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by philji
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 101
Views: 5050

Re: The Future

Vajrayana may have reached a peak in the 70’s as was mentioned.. but what kind of peak? There was a lot of interest among young people but not sure how much practice. Nowadays there are far more translators and also translations of texts and practices, far more guidance available and i think a lot m...
by philji
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 60212

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

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Unsubstantiated gossip by somebody with a chip on their shoulder. We are really starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel with this thread.
Here , here....Is the way of tibetan buddhism in the 21 century...name calling, juvenile gossip mongering. How sad.
by philji
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 49
Views: 3043

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

I do think it is odd for centres to invite Lamas without his approval, however. At the least, pretty rude. It might seem as rude but both Dupseng Rinpoche and Chogyal Rinpoche are Karma Kagyu teachers, followers of same Karmapa candidate as Ole. Ole claims that his organization is a part of Karma K...
by philji
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown
Replies: 49
Views: 3043

Re: Ole Nydahl´s sectarian meltdown

This has a Nyingma origin but i think is relevant here. “One of the more extraordinary features among the infinite qualities of the great tertön Dilgo Khyentse, whose learning, discipline, and nobility, as well as his teaching, debate, and composition, were matchless, was that he was extremely conce...
by philji
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requesting bodhisattvas for help
Replies: 43
Views: 1447

Re: Requesting bodhisattvas for help

MatthewAngby wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm
I still see crabs in their locked cages waiting to be killed or saved... this is why.
Likewise we humans are in our cages waiting to die...doesnt mean there are no bodhisattvas working for us right now
by philji
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 2120

Re: Obstacle years

Is it better to focus on long life practices or obstacle removing practices in the obstacle year... of course Sangchod is also a given.
by philji
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 2120

Re: Obstacle years

Thanks.
by philji
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 2120

Obstacle years

When do obstacle years occur? Is it every 12 th year..i.e. if i am year of the dog sign they will arise in that year..or is it when the 12/24/36 th year etc ends and i enter 13/25/37 th year etc.
by philji
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chödpa Lama Rinpoche
Replies: 20
Views: 6010

Re: Chödpa Lama Rinpoche

He does not seem to say that he is eligible to give Gesar of Ling Mo and healing..
by philji
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lying down and seeing Buddhist videos
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Lying down and seeing Buddhist videos

You are going to get different replies from different people here..all with their own views... my own teacher does not recommend it even for mantra practice.. shamata however is different and can be done. I guess sitting up is a way of respect. I havent seen many lamas lying down watching dharma vid...
by philji
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Any advice?
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Any advice?

Is not the jnanasukha org and website run by lama dechen yeshe wangmo affiliated with Lama Tarchin rinpoche. Maybe she can also advise.
by philji
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vajracakra
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Vajracakra

Is vajracakra coming back online or has it died a death?
by philji
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 1983

Re: private teaching

Lee, I admire your enthusiasm and motivation . With regards to the last point of developing a connection with the teache if you only see them a couple of times a year. From personal experience i have found that this can be done. For rather than developing a close physical connection it is the confid...
by philji
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 1983

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: 1983

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: 697

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: 697

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: 697

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: 30554

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...