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by Silent Bob
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Dzogchen thesis
Replies: 20
Views: 4028

Re: New Dzogchen thesis

I have not read this yet either, but perhaps you will be interested in it: http://www.scribd.com/doc/116656481/Higgins-Dzogchen-Rdzogs-Chen-Philosophy-of-Mind David Higgins, of Victoria, BC, is a student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and completed his Ph.D studies at the University of Lausanne, along wi...
by Silent Bob
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 22
Views: 4190

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

The City Of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, CA was the hospital for the criminally insane until then-governor Ronald Reagan de-funded all the state's mental health facilities.
by Silent Bob
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Marpa lineage picture
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Marpa lineage picture

Facing page 31 in "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism".
by Silent Bob
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on visualizations
Replies: 25
Views: 3884

Re: Questions on visualizations

The advice I got years ago to "recall the holographic nature of the display", so every part of it is implicit in every other part, turned out to be enormously helpful. Recalling this, there will still be days when "it's green..." is the best you can manage and other days when you catch a wave and it...
by Silent Bob
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media
Replies: 62
Views: 9449

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media

Who the f*ck is "Japhy" and why would I take their advice over Dzongsar Khyentse's? :shrug: :twothumbsup: And as I mentioned in a note I posted on "Japhy's" blog, a couple thousand of the "poseurs Trungpa Rinpoche surrounded himself with in Boulder" completed the full Karma Kagyu ngondro, a commitm...
by Silent Bob
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media
Replies: 62
Views: 9449

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse's Advice for Social Media

I have a quite different take about tormas, or pictures of tormas. My instructions were that if someone were to see an image of a yidam or protector, they might form a negative thought about its appearance that could easily become an obstacle if they were to encounter dharma in the future. Tormas, o...
by Silent Bob
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: When a Tulku leaves behind no REGENT(S)
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: When a Tulku leaves behind no REGENT(S)

We should all mind our own zafus.
by Silent Bob
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Termas and Cultural Paradigms
Replies: 104
Views: 13180

Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

"You are all lotus-born." Trungpa Rinpoche
by Silent Bob
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Choling Dorsem Short Daily Sadhana
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Choling Dorsem Short Daily Sadhana

Yeti, I'm not able to scan and send anything, however, I don't mind copying it and sending by mail if you don't mind. As requested, here are the first few lines of the refuge: "NAMO In order to liberate myself and all sentient beings from suffering, I take refuge in Guru Vajrasattva, the Three Jewel...
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rules for Vajrayana group practice
Replies: 20
Views: 3298

Re: Rules for Vajrayana group practice

The temptation to say something snarky here about Shambhala's Practice & Study Politboro is almost too much, but I will refrain. :shrug:

Chris
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rules for Vajrayana group practice
Replies: 20
Views: 3298

Re: Rules for Vajrayana group practice

The protocols at Shambhala centers seem always to be changing, but my understanding is that they still have a group Vajrayana practice three times a month; on Guru Rinpoche day, when Mipham's "Shower of Blessings" tsok is held for those who have the lung , and on the evenings of the new and full moo...
by Silent Bob
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Choling Dorsem Short Daily Sadhana
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Choling Dorsem Short Daily Sadhana

Are you in the US? If so, the Gomde store, "Ratna Shop", always has it in stock. However, they don't fill mail orders when the place is essentially closed down for the winter. If the text you are trying to find is the Sangtik Dorsem , Chokgyur Linpa's terma, I could photocopy my own and mail it to y...
by Silent Bob
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Quote from Garchen Rinpoche on blessings
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Quote from Garchen Rinpoche on blessings

As Kalu Rinpoche said many times, "compassion is the highest siddhi".
by Silent Bob
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Entry into gcod
Replies: 31
Views: 9086

Re: Entry into gcod

Michael--In answer to your question, I've had the Lujin empowerment four times from three different lineage holders, as recently as last week and I've yet to hear any requirement that one do 108 charnel ground practice. My impression is that "Opening the Sky Door" and the lung are the minimum needed...
by Silent Bob
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Regarding Chinese spies
Replies: 66
Views: 9798

Re: Regarding Chinese spies

Reading this thread, my heart goes out to the hapless, low-on-the-food chain Chinese intel operative who is tasked with monitoring Dharma Wheel for anything of potential significance. I had a comparable job combing through and "gisting" transcripts of Radio Peking and Radio Pyongyang broadcasts duri...
by Silent Bob
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa books
Replies: 9
Views: 2993

Re: Chogyam Trungpa books

"Cutting Through" was a real wake-up call when it first appeared, a game-changer for me and a lot of other people. "Myth of Freedom" and "Journey Without Goal" are also quite good, but the impact and influence of "Cutting Through" were profound and it's a sensible place to begin.

Chris
by Silent Bob
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Suggestions where to buy quality prayer flags?
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Suggestions where to buy quality prayer flags?

Check with Tim Clark At "Radiant Heart". He's been selling prayer flags and practicing for a very long time. I only buy from him and while his flags will eventually wear out like anything else, they last a really long time. http://www.prayerflags.com/

Chris
by Silent Bob
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Michael Conklin?
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Lama Michael Conklin?

Having practiced in the Kagyu tradition for 40+ years and having a highly developed BS detector after a few disappointments, if I lived in or near Portland I wouldn't hesitate to visit KCC and feel if the vibe was a good fit for me. Michael Conklin's teaching credentials are impeccable and he's comp...
by Silent Bob
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Crystal Cave" Revised and Reprinted
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: "Crystal Cave" Revised and Reprinted

Pero wrote:Looks great, but are you sure this was Crystal Cave? Wasn't there something by Longchenpa in it?
It is in fact CC. Erik said that he made a few changes in the content so it could be offered without restriction.

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