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by philji
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 2786

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: 6915

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: 1130

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: 1018

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: 323

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: 2691

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: 2691

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: 2691

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: 914

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: 914

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: 914

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: 37491

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: 37491

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: 37491

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: 427

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: 1010

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: 1010

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: 2300

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: 1099

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: 782

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....

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