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by namoh
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The practice in Drikung Kagyu were Achi Drolma is Guru, Yidam, and protector?
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: The practice in Drikung Kagyu were Achi Drolma is Guru, Yidam, and protector?

Such a wonderful practice, and a wonderful protector. Sent you a PM.
by namoh
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: altar above waist level
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: altar above waist level

I was taught it’s waist high from standing position. It’s for respect and honoring the Buddha, etc.
by namoh
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need Help To Identify The Guardian Diety
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Need Help To Identify The Guardian Diety

I believe that’s the deity Kangchenjunga, associated with the mountain of the same name. He resembles pictures I’ve seen, and that would match up location wise with Sikkim.
by namoh
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrakilaya Empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Vajrakilaya Empowerment

Fantastic. Let me know if the Gompa in Seattle isn’t able to help and I can scan mine. Sakyapa Khyenno!
by namoh
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Need help to identify a Nyingmapa hat
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Need help to identify a Nyingmapa hat

Seems like a hat worn by people during a drubchen, but I’m sure there’s a more specific answer.
by namoh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrakilaya Empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Vajrakilaya Empowerment

That’s a wonderful book, but unrelated to the Sakya phurba lineage.
by namoh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrakilaya Empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Vajrakilaya Empowerment

Or maybe I’m familiar with the event that the OP attended. Your concern is however noted.
by namoh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrakilaya Empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Vajrakilaya Empowerment

Check with Sakya Monastery in Seattle, WA (www.sakya.org). They produced a short two page text for the Khön Vajrakilaya when HH Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche gave the initiation a few years ago. If they’re not able to provide it, PM me and I’ll help.
by namoh
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa's The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Chogyam Trungpa's The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

Rinpoche’s books are unimpeachable. They can be enjoyed and learned from without any concern. I doubt I would have enjoyed being his student, but his books are unlike most.
by namoh
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dagpo Kagyu empowerments
Replies: 40
Views: 2733

Re: Dagpo Kagyu empowerments

Tobes is correct. If I recall correctly, Sakya Pandita was mainly concerned that the Vajravarahi initiation was being given to people who had not received a two day major empowerment prior. I’m not even sure how much this happened in actual practice in Tibet, because I would imagine that most Kagyu ...
by namoh
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Bernakchen Sadhana
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Garchen Bernakchen Sadhana

Hmm, something’s maybe fishy here. I suppose there are many ways of understanding but I was always taught that Dorje Bernagchen was not an manifestation of Avalokiteshvara. Is it possible that Garchen Rinpoche was giving a different empowerment and some well meaning disciple just put some accidental...
by namoh
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Armour of Patience
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Armour of Patience

That’s from Thrangu Rinpoche if I’m not mistaken.
by namoh
Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Local Protectors
Replies: 24
Views: 4264

Re: Local Protectors

Yeah I remember seeing this too. Now I might be completely wrong or misheard (this was some years back...), but I was under the impression that Guan Gong was even identified with a local protector from Tsurphu. I do know that the short text from His Holiness is available to Chinese students, I've al...
by namoh
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Local Protectors
Replies: 24
Views: 4264

Re: Local Protectors

I don't know exactly but I recall hearing that HH Karmapa had some pure vision of Guan Gong and wrote a short offering to him as a Dharma protector.
by namoh
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Wyoming
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: Hey from Wyoming

I lived in Jackson for a summer (dunno if that counts as living in Wyoming haha) and it seems like every summer, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche and other Lamas from Tulku Urgyen's family and lineage pass through there. Though I know it's a huge state, and if you're hours away from Jackson,...
by namoh
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?
Replies: 15
Views: 4642

Re: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?

Something I thought of later, is that Lama Karma Drodul, Rinpoche's nephew, is very accessible if you know where to find him on Facebook or email. He has always been very helpful to me answering questions, and you can rest assured that his words carry Khenpo Karthar's intentions.
by namoh
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?
Replies: 15
Views: 4642

Re: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?

Cone is absolutely right. I should have added that this is one example of a practice that every Kamtsang lama I've met that requires wang , lung and tri.
by namoh
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?
Replies: 15
Views: 4642

Re: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?

As I recall, while Lama Sarah's book is wonderful it would provide more general info in this case. Garden of all joy is quite Specific. I've been practicing this sadhana since I was a teenager. I have a rough idea of how we do it. Good luck.
by namoh
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?
Replies: 15
Views: 4642

Re: Kamtsang Chöd Lüjin - How to Open the Sky Door?

You should try and find either Lama Lodu or Tenga Rinpoche's commentary of _The Garden of All Joy_ by Jamgon Kongtrul. It has explicit instructions in the Lujin of Surmang Chod. Of course Lama Lodu specifies that one must have the proper empowerment before reading it. The Kamtsang chod is surely one...

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