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by Sennin
Sun May 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vimalamitra...
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

Re: Vimalamitra...

Lamps Tashi delek , "We" know 4 or 6 Lamps. 9 Lamps , never heard about that........ Maybe you find here something interesting: . https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=27198 OP is talking about a specific teaching of Vimalamitra that's found in the Vima Nyingtik. Ok got it. What is then here...
by Sennin
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vimalamitra...
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

Re: Vimalamitra...

Lamps ...wondering, is there a translation (into english) of the 9 Lamps? Tashi delek , "We" know 4 or 6 Lamps. 9 Lamps , never heard about that........ Maybe you find here something interesting: . https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=27198 OP is talking about a specific teaching of Vimalam...
by Sennin
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mantra and Dzogchen
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Mantra and Dzogchen

I was reflecting on a recent thread on visualization, and it reminded me of a few citations that I remembered here , in regards to the importance of mantra and Dzogchen. Mañjuśrīmitra writes: Furthermore, since the teacher has declared that awakening can be correctly grasped with a symbol, in that c...
by Sennin
Fri May 03, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long life pills
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Long life pills

Hi Everyone, I am have been recommended to source some long life pills or even liberation upon taste pills for a friend's dad who is very ill from parkinsons. Any recommendations would be welcome. They don't seem to be easy to find! With thanks and best wishes You can make your own six liberation i...
by Sennin
Fri May 03, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Long life pills
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Long life pills

Hi Everyone, I am have been recommended to source some long life pills or even liberation upon taste pills for a friend's dad who is very ill from parkinsons. Any recommendations would be welcome. They don't seem to be easy to find! With thanks and best wishes You can make your own six liberation i...
by Sennin
Thu May 02, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 4987

Re: Finding Your Guru

Are there any other qualifications one might say are good to investigate? Please tell stories of how you met your guru! It's very important to connect with a teacher you trust. Also it's important the teacher has received the transmission in an authentic way, so that way you feel confidence in the ...
by Sennin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 82
Views: 7443

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

I agree that the 3 inner tantras are practiced together, even so, the upadesavarga tantras and vidyadharas such as Vimalamitra (and others) do assert Ati Yoga as an independent yana that doesn't rely on the two stages. Also I'm not trying to argue for or against any position just wanted to point th...
by Sennin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 82
Views: 7443

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

In many Nyingma lineages yidam practices are not merely a preliminary to Dzogchen. They may be an enhacement as well, and sometimes a non-optional one, too (to an extent, at least). Your presentation reifies the boundary between tantra and Dzogchen, something which in Nyingma is not really done (or...
by Sennin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Jigten Sumgon Chod
Replies: 32
Views: 6687

Re: Jigten Sumgon Chod

by Sennin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

I brought this up on the Shingon section, and it is their opinion that Vairocana is the Primordial Buddha, although a teacher at my temple refuted this saying Vairocana is a sambogha-kaya rather than dharma-kaya. Is this true within tibetan tradition? Can someone explain to me the difference betwee...
by Sennin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

Depends on how you define "sentient being." You can narrowly refer to ordinary beings, or broadly include Buddhas in the English term. Sentient beings is a term used to designate the totality of living, conscious beings that constitute the object and audience of Buddhist teaching. Translating vario...
by Sennin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

Well, they are primordially enlightened sentient beings who are depicted as blue skinned and often sitting in yab yum with their consorts, for example. Samantabhadra is the Ever-Excellent One, the Awakened One, the original buddha who never strayed into confusion. Therefore Samantabhadra has never ...
by Sennin
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

Interesting thread. Thanks.
by Sennin
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 2573

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

pemachophel wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:54 am We're talking about ngondro here; so standard Vajra Guru mantra.

However, if one is a Longchen Nyingthig practitioner, one can do another 10 million with Rigdzin Dupa and/or Thigle Gyachen.
:thanks:
by Sennin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 2573

Re: Kagyu Ngondro/ Dzogchen transmission?

At first my Teacher told me to say the VG mantra 100,000. When I did, He said great but the real way is to say 1,200,000. When I did, He said great but Patrul Rinpoche's oral lineage (Pa-trul sung-gyud) is 10 million times. It's said that saying the VG mantra 1,200,000 insures rebirth in Zangdo Pal...
by Sennin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 13492

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Simon E. wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:02 pm Elegantly put Cone.
+1
:thumbsup:
by Sennin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 13492

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I think this thread was a great discussion, but at this point I will bow out. Mainly because I'm not informed enough to try and argue these important points. And I've already exposed myself as a jackass know it all. :mrgreen:
by Sennin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 13492

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Grigoris wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:37 pm So here is the million dollar question: if thoughts and concepts are not also of the nature of mind, if they can only be born of delusion, then has EVERYTHING that has been said and quoted in this thread purely delusional?
Drenpa addressed a similar point earlier in the thread here.
by Sennin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Object of Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: Object of Meditation

alfa wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:56 am :namaste:

Most of the time Buddhist literature and teachers ask you to focus on the breath. Is there any other meditation object that may be quite as effective in creating jhanic states like piti or sukha?

:anjali:
One could use a Shakyamuni Buddha image for example.
by Sennin
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrayogini Teachings 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Vajrayogini Teachings 2019

H.H. Sakya Trichen will be giving Vajrayogini Teachings in New York.

I can't attend but it looks like a great opportunity for those who can. :thumbsup:

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