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by pemachophel
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Conflicts escalating
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Conflicts escalating

The Vajra Magical Wheel Invoking the Heart-bond of the Victor Padmakara to Turn Back Foreign Armies By Dodrubchen Jigme Tenpai Nyima E-MA-HO KA-DAG KYE-MED DOR-JEI PHO-DRANG-NAY LHUN-DRUB DE-AI KU-CHEN PAD-MA-JUNG TSA-SUM CHO-SUNG GYA-TSHOI CHI-PAL-CHE GANG-CHEN TEN-DROI GON-PO DA-ZHENG-SHIG THA-MAG...
by pemachophel
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthig ngondro text?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Yuthok nyingthig ngondro text?

Dr. Nida's version is an abbreviation or condensation. Very good. However, if you want Jamgon Kongtrul's original version, PM me. But you'll need to get the lung before doing it.
by pemachophel
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prayer or a Polemic on Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Prayer or a Polemic on Guns

Thanks Malcolm & Norwegian. Exactly what I was looking for. Even happier to know it was Nyala Pema Dudul who wrote it.
by pemachophel
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prayer or a Polemic on Guns
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Prayer or a Polemic on Guns

I remember reading a Tibetan prayer or polemic against firearms but now I can't find it. It may have been by Khyentse Wangpo. Does anyone here know what I'm talking about and have a link to this?
by pemachophel
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What happens in those 3 year retreats?
Replies: 21
Views: 1129

Re: What happens in those 3 year retreats?

Yes, you have to be a Buddhist to do the kind of retreat you're describing. And no, it's not for all Buddhists. The institutionalized three-year retreats I believe you're talking about are mainly for those Buddhists who aspire to become Lamas. Typically one takes monk's or nun's vows during the retr...
by pemachophel
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 57
Views: 1605

Re: 100,000 candles??

Will your Lama allow you to commission some of the lamps by other practitioners? If so, there are monasteries in Nepal, etc. who will light "butter" lamps for an appropriate offering. At some of these, one can make the offering via Paypal. This might also be part of the solution. Other types of offe...
by pemachophel
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mani stones and bodies of water
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Mani stones and bodies of water

Hazel, Maybe I should've said bless or consecrate them, not empower them. In some terma, there are lay-jor (activity practices) specifically for blessing mani stones. For instance, in Orgyen Kusum Lingpa's Amoghapasha terma cycle, there is just such a lay-jor. To do this, one first has to complete t...
by pemachophel
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mani stones and bodies of water
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Mani stones and bodies of water

Absolutely. As much as possible everywhere you can. If you can learn how to empower these, that'd be even better.
by pemachophel
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2558

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Cinnabar,

I need to reskin one of my damarus. What do you use to hold the skin in place while the glue is drying, and what kind of glue do you use?

You can PM me.
by pemachophel
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where to put remainders of tsok offering?
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Where to put remainders of tsok offering?

Many years ago, when my Teachers had a center in New York City, we always put the remainders in the East River. One of the students would take them at night.
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Seeking advice for all day mantra recitation
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Seeking advice for all day mantra recitation

This is just me but, if I had a Guru Who told me to do a certain practice, then I would depend entirely upon Him/Her for how to do that practice. I wouldn't be asking others' advice on a public forum like this. :namaste:
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Kilung Services offers Tibetan practices for the dead
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Kilung Services offers Tibetan practices for the dead

Thank you for sharing that link. A great service.
by pemachophel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Poll - ngondro accumulations in sequence? (finish one 100,000 then do next?)
Replies: 30
Views: 888

Re: Poll - ngondro accumulations in sequence? (finish one 100,000 then do next?)

Karmanyingpo, I also could've done prostrations with Guru yoga, reciting the seven-limbed offering, but I was impatient to get started and my Teacher had not yet gotten to the Guru yoga section of Kunzang Lamai Sheylung. So He let me start by saying the simple refuge prayer: Namo Lamala Kyabsu Chiwo...
by pemachophel
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Poll - ngondro accumulations in sequence? (finish one 100,000 then do next?)
Replies: 30
Views: 888

Re: Poll - ngondro accumulations in sequence? (finish one 100,000 then do next?)

My experience is the same as Heart's, i.e., say the whole ngondro text every time but only count one thing at a time beginning with refuge and ending with Guru yoga. Re prostrations, I did prostrations separate from refuge or Vajrasattva. So I did count prostrations while counting other sections of ...
by pemachophel
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Yidam practice and Guru Yoga
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: Practical difference between Yidam practice and Guru Yoga

Guru sadhanas are for blessings.
Yidam sadhanas are for siddhi/accomplishment.
Dakini sadhanas are for prophecies and/or activities.
by pemachophel
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Next Set of Lungs with Lama Pema Chophel
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Next Set of Lungs with Lama Pema Chophel

Please note:

The person that sets up and administers my Zoom transmissions just sent me the "correct" Zoom link for this Sunday: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/registe ... l04x17aFO2
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Next Set of Lungs with Lama Pema Chophel
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Next Set of Lungs with Lama Pema Chophel

Based on requests I have recently received, Sunday, Mar. 28 at 8 AM MDT/10 AM EDT, I will be giving the following lungs on Zoom: Divine Blue Water Nol-sang Throma Nol-sang Ju Mipham's Condensed Nol-sang Thangtong Gyalpo's Prayer for Averting Famine Mantra for Purifying & Balancing the Five Elements ...
by pemachophel
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoches Name Collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Mipham Rinpoches Name Collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

After receiving the lung, you can recite any version of it you please. This total session should last 1 1/2 hours or so. Because there are so many English versions of Zang Chod Monlam, I'm now thinking of not reading it also in English.
by pemachophel
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoches Name Collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: Mipham Rinpoches Name Collection of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Is this Adam? If not, someone else has already asked that. It will depend entirely on time. Zang Chod Monlam is long, especially if I give the lung in both Tibetan and English which is what I would like to do.
by pemachophel
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Khandro Kunzang to Teach Kyed-pa Zhi Sat., Mar. 13
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Khandro Kunzang to Teach Kyed-pa Zhi Sat., Mar. 13

Khandro Kunzang Dechen Chodron will be teaching the Kyed-pa Zhi Mar. 13 via Zoom. This is about how to assess one's lung-ta (fortune), wang-thang (personal power), lu (bodily health), and sog (life-force) and how to remedy those if they are below parr. These teachings wer e imparted to Khandro Kunza...

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