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by Mantrik
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854201

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

pawel wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:47 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:41 am
pawel wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:06 pm
You are doing it with sound off.
if you mean the webcast, the silent parts were when the mantra was being whispered under the breath.
No, it was silent right from the start and later the sound came back.
Ah sorry, yes it often happens, and not at the same time for everyone.
by Mantrik
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Excellent. Time to read through and become familiar with it . :)
Is this a form of Konchog Chidu ?
by Mantrik
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854201

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

pawel wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:06 pm
You are doing it with sound off.
if you mean the webcast, the silent parts were when the mantra was being whispered under the breath.
by Mantrik
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7170
Views: 854201

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

From an email: ''Dear all!! we are very pleased to announce our next webcast practices from Merigar and Dzamlingar for the next week: Monday, 9 March [from Merigar [gmt+1:00]] 18:00 Tun practice with recitation of the Mantra of Guru Tragphur Tuesday, 10 March [from Dzamlingar Gar [Gmt+0:00]] 17:00 T...
by Mantrik
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Decreased interest in Tantric practice
Replies: 78
Views: 10455

Re: Decreased interest in Tantric practice

It’s an interesting phenomenon which I have observed over the years. You might be correct about what drives it. There seem to be several motivations. One is to make contact with a particular Lama and lineage, with 'holy being' possibly being in the mix. Another is to enable a person to perform a pr...
by Mantrik
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 5826

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

Dear Sangha, This early morning we have been informed His Holines has postponed the visit to Europe and USA due to the coronavirus. We deeply regret this news. Shortly we will come back with more information. Thank you very much for your support and we apologize for the inconveniences. Lama Ödsel T...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

How odd getting clobbered for expressing concern for others. Why give advice here in this thread, or indeed on this forum if we need have no concern? The logic is: ' I am concerned enough to advise you it is not for you to be concerned'. Lol :) For the record and for those who don't read threads bef...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Yes, he has a very light touch. I'm not sure if he even insists on Refuge as a prerequisite. Every empowerment contains the refuge vow preliminary. True, but I've not seen that in publicity for those webcast events, and I know quite a few people latch onto them via Facebook etc. With open events th...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Guru Rinpoche Mantra Accumulation Retreat: March 13 – March 15, 2020 From March 13th – 15th, 2020, we will practice this powerful devotional sadhana to relieve the suffering of beings through elimination of self-grasping and generation of bodhichitta (the intent to benefit all sentient beings). And...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Not just Garchen Rinpoche's staff, but I do wish organisations would be clear about what is being organised. People can work out for themselves if they wish to have a relationship with Garchen Rinpoche, of course, and also about the webcast aspect, but I'm concerned that people should know more as ...
by Mantrik
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4439

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Not just Garchen Rinpoche's staff, but I do wish organisations would be clear about what is being organised. People can work out for themselves if they wish to have a relationship with Garchen Rinpoche, of course, and also about the webcast aspect, but I'm concerned that people should know more as a...
by Mantrik
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are Buddhist Deities?
Replies: 38
Views: 2552

Re: What are Buddhist Deities?

Here is a brief explanation of the Six Realms of Existence. 'Deities' can refer to enlightened Buddhas, and also to the Gods in the Six Realms of Samsara. Yes, it is fair to say that Gods are 'appearance' but all that means is that they are as real or unreal as everything else, including ourselves. ...
by Mantrik
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Answering via private message
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

Re: Answering via private message

1. Click on the 'Contact' speech bubble (with dots in it) under the poster's name. 2. Click on the dark blue symbol which pops up on the far left, next to the envelope . (The dark blue plain one is 'message' and the envelope is 'email'.) 3. When you click on the 'message' button the message page wil...
by Mantrik
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism's class "problem"
Replies: 103
Views: 5421

Re: Buddhism's class "problem"

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:44 pm
We have no inherent spiritual traditions left...
Well, you still have pubs...
:rolling:
by Mantrik
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhism's class "problem"
Replies: 103
Views: 5421

Re: Buddhism's class "problem"

The first thing to consider is whether convert Buddhism isn't in fact the act of appropriation. :yinyang: Appropriation is not the same as MISappropriation,except in recent modern usage. The division by and of mankind into 'other' creates an attachment to culture which to me is entirely artificial....
by Mantrik
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Cultural History studies related to Buddhist symbols and ritual objects
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Cultural History studies related to Buddhist symbols and ritual objects

Try searching the website academia.edu , which has research papers on many TIbetan Buddhist subjects.
You may also find information if you explore laterally, into Tibetan and Nepali shamanism for example.
by Mantrik
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?
Replies: 15
Views: 2723

Re: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?

The simple rule - calories consumed need to balance calories used. Exercise helps but unless you are incredibly active the advice is always the same - eat no more than you need. Losing weight is generally the key, but some manage to put on a little weight as muscle as they adopt a healthier lifestyl...
by Mantrik
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: No new Nyingma head!
Replies: 19
Views: 2890

Re: No new Nyingma head!

Dzogchen Ponlop turned down the position. {English Translation} Notice Concerning the appointment of a new Head of the Nyingma Tradition. At the annual Nyingma Prayer Festival Nyingma Monlam held at the sacred site of Bodhgaya, India, on the 8th day of 12th month of the lunar calendar, a meeting of...
by Mantrik
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: No new Nyingma head!
Replies: 19
Views: 2890

Re: No new Nyingma head!

Does this mean no new head after Dzogchen Rinpoche or did he turn it down last January? The story from several websites, this version from Buddhistdoor: ''Dzogchen Rinpoche Jigme Losel Wangpo has been selected as the eighth head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoch...
by Mantrik
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Coarse language
Replies: 48
Views: 3873

Re: Coarse language

In the absence of any clearly objective definition of what comprises the sacred and the profane in terms of language, I'd dump the concepts as useless and simply try to avoid harmful speech. It's another can of worms of course these days, as you daren't call someone a 'lemon' in case it offends thei...

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