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by dakini_boi
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body
Replies: 53
Views: 9041

Re: Rainbow body

deepbluehum wrote: Yogini tantras also have the result of rainbow body leaving onl hair and nails, and great transference.
Great post, deepbluehum. How do the methods for rainbow body in the Yogini tantras differ from in Dzogchen?
by dakini_boi
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma etiquette – the little things
Replies: 33
Views: 4169

Re: Dharma etiquette – the little things

Punya wrote:offering the Vajrayana master something meant for him personally (it was something naturopathic as I was worried about his health)
what a wonderful offering, nothing wrong with that at all
by dakini_boi
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Telekinesis
Replies: 14
Views: 2175

Re: Telekinesis

Sure, why not?
by dakini_boi
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Possible Nyingma Kama Wangs
Replies: 85
Views: 12731

Re: Possible Nyingma Kama Wangs

I would appreciate it if someone could please clearly explain the difference between the classification of outer, inner, secret and most secret, as related in terma cycles There may be some correspondence between these classifications and the four types of activity. If you look at the lamas and dak...
by dakini_boi
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Asking for your prayers and support
Replies: 14
Views: 2880

Re: Asking for your prayers and support

:namaste: my prayers are with you
by dakini_boi
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: the social squeeze, e.g. saying grace
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: the social squeeze, e.g. saying grace

Is there a Buddhist way of meeting social situations such as being called upon to say grace? Is there a non-denominational blessing that a Buddhist could use that would be appropriate to the occasion and at the same time honor the Dharma? "We acknowledge all the inconceivable circumstances that wer...
by dakini_boi
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: when asked for ... "evidence" ... ideas, please ?
Replies: 117
Views: 14107

Re: when asked for ... "evidence" ... ideas, please ?

When having these kinds of discussions with non-Buddhists (especially materialists), it's usually better to keep your argument more weighted towards impermanence and emptiness, or you can get yourself into trouble. Impermanence is self-evident to any intelligent person, and emptiness can be proven l...
by dakini_boi
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Baby name: tenzin
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Baby name: tenzin

Tenzin's a great name. Why not? I consider myself Buddhist, and I personally wouldn't be offended.
by dakini_boi
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Question: Amitabha Empowerment and Teachings
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Dharma Question: Amitabha Empowerment and Teachings

Ayang Rinpoche offers the 10-level Amitabha teaching from the Namchoe tradition. I've been told that Ayang Rinpoche's courses are very unique in their depth and detail. He is most known for his phowa teachings. The next phowa course is in LA, starting Dec 2, and the next 10-level Amitabha is in Hous...
by dakini_boi
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I attended a Phowa empowerment and teaching
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: I attended a Phowa empowerment and teaching

Yes, silk is quite a lovely material. But unfortunately, it is made by boiling living silk worms before they have hatched into moths. So I have always found it disconcerting that it is so highly valued in Tibetan Buddhist culture. I like to imagine that the silk garments of the Sambhogakaya are made...
by dakini_boi
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Dzambala card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: White Dzambala card?

Hey Ngodrup, What I do is google image search, save it to a flash drive, and take it to fed-ex office (formally Kinko's) to print it in their photo machine. Or you could have them print it on card stock. But I think the photos look great. I try to specify for large or medium images, so it prints in ...
by dakini_boi
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can I choose an enlightentened deity as a protector?
Replies: 37
Views: 6957

Re: Can I choose an enlightentened deity as a protector?

Yes, you can take any enlightened being as your protector. All Buddhas embody all the qualities of Buddhahood, and that would include protection from fear. I believe you can recite Manjushri's mantra without empowerment or lung. Vajrapani, I am not sure. Both are featured in Mahayana sutras, which y...
by dakini_boi
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: trying on different outfits
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: trying on different outfits

it seems like the right decision intuitively looks like you answered your own question, trust yourself In addition, I am unclear as to whether I should formally "leave" the place I was sitting, I have not been active there for some time, but I'm not sure whether formally saying goodbye would be ins...
by dakini_boi
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Altar in Bedroom
Replies: 50
Views: 9262

Re: Altar in Bedroom

I offer whatever joy may occur in the bedroom to all the Buddhas and Bodshisattvas of the three times. All tantric yogis have their shrine in their retreat cabin or room as well, because you have to have your own shrine for Mahayoga practices. Yudron, does the rule against sexual activity in front ...
by dakini_boi
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: Empowerments

If the empowerments reveals what is already present within us, why the need to get all these different empowerments? And if the yidams themselves share the same nature why do we need to get seperate empowerments for different practices? It seems that any empowerment would allow us to practice a num...
by dakini_boi
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Morning and Evening Mantras or Prayers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Re: Morning and Evening Mantras or Prayers?

Praises of the 21 Taras
by dakini_boi
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: On Keeping the Samaya of the 10th & 25th
Replies: 39
Views: 5785

Re: On Keeping the Samaya of the 10th & 25th

For all those interested for the exact dates cf here http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=1349&start=60&hilit=calender" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for a free electronic tibetan calender download kindly supplied by kirtu and a small pocket calender for 2012 that I slapped t...
by dakini_boi
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: On Keeping the Samaya of the 10th & 25th
Replies: 39
Views: 5785

Re: On Keeping the Samaya of the 10th & 25th

OK, I must be missing something out here... How can there be an astrological reason for fretting over the 10th and 25th? Did Guru Rinpoche rely on the Gregorian calendar in the astrological system he used? Best, Jens It's the 10th and 25th of the lunar month, Jens. The quarter and 3/4 moon. actuall...
by dakini_boi
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Hurricane Sandy: Message from Lama Tharchin Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Hurricane Sandy: Message from Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

In Rinpoche’s words: “We are truly taking Hurricane Sandy seriously at Pema Osel Ling and I am requesting everyone to pray with us. If we all make the same prayers together, wherever we are, then they will have more power. Please do the following practices whenever you can during this time --- Sa Ch...
by dakini_boi
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: On Keeping the Samaya of the 10th & 25th
Replies: 39
Views: 5785

Re: On Keeping the Samaya of the 10th & 25th

Further, does anyone know the astrological reason for doing tshog on these two days of the lunar month? I'm sure I have been told, but my aging memory is pretty much Swiss cheese these days. I would also like to know this. Just a guess, it could have to do with the angle between the moon and sun on...

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