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by Charlie123
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Guru Mantra vs 7LP
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Vajra Guru Mantra vs 7LP

The 7LP is awesome for long drives. I like to recite it while making the trip to my dharma center (which is a 4.5 hour drive). Sets the mood just right. :) Yeah, I like doing it driving, it's pretty easy to just get into a certain rhythm and resonance where it kind of flows and leads to a sort of ....
by Charlie123
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: variations of 100 syllable mantra and meaning?
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: variations of 100 syllable mantra and meaning?

thanks everybody! :) why is the vajrasattva mantra top secret? It's all over the internet! It is something that comes from the tantras, not the sutras. It cannot be practiced without some sort of transmission or empowerment. There are many mantras and images “all over the internet” that are really ...
by Charlie123
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vows, samayas and empowerment
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Vows, samayas and empowerment

good question
by Charlie123
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990714

Re: Covid19 practice?

Guys I have an old friend 43 years old and his father 73 years old both intubated with covid19. What practice would be best to do in order to include them both? I know mandarava is good but can I include both of them in 1 session? What else? Guru Tragphur? Thank you, Sofoklis Check out Acarya Malco...
by Charlie123
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?
Replies: 21
Views: 1972

Re: Does anyone know anything about Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche?

ALL teachers should be taken with a grain of salt until you properly evaluate whether or not they have the necessary qualifications
by Charlie123
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts
Replies: 41
Views: 29006

Re: Classic Kagyü Mahāmudrā Texts

As a fan of books, (and of whisky), I appreciate all your sentiments. :twothumbsup: Frankly, I like Bokar Rinpoche's little condensation of Ngedon Gyamtso the best, because I think it's doesn't give away the farm, but is a nice tool to help you ask yourself appropriate questions. "Opening the Door ...
by Charlie123
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: King Von shot
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: King Von shot

Toenail wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:25 pm Chicago Gangster rapper king Von was shot and killed today in Chicago. It is rumored that he himself murdered many people of rival gangs. I think he could be headed towards the lower realms. All prayers are appreciated.
Very sad. Some of his music was pretty good.
by Charlie123
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?

All the comments were super helpful! I got the general idea of it now :3 I really wish to reach Vajrayana teacher, but there are many flavors/paths/schools(?) of it(according to google). Sadly, Vajrayana communities are not so close to where I live and I will have to travel in real life. Therefore,...
by Charlie123
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrapani and Manjushri mantra without empowerment
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Vajrapani and Manjushri mantra without empowerment

Some time ago, Acarya Malcolm posted a list of mantras that come from the sutras and can be recited without transmission. Here is the list he provided: Om mani padme hum -- Avalokiteshavara Om tāre tuttāre ture svāhā -- Tārā Om a ra pa cha na dhiḥ -- Manjushri Om muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā -...
by Charlie123
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrapani and Manjushri mantra without empowerment
Replies: 19
Views: 743

Re: Vajrapani and Manjushri mantra without empowerment

The mantra of Manjushri is something that is found in the sutras. It is my understanding that sutra-based mantras such as those of Chenrezig, Tara, Medicine Buddha, Prajnaparamita and Shakyamuni are fine to recite without transmission. I am pretty sure that the Vajrapani mantra is something that req...
by Charlie123
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: signs and provocations comprendium
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: signs and provocations comprendium

http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=191 Dr. Nida Chenagtsang also published a book on dream analysis. It is not exhaustive, but it is well-written and informative. The use of dream analysis in diagnosing disease is very interesting. https://www.bookdepository.co...
by Charlie123
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: signs and provocations comprendium
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: signs and provocations comprendium

Do you know any names of texts that deal with dreams? And do you know if they have been translated into english? http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=191 Dr. Nida Chenagtsang also published a book on dream analysis. It is not exhaustive, but it is well-written an...
by Charlie123
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Human feces smell
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Human feces smell

Mantrik wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:08 pm Dead rat under the floor, I suspect.
That is a good bet. I have had animals die in the walls of my room before; it smells like shit when this happens.

Leaking pipes could also be it.
by Charlie123
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 4218

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

The Sahāloka was not established by vows. Not every land is the result of compassionate means. I think you are tending to read into my words claims that I did not make. The Buddha said, “Śāriputra, this buddhafield is always thus pure, but the Tathāgata makes it appear to be spoiled by many faults,...
by Charlie123
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan to English word
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Tibetan to English word

Probably khyung chen (Great Garuda) which some Tibetans pronounce chung chen Do you have any idea what region of Tibet that comes from, the dialect , Central, western? East? Is it kham, derge, mustang, amdo, Upper/lower U Tsang etc I have met multiple lamas from Kham who turn Kh sounds in to Ch sou...
by Charlie123
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sanskrit Names of Buddhas in Mipham’s Tashi Prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Sanskrit Names of Buddhas in Mipham’s Tashi Prayer

Does anyone know the Sanskrit names for the Buddhas listed in the Tashi Prayer? Tibetan and English found here - https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/mipham/verses-eight-noble-auspicious-ones Thank you. http://lamakathy.net/resources/pdf/tashi_prayer.pdf These are reconstructions and are no...
by Charlie123
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sanskrit Names of Buddhas in Mipham’s Tashi Prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Sanskrit Names of Buddhas in Mipham’s Tashi Prayer

Seeker12 wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:58 pm Does anyone know the Sanskrit names for the Buddhas listed in the Tashi Prayer?

Tibetan and English found here - https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... cious-ones

Thank you.
http://lamakathy.net/resources/pdf/tashi_prayer.pdf
by Charlie123
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Fivefold Mahamudra Texts
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Fivefold Mahamudra Texts

That is a very good way to think. :twothumbsup: If I could give you one advice, it would be to try and find within a reasonable distance some Drikung lamas you could follow bit more closely, ask questions, etc. Because that is really most valuable. You may not have a chance to receive many things f...
by Charlie123
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Subtle body
Replies: 73
Views: 3472

Re: Subtle body

I look forward to it Malcolm. I'm sure you'll offer good reasons. Vocal actions, speech, is part of the rūpaskandha. You are confusing mind with body. The sambhogakāya belongs to the rūpakāya, the material kāya. Karma is cetana (namaḥ), and what proceeds from cetana: verbal and physical actions (rū...
by Charlie123
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Fivefold Mahamudra Texts
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Fivefold Mahamudra Texts

Thanks again. Really appreciate the feedback. What do you make of the Samadhi Empowerment that Rinpoche has in his teaching archives? Is it tied to either the sadhana or the ngondro? Here's a link to the oral transmission (see # 32): https://garchen.net/garchen-teaching-archive/guru-yoga.html And h...

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