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by dakini_boi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: SN Goenka retreats
Replies: 36
Views: 7529

Re: SN Goenka retreats

I am now a Vajrayana practitioner - but my very first meditation retreat was a Goenka 10-day. Honestly, it was among the most transformative retreats I have been on. The only reason I haven't gone back is because they make it clear that if you have already made up your mind to follow a different pat...
by dakini_boi
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 17054

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

Bj Lhundrup wrote: As for this man 'Antonio Terrone' he and his wife are GREAT scholars, and true benefactors of our precious Ngagyur Nyingma. Both their Thesis should be read by all Nyingma practitioners and Sarah's by all women and Dudjom practitioners!!!
Where can these theses be found?
by dakini_boi
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kurukulla, Lotus Dakini
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Re: Kurukulla, Lotus Dakini

To find out about practice commitments, you will probably have to contact the lama to ask. Or contact the center, and have them ask.
by dakini_boi
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Problems with compassion meditation
Replies: 12
Views: 1775

Re: Problems with compassion meditation

Recently i decided to go back to my compassion meditation because if thought it might help with some attachment problems that i was having. I find out that its getting kind of hard generating compassion although my shine is stronger than before. Before de compassion feel was very strong and now is ...
by dakini_boi
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Aesthetics and Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 3942

Re: Aesthetics and Buddhism

What is the role of aesthetics and beauty in Buddhism? Does it have a role or is beauty simply part of samsara, something to be detached from and done away with? Aesthetics are important in Mahayana, and particularly in Vajrayana. Since beings are generally drawn to what they find beautiful, aesthe...
by dakini_boi
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Yoga
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Yoga

Thank you all for your input. Yes, I'm sure there must be several guru yogas of YT. . . I'm surprised they are not more widely known.
by dakini_boi
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Yoga
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Yoga

Anyone know of a Yeshe Tsogyal guru yoga practice? (i.e. receiving blessings/empowerments from the guru as Yeshe Tsogyal)
by dakini_boi
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lama Jigme Dakini Empowerments...blessing or for practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: Lama Jigme Dakini Empowerments...blessing or for practic

Thanks, Shemmy, I am interested. Did you happen to ask whether or not there would be a practice commitment for any of the practices?
by dakini_boi
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my Dad
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: Please pray for my Dad

you got it. :anjali:
by dakini_boi
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on visualizations
Replies: 25
Views: 3005

Re: Questions on visualizations

I am looking for pointers of how to further develop the ability to visualize in general. I think it's helpful to pick one aspect of the visualization and focus on it for some time. For example, an implement in a deity's hand. And do not think that the visualization is not complete if done that way,...
by dakini_boi
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 37 point mandala symbolism
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: 37 point mandala symbolism

Thank you, Konchog. However this isn't quite what I was looking for, I am interested in the specific symbolic meaning of each element of the mandala.
by dakini_boi
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 37 point mandala symbolism
Replies: 3
Views: 712

37 point mandala symbolism

According to WOMPT, each element on the 37-point mandala has several levels of meaning, corresponding to different levels of practice. This symbolism is not described in the text, instead the reader is referred to Jigme Lingpa's Detailed Commentary on the Condensed Meaning (dgongs 'dus rnam bshad). ...
by dakini_boi
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Restarting Practice
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Restarting Practice

I have had to restart practice many times because of bouts of depression and malaise. Sometimes I really can't do it and sometimes it is just an excuse. Any advice or words of encouragement? Even if you can only do one small positive thing (like sweep up dust from a tiny corner of the room), do it ...
by dakini_boi
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising
Replies: 73
Views: 8769

Re: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

Well, Jainarayan, looks like you answered your own question. Embrace Avalokitesvara, chant Om Mani Padme Hum if that seems to resonate more. You don't need any transmission to chant om mani padme hum, or to visualize Avalokitesvara in front of yourself or above your head. Thanks. I've seen it aroun...
by dakini_boi
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a respectful skeptic practice sutrayana-only?
Replies: 30
Views: 4751

Re: Can a respectful skeptic practice sutrayana-only?

Is there a place for someone who says "Whether or not he is someone's reincarnation doesn't matter, this Rinpoche is wise and I will learn from him what I can" to practice sutrayana-only, or is belief in reincarnation/tulkus and Vajrayana practice necessary for this path? Yes, go for it. How wonder...
by dakini_boi
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising
Replies: 73
Views: 8769

Re: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

Well, Jainarayan, looks like you answered your own question. Embrace Avalokitesvara, chant Om Mani Padme Hum if that seems to resonate more. Self visualisation as any deity requires empowerment. :oops: Sadhanas, unless they are Sutra, require a ritual reading. I don't think I understand that. As a m...
by dakini_boi
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The significance of empowerments
Replies: 34
Views: 4067

Re: The significance of empowerments

So perhaps what may look to some as a questionable practice, like offering empowerments to students that appear not to really 'get' what taking an empowerment means in the fullest sense, may actually be an application of skillful means towards leading those students closer to the Dharma, or creatin...
by dakini_boi
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The significance of empowerments
Replies: 34
Views: 4067

Re: The significance of empowerments

Garchen Rinpoche, who gives empowerments through webcast, says that when you generate bodhicitta, that is the empowerment.
by dakini_boi
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rejecting an Offering
Replies: 27
Views: 3479

Re: Rejecting an Offering

Receive the gift into your hand,and acknowledge that you have received it. That completes the act for the giver. Then you get to perform an act of generosity. You may, for example, say "I wish to make an offering of this very precious object I have to you." Then you give back the very same item, sa...

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