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by Malcolm
Sat May 07, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4687

Re: Pure Lands

The teachings of Guru Rinpoche say that this world is the pure land of Buddha Shakyamuni. Well, this is not Guru Rinpoche's teaching, this is standard. Basically, the term is buddhakṣetra, buddhafield. The Sāhā universe is Shakyamuni's buddhakṣetra or zhing khams. Zhing khams is mistranslated as "p...
by Malcolm
Sat May 07, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: CNN teaching Changchub Dorje's Medicine Terma
Replies: 13
Views: 2049

Re: CNN teaching Changchub Dorje's Medicine Terma

Wonderful! And a question to those who have attended; on the last day during lung, there were several last minute lung additions, one was for Orgyen Menla and Medicine Buddha, and one I wasn't sure seems to be for Sangye Seychig Gyud, can anyone confirm please? it was the sras gcig pu rgyud tantra ...
by Malcolm
Sat May 07, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen with or without ngondro?
Replies: 134
Views: 13022

Re: Dzogchen with or without ngondro?

Pero wrote:
This is something I haven't quite understood. Is it that upon completion of a major deity retreat one can give lungs of any kind? Or is it just of that deity?

Lungs of any kind that you have received.
by Malcolm
Sat May 07, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen with or without ngondro?
Replies: 134
Views: 13022

Re: Dzogchen with or without ngondro?

Believe it or not, in the Drikung Kagyu tradition, there is pointing out and the "ngondro" come after as a way to fully recognize it, particularly guru yoga, vajrasattva and mandala. Here the practice is to be in the state of mahamudra while you do these practices and one's mind becomes much more v...
by Malcolm
Sat May 07, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen with or without ngondro?
Replies: 134
Views: 13022

Re: Dzogchen with or without ngondro?

I have always been curious as to why some masters require ngondro prior to Dzogchen teachings/pointing out and others do not. One of my old masters from many years ago required it, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. During that time though after reading Master Namkhai Norbu's books it appeared that he did not...
by Malcolm
Fri May 06, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 50
Views: 6809

Re: Ordination

Caz wrote: So you move on and learn, I know some saw E-sangha as Iron fist policies and Buddhism. :guns:

The interesting thing was all the bizarre fantasies and projections that some people engaged in about our motivations for doing this or that.
by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 50
Views: 6809

Re: Ordination

Andreas Ludwig wrote:
but it didn't work in the end.
The policies and standards didn't work?.

They created, unintentionally, many enemies.
by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: dumb question
Replies: 59
Views: 3601

Re: dumb question

So perhaps we will just disolve rupakaya forms with only the Dharmakaya left. Last person to leave the Pure Lands - please turn off the lights! Kirt But this is where logic was breaking down for me. . . my understanding is that there can be no dharmakaya without rupakaya. . . i.e. the kayas are ins...
by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Swelling
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Swelling

Hi Namdrol and anyone else who is interested in what our resident doctor has to say about it. I recently had a couple of operations to repair my knee. The meniscus was badly torn and my ACL had to be completely replaced. The most recent operation was about a month ago and recovery is going well. I ...
by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Eastern Music Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 4599

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by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

Tashi delek, :) Yes like Namdrol wrote, we will get a hard time with the import of herbs / precious pills / TCM patent pills here in the Netherlands c.q. Europe. Further can these TCM pills be stored for about 3 - 5 years. I import my medicine normally out of China ( patent pills) and can help my p...
by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

Good afternoon Namdrol, I posted this yesterday, but think it got lost in the thread, would be interested and appreciative of your advice and opinion. "Thanks again N, What's your opinion of the Men Tsee Khang precious pills? Can you recommend any other authentic source? Dr Dhonden did warn me agai...
by Malcolm
Thu May 05, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

kirtu wrote:
Namdrol wrote:it's a joke adapted from the stoner movie "Dude, Where's My Car?".
No, I mean why do the sadhus smoke marijuana or whatever they smoke?

Kirt
because they think Siva was a stoner too. It is their creation stage.
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

kirtu wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
Huseng wrote:What do you think of those sadhus in India who smoke weed?
"Dude, where's my chillum..."
What is that all about?

Kirt

it's a joke adapted from the stoner movie "Dude, Where's My Car?".
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Interest in EA Buddhism
Replies: 96
Views: 12678

Re: Tibetan Interest in EA Buddhism

Hashang went on to Dunhuang where he had a successful teaching career and wrote an alternate account of the debate. Also Nubchen Sangye Yeshe and the Padma Khatang report the opposite, namely that Hashang won and was expelled because of politics. Namkhai Nyingpo was supposed to have also been a Cha...
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

Dear Namdrol, I am aware of the view of tobacco, but what is the TM opinion of Marijuana? Both recreational and medical uses? Herb does not have many medical uses in TM -- and it is very bad for meditation. Stoners can't meditate well since herb messes with short term memory. If one is a stoner, an...
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

Thanks N, very interesting. On a side note, do you mind if I ask you a question please? Dr Dhonden and Akong Rinpoche advised me to take Rinchen Ratna Samphel pills, along with my other medicines, about once or twice per month. So I got a large stock from Men Tsee Khang in Dharamsala. I take these ...
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 21352

Re: Smoking tobacco

Dear Namdrol, I am aware of the view of tobacco, but what is the TM opinion of Marijuana? Both recreational and medical uses? Herb does not have many medical uses in TM -- and it is very bad for meditation. Stoners can't meditate well since herb messes with short term memory. If one is a stoner, an...
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5577
Views: 490857

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

And even better, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu really is an awakened master. Dear Namdrol, I remember you wrote on E-sangha that although in general you are sceptical about tulku system you think that Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche really is a tulku of Adzom Drukpa. I never had a chance to ask what make you think ...
by Malcolm
Wed May 04, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5577
Views: 490857

Re: Lust or compassion? How do we know?

Nangwa wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
And even better, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu really is an awakened master.
No doubt.
I want to be just like him when I grow up.

I guess this is a little off topic.

We need a thread, fanboys for ChNN.

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