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by Terma
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the Root guru
Replies: 25
Views: 3879

Re: On the Root guru

In the film "Tulku", there is a passage where the young tulku Wyatt discribes how his guru looked at him. Nobody looks at you with such eyes, with such love. I can relate to that. My lama is able to look at me purely, with the eyes of a father or mother with simple love and nothing else. This is ex...
by Terma
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Shower of Blessings Tsok
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Shower of Blessings Tsok

I have received the lung for this, I have the sadhana as well as an instruction booklet and CD set which unfortunately focuses more on the main practice and not so much the tsok. My question deals with the torma's, the various portions of food and how cut, portion and dispose of these in an individu...
by Terma
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the Root guru
Replies: 25
Views: 3879

Re: On the Root guru

rai wrote:The importance of karmic connection in the recognition of mind's nature by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOfvpBvk8bo

maybe it is off topic but i like this video, 7 min, give it a try : )
Words from my own Guru :twothumbsup:
by Terma
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Chenrezig, Lord of Love" practice questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: "Chenrezig, Lord of Love" practice questions

Thanks very much for taking the time to share information. I appreciate it. I received Chenrezig transmission when I took refuge a few years ago, but I don't remember all the intricacies of the teaching at the time. The local Tibetan place has a wait list of three to six months to see even a senior...
by Terma
Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Chenrezig, Lord of Love" practice questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: "Chenrezig, Lord of Love" practice questions

@ Monlam Tharchin, This is an amazing practice in my opinion and there are some helpful resources out there. I will find a few more, but here is a free short audio teaching on the practice: http://www.kunzang.org/free-audio-downloads/ Just scroll down and look for the link of Lama Jim Dowiat's teach...
by Terma
Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: empowerments and focus
Replies: 56
Views: 5334

Re: empowerments and focus

What say you: If you have the opportunity to get empowerments from a High Lama, should you do so simply on the basis of having the good fortune to have that opportunity, or should you only do so if you expect to take on the practice? Basically, if you take on the practice, and it scatters your focu...
by Terma
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is terma?
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: What is terma?

Someone here please correct me if this is wrong, but I have been taught that all Terton's are emanation's of one of the "25 disciples of Guru Rinpoche" that were present during the assembly of the great dispensation. This is the direct correlation of why these particular Masters were destined to fi...
by Terma
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is terma?
Replies: 16
Views: 2754

Re: What is terma?

Someone here please correct me if this is wrong, but I have been taught that all Terton's are emanation's of one of the "25 disciples of Guru Rinpoche" that were present during the assembly of the great dispensation. This is the direct correlation of why these particular Masters were destined to fin...
by Terma
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Madhyantavibhava tsadra e-dharma course
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Madhyantavibhava tsadra e-dharma course

A little bump here... Could someone tell me a little about this text that is studied in this online course? I have studied a bit of Madhyamika (mainly through Chandra's Madhyamakavatara). Is the view similar? Is this a very difficult text? Just trying to see if this sort of e course is right for me....
by Terma
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Coincidence vs Tendrel
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Coincidence vs Tendrel

Good question. I know many others who are much more well learned in dharma could probably give a better answer, but I think for me a lot of it comes down to faith and devotion. I think sometimes we can feel the blessings of our Guru through practice. Not sure how possible this is without a good karm...
by Terma
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Madhyantavibhava tsadra e-dharma course
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Madhyantavibhava tsadra e-dharma course

Does anyone have any experience with this online course? I am interested...
by Terma
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: do you need empowement to practice vajrayana?
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: do you need empowement to practice vajrayana?

when it is time to learn tummo, dzogchen or 'super highest higher then all else ati-diety-annutara- highest yoga-super tantra' or [insert preferance here], the enlightened ones will see to it that we are taught. in the mean time lets make ourselve prepared to be good students. In my experience it d...
by Terma
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Merit -- how would you explain this?
Replies: 32
Views: 3181

Re: Merit -- how would you explain this?

Malcolm is correct here. Actually, someone asked my own teacher about this kind of thing and Rinpoche used a very similar example to explain his point. So you're saying that Mao had more merit behind him than HHDL and all the lamas in Tibet put together? Well, maybe, but I still don't think so. I n...
by Terma
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Merit -- how would you explain this?
Replies: 32
Views: 3181

Re: Merit -- how would you explain this?

For example, in order to destroy the world, kill millions of Jews and so on, Hitler had to have had great merit to rise to such power; the same can be said of Stalin and Mao. I don't think that is right. You would be wrong. Malcolm is correct here. Actually, someone asked my own teacher about this ...
by Terma
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Guru?
Replies: 93
Views: 10240

Re: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Gur

I travelled through Europe and Asia to find my teachers, having to work in factories and other places to save up for airfares and teachings. I sacrificed relationships and social life just to save up. Just because there are no teachers near you doesn't mean you have to rely on the internet or try s...
by Terma
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Teaching Series/Courses
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: Online Teaching Series/Courses

Thanks for your replies. @Philji - some good suggestions here. I actually worked with the triple excellence program for a period of time and I think it is an excellent option for those that do not have a structured practice, or even a teacher at the time. @madhusudan - I am currently focusing on my ...
by Terma
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Teaching Series/Courses
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Online Teaching Series/Courses

Can anyone recommend something like this which would fit my needs? I am focusing on my ngondro as may main practice at the moment. I have a full time job, wife and will have a newborn in a few months. Despite all of that, I would like to try to find a little time each day (or whenever possible) to e...
by Terma
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Guru?
Replies: 93
Views: 10240

Re: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Gur

But my point is this: since I cannot have teachers (I dont have anyone near me, I live in a non-buddhist country in a area without buddhists at all), can I, at least, practice such teachings? I the feeling that I cant even try some of the teachings without transmission or I will not receive even 0,...
by Terma
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Newbie Needs Some Guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: Tibetan Buddhist Newbie Needs Some Guidance

In addition to what is said above. You choose your teacher, not the lineage. But... you may also discover with self inquiry, that you may fit better with one style or another. Are you a Nyingma or Sarma kind of person. Should your teacher be a monastic or Lay- person? Maybe she or he should be a fu...
by Terma
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse requests accumulation of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 18
Views: 3424

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse requests accumulation of Seven Line Pr

It means that every teacher give different form for the same practice? No, I think most teachers would give the same instructions. They received these from their teachers this way. It is quite a popular practice and i'my sure if you try then you could get the lung and a helpful explanation of the p...

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