's organs at death

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8226709.stm
I too wondered if there was an age limit.
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1845

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Sutra are the best, forget about the rest! Tantra is not worth considering if one has not developed bodhicitta (wisdom and compassion). Is there any way to develop bodhicitta without studying sutras? Can you please give me some tips How to develop bodhicitta using simple methods ? ( I tend to get d...
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1845

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Matthew, many of your questions relate to using vajrayana methods to resolve issues or clear obstacles. Vajrayana has so many methods but most teachers recommend that we lay a foundation of understanding through learning, contemplating first. I would receommend you seek advice from a teacher. I bel...
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Asia/Pacific
Topic: Singapore retreat
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Singapore retreat

Losar retreat
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1845

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Matthew, many of your questions relate to using vajrayana methods to resolve issues or clear obstacles. Vajrayana has so many methods but most teachers recommend that we lay a foundation of understanding through learning, contemplating first. I would receommend you seek advice from a teacher. I beli...
by philji
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam

saḿsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materi...
by philji
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

The claim had been replied to by Phakchok Rinpoche on his personal website. He refuted the claim, explaining that the publisher of the article had ulterior motives for publishing it. He advised his students to continue with their practice and if in doubt speak to him about it. The website has since ...
by philji
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 1991

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

You cannot unbaptise..your stuck with it...... now look at your mind. 😜
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 2757

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 5429

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:48 pm
I don't care.
You don't care if it sounds like you are calling SDR a hypocrite?
Nope. Intelligent people will understand that I am not saying that, and stupid people are not my problem.
Why are stupid people not your problem.. are only intelligent ones worthy of enlightenment?
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 2757

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
by philji
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 2757

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

Worldly dieites can be benficial for worldly activity. What would you say about buddhists going to hindu temples or churches...would you worry about this?
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 1297

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

There is a good explanation here of the meaning of devotional chanting in tibetan buddhsim in this video by the american Lama, Tulku Sherdor.
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1400

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

As far as what questions to ask, in my experience with teachers: ask Dharma questions or questions about medicine, astrology, divination, etc, but don't ask worldly questions (unless you really want to). Also be careful how you phrase things. If tells you to do a certain practice, you really should...