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by Terma
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma
Replies: 111
Views: 17549

Re: Torma

Why a great and fascinating thread. I have read through it a few times now over the last few years. I have made torma's occasionally for tsok practices but now I am going to attempt to make them for daily practice. I am looking for some advice and tips from some of the expert torma makers here. Eac...
by Terma
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma
Replies: 111
Views: 17549

Re: Torma

Well I've read that a few have made their own tsampa out of the barley flour. I don't think I will go to that extent though. I will try the marzipan for the ornaments. I have made some decent torma's using just butter in ice water but for me that is the time consuming part. In my lineage they actual...
by Terma
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Torma
Replies: 111
Views: 17549

Re: Torma

Why a great and fascinating thread. I have read through it a few times now over the last few years. I have made torma's occasionally for tsok practices but now I am going to attempt to make them for daily practice. I am looking for some advice and tips from some of the expert torma makers here. Each...
by Terma
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

I have ordered items from a "sister company" in which the items came straight from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal. All dharma items are very good quality, made and consecrated according to the Chokling Tersar lineage. I can vouch for the few items that I have in my possession, anyways. As...
by Terma
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

I have ordered items from a "sister company" in which the items came straight from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Nepal. All dharma items are very good quality, made and consecrated according to the Chokling Tersar lineage. I can vouch for the few items that I have in my possession, anyways. As ...
by Terma
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1583

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

no idea who said that. found it on the web some time ago. ...It is so difficult to see friends and lovers and wealth as futile, because for most of us that’s the only reference that we have. That’s the only cocoon or cage or hide-out that we have, even though so-called lovers and friends and see re...
by Terma
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1583

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

"As Lord Atisha said: "Until you have attained stability, distractions harm your practice. Dwell in forest and mountain solitudes. Free of upsetting activities, you will be able to devote yourself entirely to practicing the Dharma, and you will have no regrets at the time of death." Page 67 The Hea...
by Terma
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1583

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

However, even you must realize how absolutely impractical it is here in the west. Also lets not forget that those who provoke anger in us are actually our best spiritual friends according to Garchen Rinpoche as they show us our own faults etc. Aren't non-buddhists and living in flawed tirthika soci...
by Terma
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1583

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

I think you're right to avoid non-buddhists, dating and befriending them is a waste of time. This is absolutely not true. A very general and pretty closed minded attitude if you ask me. I think you're right to avoid non-buddhists, dating and befriending them is a waste of time. Complete and utter n...
by Terma
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 1583

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

Motova wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 pm
I think you're right to avoid non-buddhists, dating and befriending them is a waste of time.
This is absolutely not true. A very general and pretty closed minded attitude if you ask me.
by Terma
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3658

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Not sure how to explain it correctly but I mean, but if we don't have the merit to meet a certain teacher, recieve a certain transmission, etc. Then it just won't happen. Period. An analogy that I have heard is that merit is like our provisions that we need along the path. But I think merit is a va...
by Terma
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3658

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

.. If it is that important to us, we will have to find a way or else we have to realize that we just don't have the merit at that time. .. I understand that I need to make some sacrifices in order to recieve the precious teachings, empowerments and transmissions that I wish to recieve. If I truly a...
by Terma
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3658

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Also of note to remember, that back in India and Tibet, people would travel a great distance, on foot mind you; in order to just request teachings. Often bringing what they can afford to offer the Master for those teachings. The mentality here in the material West just seems so different, but I gue...
by Terma
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 3658

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Firstly, I do understand that it is difficult for a lot of us to attend the teachings and retreats that we wish to. If it is not money, then it may be getting the time away from our jobs or even finding the balance with family. But we should never lose sight at how precious the teachings that we see...
by Terma
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Text/prayer table

I actually have the "Lack" coffee table in my apartment at the moment funny enough. What I use for my puja table is also from Ikea and is very similar, except it is about half the width, so it has the length needed for texts and implements but it is still quite narrow so as to not take up too much r...
by Terma
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Manjushri Sadhana
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Manjushri Sadhana

The Sadhana that you linked from Namse Bongdzo is a different form of Manjushri than the more common Orange Manjushri. Do you remember which empowerment that you recieved? The form of Manjushri from the Sadhana you linked to has it's been own specific empowerment which is part of the "ChikShe KunDro...
by Terma
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1472

Re: Text/prayer table

How is the text/prayer table actually called? I've been thinking of getting one and realized I had no idea what's the correct name for it (if it has a name). I mean the thing some have in front of them when sitting on the floor to put texts and possibly other things on. What kind of table are peopl...
by Terma
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

My Lama has said that no empowerment is needed for the Ngondro we practice, which is the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro When I asked at Saraha, a few people said I could practice it with no anything. But then others say one needs the lung. I suspect it was one of those "get it when you can but you can pract...
by Terma
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 50
Views: 2868

Re: Searching for a Teacher

And I might add that a realized Master will teach you according to your own personal needs and situation. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the teachers that the OP has mentioned, has said that the role of the guru is to "assassinate the ego". And I think often times it won't be done in the...
by Terma
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I am looking for a good translation of Thangtong Gyalpo's Chenrezig sadhana. What are some good ones?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: I am looking for a good translation of Thangtong Gyalpo's Chenrezig sadhana. What are some good ones?

I got mine from the Namse Bogdzo book store at KTD monastery in New York. The is the normal version as well as a very short version you can get. That is if you like the traditional pecha texts that is. Sorry, I am no good at posting links here. Edit: I did not know that this commentary could be foun...

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