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by gendun
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1056839

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Elio thinks that we all need to take several breaths. He was talking in general terms of course. Not addressing this thread. :smile: Did he gave a statement or something? But yes. We had a small meeting with local sangha to talk abou the meeting. Just to say that there where 500 people in that meet...
by gendun
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 2546

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

In matters of key points of Dharma we can expect to see general principles. In fact the absence of doctrinal principles that are universal across the Vajrayana should ring alarm bells. However in my experience there are few general principles when it comes to the protocols of ritual. One of my teach...
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1056839

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Elio thinks that we all need to take several breaths.
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Incense burners

You can..but they never smell as nice. :smile:
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 3684

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

I make a basic mix of cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, turmeric, fenugreek, and cinnamon all slightly toasted and ground. I make a paste by adding oil to a portion of the spices and add a little fresh grated ginger and crushed garlic and ground chilli to make a paste which I fry gently before ...
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Incense burners

I burn all sticks in an attractive glazed pot I found in an antique market. It’s about 5 inches across. I fill it with raw rice which I change regularly. Nicer looking than sand. I stand the lit stick in the rice, upright. When the incense stubs burn to the rice level it snuffs out through lack of o...
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner
Replies: 45
Views: 3684

Re: The Veggie Enthusiast Corner

I've gone mostly veggie again for my health. My favorite meal is Dahl , or a Channa Masala. I usually throw in some chopped up greens too. oops wrong author Dahl didn't write Iron Man. Joking aside, It would be great to get tips on Indian food. One of my colleagues goes to India quite a lot and she...
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What qualifies as restricted reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: What qualifies as restricted reading?

I would add; No frivolous reading. By which I mean no reading Dharma as a leisure activity as you would read a novel or a hobby book. I would include not reading Sutras that are not widely studied in the Vajrayana or in your Vajrayana school. Not because they might harm you, but because life is too ...
by gendun
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 2546

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

It very much is like Catholicism. Suppose we're talking about making offerings. There are two approaches. One way is to explain to get exactly this type of fruit and to put it on a blue plate with a red napkin. And to burn incense with these herbs. And to fill bowls with saffron water. For a lamp t...
by gendun
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 2546

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

I suspect you may be disappointed. Leaving aside major offences the only way you can “do it wrong” is to disregard or oppose specific instructions YOUR teacher has given YOU. She or he may have given another student completely different instructions. On occasion he or she may reverse your instructio...
by gendun
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 2546

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

It’s an interesting thread, and one that illustrates the tightrope being walked by many modern students of the Dharma. Including me. On the one hand I am not sure which cultural conventions to drop in case it turns out later that they were more important than I realised..On the other hand it might b...
by gendun
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1056839

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In reality it’s only a short time since Rinpoches passing. We perhaps need to take a longer view? Things are still settling, and this process will probably continue for some time. In the meantime we can take nectar from whichever flowers are blooming which are accessible to us. This situation is mir...

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