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by shanehanner
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Klesha Transmutation in Vajrayana
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Klesha Transmutation in Vajrayana

Are there any teachings available on how to transmute kleshas in a Vajrayana context? Doing a quick search online I found this Quote..According to Tenga Rinpoche on the teaching of the 5 Nails of Naropa: "In order of beings able to use Klehas/ distorbing emotions on the path, as a basis you need to ...
by shanehanner
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moving beyond fear.
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: Moving beyond fear.

whom is born into hell realms?
by shanehanner
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Pointing-Out Instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Dzogchen Pointing-Out Instructions

In the Dzogchen tradition, are pointing out instructions given at a certain point in the students progress or is it more of an empowerment type of ceremony?


Also, what teachers today are considered qualified Dzogchen teachers? Specifically, those that are accessible to westerners.
by shanehanner
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Cosmology- how many worlds/beings are there?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Buddhist Cosmology- how many worlds/beings are there?

BrianG wrote:This is the best reference I've found -

Myriad Worlds
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This is great, reading now!
by shanehanner
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Cosmology- how many worlds/beings are there?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Buddhist Cosmology- how many worlds/beings are there?

The present view of the cosmos held by many in the scientific community is that of a universe composed of multiple realities and dimensions. It has been said that beings could exist in others universes so foreign to any concept we have of intelligent life that they would be utterly unrecognizable. D...
by shanehanner
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo
Replies: 103
Views: 14103

Re: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo

This is a reply to Kunga Lhadzom, I too have had a spontaneous kundalini experience. At the time i wasnt even meditating, had not sought the experience and had no ideas about it whatsoever. Strangely enough though, when it happened i knew what it was instantly. AND I was immediately hosptialized. N...
by shanehanner
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 7 Chakras vs 5 in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

7 Chakras vs 5 in Tibetan Buddhism

Why are there five chakras in Tibetan Buddhism vs seven in most other traditions?
by shanehanner
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: ASMR and Tummo drop melting
Replies: 3
Views: 811

ASMR and Tummo drop melting

A friend of mine just introduced me to Autonomous sensory meridian response and as soon as I started reading what it was I realized I had been experiencing this phenomenon all my life but never really thought much of it, "its just a good feeling", I thought. I also never mentioned it to anybody, not...
by shanehanner
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best Explanation of the Literal Illusion of Reality
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Best Explanation of the Literal Illusion of Reality

Im not sure if Im not supposed to be posting anything from a non-Buddhist source, but Buddhism is inherently scientific. So I think this cognitive scientists explanation is worth hearing for people with difficulty in understanding what is meant by the "illusion" or "dream-like" nature of reality. I ...
by shanehanner
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: No, the external world is an illusion, right?
Replies: 41
Views: 4390

Re: No, the external world is an illusion, right?

We can look at modern science to see that the literal interpretation is correct. Most of this information has not even reached the mainstream of civilization but its become very clear. The external world exists entirely in your brain, all a bunch of electrical signals that are being interpreted as a...
by shanehanner
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantrism in India-what happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Re: Tantrism in India-what happened?

"Tantrism" (if you include Hindu tantrism) did flourish in India, at certain times and in certain places. But India is a huge place, and there is (or was in the old days) more cultural difference between a Punjabi, a Keralan, and an Assamese than between an Englishman, an Italian, and a Russian. No...
by shanehanner
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo
Replies: 103
Views: 14103

Re: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo

Even if one were to get tummo texts and commentaries in translation, the reality is that there is a huge oral tradition behind such practices that is not immediately self evident, and given the existence of the oral tradition, that itself is something that can't be vomited forth because it has to b...
by shanehanner
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Visualization Training
Replies: 36
Views: 3530

Re: Visualization Training

:good: Reading through what I see of this thread I'll throw in my 2 cents, though it's apparent some posts have been deleted. A few important points, in my opinion: 1. On visualization: As others have said, it's not like normal seeing, nor is it like having a special hallucination. It is closer to i...
by shanehanner
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo
Replies: 103
Views: 14103

Re: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo

Do a Google search on Hinduism escaping from samsara and what do you find? Hinduism describing samsara as a continuous cycle of birth and death that needs to be escaped from. If you don't believe Hinduism leads to the ultimate then maybe you can go to India and find a sadhu in a cave, meditating wi...
by shanehanner
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo
Replies: 103
Views: 14103

Re: Kundalini Yoga and Tummo

Its so discouraging when I hear dogma in Buddhism. So-called "right view" has not stopped countless yogis in India from reaching enlightenment, liberation is beyond views. How view can't stop people. This going to the top of one most delusional things-explanations on my list. If people practice pro...
by shanehanner
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantrism in India-what happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Tantrism in India-what happened?

Why has tantrism in India not flourished the way it has in Tibet? I read in A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya that it had received a negative connotation at a certain period in India. Is this still the case? Does this have anything to do with why it was brought ...
by shanehanner
Sun May 31, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Visualization Training
Replies: 36
Views: 3530

Re: Visualization Training

i was going to say something along the same lines as smcj. anothe example, if your a male, tell me you can't visualize a hot girl. right? just like the other post implied some of it is simply familiarization. I think Im starting to get your point. This is a helpful dialogue! ...I will say this, I h...
by shanehanner
Sun May 31, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Visualization Training
Replies: 36
Views: 3530

Re: Visualization Training

I have had great difficulty in producing visualizations during meditation and thought some of you may have experienced similiar obstacles and could share some advice. Years ago I was complaining to my teacher that I couldn't visualize. We had something along the lines of the following exchange: Stu...
by shanehanner
Sun May 31, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments
Replies: 9
Views: 1273

Re: Empowerments

Im reading from the Kindle versions so Im not sure which page, but its from the section of the book you mentioned was most beneficial to you.
by shanehanner
Sun May 31, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments
Replies: 9
Views: 1273

Re: Empowerments

Is it necessary to receive several different empowerments? What is the benefit? Why are there so many? I am particularly interested in the differences between the following: Wrathful Guru Rinpoche, VajraVidarana (Dorje Namjom), Achi Chokyi Drolma, and Amitabha empowerment. Hi Shane, do you have a g...

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