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by philji
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: private teaching

As Magnus/ Heart says , it is through courses and retreats that we develop confidence and trust in the teacher and what is taught. Take your time, if you are able visit a centre or a teacher from time to time. Be wary of some groups who ‘ throw’ students into a teachers role...... There are also som...
by philji
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: private teaching

Not sure what centres you have been to in UK but if they have a resident lama, or one who spends time there it should be easy enough to arrange one to one instruction from time to time. Hhave you had a problem with this in the past?
by philji
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Names of the karmapas
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Names of the karmapas

Crazy man, many thanks for this account. It doesnt mention the namings of the Karmapas but is very much of interest. :twothumbsup:
by philji
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Names of the karmapas
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Names of the karmapas

Thanks for all the replies, I am not trying to regurgitate any argumaents about the Karmapa issue. I am aware of the prophecies of Chokgyur Lingpa, but not that the names of the Karmapas were listed by Karma Pakshi. I read this in the foreword/ introduction of the book spoken by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoch...
by philji
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Names of the karmapas
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Names of the karmapas

I read today that the second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi wrote the names of the subsequent 20 Karmapas. Does anyone know where these names are listed? Has anyone heard of this before?
by philji
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 26208

Re: The DJKR Topic

Further instructions from the practice mentioned above...In the space before you, imagine your own guru in the form of Vajradhara or whichever buddha inspires you. Through associating ourselves with the awakened mind of the guru we connect with the essence of our own enlightened mind. The guru’s awa...
by philji
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 26208

Re: The DJKR Topic

You may have been taught sequentially the guru-yoga, but this is not true for all traditions. Here is what Mingyur Rinpoche teaches from day 1: Ultimately, I am the same as the guru in essence, For the nature of the student is the same as that of all the buddhas. Source/context plz. From the practi...
by philji
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 26208

Re: The DJKR Topic

I read it, thought it mildly amusing but was suprised how much effort went into putting it together.. Was it worth it...who knows? We don’t even know for sure that Rinpoche wrote it... but yes it has got everyone buzzing around with the loud noise of right and wrong once more.
by philji
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dorje Chang Thungma
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Dorje Chang Thungma

This looks very good as an introduction.
http://www.dharmadownload.net/pages/eng ... h_0045.htm
by philji
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sey rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Sey rinpoche

Yes on the rigdzin
dzogchen ling facebook page. They are still up as video i believe. Well worth watching.
by philji
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sey rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Sey rinpoche

Have spentt much of this weekend watching/ listening to teachings from Sey Rinpoche online. He has been teaching a terma text from i think his grandfather. Very impressed. He is very attentive to the students, very clear in th instruction and displays many good qualities of a teacher. Was not aware ...
by philji
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: karmapa dispute and nydahl group
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

Re: karmapa dispute and nydahl group

It is often said that Ole was given permission to teach in the west by 16th Karmapa...that was then this is now.... what i mean to say is like any teacher simply being given authorization to teach is one thing...what they do later is a totally different thing.. it is not static... one can deliver wh...
by philji
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Hello from Scotland

Welcome. A big hi to you from Wales. I believe there are some online teachings/ courses free on Ringu Tulku’s webiste...bodhicarya. He is a well respected teacher and visits Scitland from time to time.
by philji
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!

Many good suggestions here, particularly the study element. Find out why you are doing these things... Look into both methods and wisdom....
by philji
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yangsi Dudjom Rinpoche
Replies: 16
Views: 3519

Re: Yangsi Dudjom Rinpoche

What does ‘ being into yogananda’ mean?
by philji
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 52169

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche is usually controversial, sharp tongued and also very close to Sogyal Rinpoche. I think it is good to her the views of both sides...this would not stop me receiving teachings off OTR.
by philji
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Without Requirement
Replies: 32
Views: 1793

Re: Without Requirement

Treasury of Blessings Shakyamuni Sadhana composed by Mipham Rinpoche is a great practice you can do alone or with a group without empowerment. It is great if you can get the oral transmission at some point. Here is an english version of the practice. https://www.bodhicittasangha.org/wp-content/uploa...
by philji
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Deities
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Buddhist Deities

I'm not keen on 'true for you'', that's simple relativism. I believe the wisdom beings and deities are real, if they're aspects of mind, that is true in a sense much more profound than psychology would fathom. Not mind, the nature of mind. /magnus Obviously they can not be reduced only to that, sin...
by philji
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Shabdrung/ Gyalwa Drukpa/ Bhutan royals
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Shabdrung/ Gyalwa Drukpa/ Bhutan royals

I hope I have posted this in the right forum. Can anybody give me a quick overview of the ongoing conflict between the Shabdrung lineage and the Bhutan royal family and also whether this involves the Gyalwa Drukpa line of teachers also. Have searched online but still very confused about how and why...
by philji
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 1462

Re: Buddha as a god

Not sure when but the hindu traditions at some point welcomed him into the fold of avatars. He is regarded as the 8th i think. Hindus believe in 10 main avatars but there are countless others they accept including jesus . The hindu concept of das avatar( 10 descents of the diving into human) could b...