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by Charlie123
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: OCD
Replies: 54
Views: 3059

Re: OCD

One of the most insidious aspects of OCD is that it can express is very functional and talented people. Imagine being top of the class, excelling at things others struggle at, representing a respected profession and reaching the pinnacle through mastery on all levels. OCD is a compatible as a drive...
by Charlie123
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Nopales
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Nopales

I live in the middle of a desert and only just recently discovered nopales (cactus). It's very good! And healthy! https://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/nopales-easy-mexican-recipe/ https://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/nopalesalamexicana12.jpg Super healthy: https://www.healthlin...
by Charlie123
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3524
Views: 436872

Re: Music time

amanitamusc wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:44 am Happy/Sad MLK Day.

Pharoahe Monch is great. I really enjoy this.
by Charlie123
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

The bottom line for me with this thread (and so many others this last year on DW) is that I just don't believe you can practice Vajrayana effectively via Internet alone . You need a personal Teacher Who you interact with in meat-space, at least from time to time -- a Teacher Who knows you, knows yo...
by Charlie123
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

The bottom line for me with this thread (and so many others this last year on DW) is that I just don't believe you can practice Vajrayana effectively via Internet alone . You need a personal Teacher Who you interact with in meat-space, at least from time to time -- a Teacher Who knows you, knows yo...
by Charlie123
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

The bottom line for me with this thread (and so many others this last year on DW) is that I just don't believe you can practice Vajrayana effectively via Internet alone . You need a personal Teacher Who you interact with in meat-space, at least from time to time -- a Teacher Who knows you, knows yo...
by Charlie123
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro as a complete path to enlightenment
Replies: 74
Views: 3006

Re: Ngondro as a complete path to enlightenment

... Another point, I have found that a tolerance for cognitive dissonance is a necessary quality for Vajrayana practitioners. Hi Charlie, I think that your comment is leading us to the land of "it depends what you mean". Because you refer to a "tolerance" I get the feeling that you are talking abou...
by Charlie123
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro as a complete path to enlightenment
Replies: 74
Views: 3006

Re: Ngondro as a complete path to enlightenment

One size does not fit all. Taking one good piece of advice, one sound working approach, then reifying it into an adamantine principle and trying to force-fit the whole rich complexity of Tibetan Buddhism into it is a recipe for cognitive dissonance. It is particularly unhelpful for those at a relat...
by Charlie123
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu lineage/school which teaches shentong mahamudra or dzogchen?
Replies: 108
Views: 5156

Re: Kagyu lineage/school which teaches shentong mahamudra or dzogchen?

conebeckham wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:04 pm Off topic, but just saw on FB that a Western student has reportedly left thukdam, with signs. One of Tulku SangNgak's students.
:good:
by Charlie123
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where to get a Damaru fast (online)
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Where to get a Damaru fast (online)

Hello all, I was hoping to practice a Sadhana during my coming vacation, but it requires a Bell and a Damaru. I have the bell arriving hopefully soon, but I'm having trouble finding a Damaru under $60 that would arrive before or around Christmas. Am I out of luck? I contacted the dharma center that...
by Charlie123
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Number of mantras per day
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Number of mantras per day

I can't believe there can be a general answer to your question. The number must be an individual decision depending on the person and their circumstances. I would say everything between seven, 1080 or uncounted is okay. A number depends on the length of the mantra as well, I think. And quality of r...
by Charlie123
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is shentong different from tirthika doctrine
Replies: 114
Views: 4597

Re: How is shentong different from tirthika doctrine

Rigpa>marigpa. Doesn’t seem all that strange to me. That just means you, nominally, don’t get it. Pure phenomena cannot produce impure phenomena. Buddha qualities cannot give rise to their opposite. If they could, Buddhas could become sentient beings. Sounds like you’ve never met a fallen tulku. Tr...
by Charlie123
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 80
Views: 6591

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

In recent months, GBI has been very good about distributing relevant texts for teachings and empowerments. I expect that they will make something available to those who attend the empowerment stream. I tried to get a sadhana of Raktayamari.... since 2017.... not so easy to get an answer, or even th...
by Charlie123
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: HHDL The Heart Sutra 2021-01-05 to 2021-01-07
Replies: 21
Views: 1043

Re: HHDL The Heart Sutra 2021-01-05 to 2021-01-07

January 5 - 7, 2021 His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a three-day teaching on The Heart Sutra (sherab nyingpo) on the mornings of January 5, 6 & 7, 2021 from 9 am to 10 am (Indian Standard Time) at the request of Korean Buddhists. He will then field questions from the same group from 10 am to 1...
by Charlie123
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 80
Views: 6591

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

In recent months, GBI has been very good about distributing relevant texts for teachings and empowerments. I expect that they will make something available to those who attend the empowerment stream.
by Charlie123
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Guru Mantra vs 7LP
Replies: 10
Views: 793

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: 1259

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: 707

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: 7780
Views: 1064205

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...

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