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by Konchog1
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Where to buy Thangkas
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Where to buy Thangkas

Hello,

Looking for a particular super high quality thangka. Price isn't important.

Any ideas? Inventory/quality is limited at the usual: tibetanspirit.com, garudashop.com etc.

Thank you.
by Konchog1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 11292

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

MiphamFan wrote:
Konchog1 wrote:
Malcolm wrote:That false imputation exists
As a mere appearance
Is there anything that exists not as a mere appearance?
I don't believe so
by Konchog1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 11292

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Malcolm wrote:That false imputation exists
As a mere appearance
by Konchog1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 11292

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

Gampopa says otherwise. I'll stick with Saraha, Nagarjuna and the other 84 Mahasiddhas. Or how about Virupa: You like Tilopa? He said: Looks to me like these Mahasiddhas might take issue with your assertions regarding the "necessity of Creating" or the state of Mahamudra being dependent on Creation...
by Konchog1
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 11292

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

It is said in the hagiography of the glorious Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, The All Pervading Drumbeat of Fame : Maben Chöbar, Tsur Lotsawa and Barekpa Töpagawa, who were pupils of the Indian Vajrapani, came to receive Dharma teaching from Ralo. When he gave them the empowerment and instructions, Tsur Lots...
by Konchog1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhism and Ethical Conduct
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: Buddhism and Ethical Conduct

Anyone who previously was heedless, and later develops a caring attitude, becomes as beautiful as the moon when parted from clouds, like Nanda, Angulimala, Ajatashatru, and Udayana.
-Nagarjuna, Letter to a Friend
by Konchog1
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Naga Raja mantra
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Question on Naga Raja mantra

According to the FPMT, his mantra is

Tayatha Om Tathagata Bhagavan Naga Raja Svara Adhishthana Adhishtite Svaha

Considering that his name is Sanskrit is Nagesvararaja shouldn't the mantra say "Naga Svara Raja" or "Nage Svara Raja"?
by Konchog1
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 97
Views: 55677

Re: Tibetan names

Can someone translate "Chomdenma" into Sanskrit and English please?

Thank you.
by Konchog1
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Knowing oneself as a bodhisattva
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Knowing oneself as a bodhisattva

I think it's an issue of self judgement with verification from your Guru. “When you experience the conscious desire to achieve Buddhahood for the sake of sentient beings, you have developed a bodhicitta that resembles the outer layer of a piece of sugar cane. But if, in addition, you experience an i...
by Konchog1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma schools in Arizona......please help me!
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Nyingma schools in Arizona......please help me!

Not quite Nyingma but Garchen Rinpoche has a Drikung Kagyu center near Prescott.

https://garchen.net/
by Konchog1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Electric Disturbances - Magic?
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Electric Disturbances - Magic?

practitioner wrote:Did you check the lightbulb?
It was all the lights. Even my computer monitor turned itself off and on.
by Konchog1
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Electric Disturbances - Magic?
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Electric Disturbances - Magic?

Hello,

The last two weeks I've shocked myself three times and today the light was flickering in the room I was in.

I remember reading that this is a sign of spirit harm. Is that true?
by Konchog1
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Admiring the Three Jewels
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Admiring the Three Jewels

Buddha, Dharma and Sangha have been revered in word, thought and deed for a long time. This thread is for quoting some of the words revering those Gems. I revere you, with a color like gold, With the supreme marks, with a face like a flawless moon. I revere you, who are wholly engaged in peerless p...
by Konchog1
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 9933

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

The standard Sakya view is that arhats are not reborn anywhere. They remain in a samadhi of cessation (the samadhi body), similar to formless realm beings. They are indeed revived from this samadhi of cessation to continue on the bodhisattva path, starting from the beginning on the path of accumula...
by Konchog1
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 9933

The attainment of the Arhats

I was thinking about this today. Usually, people just say they're in the Arhat's sphere and after many eons the Buddhas rouse them and teach them Bodhicitta after which the Arhats attain Enlightenment. But let's think about this in detail. The first clue is that in the Mahayana, Buddhas are describe...
by Konchog1
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2031
Views: 168331

Re: Music time

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by Konchog1
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

<shrugs> He seems accepted as a sincere practitioner by many but whether he is qualified to teach tantra I don't know. What in particular do you find heterodox Konchog? He seems to change things because "it makes sense to me this way" or "I like it this way". Things like visualizations that differ ...
by Konchog1
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

I've heard of him. While not belonging to fpmt himself, he does seem to enjoy a pretty good reputation among many fpmt members. I've never met him myself but some of my very good friends speak very well of him. I think he has a center somewhere in mexico where one can do retreat for cheap. He is al...
by Konchog1
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

Lobsang Chojor wrote:I don't know him, but perhaps emailing the Office of the Dalai Lama would be the best option
Good idea. I did yesterday and am waiting to hear back. Will post it here.

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