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by Silent Bob
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Calling for the Lama from Afar
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Calling for the Lama from Afar

KonchokZoepa wrote:the Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye liturgy.
Good answer! You can get it here: http://www.gomde.us/Choking-Tersar-Line ... -From-Afar
by Silent Bob
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Calling for the Lama from Afar
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Calling for the Lama from Afar

does anyone know where i can get the full text with tibetan phonetics and english translation, someone on DW sent me almost the full text but it is not the full text. please, anyone ? :anjali: It depends. There Is the Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye liturgy, the Dudjom Rinpoche version and probably oth...
by Silent Bob
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria
Replies: 171
Views: 13212

Re: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria

heart wrote:The cat caught your tongue Alfredo?

/magnus
Jeez, Magnus, don't encourage him!
by Silent Bob
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria
Replies: 171
Views: 13212

Re: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria

Alfredo wrote:Oh, a lot of dubious things get called "dharma." Like Trungpa, Blavatsky introduced Tibetan Buddhism (or something kind of like it) to a whole generation. Surely this is reason to rejoice...? :thinking:
And here is a prime example of why I rarely even visit Dharma Wheel any more.
by Silent Bob
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Re: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?

After having read all or nearly all of the books available on Chod, I've found Tenga Rinpoche's book to be indispensible and can recommend it without hesitation.

Chris
by Silent Bob
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria
Replies: 171
Views: 13212

Re: Lama Ivo Kalushev of Bulgaria

Is anybody familiar with Lama Ivo? He is a Bulgarian with a Nyingma background, who in some sense broke away from this tradition a few years ago when he received/created a cycle of treasure-texts. His center is located in Mexico: Ivo used to be on e-sangha under a few user names. He was also behind...
by Silent Bob
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Differences between Vajravarahi practice in Kagyupa schools
Replies: 78
Views: 12395

Re: Differences between Vajravarahi practice in Kagyupa scho

In four decades of practice, I have never seen a representation of Vajravarahi with the left leg raised and my guess is that OP saw some off-brand thanka. As Lama Yeshe Gyamtso remarked in another context, "Thanka painters are notoriously unreliable sources of accurate information".
by Silent Bob
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Guru Rinpoche within Karma Kagyu
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: Guru Rinpoche within Karma Kagyu

There's not much around translated....basically there are 3 main cycles....Dorje Drollo, which contains several other Sadhanas.....Shitro Padmavajra and Tsedrub Tabshey Khajor. The Peaceful Guru section of the Konchog Chidu sadhana is available as a free download through Thrangu Rinpoche's Namo Bud...
by Silent Bob
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Four Mandala Offerings to Tara
Replies: 31
Views: 4784

Re: Four Mandala Offerings to Tara

Here is an appropriate torma for Four Mandalas practice: http://www.potalagate.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1374015639&PNAME=Peaceful+White+Torma+in+Wood+%23+8 and another: http://www.potalagate.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1047850448&PNAME=PEACEFUL+WHITE+TORMA_Shewa+Shaltze+%237 which g...
by Silent Bob
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu, Nyingma, Zen, Shamatha/Vipashyana, Mahamudra, Ngondro
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Kagyu, Nyingma, Zen, Shamatha/Vipashyana, Mahamudra, Ngo

When he first began teaching in N America in the late 80's, Thrangu Rinpoche would occasionally give industrial-strength pointing out instructions to groups of students, whether they'd completed ngondro or not. He later told me that he preferred instead to have students work through the analytic sta...
by Silent Bob
Mon May 13, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Explanations of rituals and ritual implements?
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: Explanations of rituals and ritual implements?

Khandro.net is a good, accurate website that will provide answers to many of your questions, at least from a Kagyu perspective. I still find it a little difficult to navigate, but it's worth the effort:
http://www.khandro.net/symbolism_ritual_toc.htm
by Silent Bob
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Dharma Gossip
Replies: 9
Views: 2357

Re: Dharma Gossip

How about a forum specifically for "dharma gossip", dishing all the dirt, real or fictitious, on teachers and organizations? It would draw the Bottom-Feeders and might clean up the board a bit for everyone else. ;) ;) ;) Chris For the benefit of those who didn't 'get it', my suggestion was made in ...
by Silent Bob
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: Where to go in San Francisco for "Pointing Out" instr?

In my experience, you don't ask for pointing out instructions, your teacher decides you are ready for them and gives them to you. I can't say that's the unversal rule, however, it's just my experience. I don't want to sound unsympathetic and perhaps your situation is somehow special, but instructio...
by Silent Bob
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Guenther
Replies: 35
Views: 6748

Re: Guenther

Guenther did a tremendous amount to make the Nyingma a suitable subject for academic study at a time when almost all other academics were focused on the Gelukpa. He was an astonishingly well-educated man who had a very kind disposition. Whether it was a mistake to situate buddhist philosophy as he ...
by Silent Bob
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 31366

Re: More Trungpa talk

One of Trungpa's follower's: It is a typical incident, it is not an isolated example. At every seminary, as far as I know, there was a confrontation involving violence. (Clark, 1980) That has to be one of the weirdest, most inaccurate things I've ever heard. I attended two seminaries, 1978 and 1981...
by Silent Bob
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 31366

Re: More Trungpa talk

As for the Merwin story, much of the responsibility for that incident can by laid at the feet of Allen Ginsberg ... Ginsberg aked Trungpa “was it a mistake? He said, ‘Nope’” (in Clark, 1980). I don't really believe that Tom Clark is a reliable source, partly because he had a big axe to grind over t...
by Silent Bob
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 31366

Re: More Trungpa talk

As for the Merwin story, much of the responsibility for that incident can by laid at the feet of Allen Ginsberg, who had a good deal of influence with Trungpa R. and believed that poets and "bards" like himself, Merwin and Joni Mitchell were somehow annointed and should skip to the head of the line ...
by Silent Bob
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: More Trungpa talk
Replies: 295
Views: 31366

Re: More Trungpa talk

Nor me Jikan. And I was his student for many years. I quoted before from one of his funeral eulogies. " I never knew anyone who did so much harm and so much good ". I'm curious about the "so much harm" part. Can anyone provide examples of serious harm done by Trungpa? I'm not disagreeing, or trying...
by Silent Bob
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer
Replies: 39
Views: 3844

Re: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer

Over the years, my teacher, Thrangu Rinpoche, has taught extensively on the Aspiration of Mahamudra Prayer and while he may have given a lung for the text at some point, I really don't recall whether he did or not. I should mention that while he is still a stickler about having students practice in ...