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by philji
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3496

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Interesting to read about low self esteem and the reasons for it. One time in an interview with Tai Situ Rinpoche be talked about when 16th Karmapa asked him to come to the west to teach. He was unsure how to go about this, he had little experience of the west at that time. He told Karmapa, " I don'...
by philji
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik Teachers in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Longchen Nyingtik Teachers in UK

I was also hoping to have gone to Cardiff ( I live nearby) but we had a pet emergency . We hosted Chamtrul rinpoche for a week a few years back.
by philji
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 65
Views: 1683

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

Matthew, given you don't have a guru, I fail to see why you should be concerned. Um I think I do. I’ve been visiting a Karma Kagyu Lama and have received some transmissions from him. And when I do visit him, I considered him my guru. Unless you’re telling me This doesn’t constitute a vajrayana guru...
by philji
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Am I meditating correctly?
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Am I meditating correctly?

They both sound good to me. The open awareness practice is taught a lot by Mingyur Rinpoche as a pre cursor to mahamudra/ Dzogchen practice later on. There is nothing special about the breath..simply a support.
by philji
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Daily Practice

Don't rush too far ahead of be swayed by people in here. Begin with simple practices that you can maintain...refuge, four immeasurable and maybe look into the four noble truths and six paramitas. ..learning, reflecting and meditating.
by philji
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik Teachers in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Longchen Nyingtik Teachers in UK

You missed an opportunity to connect with Chamtrul rinpoche here in South Wales recently.
by philji
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik Teachers in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Longchen Nyingtik Teachers in UK

Palyul Centre in London also currently... Chamtrul rinpoche is in UK. see his webpage... https://www.bodhicitta.org
by philji
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Online Ngondro programs

If all goes well, I want to attend the UK retreat. It seems there is already a detailed schedule for Austria but not for the UK. In UK Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will teach on the text by Karma Chagme" Union of mahamudra and dzogchen"also on The Aspiration prayer of Samantabhadra as well as giving a num...
by philji
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Online Ngondro programs

I may continue with this program, but I'm not sure yet. I hope I will be able to attend a retreat with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche this summer. I will be in Austria in the beginning of August for the retreat there. /magnus If all goes well, I want to attend the UK retreat. It seems there is already a det...
by philji
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Sadness, Love, Openness - New Book by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Sadness, Love, Openness - New Book by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Really looking forward to this book, I am sure it will benefit many beings. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is such a wonderful teacher.
by philji
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams on a bikini
Replies: 59
Views: 1584

Re: Yidams on a bikini

Before people go torching Amazon stores, it may be worth remember that it is not Amazon selling these goods, but a private seller who is using Amazon space. Amazon are prob noteven aware of it. Maybe pressure could be directed to that company.
by philji
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Trungpa and shamata
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Trungpa and shamata

I heard recently that Chogyam Trungpa was the first teacher in the tibetan tradition to encourage group silent sitting.
Is this so?
by philji
Thu May 31, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

For Vajrayana practitioners Yanglesho/Asura cave is as important as Bodh Gaya so it is said.
http://all-otr.org/short-talks/56-yangleshoe
by philji
Thu May 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Can someone remind me why Mt Kailash is significant to Buddhists. Hindus and jains i belive have clear reasons why they go on pilgrimage there.
by philji
Sun May 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice on where to go, what lineage to study
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Advice on where to go, what lineage to study

Go to both, see what you can learn there. At least a starting point has been made. As someone else mentioned checkout other centres even if further away, you dont have to go weekly just when you can. Meanwhile try to build up a simple daily practice.
by philji
Mon May 21, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Barche Lamsel Visualization?
Replies: 29
Views: 922

Re: Barche Lamsel Visualization?

Great images👍
by philji
Sun May 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Barche Lamsel Visualization?
Replies: 29
Views: 922

Re: Barche Lamsel Visualization?

If you can open this link there are extensive descriptions of the 12 manifestations in Barchey Kunsel.
https://samyeinstitute.org/category/the ... -rinpoche/
by philji
Sat May 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 22
Views: 723

Re: Enlightenment

Buddhists can often be so smart assed. Just look at the answers here to what i guess is a very serious question. Best find a teacher who can guide you than anonymous girls and boys on a forum.
by philji
Wed May 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

I know its controversial, but i do get the feeling he wants to stay in USA at least for the near future. What will take place in the long term is anyone’s guess.
by philji
Wed May 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

When i may ask, why can His Holiness not visit Rumtek Monastery, which is the Head Monastery of Kagyu ? [/quote] Why he cannot visit Rumtek ? .....its a long, long story..... perhaps the Indian govt could help with that one also..... He has only recently been given permission to travel to Sikkim...w...

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