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by Adamantine
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 17741

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I find it troubling that instead of answering a number of (still unanswered and unaddressed) issues and questions raised by members here in this and related threads, Pema Khandro / Kali Ma’s students (or her sockpuppets) instead resort to intensively petitioning and pressuring the staff here to eli...
by Adamantine
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 17741

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I find it troubling that instead of answering a number of (still unanswered and unaddressed) issues and questions raised by members here in this and related threads, Pema Khandro / Kali Ma’s students (or her sockpuppets) instead resort to intensively petitioning and pressuring the staff here to elim...
by Adamantine
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 15371

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

That is your prerogative. I met Dilgo Khyenste R. and have great respect for his memory. But I knew Akong R. over many decades and learned to trust him implicitly. But in the end we are talking about events of long ago and people who are dead. I was proffering a possible explanation for the Shambal...
by Adamantine
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 15371

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

That is your prerogative. I met Dilgo Khyenste R. and have great respect for his memory. But I knew Akong R. over many decades and learned to trust him implicitly. But in the end we are talking about events of long ago and people who are dead. I was proffering a possible explanation for the Shambal...
by Adamantine
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

Great tips, much appreciated. Oh also, there are two authentic variations of melodies at the least with the medium length Troma Tsok, and this may also apply to the concise feast and the other feasts: The “upper tradition” or Dudjom Troluk, most well known among the diaspora in the Namkha Khyung Dz...
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

I’d like to add that two Dudjom lineage holders living in the West who are accessible and have the full capacity for sharing these transmissions and melodies that I am aware of are Khandro Kunzang Dechen Chodron based in the USA and Lama Tenzin Samphel based in France.
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

I’d agree that if you’re interested in the Dudjom Troma cycle it’s important to find a qualified Lama and ask them. This is sound advise, all around in Vajrayana. Different Lamas will have different styles of transmission. Incisive observation, which prevents a lot of confusion. Generally there are...
by Adamantine
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2538

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

I’d agree that if you’re interested in the Dudjom Troma cycle it’s important to find a qualified Lama and ask them. Different Lamas will have different styles of transmission. Generally there are more public group practices where one might pick up the melodies in that context, and more restricted on...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Longing Melody of Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 598

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: 15371

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: 15371

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: 15371

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: 15371

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: 10286

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: 10286

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: 26
Views: 2914

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: 5629

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: 26
Views: 2914

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: 26
Views: 2914

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: 1485

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...

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