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Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajrakilaya mandala
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Vajrakilaya mandala

Hello! I’m wondering if anyone knows how I could obtain an image of the Sakya Vajrakilaya mandala. I received the empowerment and I’m trying to obtain an image for practice. Thank you for any input you may have! I have lost my copy of the Sakya VK practice (so this was a specific sadhana that stemm...
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Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 991188

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Elio Guarisco died today from Covid-19. An other loss for the community.

/magnus
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Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 26
Views: 2083

Re: Online Ngondro programs

You are looking for "Steps to the Great Perfection"... ok, thanks. but as i said i did a quick search through the pdf using key words "deceptive" and "futility" and got 2 entries for the former and none for the latter. hence my confusion, the book probably use different wording or translating diffe...
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Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 26
Views: 2083

Re: Online Ngondro programs

i am confused. Jigme Lingpa's name implies anything longchen nyingthig. while my question refers yo chetsün nyingthig. anyway, i just searched through the 2 cortland dahl pdfs i could find (steps to the Great Perfection and entrance to the Great Perfection) and it yields nothing like "deceptive nat...
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Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Online Ngondro programs
Replies: 26
Views: 2083

Re: Online Ngondro programs

on ngondrogar site there is a comparison of topics for longchen nyingthig and chetsün nyingthig ngöndros. what i found intriguing is that chetsün nyingthig one has different set of preliminary thoughts: 1. Impermanence 2. Deceptive nature of pleasure 3. Futility of our projects 4. Futility of life ...
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Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Help to identify Empowerment
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Help to identify Empowerment

Can somebody please help me to identify which is the Empowerment called "Three Roots of Profound Longevity"? Thanks in advance! It is an empowerment from Chokgyur Lingpas rather big cycle Sevenfold Profundity or the Zabdun. The three roots practice centers around Hayagriva and Vajrvarahi and it has...
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Im too slow at Ngongdro, help :(
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: Im too slow at Ngongdro, help :(

I wanted to share my problem and ask if anybody felt the same during Ngondro and what did You do. It is easy, you can join http://ngondrogar.org and do it by time instead. They have the Longchen Nyingtik ngondro as well as the Karma Kamtsang and the Chetsun Nyingtik ngondro. You finish aafter 2200 ...
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture

If you are interested in “Tibetan Buddhism”, meaning “Vajrayana” Buddhism, but you are wishing to avoid all the “accessories” lets say, that have emerged specifically in Tibetan culture (butter lamps, offering scarves, wrathful yidams, etc). There were no wrathful deities in indian vajrayana? Of co...
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mahamudra initiation (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Mahamudra initiation (?)

Lusitano wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:59 pm Thank you! :)

And thanks also for the link! Very useful!

At the time there was no sadhana or text, do you know if it is related with any sadhana or specific text?

🙏
https://garchen.net/library-sadhanas-and-sacred-texts/
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Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Mahamudra initiation (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Mahamudra initiation (?)

Dear friends, Some years ago, in 2014, Garchen Rinpoche came to Portugal and gave “5 Fold Mahamudra Initiation”. At that time i wasn’t really aware of what was meant by that initiation. And was not very aware of the Kagyu teachings. Can anyone explain please? Is it associated with some specific sad...
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vows, samayas and empowerment
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Vows, samayas and empowerment

There are several books that explain the tantric vows. But in general, most lamas tell you explicitly what they would like you to do as a minimum to keep samaya. Usually this is generating compassion and Bodhicitta (the intention or firm commitment to attain Enlightenment in order to liberate all b...
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Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Two Truths Debate - Poll & Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 802

Re: The Two Truths Debate - Poll & Discussion

... Thank you for the comprehensive answer Malcolm, that was very clear and informative. If I may ask, do you lean more towards understanding conventional truth perhaps simply as a pedagogical device to direct oneself and help cognize ultimate reality, or do you view it as mutually interdependent w...
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Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five Buddha Families
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Five Buddha Families

So I was wondering about something, I thought that I knew the attribution of the Five Buddha Families to the different realms, but can't seem to find it as I remembered it (specifically Ratnasambhava I thought was the Deva Realm rather than the human realm). Perhaps this has been posted before, any...
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Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 991188

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Norwegian wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:41 pm This is really sad news...
Yes, I agree.
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 139
Views: 12802

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

why? when he thaught gesar? anyway, there is no need to agree on this. Longsal isn't "sa-ter", so it fails your criteria. ChNNR taught many many years, he might have taught Gesar. Anyway, according to Malcolm, he practiced Gesar. /magnus longsal works. gesar doesn't. that's the point in case you ha...
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 139
Views: 12802

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

is just my criteria. Well, then you just invalidated your own masters teachings. /magnus why? when he thaught gesar? anyway, there is no need to agree on this. Longsal isn't "sa-ter", so it fails your criteria. ChNNR taught many many years, he might have taught Gesar. Anyway, according to Malcolm, ...
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 139
Views: 12802

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

scheptical, and test what i receive. chnn repeated that analysis isn't the main point, but it is a point. after all one cannot go around in blind faith. That is fine, be sceptical, but you have no point to make with your "sa-ter" question. /magnus is just my criteria. Well, then you just invalidate...
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 139
Views: 12802

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

javier.espinoza.t wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:48 pm scheptical, and test what i receive. chnn repeated that analysis isn't the main point, but it is a point. after all one cannot go around in blind faith.
That is fine, be sceptical, but you have no point to make with your "sa-ter" question.

/magnus
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 139
Views: 12802

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

do you know a sater that contained gesar? I don't know why you think sa-ter is more reliable. because GP. if gesar is actually a guardian and ,in case, if is of a kind of relevance i think it should have being taken in account. i think gesar is no other than yet another tibetan folk lore thing taki...
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Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practices for epidemics and pandemics
Replies: 139
Views: 12802

Re: Practices for epidemics and pandemics

Unlike Santa, King Gesar is a very prominent Dharmapala, so while one word posts are bit annoying I would not mock it. That is unless someone finds King Santar terma, then let's have a laugh. Meanwhile let's stick to the topic. :focus: My mistake, I'll expand on it. King Gesar is an enlightened dha...

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