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Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

. But then again, I am a rookie. Seems like a very long time you called yourself that. :smile: Almost fifteen years. I say it for three reasons in this context: 1. It is my honest feeling/self-assessment, especially here where there is such vast knowledge and experience. 2. I am humbly aware of the...
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Singing mantras
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Singing mantras

Miroku wrote:Hello,

if a lama who can give lugns is singing a mantra, can that be taken as a lung to practice that mantra? For eg. if dalailama just sang Om mani padme hung would that mean that people hearing it would receive a lung or is there an intention to give lung needed?


Intention is needed.

/magnus
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4067
Views: 282600

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Also you must know that Direct Introduction is not an initiation, but a precious help intended for you to have a very precise insight.


Direct introduction is actually the quintessential empowerment.

/magnus
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jhampa Shaneman
Replies: 16
Views: 323

Re: Jhampa Shaneman

Dharmaswede wrote:. But then again, I am a rookie.


Seems like a very long time you called yourself that. :smile:

Dharmaswede wrote:. He is one of the first western practitioners to be given permission by His Holiness to teach all levels of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.


The only one?

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Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1196

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Thank you for this excellent post! That is what you where looking for? :smile: Indeed, that's what I was looking for! It's a discussion forum, so I was looking for a discussion. Expressed in written down words, not in sticky fingers stuck up anyone's nose. I can stick my finger up my nose at home i...
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Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 1196

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

fckw wrote:Thank you for this excellent post!

That is what you where looking for? :smile:

/magnus
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Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: rechung nyengyu
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: rechung nyengyu

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Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Garchen rinpoche Yamantaka Empowerment Livestream
Replies: 59
Views: 967

Re: Garchen rinpoche Yamantaka Empowerment Livestream

In the vast majority of the torwangs (vase empowerments) I attended over the years, entering the deity's mandala or being initiated into it wasn't mentioned hardly at all, A torwang is a torma empowerment, a brief but complete form that include all the four empowerments. The vase empowerment is fir...
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Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Helping your teacher with projects
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Helping your teacher with projects

I'm interested in thoughts, based on actual experience, on how to work with a Tibetan teacher on projects. Do you simply adopt pure vision and try to carry out the project exactly as your teacher asks you to. Or when you have professional expertise, do you give them frank advice because you want th...
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Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Phurba Practices?
Replies: 26
Views: 1125

Re: Phurba Practices?

So, is Vajrakilaya a Yidam or a Gaurdian, or both? To my understanding V.K is an Idam, but some long term Kagyu practicioner told me he is convinced that V.K is a guardian, protector. It is one of the main Nyingma yidams. I have no idea why these Kagyu practitioners think of him as a protector. Per...
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.
Replies: 92
Views: 1538

Re: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.

This has happened to me, and I assume several other users, at least three times. Despite how much you may have "intuited", despite how much you may "know", please do not share "secret teachings" with me, or anyone you may encounter and form an impression of, over the i...
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Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4067
Views: 282600

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you for the clarification! I certainly won't be trying to do the practice with only the printed sadhana if thats what you mean. The webcast only had the lung, so someday I hope to find someone who does this practice and is willing to sit down with me and teach it. That would be the correct pr...
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4067
Views: 282600

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Oh wow, thank you. I didn't know about that. This actually sparks a follow up question, if you or anyone else know. Both for that webcast and the one before it (both of which I attended) list the lung of the kalachakra mantra being given from terma of Changchub Dorje, but one lists this as being an...
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations - Conditioning
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Prostrations - Conditioning

2) Those of you who have completed your prostrations, what makes you look back with a genuine sense of having benefited from them (beyond just having fulfilled samaya)? The main benefit is that when you exhaust your body it is much easier to recognise the natural state or at least discover somethin...
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is dzogrim?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: What is dzogrim?

Hello, In some books that I read the completion stage is described as dissolving of the mandala and deity at the end of a sadhana, so the creation and completion stages are two parts of the same process. In other books the two stages are (or, seem to be) described as two separate practices; generat...
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days

oldbob wrote:Also here:

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$5 cheaper but also good to pay more and support Pemakarpo.


This is the version with only sutrayana, not the one you want.

/magnus
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days

hypa3000 wrote:Thank you for info

I wonder if this is the text below that is split into 145 sessions?



No, here it is: https://www.createspace.com/4912303

Very interesting text.

/magnus
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days

In HHDL's Book 'Meditation on the Nature of Mind' By Dalai Lama, Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, Jose Ignacio Cabezon and also as can be seen here "Dalai Lama speaks on Nyingma Dzogchen (Nature of the Mind) 2009" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWvY-05OA90 HHDL mentions: Such an approach, where ...
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Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 806

Re: Recognizing rigpa

So to begin, "ngondro" merely means "preliminary", and in Buddhadharma there are many, many preliminary practices. You'll find preliminary practices all over the place in Dzogchen for example. But what most people associate "ngondro" with, are the famous 100,000 prostr...
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.
Replies: 209
Views: 3777

Re: Dalai Lama about non sectarian approach towards Buddhist study and practice.

It's funny, people go on and on about being nonsectarian, or belittling others for their "lack of nonsectarian-ness." Meanwhile, very few people who have taken empowerment actually bring practice to fruition, or even seek and receive the complete teachings of any given system. Very few of...

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