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by ngodrup
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lay Vows
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: Lay Vows

Kirt: "However many people I see wearing the stripped zen are playing dress up instead of being even good practitioners." It is true. Many people look like practitioners but aren't and vice versa. Quite sadly so. I am reporting what my teachers have do and how I advise dharma friends who wish to wea...
by ngodrup
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lay Vows
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: Lay Vows

You become a Buddhist layperson. Period. No pre requisites. There is no specific gelug, nyingma, kagyu, etc. lay person. If you wish to take Bodhisattva vows you may, then you are a mahyayana Buddhist. There is such as thing as a robed genyen in some traditions. The gray or white skirt, uncut hair, ...
by ngodrup
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Chod in gelug buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 3283

Re: Chod in gelug buddhism

Not only does Lama Zopa practice Ganden Chod, as was mentoned, but he requested that Choden Rinpoche give the Wang in the 90's in California. And it was given by him. The Ganden chod, as far as i know, is esssentially Machig's chod. Remember that much of what is called Geugpa tradition has origins i...
by ngodrup
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: question on the types of blessing pills
Replies: 19
Views: 5622

Re: question on the types of blessing pills

What Pema said is true. I asked one of my own teachers while making dutsi men, Why it is said that this is "only" a nyingma thing. After all, other traditions have blessing pills, chenresig mantra pills, etc. The answer was, "its because the view, the ritual and substance standards are higher for do...
by ngodrup
Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: do you need empowement to practice vajrayana?
Replies: 14
Views: 2346

Re: do you need empowement to practice vajrayana?

Lam Rim is one model. Another is 9 vehicles. But in either case, you need to be prepared to do the discipline in front 'of you. And that is based on one or more disciplines. The root of disciple is discipline, master and student are interdependent. You can't have one without the other. If we could f...
by ngodrup
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & No Female Tibetan Rinpoches
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

Re: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & No Female Tibetan Rinpoches

Women are not treated well in Tibetan Buddhism? If you say that, I suspect you do not know the religion well. You may know culture, but not religion. Tulku Orgyen said: "What do you think the Ma in Lama Means?" According to Vajrayana, a woman is wisdom, it is easier for her to accomplish realization...
by ngodrup
Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & No Female Tibetan Rinpoches
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

Re: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & No Female Tibetan Rinpoches

It is certainly the case that the wife of Chatral Rinpoche teaches. And to quote her directly, "I do nothing without his command. You mention Khandro Rinpoche, so no need to add her. There's Jetsun kushok who teaches. THen there's Jetsun Ani Rinpoche, the sister of Adzom Palyo Rinpoche, also a tulku...
by ngodrup
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gelug Padmasambhava Practices
Replies: 29
Views: 8693

Re: Gelug Padmasambhava Practices

There is no problem. Tibetans widely consider Je Tsongkhapa to be an incarnation of Guru Rinpoche. If Nyingmapas and even Bonpos can study at Sera, Depung or Ganden (which they do) why can Ganden-pas not study at Mindrolling, Dzogchen or Namdrolling? Further, significant aspects of Gelug teaching ar...
by ngodrup
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse requests accumulation of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 18
Views: 4143

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse requests accumulation of Seven Line Pr

He says that he was trained as a Sakyapa.
He s responsible for Dzongsar, a Sakyapa monastery.
He is responsible for the termas of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
His other practices are Kagyu and Nyingma.
Of course, He's also part of a family lineage within the Nyingma.
by ngodrup
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Newbie Needs Some Guidance
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Tibetan Buddhist Newbie Needs Some Guidance

In addition to what is said above. You choose your teacher, not the lineage. But... you may also discover with self inquiry, that you may fit better with one style or another. Are you a Nyingma or Sarma kind of person. Should your teacher be a monastic or Lay- person? Maybe she or he should be a ful...
by ngodrup
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Steven Seagal
Replies: 38
Views: 8621

Re: Steven Seagal

Don't really know why this has come up again at this time. Here's what I know. Hollywood manufactures personalities. The person behind the celebrity is rarely anything like the that public persona. Not only was he recognized by H.H but he has the general support of Palyul monks at Namdrolling. They ...
by ngodrup
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 6 session guru yoga
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Re: 6 session guru yoga

There is a version, only four lines in length!
With such a small commitment, you could
recite it 12 times or more and more than
satisfy the promise. Relax into the practices
and prayers you enjoy.
by ngodrup
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 10113

Re: KANGLING

The genuine human femurs can have a very distinct
haunting sound that is very desirable in chod. Best
would be hair raising, even. it's nothing at all like
a trumpet or section of garden hose. ;)
by ngodrup
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a stone meditate?
Replies: 45
Views: 5571

Re: Can a stone meditate?

There is a story told, or is it a joke? Two Lamas were debating-- one a scholar, the other a yogi. The question which is more valuable this golden statue of the Buddha, or that puppy? The Scholar goes first. "Why any idiot knows that the Buddha is the supreme object, and further, this statue made of...
by ngodrup
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Dalai Lama Cancels US Visits
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Dalai Lama Cancels US Visits

HH wrote in his autobiography that he didn't get the chance to do
long retreat such as three years and expressed the aspiration to be able
to do so. Now that he is retired from his political role, he has a bit more
time. I hope he gets to spend months in retreat, at the least.
by ngodrup
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Making Tsa Tsa
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Making Tsa Tsa

Hydrostone is best, but it requires some guidance in its use for tsa tsa.
by ngodrup
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books
Replies: 202
Views: 24205

Re: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books

Similarly, with amply respect for the opinions of Loppon-la, I concur with Lama Pema here. What is missing in having many translations out is that the wang, lung and tri is not widespread. Our merit is good enough to hear of dharmas like dzogchen, but weak enough that we have wrong views about tantr...
by ngodrup
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Making Tsa Tsa
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Making Tsa Tsa

Not strictly required.
PM me on what you're trying to do.
by ngodrup
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Making Tsa Tsa
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

Re: Making Tsa Tsa

Yes.
by ngodrup
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drupchen/Drupchod
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Drupchen/Drupchod

In a Drupchen, there is mantra recitation occurring continuously, unbroken. In a Drupchen, tsog is offered 2x a day. In a Drupchen, there are masked cham or Lama dances as we call them representing the deities and their activity. In a Drupchen, there are jinseks-- fire pujas associated with the acti...

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