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by namoh
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2294

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

So, does anyone else remember when Brunnholzl was a Khenpo for a minute? Anyone know what happened? Seems to have been removed from all the webpages.
by namoh
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Boise Nyingma Communities???
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Boise Nyingma Communities???

It’s not super close, but Lama Inga is in Spokane at the Chagdud Gonpa center.
by namoh
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding vows
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Misunderstanding vows

Hazel, You may be familiar with the story of Atisha relating how he was able to manage his various sets of vows, and how often he found himself breaking his Bodhisattva vows. My point being, is that it’s natural to break these, and the answer is purification practice. Someone else correct me if I’m ...
by namoh
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Blood Pills
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Blood Pills

Sorry, I messed up the reply a bit, here is my post. Mods, can you please delete my prior post? Malcolm, I once was given a gau with what the Lama referred to as “blood pills” inside. They were some kind of blessing pills made with the blood of several high lamas. Presumably this is a different kind...
by namoh
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Blood Pills
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Blood Pills

Malcolm, I once was given a gau with what the Lama referred to as “blood pills” inside. They were some kind of blessing pills made with the blood of several high lamas. Presumably this is a different kind of blood pill? Thanks Probably rakta for rakta and sman offerings. I should mention that I was...
by namoh
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Yoga empowerment for Padmasambhava
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Guru Yoga empowerment for Padmasambhava

Forgive me. I thought this might be of interest to the person looking for an online Guru Rinpoche empowerment. Perhaps you can see the source of my confusion.
You are right though, they didn’t specify wrathful or peaceful, sitting or standing. I’m sorry that this troubled you.
by namoh
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Yoga empowerment for Padmasambhava
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: Guru Yoga empowerment for Padmasambhava

Garchen Rinpoche will be giving the Tsewang Dzinpa empowerment later this month online, and that’s very definitely a wrathful guru practice.
www.garchen.net
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: 310

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: 5
Views: 1495

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: 789

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: 2044

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: 1053

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: 2044

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: 2044

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: 2044

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: 985

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: 3909

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: 1916

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: 1089

Re: Armour of Patience

That’s from Thrangu Rinpoche if I’m not mistaken.

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