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by Stewart
Thu May 14, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Khandro?
Replies: 148
Views: 22424

Re: Pema Khandro?

In 'Gyaldak Rinpoches' bio it says he studied at Sherab Ling under Mingyur Rinpoche. As Mingyur Rinpoche is in retreat, I can't ask him at the moment... But I have asked a couple of friends who lived at Sherab Ling for many years...one, Mingyur Rinpoches attendant and translator...and the other a re...
by Stewart
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Nyingtik mandalas
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Nyingtik mandalas

Could you post or pm me the link to your eBay page? Thanks.
by Stewart
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Reiki
Replies: 60
Views: 11972

Re: Reiki

I remember someone asked Akong Rinpoche, who was also a Tibetan Doctor, about Reiki and it's benefits, as they were about to embark on a Reiki 'master' course. AR answer that it was 'about as beneficial as getting your haircut'. They didn't do the course.
by Stewart
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Two figures in Milarepa Thangka
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Two figures in Milarepa Thangka

Well, I've never seen Naropa in that posture...I'm sure its Padampa Sangye...this is how Indian skin colour is depicted in Thangkas, plus the posture typical of PS...plus he had a famous encounter with Milarepa.
by Stewart
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HH Karmapa coming to Stanford
Replies: 23
Views: 3217

Re: HH Karmapa coming to Stanford

Hi M,

HHGK is in NY on 13th of April giving a long-life Wang, I'm not sure of more details as yet.

S
by Stewart
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Two figures in Milarepa Thangka
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: Two figures in Milarepa Thangka

Ignoring the script, which is often wrong in Thangkas...I'm pretty sure the bottom centre is Rechungpa... The horn and hand to his ear the usual way he is depicted. The person in the cave is, I believe, Padampa Sangye...whom Milarepa met... Posture and also skin tone are typical of his usual appeara...
by Stewart
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Khamyigma text
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Khamyigma text

Hi Greg, You may have more success seeking out a text from the Hindu tradition. I am surprised that there isn't something already within Muay Thai if Hanuman is associated with it. The Sherab Ling text is specific to where Sherab Ling is situated. Also a lung would probably be required. Best wishes,...
by Stewart
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Khamyigma text
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Khamyigma text

You'll only get it at Sherab Ling Greg...as Tai Situpa wrote it for Hanuman, as a local deity in Himachal Pradesh. Its honestly like two lines or so long. Just a torma and a short line of praise. Kayigma are the protector prayers in the Kamtsang tradition, based round Mahakala Bernachen and his ento...
by Stewart
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tseringma and Yudronma -enlightened?
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Tseringma and Yudronma -enlightened?

As I said previously, Yudronma is a manifestation of Vajrayogini. My Gurus rely on her, so that's enough endorsement for me.
by Stewart
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tseringma and Yudronma -enlightened?
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Tseringma and Yudronma -enlightened?

Dorje Yudronma is an emanation of Vajravarahi, and linked to the Dzogchen teachings in general and more specifically to certain Terma cycles and lineages. Like Paul said, she is linked to Tsoknyi and Mingyur Rinpoche's family Lineage, and in their birthplace, Nubri in Nepal, Manaslu is a mountain as...
by Stewart
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ladrup Thigle Gyatsen
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

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: 9697

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: 1609

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: 10264

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: 22424

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: 22424

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: 2755

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: 1621

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: 1621

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 ...

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