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by Adamantine
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Longing Melody of Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: The Longing Melody of Faith

Sorry for the typos. It was a struggle with autocorrect on the phone. I was subdued by my own ignorance. I am always curious where these texts come from. If they're part of a larger collection, written for a particular purpose, used in a particular context. I don’t know about this particular text, ...
by Adamantine
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11388

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

He was CTR's eldest son, that's why he got the job. Well Tagi wouldn’t have been able to do it. And Gesar clearly wouldn’t want to do it. So Osel Mukpo was really the only option in the family line, in a patriarchal lineage. I wonder how things may have unfolded if Diana had been empowered to take ...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11388

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Firstly, Nemo, I think that’s an odd conspiracy theory. As far as my understanding of history.. I’m sure if I’m wrong I’ll be corrected: Trungpa had married 7 different, mostly young women by that time. Diane’s “affair” with the doctor had already produced a son, whom CTR was happy to raise as his o...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11388

Re: Diane Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

i am not educated about all this Trungpa/Shambala thing, so why does it sound like shambala teachings and Dharma teachings are different? Shambhala in this context refers to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s terma revelation, teachings and path that was specifically designed to be somewhat secular, or at ...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11388

Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

The following is an open letter from Lady Diana Mukpo to the Shambhala community: February 19, 2019 Dear Members of the Shambhala Community, I write to you today with a very heavy heart. This is an incredibly painful time for all of us. However, in many ways, I feel that the situation we find oursel...
by Adamantine
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 6395

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

If I remember correctly, Malcolm mentioned that Düdjom's Tröma Nakmo incldes Thögal... This would explain that... There is a Togal commentary connected with the Kandro Tuktik of Dujom Lingpa. It's been translated multiple times. Maybe published also in one of Alan Wallace's books but I haven't real...
by Adamantine
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 6395

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

If I remember correctly, Malcolm mentioned that Düdjom's Tröma Nakmo incldes Thögal... This would explain that... There is a Togal commentary connected with the Kandro Tuktik of Dujom Lingpa. It's been translated multiple times. Maybe published also in one of Alan Wallace's books but I haven't real...
by Adamantine
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

I forgot to mention that a high Gelugpa Tulku, Rato Khyongla Rinpoche, started living in NYC in 1968. He used to visit the Tibetan antique shop in the Village I managed for my Teacher's wife. However, as far as a I know, He didn't start teaching publicly in the U.S. before 1975. At the time I knew ...
by Adamantine
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 3947

Re: Dharma Ending Age

Because some people make it up as they go along according to what they think is right. Like I wrote above, some people fetishize their mind. Being unenlightened, that just keeps things going round in circles. One of the side effects is that they come up with reformed canons. Its all comical if it d...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

The first TB Teacher I know of in the U.S. teaching Westerners was Geshe Wangyal in Freehold, New Jersey at the Kalmuk temple there. He was the first Teacher of a number of now-famous Teachers, such as Robert Thurman. Geshe Wangyal, a Mongolian Gelukpa Geshe sent to the U.S. by H.H. the Dalai Lama,...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

Like the third Jamgön Kongtrül explained to Trungpa's students, "You shouldn't imitate or judge the behavior of your teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, unless you can imitate his mind." If only instead of Trungpa the first famous lama teaching in the US had been a very strict disciplinarian, very o...
by Adamantine
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

Prob best to accumulate a vast number like 10 million, with deep devotion and then you’ll know you’ve likely developed some actual mantra power. Also, read this book, it is about using the Mani mantra as the basis of a full path, it should help: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0097D7E78/ref=dp-kindle-red...
by Adamantine
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 23
Views: 2708

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Nemo wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:11 am
I suggest you do more reading at PubMed and less on neocon troll sites.

:rolling:
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru
Replies: 54
Views: 4752

Re: Chod Damaru vs standard Damaru

I'm so horrible with the bell and damaru :lol: Separately I can keep a ok rhythm but soon as I try both... That’s totally normal for a beginner. If you just practice, practice, and practice some more.. then you’ll get the hang of it. Then it will eventually become totally effortless. Once that happ...
by Adamantine
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

Generally Sang is a morning practice, before noon. Sur is an afternoon and evening practice... there’s many kinds of sang practices and many kinds of sur too. Re: Riwo sang Chö, I’ve only witnessed one of my Lamas doing it in the evening, and I didn’t get a chance to ask them about it.
by Adamantine
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 6395

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

Even the Sakya Khon tradition of Phurbha have such instructions. /magnus To be fair, you make it sound Sakya however it’s a Nyingma Kama Vajrakilaya practice that the Khon family kept preserved, not a Sarma practice.. so it makes sense that it’d follow the same trends as other Nyingma Mahayoga sadh...
by Adamantine
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 59
Views: 6395

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

In the Nyingma there are a number of terma practice cycles which combine Maha Anu and Ati yogas, which both build from the realization or adepthood of Mahayoga to higher capacity for accomplishment in Anuyoga, and so forth with Anu to Ati. At the same time, the Ati yoga view generally informs Mahayo...
by Adamantine
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Namchak Pudri
Replies: 16
Views: 1799

Re: Dudjom Namchak Pudri

Bruce wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Adamantine wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Bruce wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:47 pm


Thanks. This one I already got. I mean the extensive one which includes the fully practice mannual ,l, longlife ect.
You’re asking about the Tsok text? Or a longer daily practice?
The more extensive text than just daily practice.
So is it the Tsok offering text?
by Adamantine
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Namchak Pudri
Replies: 16
Views: 1799

Re: Dudjom Namchak Pudri

Where can you obtain a English copy? I have been helping one of my Lama to translate some dudjom text from english to Chinese. I am also currently looking for a english copy of Namchak Puri. Thank you The gun khyer? http://vimalatreasures.org/Downloads/Kilaya_Daily_Practice.pdf Thanks. This one I a...
by Adamantine
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

https://www.berotsana.org/collections/troma-publications/products/troma-nagmo-ngondro-phowa-practice-text You don't say why you mention this. I think they were probably just replying to the OP, who asked about it. :P It is the arrangement I was talking about when I said: And then, there is a "Tröma...

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