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by Stewart
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ladrup Thigle Gyatsen
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Ladrup Thigle Gyatsen

http://www.tibetantreasures.com/Empower ... achen.html

Who did you receive the empowerment from?

Best wishes
by Stewart
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: can buddhist smoke anerican spirit organic ciggeretes
Replies: 68
Views: 9401

Re: can buddhist smoke anerican spirit organic ciggeretes

Smoke inhalation pollutes and corrupts your channels, it is better to avoid smoking if one is serious about practice. The Nyingmapas say this. I know plenty of Nyingma lamas that drink, but they don't smoke. They don't see it an intoxicant, but of messing with their yogic practices. It's a pretty b...
by Stewart
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Samye Ling retreatants finish latest 3yr retreat
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: Samye Ling retreatants finish latest 3yr retreat

Just noticed this thread again...the extra time in the 4 years at Samye Ling is made up of Namcho Amitabha and Konchog Chidu... They don't do Hevajra or Kalachakra... The overall programme was set by Akong Rinpoche...Khenpo Lhabu just follows that.
by Stewart
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?
Replies: 92
Views: 9796

Re: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?

I am personally of the opinion that Dzogchen has been over-marketed here in the West. That's true. And even worse it is marketed as just another meditation technique. Just look at the latest cover of Shambhala Sun: http://www.shambhalasun.com/images/stories//AAAinteriorgrafixKEEP/2014-07-cover-lg.j...
by Stewart
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 148
Views: 21659

Re: Pema Khandro?

Another 'endorsement' by Gyaldak Rinpoche: http://www.creationofanewdawn.com/about-us
by Stewart
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 148
Views: 21659

Re: Pema Khandro?

In Gyaldak R's bio it mentions Mingyur Rinpoche, who is my Guru and also in retreat...my close friend lived at Sherab Ling for many years and served as MR's secretary... So I'll put out a few enquiries. Interesting that he cites Mingyur and Chatral Rinpoches... Two Lamas virtually impossible to ask ...
by Stewart
Sat May 31, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Is Karma Pakshi an open or closed practice? HHK in Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 2600

Re: Is Karma Pakshi an open or closed practice? HHK in Berli

Hi JK...I'll pm you later....but basically it's usually done after Ngondro...or with permission ... It's a relatively complicated and detailed Guru Yoga...so instruction is essential....although I've heard of someone doing a short version, it wasn't really part of the actual sadhana....I can help yo...
by Stewart
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)

Hi Simon,

Yes, agreed.... Lama Zangmo makes no grand claims, she's also Danish, so technically not British either!. You know as well as anyone how news pieces can be distorted in edit.

Best wishes,
by Stewart
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)

They also make the false claim that she's "the UK's first Buddhist Lama". Why should we assume that they represent her statements correctly? Well it depends on what you mean by 'Lama'....I'd say she's most likely the first female Lama in the UK, she was officially given the title by Akong Rinpoche ...
by Stewart
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)

By the way, I believe that Nagas may be some kind of real entity. Also, Loch Ness monster may be real too (maybe a kind of unknow animal...but most probably a business idea to atract tourists). What I dont understand is why would a buddhist lama say that a physical monster is a spiritual being and ...
by Stewart
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)

Hi simon...thanks for your reply.

Tbh I think it was meant to be a 'lighthearted' piece.

Hope you're well.
by Stewart
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)
Replies: 26
Views: 1560

Re: Lama says Loch Ness is a Naga (??!)

Right first off, this is an 'inspirational' piece that appeared on the Scottish news, you know the little 'in other news story' that appears at the end? really it was to mark the fact that Lama Zangmo had started teaching in the Highlands. LZ never actually stated that 'Nessie' was a Naga, she just ...
by Stewart
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rechungpa Empowerment
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Rechungpa Empowerment

It seems to be part of the Karma Pakshi Guru Yoga, but for some reason, it's been 'broken down' into parts and individual empwerments are being given. In the KPGY mandala, Rechungpa is included and his is the Vajrapani mantra, he is considered an emanation of Vajrapani, as is Yongey Mingyur Dorje, t...
by Stewart
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Excuses for eating meat inside Buddhism & outside Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Excuses for eating meat inside Buddhism & outside Buddhi

There is already a huge thread on this subject; I suggest you read over it. Some Buddhists eat meat, some don't, and the ones that don't usually have a big problem about the ones who do... is about the long and short of it. Many great masters of the past and present ate/eat meat, many didn't...so it...
by Stewart
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: New Ngondro book from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: New Ngondro book from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

I'm pretty sure it will be compiled from Rinpoche's teachings before he went into retreat... Most Lama's have very little to do with the final layout of their books...they provide the raw materials, editors do the rest...my friend was involved in editing Rinpoche's first two books...and I was fortun...
by Stewart
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: New Ngondro book from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: New Ngondro book from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Yes, should be later this year...assuming he stick to the 3 years etc.

Also Tsoknyi Rinpoche told me 'it wouldn't be long' until MR returned...that was last September.

I personally can't wait to see him :)
by Stewart
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?
Replies: 149
Views: 8387

Re: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?

Hi Malcolm, So just to put it in simple terms, (lets pretend I’m thick for a minute :smile: ) 1. Do you believe Mennagde Dzogchen as we know it: Rushan, Trekcho, Togal etc was ever practiced at all, in any form , in India? 2. Or, do you hold that Semde and Longde have roots in India and came to Tibe...
by Stewart
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Scheduled to Visit Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: Karmapa Scheduled to Visit Europe

Yes, I think Cones right.
by Stewart
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ole Nydahi and Trungpa rinpoche
Replies: 81
Views: 15828

Re: Ole Nydahi and Trungpa rinpoche

I know for a fact that Chogye Trichen was instrumental in KTT's recognition. Fine, can't argue with that...but from my pov, I have trust in Situ Rinpoche, I have received teachings, empowerments and advice from him over the years...I believe him to be an awakened master...but I can accept others ha...

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