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by fckw
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: After The Cult(the long road to Vajra Hell)
Replies: 51
Views: 1524

Re: After The Cult(the long road to Vajra Hell)

It is true that one of the tantric samayas is to not go against the guru. However, you must understand who the guru really is. The guru is not a person in front of you wearing robes or whatever, sitting on a throne and telling you to obey his words and stick to an organization. The real guru is your...
by fckw
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 36
Views: 1216

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

What exactly is the connection between Gampopa's teachings given here and this lineage of Hevajra? This remained unclear to me so far. Is this particular lineage coming from Gampopa, or was it of particular importance to him? Well, Gampopa most probably has received Hevajra teachings... but there i...
by fckw
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 36
Views: 1216

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

What exactly is the connection between Gampopa's teachings given here and this lineage of Hevajra? This remained unclear to me so far. Is this particular lineage coming from Gampopa, or was it of particular importance to him?
by fckw
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 5062

Re: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge

I'm being silly, but actually it's helpful to observe how you feel after eating various foods. Do you feel light and energetic, or heavy and dull? Did the food digest well or not so much? Did it affect your sleep, and so on. What's wrong with feeling heavy and dull? And why should feeling light and...
by fckw
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge
Replies: 55
Views: 5062

Re: Sattvic/Yogic Diet Challenge

Yeah, Sri Swami Sivananda is great Yogi. We are talking about the same person. Our friends like Malcolm think contrary to this. In addition, modern medical doctors have similar thoughts, but I think the diet that Swami Sivananda conveys has a very different explanation. If he was still alive, we co...
by fckw
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

zerwe wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:22 am Don't worry and don't rush.
Hm, I was under the impression the whole point of doing the ngöndro was to worry and then starting to rush.
by fckw
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

karmanyingpo wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:36 pmIn Gangteng Tulku's version what are the rules for "activation"?
None were mentioned, nor does the sadhana text provided list any.
by fckw
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 909

Re: A single sadhana or practice

Keeping one's practice secret helps to avoid fostering misconceptions in other (non-) practitioners. It also helps keeping up the cloak about all sorts of abusive behavior within religious organizations. I personally tend to find the latter the worse evil than the former, but that's my personal opin...
by fckw
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

Well, before ngöndro you might want to engage in lamrim or related forms of shamata & vipashyana practices. They are an excellent preparation for any higher meditation system.
by fckw
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

I see, so these are 2 different termas. I think I remember reading that there was a third terma for this mantra. I wonder what that one is like? Well, I received a lung also some time ago from Gangteng Tulku also with the shorter version of the mantra. The sadhana text explicitly states that it's a...
by fckw
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: «Western Sadhana» by Dechen Lamkhen (Nova Scotia)
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: «Western Sadhana» by Dechen Lamkhen (Nova Scotia)

Western Sadhana written by a forest yogin from Nova Scotia. https://maharime.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/western_sadhana/ Self advertisement is always the best advertisement. Because, oneself is most convinced of oneself and therefore easiest to manipulate by oneself into believing that oneself really...
by fckw
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

By the way, the lung for the Vajra Armour practice of HH Dudjom Rinpoche was given online just yesterday by Pema Osel Ling: https://www.vajrayana.org/events/188/. Might be he gives it again at a later occasion.
by fckw
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What happens after Ngondro? (Nyingma)
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: What happens after Ngondro? (Nyingma)

Please note that ngöndro in the traditional form of 5 x 100k exercises is just one form of doing preliminaries. It's certainly the most common one, but not the only one. Not all Tibetan teachers approach teaching the more advanced systems like tantra, mahamudra, or dzogchen by asking their students ...
by fckw
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

By the way, if you have received Dorje Gotrab empowerments from Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Lama Sonam Rinpoche or any legitimate lineage holder then you can purchase a ca. 2h of oral teachings on this practice online here: https://www.vajrayana.org/bero/.
by fckw
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Geshe Gedün Lodrö
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Geshe Gedün Lodrö

The special thing about this book is that it's not simply a translation of some ancient material (e.g. Asangas Ground of Hearers) that some master needs to explain you first so you get the points. Instead, the book is written in modern, nowadays language (obviously it's a translation from Tibetan to...
by fckw
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Geshe Gedün Lodrö
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Geshe Gedün Lodrö

I just took a look in our library - the two books are definitely sourced from the same material. In Walking through Walls, there is no middle section between the sections on calm abiding and special insight. Instead that material appears in appendices. Other than that it largely appears identical, ...
by fckw
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 60
Views: 4270

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Oki, thanks for clarifying!
by fckw
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 60
Views: 4270

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Does anyone know about the upcoming Hevajra empowerment announced on (https://garchen.net/annual-events/ ) on January 23rd? I am a bit lost as there is no further information on that page, and wherever I was searching (e.g. here as well: https://milareparetreat.org/index.php/en/aktuelles-2020) I co...
by fckw
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 60
Views: 4270

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

Does anyone know about the upcoming Hevajra empowerment announced on (https://garchen.net/annual-events/ ) on January 23rd? I am a bit lost as there is no further information on that page, and wherever I was searching (e.g. here as well: https://milareparetreat.org/index.php/en/aktuelles-2020) I cou...
by fckw
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

One detail that I could not fully find information on: What is the relation between Dojre Gotrab, Vajrapani, Guru Rinpoche, Padmashavari, Vajravidarana and Guru Drakpo? It seems that in various sadhanas their names are somehow use interchangeably. In another place I found that Dorje Gotrab is suppos...

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