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by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: TODAY at 4 pm pacific time - Transmission of Dzogchen Texts - Vajrayana Foundation
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: TODAY at 4 pm pacific time - Transmission of Dzogchen Texts - Vajrayana Foundation

This is amazing. I had this empowerment in 2014. And just went traveling and did other stuff for years. Just two days ago I remembered I did this and loved it and searched my email for an ancient relic. This Chetsun Nyingthig Sadhana. And I was thinking... I wonderimg if I should resume this practic...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 6 Year Mental Torment
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: 6 Year Mental Torment

Dude. It's a sad tale. Happily we all have a tale like that. Time is your friend. Time is a magic eraser. Give it time. Isolation makes us obsess and lose patience. I try mantras and stuff. But it's hard. I guess the hardship is what will make us stronger. Time is a destroyer but also time molds and...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi guys! Very new here, very interested in Drikung Kagyu and Garchen Rinpoche
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Hi guys! Very new here, very interested in Drikung Kagyu and Garchen Rinpoche

Hi guys, as my long intro line says I’m a total newbie and I’m very interested in the Drikung Kagyu lineage and His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. I’ve practiced in the Karma Kagyu lineage and received empowerments in that lineage as well as the Nyingma and Gelug lineages but I feel a very special conn...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 784

Re: A single sadhana or practice

Not forbidden, but no serious practitioner will tell you specifically what they’re doing, so it’s not great etiquette to ask. Your practice is private. Well I apologise again and obviously nobody has to answer. Excuse my naiveite. While I know it's always wrong to brag about accomplishments, I've n...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: When do I take initiation / empowerment?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: When do I take initiation / empowerment?

What is WOMPT? It is the beginning of the path of Vajrayana. Get one at the beginning. Some are one day some are weeks. It is the tradition to leave an initiation into a retreat. But in the USA you go to a mixer with hors d'oeuvres. Usually between $100-$1000. But have cash on hand. I was at an ini...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What's working with a main guru like?
Replies: 15
Views: 763

Re: What's working with a main guru like?

Get an initiation into a tantra or terma. Wait for that. Complete initiation with reading transition and instructions on the complete path in English as well as books to rely on. Thanks crazywisdom. I love the name. May I know what are these: "initiation into a tantra or terma"? "initiation with re...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What's working with a main guru like?
Replies: 15
Views: 763

Re: What's working with a main guru like?

Ok I have a better answer. Get an initiation into a tantra or terma. Wait for that. Complete initiation with reading transition and instructions on the complete path in English as well as books to rely on. Skip everything else. Otherwise it a complete waste of time. If.any of those three parts ar mi...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: When do I take initiation / empowerment?
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: When do I take initiation / empowerment?

I started reading WOMPT. What is an initiation/empowerment and when do I get one? How long does it take? Hours? Days? Do I have to go somewhere to a retreat? How much does it cost? What is WOMPT? It is the beginning of the path of Vajrayana. Get one at the beginning. Some are one day some are weeks...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What's working with a main guru like?
Replies: 15
Views: 763

Re: What's working with a main guru like?

I'm curious to know what to expect. Do we have to be on the same city? Can the entire process by done remotely via zoom? How often do we meet? How long does it take? Hours? Days? I heard people going on a retreat. Is that what learning from your teacher looks like? A one week retreat? Is working wi...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How does Dzogchen relate to Vajrayana?
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: How does Dzogchen relate to Vajrayana?

Yes. Synonymous Yes. Separate thing. Yes. Beginning, middle and end. Yes. You practice dzogchen by practicing Vajrayana. Yes. Nyingma practice Vajrayana. Anyone who practices Vajrayana is practicing Dzogchen. And vice versa. Nonduality. That's the thing. Togal is the effortless revelation of the dha...
by Crazywisdom
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Düddul Wangdrak Dorje Drolö (Action Mantras or PDF)
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Düddul Wangdrak Dorje Drolö (Action Mantras or PDF)

Hi does anyone have the action mantras for Düddul Wangdrak Dorje Drolö? I had the empowerment in Santa Cruz some years ago. Also bought this book: Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, ‘The Wish-Fulfilling Siddhis’, translated by Lama Sonam Tsering and Paloma Lopez Landry, Vajrayana Foundation Bero ...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Dharani suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Sutra Dharani suggestions

Thanks
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Dharani suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Sutra Dharani suggestions

Hey team I was hoping some of you might have some suggestions for Dharani sutras for averting evil spirits, purification of bad karma, gaining wealth, etc. Much appreciated in advance...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where to get a Damaru fast (online)
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Where to get a Damaru fast (online)

Hello all, I was hoping to practice a Sadhana during my coming vacation, but it requires a Bell and a Damaru. I have the bell arriving hopefully soon, but I'm having trouble finding a Damaru under $60 that would arrive before or around Christmas. Am I out of luck? I contacted the dharma center that...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where to get a Damaru fast (online)
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Where to get a Damaru fast (online)

Hello all, I was hoping to practice a Sadhana during my coming vacation, but it requires a Bell and a Damaru. I have the bell arriving hopefully soon, but I'm having trouble finding a Damaru under $60 that would arrive before or around Christmas. Am I out of luck? I contacted the dharma center that...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: super new... any guidance?
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: super new... any guidance?

Do like a bee that tastes the nectar of every flower in the meadow. It's worthwhile to do at least some casual research into organizations and how they've handled scandals and who the leadership are and what they're saying. But also realize there's a point where skepticism can take over one's pract...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dreams and trusting
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Dreams and trusting

I had a series of dreams the other night that felt like the laying down of rituals or series of religious activities. That is, "first you do x, then you do y, " and so on. As if a sadhana or ritual manual was being presented to me in the form of a dream. I dragged myself out of sleep and prayed for...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: super new... any guidance?
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: super new... any guidance?

Do like a bee that tastes the nectar of every flower in the meadow.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Path
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Dzogchen Path

There are paths to learn and finally wake up to reality. That is called Vajrayana. The so called path of Dzogchen is some Vajrayana path. Guru yoga and visualization is Vajrayana. If you know reality what is there to practice? I do not have to practice eyesight. I just see. You have to practice sigh...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Path
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Dzogchen Path

DzogChen is not a path. It is reality. It is like if all you ever saw was a puppet show amd you thought that was life, and one day someone showed you real life. You will never again think the puppet show was real life.

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