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by ratna
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Readable Library of Tibetan Classics
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Readable Library of Tibetan Classics

You'll need to install the Dedris fonts and restart your PDF viewer.

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by ratna
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help with a mantra/ Are you numb??
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Help with a mantra/ Are you numb??

oṃ amaraṇi jīvantīye svāhā.
by ratna
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 108 great tertöns
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: 108 great tertöns

by ratna
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

mutsuk wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:20 pm What about you? Are you planning to issue other works on Longdé?
Nothing in the works at the moment, unfortunately.

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by ratna
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Great posts as always, Mutsuk! I'm curious if you or JLA are working on Longde texts these days and is any publication on this topic, in English or French, expected in the future?

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by ratna
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Very kind of you... Sadly there just doesn't seem to be a lot on VB translated into English and I am too old and brain damaged to try and learn Tibetan. Don't suppose you have heard of the Longde Root Upadesha of Dzin Dharmabodhi/Nyengyu Dorje Zampai Nyamtrid Gamgyi Yige Salwai Dronma have you? Eve...
by ratna
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dagpo Kagyu empowerments
Replies: 40
Views: 2708

Re: Dagpo Kagyu empowerments

Kagyu certainly does not lack lineages of full four empowerments, see for example the Kagyu Ngakdzö, Dam-ngak dzö, etc. Some of these bypass Gampopa and go instead through Rechungpa, Ngok etc; but there are also lineages that go through Gampopa, for example the empowerment of Cakrasamvara in the Dak...
by ratna
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Akṣayamatiparipṛcchā-sūtra
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Akṣayamatiparipṛcchā-sūtra

I noticed only now that the question was about the Akṣayamatiparipṛcchā, not the Akṣayamatinirdeśa! My bad.
by ratna
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Akṣayamatiparipṛcchā-sūtra
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Akṣayamatiparipṛcchā-sūtra

Yes, it was translated by Jens Braarvig and published in two volumes under the title Aksayamatinirdesasutra: The Tradition of Imperishability in Buddhist Thought. The translation is made on the basis of the Tibetan translation as well as the surviving Sanskrit fragments of the text. Braarvig backtra...
by ratna
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Language
Topic: ཨོཾ་བཛ་ཨཱ་ཡུཥེ་སྭཱ་ཧ or
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: ཨོཾ་བཛ་ཨཱ་ཡུཥེ་སྭཱ་ཧ or

While you're at it, add also a subscript a to the last syllable in སྭཱ་ཧཱ.

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by ratna
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mamo Botong tantra
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Mamo Botong tantra

Mamo Bötong is transmitted as part of the Kagye. Kagye empowerments are given in the West as well, but not very often, I think.

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by ratna
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987897

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

You can e-mail them and request a password.

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by ratna
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 5677

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

Participated in the empowerment online. Does anyone know if this is from the Peling Lama Norbu cycle? I didn't participate in this particular empowerment, but in general, the Guru Rinpoche practice most commonly used in Drikung (and included in the collection of 50 empowerments) is from Pema Lingpa...
by ratna
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7706
Views: 987897

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Has anyone received advice on whether it's possible to do the 3-day retreat if one has other daily recitation commitments? Dorje Lingpa's text doesn't address this issue.

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by ratna
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibetan art books
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: tibetan art books

I'd recommend publications by the Rubin Museum of Art -- they come with good descriptions and analysis and are reasonably priced when new (and apparently worth a small fortune when out of print). For example, the Masterworks of Tibetan Painting Series by David Jackson, an excellent scholar. You can ...
by ratna
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HH Sakya Trichen Virus Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 3648

Re: HH Sakya Trichen Virus Advice

For those who practice ChNN's Tārā -- the twentieth action mantra represents the activity of Parṇaśavarī according to the Longchen Nyingtik system.

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by ratna
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Pirated book when you own a copy
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Pirated book when you own a copy

It's not OK legally AFAIK, but in terms of ethics, I say knock your socks off. You already shelled out money and the author got paid, so no harm done.
by ratna
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 28
Views: 3376

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

ratna wrote: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:33 am
Mantrik wrote: Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:07 pm
ratna wrote: Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:22 pm There is a short sadhana written by Lama Sönam Jorphel.

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I would love to read a copy . Is there a link, please?
Here's the text in Tibetan, with Russian translation (pages 44-50): https://www.buddism.ru///___DHARMA___/_ ... DHANA2.pdf

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