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by Cinnabar
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about Sang offering
Replies: 18
Views: 1575

Re: Question about Sang offering

If I do an elaborate sang with a fire bowl, a porridge (3 whites, 3 sweets, flours & grains, medicines, etc.) and juniper-- then I add a dharmapala after the sang accumulation and before the closing. Tormas and serkeym are going into the sang at that point. But as part of the dharmapala. Placing tor...
by Cinnabar
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Longing Melody of Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: The Longing Melody of Faith

Sorry for the typos. It was a struggle with autocorrect on the phone. I was subdued by my own ignorance.

I am always curious where these texts come from. If they're part of a larger collection, written for a particular purpose, used in a particular context.
by Cinnabar
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Longing Melody of Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 428

The Longing Melody of Faith

On p. 171 of his Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche quotes a prayer to Yeshe Tsogyal called The Longing Melody of Faith by Mipham. dad pa'i sdung dbyang.

Does anyone have any information about this?
by Cinnabar
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

I used to communicate with him. By email and phone. He was very helpful and supportive to my practice when I was new to Tibetan Buddhism and my practice was primarily through Gelug teachers. What I liked about him was his genuine experience in practice. He had sat down and done the practices I was d...
by Cinnabar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Narak Kong Shak Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2164

Re: Narak Kong Shak Questions

So, back to Narak Kong Shak...

... I'm reading the translation and guide by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo on Lotsawa House.

It's pretty clear how this could stand on itself. I'm presuming one can put it into a tsok where normally puts in additional confession and atonement prayers?
by Cinnabar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 5920

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

My comment was aimed at critics of the vajrayana. It is strange to me that reliance of the guru is considered dangerous and problematic and worthy of lengthy deconstruction and reassembly... ... while other aspects of the vajrayana get a pass. Not even a mention. Seems it all stands together or fall...
by Cinnabar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 91
Views: 5920

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

I have the following puzzlement..... As vajrayana practitioners we are to train in seeing the guru as a buddha. But we're also to train in seeing our selves as buddhas. That is training in vajra pride. And we're also to train in seeing all our dharma siblings, all beings really, as buddhas. That is ...
by Cinnabar
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dechen Barwa prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Dechen Barwa prayer

Thanks. I didn't know it was called "Wangdu".

Makes sense from the first line. .
by Cinnabar
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dechen Barwa prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Dechen Barwa prayer

I had never seen the prayer before, and recently got it with a Green Tara practice through Lama Tsultrim of Tara Mandala.

Am curious where these things come from, the story behind them, how and why they are chosen, their sources.
by Cinnabar
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dechen Barwa prayer
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Dechen Barwa prayer

I was curious if anyone knew about this Dechen Barwa prayer by Mipham?

Nangsi Wangdu Duwai Sol Deb Jyinlab Trinchen Zhug So
by Cinnabar
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Terma of Adzom Drukpa
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Terma of Adzom Drukpa

heart wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:08 pm
I am sorry, wasn't sure what kind of stories you where looking for.

/magnus
I have often had a teacher tell the background of a treasure. When it was found. Under what conditions. Where.

It's not a big deal. It's just a nice support.
by Cinnabar
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Terma of Adzom Drukpa
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: Terma of Adzom Drukpa

I'm doing a green Tara practice from the The Treasure of the Vajra of Clear Light ('od gsal rdo rje'i gsang mdzod) of Adzom Drukpa. Seems quite a few people engage in the practice. I'm curious about this terma. What else is in this terma? Any story related to it? https://treasuryoflives.org/biograp...
by Cinnabar
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Terma of Adzom Drukpa
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Terma of Adzom Drukpa

I'm doing a green Tara practice from the The Treasure of the Vajra of Clear Light ('od gsal rdo rje'i gsang mdzod) of Adzom Drukpa.

Seems quite a few people engage in the practice.

I'm curious about this terma.

What else is in this terma? Any story related to it?
by Cinnabar
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 6480

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

I've experienced both sides of this. At times I've been unable to even see my root teachers because my dharma budget has been essentially non-existent. And I've not developed relationships with teachers I've been interested in because of the cost of their retreats, the cost of travelling to see them...
by Cinnabar
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brief members bios - please contribute!
Replies: 111
Views: 48441

Re: Brief members bios - please contribute!

I presume this is a "Buddhist bio" based on other offerings-- so that it shall be. I began Buddhist practice in my early 20's. I say began Buddhist practice as opposed to becoming a Buddhist as I really had to grow into serious practice and study. That was a great blessing, as I had the framework of...
by Cinnabar
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cinnabar Here
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Cinnabar Here

Cinnabar is an interesting choice.I grew up around a pair of antique cinnabar lacquer vases. Something beautiful but quite dangerous. I would have chosen a dharma-related handle, but all of the reasonably personal ones were taken-- scratch that . Why cinnabar? The color really. It's just another na...
by Cinnabar
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cinnabar Here
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Cinnabar Here

Hello... I'm Cinnabar. I've been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for a while. No bragging in that. Time served. When you get to know me, you can judge me on qualities-- which are few. I come from a family of educators, and enjoy teaching and mentoring. Ironically-- I'm half a Luddite. I enjoy hiking...

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