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by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

As for Hevajra, Karmapa specifically recommended the Kongtrul commentary, which I am not sure is being translated at the moment. This was all discussed by HHK while he was in the women’s retreat. I wasn’t there, and didn’t hear about it until a good while after they came out of retreat. So my infor...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

Malcolm wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:06 pm
Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:42 am 2. Profound inner meaning: (completion stage) for Naro Chödrak.
She is working on one of the Kagyu volumes of Damngak dzod right now, specifically naro chodruk material.
It’s beginning to sound like the notes I was given were confused.

But let me know when you’re sure.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

I don’t think so. And it is not very long. Who told you this? I’ve recently finished the first volume of Lamdre material and submitted it to Shambhala. But I am not aware of a Hevajra project. When HHK came to the women's retreat he gave them a list of things to study. One was the Hevajra Tantra, w...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

On a related note, Tsadra Foundation is working on an English translation of the entire Hevajra Tantra. However I don’t know when it will be ready. I don’t think so. And it is not very long. Who told you this? I’ve recently finished the first volume of Lamdre material and submitted it to Shambhala....
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

YesheDronmar wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:46 am
Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:39 am On a related note, Tsadra Foundation is working on an English translation of the entire Hevajra Tantra. However I don’t know when it will be ready.
This is wonderful news. It will be most supportive to have another English translation.
Another? What is the first translation?
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

On a related note, Tsadra Foundation is working on an English translation of the entire Hevajra Tantra. However I don’t know when it will be ready.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to become Mahayana monk no more than 400 Dollars monthly budget
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: How to become Mahayana monk no more than 400 Dollars monthly budget

The only place I know of makes you work many hours a week cooking, cleaning, repairing, filling water bowls, etc. in fact I met a guy that spent all day every day doing nothing but water bowls. There were so many shrine rooms with each having so many water bowls that it took all day. The first half ...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Single book that provides survey or overview of tibetan Vajrayana
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Single book that provides survey or overview of tibetan Vajrayana

“Indestructible Truth” by Reginald Ray is informative and readable. It a broad overview of Dharma with an emphasis towards Tibetan practices. It’s what I wish was available when I started. It was originally designed as the text for “Buddhism 101” at Naropa Institute. But it doesn’t read like a colle...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

Also someone mentioning that that's what Tibetan Buddhism primarily was. True. TB is mostly Vajrayana. But there are aspects like Zen, aspects like Pure Land, aspects like Therevada, etc. It can be bewildering to explore. But if you’re into visualizing deities and saying mantras you’re definitely g...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

Generally Gelugpas don’t start people out with Vajrayana practices, which includes NgonDro. Then who introduces people in that tradition to Vajrayana? I may misunderstand your statement. Generally their approach is Vajrayana, but only after years of Sutrayana as preparation. Different teachers take...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

He is the main instructor at a FPMT center so presumably Gelug. Not sure how schools differ about these things. Generally Gelugpas don’t start people out with Vajrayana practices, which includes NgonDro. There’s lots of general Mahayana teachings. That can be a good thing. Also I don’t think they s...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 893

Re: A single sadhana or practice

Chenrezig. Definitely. As the previous Kalu R. pointed out, with Chenrezig any tendency one may have to go off track is self corrected by the practice itself.

But then again Garab Dorje received Dzogchen from Vajrasattva.

Just sayin’...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Teach me Madhyamaka
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Teach me Madhyamaka

I've found that there are times where I just can't study something, it won't compute no matter what I do, just words on a page. Then I go do some practice, come back to it months later and now it suddenly feels familiar.
That is the ideal way according to two of my teachers.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Three kayas
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Three kayas

Sometimes Sambogakaya and Nirmanakaya are grouped together as the “form kayas”. They manifest as appearance.

Dharmakaya is formless. It doesn’t manifest as appearances.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Three kayas
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Three kayas

When we are speaking about our ordinary existence, we talk about “body, speech, and mind”, meaning the physical, communicative, and mental. When we change to speaking about enlightened existence the order is reversed: mental, communication, and physical, such as: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. Or, on an es...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most popular Tibetan Buddhist sutras?
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: What are the most popular Tibetan Buddhist sutras?

Lingpupa wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:35 am
Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:58 am Karma Kagyu uses “The Uttaratantra” a lot.
True indeed, but it's a shastra, not a sutra. I.e. a commentary drawing on sutras.
:good:
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most popular Tibetan Buddhist sutras?
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: What are the most popular Tibetan Buddhist sutras?

Karma Kagyu uses “The Uttaratantra” a lot.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Rebirth


Rebirth is baked into all buddhism. Theravada and zen also.
Especially Theravada. The entire point of it is to stop reincarnating.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Rebirth

I understand that Vajrayana says to "investigate the teachings to find out if they are true, don't just take the Lama's word for it" but this is impossible in terms of rebirth. In terms of reincarnation I personally approached it the same way I approached (and rejected) Christian doctrine. Does it ...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material reality of Sumeru
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: The material reality of Sumeru

If you open Google Maps and type “Mt. Meru” into the search field you get a result. It’s in Africa.

Just sayin’... :shrug:

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