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by Cinnabar
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What happens in those 3 year retreats?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: What happens in those 3 year retreats?

I don’t know.

I was told I could never be a candidate for a long solitary retreat.

So I gave up that aspiration long ago.

I just know what close dharma siblings did.
by Cinnabar
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 56
Views: 1291

Re: 100,000 candles??

Hey everyone, I need to burn 100,000 candles as offering. Does anyone know where i can get a ton of candles for cheap?? I have no clue; make your own or set up an event for an entire community to make renewable, environmentally-friendly candles? That way, everyone gains merits! Are there environmen...
by Cinnabar
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 56
Views: 1291

Re: 100,000 candles??

KonchogUrgyenNyima wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:01 pm Hey everyone,

I need to burn 100,000 candles as offering. Does anyone know where i can get a ton of candles for cheap??
You can get 100 tea lights for 5$US, but that would still be 5000$US total. Probably the cheapest candles I can think of getting.
by Cinnabar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

I don’t know where you live, I don’t think it’s really possible in the USA, but are you saying you would curse a tantric practitioner for using your remains in the dharma? I don’t know where you got the idea that I’d curse anyone. I was joking my bones would be no good... Oh, interesting. I got tha...
by Cinnabar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

climb-up wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:56 am I don’t know where you live, I don’t think it’s really possible in the USA, but are you saying you would curse a tantric practitioner for using your remains in the dharma?
I don’t know where you got the idea that I’d curse anyone.

I was joking my bones would be no good...
by Cinnabar
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Some leather in America comes from bad places, such as factory farms, and humans are not different from an animals in their desire not to suffer. And they are more innocent than us. Leather does not suffer. So we should just waste all that material? Let them die for nothing? I would imagine having ...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

I was talking specifically about what Konchok Chodrak said about not touching things that are made of leather, not the larger issue of vegetarian Tsok etc. which I personally have no issue with at all. I wasn't really referencing anything about transgression, but rather than closeness to death and ...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

This, well, purist attitude towards purity and impurity of substances contradicts the basic understanding of how Vajryana functions, which you could say is transformation of the mundane (all of it) into wisdom, including leather and stuff that's all grody to you. In fact, transformation of the grod...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Malcolm wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:31 pm If they dont reject the samaya substances, then they are by definition not vegans.
I’d consider a veg/vegan who takes the samaya substances but otherwise eats/lives veg/vegan— to be veg/vegan.

I know such people actually.
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yangzab Konchok Chidu Empowerment
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Yangzab Konchok Chidu Empowerment

It’s not from the Yangzab.

It’s the Konchog Chidu of Jatson Nyingpo.
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

I guess I’m curious about my veg/vegan dharma siblings who don’t reject animal products as samaya substances. They still consider themselves veg/vegan. I guess their veg/vegan peers might disagree. Since they don’t reject samaya substances, can they practice vajrayana properly? Or are there other de...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Yes. A lama taught here. Then we did a ganachakra at the end. A nice one. These three vegan peeps flipped the frak out. They kept the lid on it. Then they got preachy and left. Lama just laughed the whole time. The rest of us just watched. Stranger things have happened at public teachings. Really s...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Norwegian wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:38 pm Really sad. Such a gathering of vajra family together with ones guru should be a moment of profound joy.
Well, there is a vow to not fight at a ganachakra. So I guess it’s a thing.
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Of course I have seen the opposite. At one ganapuja there was a fight and nastiness over the presence of meat and alcohol. People objected to meat and alcohol in a feast offering? How did that play out exactly? Did they know anything about the ritual they were performing, or the vows they had taken...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

I don't think this metaphor works. A skullcup used to be.....an actual skull. Using metal ones has not altered the conventional properties of the skullcup one iota. We don't utilise them because there is some essence in the skull that we need to generate realisations of impermanence; the skull is i...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

One cannot reject samaya substances. You may consult Sakya Pandita on this point. I have seen vegetarians and vegans deal with this in different ways. When I was a vegetarian I ate the samaya substances. Meat at ganapuja, whatever goes into blessing pills. I have seen others do this as well. I thin...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

I don't think this metaphor works. A skullcup used to be.....an actual skull. Using metal ones has not altered the conventional properties of the skullcup one iota. We don't utilise them because there is some essence in the skull that we need to generate realisations of impermanence; the skull is i...
by Cinnabar
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Cinnabar, I need to reskin one of my damarus. What do you use to hold the skin in place while the glue is drying, and what kind of glue do you use? You can PM me. I used a soft goat skin. In part because it was available, in part because drum people said it gave a lower tone. Good for a Chod drum. ...
by Cinnabar
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

I never said there was a vegan damaru. My damaru certainly isn’t vegan. And no. You didn’t answer my sincere question. You were quite oblique. “People can do what they want” can be taken in myriad ways. I did answer it. You just didn't like the answer. If we rephrase the question to, can one practi...
by Cinnabar
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2187

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

It does. But there is still no such thing as a vegan damaru, at least, not in any tantra with which I am familiar. I never said there was a vegan damaru. My damaru certainly isn’t vegan. And no. You didn’t answer my sincere question. You were quite oblique. “People can do what they want” can be tak...

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