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by karmanyingpo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Re: Why lung or transmission is needed

Along this line, I've always wondered what actually counts as a lung. I mean, is intention a part of it, does the teacher need to intend to transmit a lung at a given time...or is a lung transmitted simply by them reciting it? Recently I received a lung but the audio clipped out due to tech issues ...
by karmanyingpo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Re: Why lung or transmission is needed

I would also be curious if anyone has a source for lung for reading (as opposed to practices/mantra). Personally, I have doubts about whether one needs a lung to read commentaries, etc. I am not sure so dont quote me on this but I have heard often it is not necessary but beneficial for such texts KN
by karmanyingpo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Re: Why lung or transmission is needed

Along this line, I've always wondered what actually counts as a lung. I mean, is intention a part of it, does the teacher need to intend to transmit a lung at a given time...or is a lung transmitted simply by them reciting it? Recently I received a lung but the audio clipped out due to tech issues ...
by karmanyingpo
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Re: Why lung or transmission is needed

I don't know why it is needed, but I am always happy to receive a lung. Be it a blessing, or permission from the lineage and guardians I really love the thought that the text was transmitted by word from generation to generation for hundreds or thousands of years. Quite a feat, no? There is nothing...
by karmanyingpo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Re: Why lung or transmission is needed

The way it kind of feels to me is that the practice is somewhat "dead" without transmission. That is, you have the words on the page, but, as you mention, you don't have the connection with the lineage to enliven it. It's all "you", and you have no lineage to back it up. If you take a given prayer,...
by karmanyingpo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Guidance

Hi, I'm drawn to Zen from participating in Zazen in my local Soto Zen Dojo & readings some of the books about Zen. I've received sitting instructions there and attended a sesshin as well. There is also something about Japanese Buddhism in particular that I feel drawn to. I don't know what it is, bu...
by karmanyingpo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Re: Why lung or transmission is needed

The way it kind of feels to me is that the practice is somewhat "dead" without transmission. That is, you have the words on the page, but, as you mention, you don't have the connection with the lineage to enliven it. It's all "you", and you have no lineage to back it up. If you take a given prayer,...
by karmanyingpo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why lung or transmission is needed
Replies: 27
Views: 578

Why lung or transmission is needed

I was wondering, how would you explain the workings of lung to someone who has doubts or is new to the idea? This question is not so much for myself since personally I have faith in lung and the necessity of it to engage fruitfully in certain practices but have run across people (typically not pract...
by karmanyingpo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Avoiding mistakes
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Avoiding mistakes

Just be present. That takes care of many mistakes by itself. Agreed and I was actually going to recommend mindfulness as well. You do what you can... mindfulness helps you maximize what you can do .. to prevent mistakes. Anything outside of your control you let go following Shantideva's advice... y...
by karmanyingpo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moisture-born beings
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Moisture-born beings

I've always thought this the workings of bacteria. However, I haven't been conversant in biology as to how bacteria learn, live, grow, and are born. Perhaps someone who understands exactly these workings could shed some light. Thank you. Moisture born as bacteria or other organisms that are like fl...
by karmanyingpo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do the 10 Royal Sutras require transmission?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Do the 10 Royal Sutras require transmission?

The issue is efficacy. Lung is part of that efficacy, but not the whole ball of wax. Hello Lama Pema la. I was wondering, how would you explain the workings of lung to someone who has doubts or is new to the idea? Personally I have faith in lung and the necessity of it to engage fruitfully in certa...
by karmanyingpo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo bell - shang, sil nyen - for chod
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Bonpo bell - shang, sil nyen - for chod

lelopa wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:46 am Get both.
Or get the one with the best sound, best look, best weight, best price....
Good to have your input. Thx.

KN
by karmanyingpo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo bell - shang, sil nyen - for chod
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Bonpo bell - shang, sil nyen - for chod

Hello everyone, I was wondering... For Bonpo chod, what kind of bell is needed. I know the general type, upturned, but are a 3 inch size or 6 inch size both okay? I guess sil nyen is the small one and shang is the big one? My teacher said I could get either the 3 inch size or 6 inch size. Just wonde...
by karmanyingpo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 4 Immeasurables in Sadhana
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 4 Immeasurables in Sadhana

If you want to do a simple yet complete practice of the four immeasurable's you could do like this. Do refuge and bodhicitta three times then repeat the four immeasurable's as many times as possible while contemplating them. When you get tired do sending and receiving, tonglen, for as long as you f...
by karmanyingpo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 4 Immeasurables in Sadhana
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 4 Immeasurables in Sadhana

Yes, to be more precise. Is there a way to train in them during mantra recitation? Do you mean meditating on the 4 immeasurables while simultaneously chanting a mantra? Or a mantra+visualization that has the goal of developing actualization of the 4 immeasurables? KN Both really mostly the latter. ...
by karmanyingpo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 4 Immeasurables in Sadhana
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: 4 Immeasurables in Sadhana

Hi, I was wondering if there is a method or an instruction how to train in the 4 immeasurables within a sadhana? By that I mean during the visualization really, outside of the opening prayers. Or is the ideal to already have some basis in them and approach the visualization with already developed r...
by karmanyingpo
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers

Hazel wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:21 pm These are all good pieces of advice for asking questions of anyone.
Yes agreed! I feel like the importance is multiplied though when there is a language barrier (even if it is just a minimal or partial one)

KN
by karmanyingpo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers

This also pertains to question-and-answer periods during teachings. It’s a matter of courtesy to other students. Write down, at least a note, specifically what it is you are asking, and don’t bring up a lot of baggage or backstory if it isn’t needed. I think, very often we have half-formulated ques...
by karmanyingpo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Practical advice for interacting with Tibetan teachers

... Yes it is fine that your pesronal experience disagrees and I did say "These are not universal at all! Just my own experience." I am just sharing what I have found to be helpful with the teachers i have worked with. No hard and fast rules KN And what you have shared is also pretty good advice fo...
by karmanyingpo
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Meaning of my Refuge Name -- Direct Translation of the Words
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Meaning of my Refuge Name -- Direct Translation of the Words

Könchok Chödrak wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:39 pm Thank you. That is a very kind response, and helps alot. Thank you! Have a wonderful day.
One of my favorite teachers (Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche) has a son named Senge (Lion).

KN

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