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by Pero
Thu May 05, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Book - Shingon - Japanese Esoteric Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Book - Shingon - Japanese Esoteric Buddhism

Losal Samten wrote:Books recommended by Rev. Eijo from a post on e-Sangha:

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Some books I don’t recommend:
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Oda, Ryuko. Kaji: Empowerment and Healing in Esoteric Buddhism.
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Eijo, can you share why you don't recommend this book?
by Pero
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lung disorder
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Lung disorder

Greg wrote:For some reason it is something I've only ever seen Gelukpas mention.

Oh other schools definitely mention it too.
by Pero
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Hara
Replies: 33
Views: 1935

Re: Hara

Hara/dantien is quite real (though the meaning is different in different contexts). But it's something that has to be built (this goes for both some (internal) martial arts as well as some Daoist practices, don't know about its importance in Zen). I wonder what proof there is that it is real. I do ...
by Pero
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Hara
Replies: 33
Views: 1935

Re: Hara

Hara/dantien is quite real (though the meaning is different in different contexts). But it's something that has to be built (this goes for both some (internal) martial arts as well as some Daoist practices, don't know about its importance in Zen).
by Pero
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can Westerners REALLY be Dharma practitioners?
Replies: 248
Views: 15560

Re: Can Westerners REALLY be Dharma practitioners?

I don't think it was this streamlined: https://www.ashleymadison.com OK. It is a website which helps people have affairs, including extra-marital ones. What exactly is so horribly offensive here? Pre-invasion Tibet didn't have websites like that. Sometimes I think how interesting it would've been i...
by Pero
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practice of Ayu Khandro
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Practice of Ayu Khandro

In the practices of Dzogchen Community all mantras of the wrathful deities are recited under one's breath.
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

No problem, and I think we agree. Meeting a teacher in person, even if not receiving formal empowerment, is good. Receiving empowerment, and then meeting with teacher, afterward, and as needed, is better! As for what a true and complete Wangkur is, that depends on the system one is practicing.....i...
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

No problem, and I think we agree. Meeting a teacher in person, even if not receiving formal empowerment, is good. Receiving empowerment, and then meeting with teacher, afterward, and as needed, is better! As for what a true and complete Wangkur is, that depends on the system one is practicing.....i...
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4067
Views: 282598

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Wow, I've never been so happy to be wrong before. :rolling:
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4067
Views: 282598

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

with regard to the upcoming (starting tomorrow) webcast: Is there a publication coming out involving (or including) this tantra? Of course receiving the transmission on its own is important. I also wonder if it's intended to make certain studies and practices possible in the future too. after makin...
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

Gyurme Kundrol, While one can readily tell the difference between sounds from outside and one's own thoughts, how could one tell that a thought is from somebody else? Increased sensitivity. Just like how someone who actually hears sounds and voices in their heads as audible things can learn in time...
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

I personally think, and this might just be my limited and mistaken view, that it's much harder to do a webcasted empowerment for the student. Because you are normally in your own home, maybe you haven't prepared properly enough (getting into the right "setting" etc.). Maybe there are many...
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

For other specific things, including Major WangKurs, I don't think it's possible. Judging from comments on this thread, CNNR also doesn't think certain things are possible via Webcast, either. Never mind atempts to receive transmission from a recording. People who think they can obtain a true and c...
by Pero
Fri May 01, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

Frankly, it saddens me that we even have to have these discussions about "broadcast" and "Recorded" empowerments. People should strive to attend in person, physically, some sort of complete Wangkur, for a practice, or with a guru, with which/whome they feel a connection. What sa...
by Pero
Fri May 01, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: More on recorded empowerments, etc.
Replies: 116
Views: 5396

Re: More on recorded empowerments, etc.

Frankly, it saddens me that we even have to have these discussions about "broadcast" and "Recorded" empowerments. People should strive to attend in person, physically, some sort of complete Wangkur, for a practice, or with a guru, with which/whome they feel a connection. What sa...
by Pero
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Highest Yoga Tantra and why I need Empowerments
Replies: 62
Views: 3947

Re: Highest Yoga Tantra and why I need Empowerments

Why would you need to publicly tell somebody about which empowerments you have received (HYT or otherwise) anyway? Really. What could possibly be one's motivation for doing so? I mean to tell a lama in order to request a practice. Okay. To talk with a Vajra sibling about your (and their) practice. ...
by Pero
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Highest Yoga Tantra and why I need Empowerments
Replies: 62
Views: 3947

Re: Highest Yoga Tantra and why I need Empowerments

Should add a PS that you should keep your HYT empowerments and practices secret. Don't go around making public announcements like this one. Actually, is it true that one should keep the mere fact of having received a given HYT empowerment secret? This was not mentioned at the ones that I have recei...
by Pero
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Best english translation of the bardo thodol?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Best english translation of the bardo thodol?

Sherab Dorje wrote:Gyurme Dorje's translation "The Tibetan Book of the Dead", with a foreword and introduction by HHDL, published by Penguin. It is the most complete version.

I thought it was the complete version?
by Pero
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhisms view on developmental disabilities
Replies: 166
Views: 9645

Re: Buddhisms view on developmental disabilities

“Bhikkhus, I approached those ascetics and brahmins who hold such a doctrine and view as this: ‘Whatever this person experiences—whether pleasure, pain, or neither-pain-nor-pleasure—all that is caused by past deeds... which seems to suggest otherwise. So this discordance is not as eye-roll-worthy a...
by Pero
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Powa hole in the skull and Guru Yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Powa hole in the skull and Guru Yoga

frank123 wrote:
Nemo wrote:I haven't seen it get big enough to put the piece of straw in. I have seen it open a little.


So it is possible to a degree?

No it isn't. He's not talking about Dzogchen GY.

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