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by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Chants to say when bowing to Buddha

Namo Shakyamunaye
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

And just continuing on this point a bit. If there was not a correct and an incorrect way to interpret the Dharma, then the whole notion of an extensive training for a Dharma teacher would be redundant. Since everyone is just going to interpret things how they want to. Why do you think Khenpo's are r...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

I think in these kind of conversations about such sensitive and profound topics, like the role of the Guru, I tend to here a lot of, in my opinion, I think this, in my view .. I think we should do less of this , and base our understanding directly on the teachings of these Great teachers who have p...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

:good: The substitution of one's personal ideas for those of respected teachers is, sadly, all too popular these days... You know, there are other forms of Buddhism to practice if you don't like the Vajrayana tradition. It's absolutely unnecessary to cast aspersions on this tried and true authentic...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Pick your teacher, Dudjom rinpoche, Dilgo khyentse rinpoche, Sakya trinzin rinpoche, Penor rinpoche, Minling trichen rinpoche, Namkha drimed rinpoche, Taklung tsetrul rinpoche, Tulku urgyen rinpoche, Thinley norbu rinpoche, 16th gyalwang karmapa.. They are all extremely clear about this in their te...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

I think in these kind of conversations about such sensitive and profound topics, like the role of the Guru, I tend to here a lot of, in my opinion, I think this, in my view .. I think we should do less of this, and base our understanding directly on the teachings of these Great teachers who have put...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

First of all, I am not asserting this idea, just speculating. The Guru is not just a "Person" in the Vajrayana the Guru is the path. If the Dharma and/or the Sangha come to be considered as identical with the Guru, the Guru does not vanish. The Dharma and the Sangha could be considered the path as ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 3592

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Perhaps the idea of guru-less vajrayana mediated by the Sangha through the Dharma is too radical, but perhaps not. Lol, there is literally no such thing as a "Guru-less" Vajrayana. There are countless teachings in the Tantric texts and oral teachings about the absolute necessity of a Guru, and ther...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Connection of Guru Rinpoche and Marpa the Translator
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Connection of Guru Rinpoche and Marpa the Translator

I have seen in a text where it has said that Marpa was an emanation of Guru Rinpoche, and Dagmema was an emanation of Yeshe Tshogyal. As I don't remember which text states this, it will be very difficult for me to provide the source. I had always wondered myself, what Marpa's relation was to Guru Ri...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 7940

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. If they attained rainbow body they were practicing trekcho and/or thogal. Pe...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 2767

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

HH The Dalai Lama respects Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche as a Kalachakra authority. If you would really like to know about the specifics about this prophecy they were revealed to Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche in a visionary experience. This prophecy can be found in the book Memories of Lost and Hidden Lands: Th...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)

Have you read his translated Bio, The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat? That would be a good place to start. Wrathful activities are not appropriate to talk about in a Public forum like this. Suffice it to say though, if the Yogi does not have to capability to transfer the consciousness which has b...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Ra Lotsawa vs. Tarmadote (Marpa's son)

Have you read his translated Bio, The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat? That would be a good place to start. Wrathful activities are not appropriate to talk about in a Public forum like this. Suffice it to say though, if the Yogi does not have to capability to transfer the consciousness which has be...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung/Longchen Nyingtik connection?
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Drikung/Longchen Nyingtik connection?

wow thank you all so much for your replies. Sonam, that's incredible. I had no idea that Jikme Lingpa was even contemporary with the Drikung lineage! looks like I need to brush up on my history. :alien: does anyone know the names of contemporary Drikung lamas who hold the Longchen Nyingtik? Besides...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung/Longchen Nyingtik connection?
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Drikung/Longchen Nyingtik connection?

There are a few off the top of my head. Some are more direct, and some a bit less. As Magnus mentioned above Garchen Rinpoche has received the LN from Khenpo Munsel Rinpoche. HH The Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche counts HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as one of his Important Guru's, who was an accomplished ma...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 30
Views: 2758

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

The number of people he has actually turned to the Dharma is incredible. It's still happening now. It really is incredible. I didn't really get how deeply he was affecting people until I stayed in Colorado for a while. He is still a name on peoples lips all over the place, in coffee shops for examp...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 30
Views: 2758

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

The number of people he has actually turned to the Dharma is incredible. It's still happening now. It really is incredible. I didn't really get how deeply he was affecting people until I stayed in Colorado for a while. He is still a name on peoples lips all over the place, in coffee shops for examp...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chögyam Trungpa
Replies: 30
Views: 2758

Re: Chögyam Trungpa

The number of people he has actually turned to the Dharma is incredible. It's still happening now. It really is incredible. I didn't really get how deeply he was affecting people until I stayed in Colorado for a while. He is still a name on peoples lips all over the place, in coffee shops for examp...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: Did the Buddha and/or other ancient masters face mockers?

Meaning no disrespect to anyone, but it seems gurus of all kinds typically place themselves in situations where they are the focus of attention and surrounded with adoring students. There's no crime here, but it would be more credible perhaps for a teacher to get a 50 hour per week job at McDonalds...
by Sonam Wangchug
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
Replies: 29
Views: 3031

Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Here is H.E Garchen Rinpoche on the benefit of prayer wheels.

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