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by Norwegian
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Drum sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Drum sizes

I have confused myself. What is the best size Chod drum for a guy? I have seen some advertised as 21 cm/ 23 cm. What is best? I've seen ranges of 6.2-6.5 inches to 8-8.5 inches... I saw these, and at first I thought "surely not". However I just skimmed the net and I do see chod drums in the 8-8.5 i...
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Drum sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Drum sizes

What is the best size Chod drum for a guy? I have seen some advertised as 21 cm/ 23 cm. What is best? I've seen ranges of 6.2-6.5 inches to 8-8.5 inches. Obviously the larger, the heavier. And if you think that may be a problem in your practice it may be worth considering, but to be honest, we're n...
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Drum sizes
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Drum sizes

mahabuddha wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:06 pm The bigger the better!
I would advise against getting a ngachen and dragging it up the mountainside for ones practice... Mostly for the benefit of your back, etc... But I bet it will produce quite the sound.
by Norwegian
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 112
Views: 1939

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 Norwegian
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 112
Views: 1939

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 Norwegian
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 112
Views: 1939

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

It is a lot better to understand the meaning of the teachings and why they are the way they are, and practicing according to them, instead of trying to make the teachings conform to you and your mental concepts, and how you feel they should be, instead of how they actually are . As for regional or n...
by Norwegian
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: buddha dharma in next 50 years
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: buddha dharma in next 50 years

naljor wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:48 pm HHDL today 53:30


(From 46mins. 24sec.)

I assume it's this you refer to, yes?
by Norwegian
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Rock & Metal
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: Buddhist Rock & Metal

Just to add to my general dislike of so called "Dharma music," I think Hindus do a better job of it without cheesing out, since they have the raga thing going for them. https://youtu.be/_0FKMWxWzTA I would listen to this a hundred times before listening to any of the overly saccharine Chinese Buddh...
by Norwegian
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About translations and transliterations
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: About translations and transliterations

Ayu wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:27 pm It often differs from teacher to teacher.
Therefore the best method is to ask the teacher you want to follow and then simply don't bother about any other variations.
Indeed. The best method is to ask your teacher. That is the source you should care about.
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Is a shrine important
Replies: 68
Views: 1495

Re: Is a shrine important

I feel it's already a very heavy responsibility to have Dharma statues in ones home. For example, they are very nice, but when I die, who will take care of these statues? I don't want them to be thrown in the dumpster, or sold on eBay, because they are not just "a statue". Thus there's a level of re...
by Norwegian
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84769

Re: Great Vegan Debate

On the other hand, just look at the frenzy caused recently in France when the Mayor of Lyon eliminated meat from school lunches. Many people, most people, feel that eliminating meat is harmful to human health. I am not debating that issue, some people seem to do fine on vegan and vegetarian diets, ...
by Norwegian
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 84769

Re: Great Vegan Debate

On the other hand, just look at the frenzy caused recently in France when the Mayor of Lyon eliminated meat from school lunches. Many people, most people, feel that eliminating meat is harmful to human health. I am not debating that issue, some people seem to do fine on vegan and vegetarian diets, ...
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on COVID-19 vaccines
Replies: 3
Views: 315

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on COVID-19 vaccines

"Covid: Dalai Lama urges others to get vaccinated as he receives first shot" https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/9085/production/_117479963_hi066072484.jpg Receiving his first shot in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, the Dalai Lama said people needed to be vaccinated to "...
by Norwegian
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Self Defense
Replies: 144
Views: 3714

Re: Self Defense

Dim mak is a total myth. There is no way to kill people with secret pressure point strikes. Amusingly, One of the big myths surrounding it was that it only takes effect hours after the person gets hit which makes one wonder the usefulness in the first place, lol. Dim Mak belongs in shitty (and utte...
by Norwegian
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reciting Mantras while walking
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Reciting Mantras while walking

In a retreat, Togden Achö was asked about walking meditation, if he had some advice etc., and the translator conveyed the question to him. While the translator was doing that, Togden Achö looked slightly confused for a brief moment, and then the two of them started talking, and it went on for a bit,...
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 3940

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

I think this is along the lines of Chatral Rinpoche’s position, that it definitely is valid for siddhas to eat meat and do such things (just like some of the mahasiddhas could “get away with” directly killing fish and insects because they could liberate them thereby) but most ordinary practitioners...
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 3940

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

I doubt that’s what he’s saying. The thing is, if you do eat it, there is a way to make it beneficial Dharma wise. For the practical purposes of this argument you could simply view it as the Tantric equivalent of saying prayers over it, etc. That's fine. Leave the exact process as a black box. Basi...
by Norwegian
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 3940

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

I doubt that’s what he’s saying. The thing is, if you do eat it, there is a way to make it beneficial Dharma wise. For the practical purposes of this argument you could simply view it as the Tantric equivalent of saying prayers over it, etc. That's fine. Leave the exact process as a black box. Basi...
by Norwegian
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 3940

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

This post is not about vegetarianism or not. It's just a few points I think were interesting, to say the least. "The Karmapas and their heart sons were vegetarians and did not have any meat whatsoever. However, during the Ganachakras, a little meat was included and even the Karmapas and his heart so...
by Norwegian
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Info on Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerment
Replies: 45
Views: 1748

Re: Info on Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerment

I practice termas and I practice Gelug; one thing I have come to conclude is that a common response to sectarianism in the past is more sectarianism now. i.e. surely the right response here is an attitude which does not go in the direction. Perhaps it's worth mentioning, in case some people get the...

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