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by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Dao of Politics and ideology
Replies: 39
Views: 421

Re: The Dao of Politics and ideology

I've been following this Daoist teacher on facebook named Damo Mitchell. He has a stance on politics that I respect a lot, which is that it's all a joke and cultivators don't take these things so seriously. So, I'm wondering how some of you would relate with these things. Piss poor attitude for a s...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brief Sang Offering - transmission needed or no
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Brief Sang Offering - transmission needed or no

I mean, isn't "respecting the lineage" by not doing things without transmission or empowerment (or at the very least throught being allowed by your teacher) like Vajrayana 101? There is a plethora of teachings that can be meditated upon without it, from metta and shamatha to sutra recitation, etc. N...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 919

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 Könchok Thrinley
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 30
Views: 919

Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

On January, 23-24 (Sat.-Sun.) H.E.Garchen Rinpoche will have 2 live-streams: (1) Hevajra Empowerment (January 23th, Sat., 10:30am–12.30pm MST, GMT-7 or 18:30 – 20:30 CET); (2) Teachings on Four Dharmas of Gampopa (January, 24th, Sun., 9am – 12pm MST, GMT-7 or 17:00 – 20:00 CET, break 18:30-19:00 CET...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Pandita's Ordinary Wisdom
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Sakya Pandita's Ordinary Wisdom

It's a classic among tibetans. Everyone seems to know about it and it's often quoted by teachers in every tradition. Personally, I love this genre of worldly wisdom. Really? Honestly I have not really seen it quoted much, but then again I know only few of the verses. But yeah, it is really refreshi...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Pandita's Ordinary Wisdom
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Sakya Pandita's Ordinary Wisdom

Hi, does anyone have any experience/thoughts on this book called Ordinary Wisdom ? https://wisdomexperience.org/product/ordinary-wisdom/ I have an old czech translation of the Treasury of Good Advice and would be quite interested in hearing people, how applicable the teachings are and if they have ...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya Pandita's Ordinary Wisdom
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Sakya Pandita's Ordinary Wisdom

Hi, does anyone have any experience/thoughts on this book called Ordinary Wisdom ? https://wisdomexperience.org/product/ordinary-wisdom/ I have an old czech translation of the Treasury of Good Advice and would be quite interested in hearing people, how applicable the teachings are and if they have a...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sutra recordings and merit
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Sutra recordings and merit

I think it should be noted that merit-gaining activities really only provide an opportunity to acquire merit. One’s own motivation (imagine a sliding scale running from “totally selfish” to “totally selfless”) really determines the effect engaging in such activities produces. Oh this! :good: Thanks...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brief Sang Offering - transmission needed or no
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Brief Sang Offering - transmission needed or no

I did sang offerings before lung, and after lung. I felt it works both before and after. But Pema Chophel la, who as I understand is a teacher, says lung is needed for this sang. So perhaps for this one it is best not to do it without lung? Do you know of a sang practice that can be done without tr...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Sutra recordings and merit
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Sutra recordings and merit

Hi, my friend told me I have a nice soothing voice and should make recordings of reading sutras and such and share it online, so maybe people can listen to it etc. And sounds like a nice thing to do and a fun little hobby, so why not. But! It made me wonder, Is listening/playing sutra recordings an ...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 155
Views: 7501

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:14 pm DC member or no, transmission is transmission and it should be respected.
:good:

Concerning "giving lung", man it honestly made me quite sad. It is a mistake, please try to understand and purify it. It is okay, we all make mistakes, but damn. :cry:
by Könchok Thrinley
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Some observations about trends and differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Some observations about trends and differences?

You might enjoy this blog: https://ravencypresswood.com It seems like a good source on bön.
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Lotsawa Online Course
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Lotsawa Online Course

Damn and it is kind of affordable too. Shame shame, at this point in life it is still too much, but it gives me a lot of hope in future posibilities. :thumbsup:
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"

I looked for this document but can't find it. Do you have a link? I'd like to see the context. Based on your description, if we're talking about the soles of the feet during walking meditation, to say chikara wo ireru, I would not describe that as strain but rather something like, "walk with the so...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 893

Re: A single sadhana or practice

Probably white Tara, she is a special lady. :heart:
by Könchok Thrinley
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Vajra Armor (Dorje Gotrab) Question

Lama Sonam Tshering gave the lung for the Dudjom Vajra Armor sadhana coming from Black Hayagriva. So Lama Sonam transmitted more than just the mantra. The mantra is the same as Dorje Lingpa's, but it is preceded by Vajrapani's three-syllable mantra and the sadhana includes visualization of Vajrapan...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New here with question on Gay
Replies: 43
Views: 1016

Re: New here with question on Gay

:good: Thank you for that Padma von Sambha.
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment
Replies: 59
Views: 4066

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Dzogchen Empowerment

On January 9-10 (Sat.-Sun.) H.E.Garchen Rinpoche will have 3 live-streams: (1) Tsewang Dzinpa Commentary (Jan. 9, Sat., 18:30-20:00 CET); (2) Teaching on Milarepa’s Song on 10 Paramitas (Jan. 10, Sat., since 0:30am CET); (3) White Tara and other practices (Jan. 10, Sun., 18:00-20:00 CET). Please fin...
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: What happens BEFORE ngondro?
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Re: What happens BEFORE ngondro?

I have heard ngondro mentioned a lot and I know plenty of examples of what the practices are specifically, but one question I'm wondering is when in my journey I should seek this out and HOW to seek it out. Well, you find a teacher qualified to give you the transmission and ideally instructions. Do...

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