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by Glyn
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Karma Chagme Rinpoche
Replies: 63
Views: 8304

Re: Passing of Karma Chagme Rinpoche

Pujas are going well and the kudung will be cremated soon.
by Glyn
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 20925

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

mutsuk wrote:There is a helluva lot of expression to translate "prostitute" in Tibetan, some quite funny, some rather crude, others more poetic. As far as I can tell zhangtsongma (gzhang 'tshong ma) is rather specific if taken literally.
It's the most commonly used one currently it seems.
by Glyn
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 20925

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Ayu wrote:
Glyn wrote:...It might not be, and probably isn't, something that would be used in "nice" social circles.
Why not?
Because people have ideas about appropriateness of certain words, it's the same with how people would say prostitute or sex worker rather than hooker or similar.
by Glyn
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 20925

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

zhang gstong ma - prostitute Nope. Correct spelling should be : gzhang tshong ma or gzhang 'tshong ma. This is of particular use since the literal meaning is she (ma) who sells ('tshong or tshong) her anus (gzhang). Not all prostitute sell that. Or maybe you wanted to refer to male prostitutes (gzh...
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma Ordination
Replies: 19
Views: 3082

Re: Nyingma Ordination

There are different ways this can happen. I know some who took novice vows under Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, and then later full ordination from others in exile, including HHDL, so there seem many options.
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Word of the Day
Replies: 67
Views: 20925

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

zhang gstong ma - prostitute
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage
Replies: 164
Views: 18030

Re: Murder of Akong Rinpoche & Entourage

A truly spectacular Lama with a pragmatic and practical approach that is very rare. As well as a huge loss to the Karma Kagyu in general, this is a big loss to the thousands of people who depended on him, through Rokpa, for education, healthcare and even food, in some parts of the world.
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Passing of Karma Chagme Rinpoche
Replies: 63
Views: 8304

Re: Passing of Karma Chagme Rinpoche

Kundung arrived at Neydo, not sure what will happen though. Apparently Chatral Rinpoche, who has some elderly Lamas living there, has advised that it either be cremated soon or stay for a year.
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod empowerments
Replies: 13
Views: 3653

Re: Chod empowerments

If one understands Chod, there is nothing else one needs in order to practice the Dharma. In that sense, practicing Chod and practicing the Dharma are synonymous. I agree. In my limited experience Chod really covers everything. Happy do do nothing else for the rest of my life. I think "Chod" as a p...
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What sadhana did Marpa and Milarepa really practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1881

Re: What sadhana did Marpa and Milarepa really practice?

One needs all three aspects, ideally from the same Lama, or at least from Lamas authorised/recommended by the one who gave us the wang. But that is also no guarantee as it's possible to pick up all sorts of wangs these days from travelling Lamas and they are given quite freely. The best thing"do is ...
by Glyn
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ole Nydahi and Trungpa rinpoche
Replies: 81
Views: 15960

Re: Ole Nydahi and Trungpa rinpoche

Nydahl has at some point fallen out with almost ever Karma Kagyu Lama, including Shamar Rinpoche, so taking Trungpa's reputation for "unconventional" beahviour it wouldn't be an implausible hypothesis.

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