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by Karinos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpa Livelihood
Replies: 20
Views: 3373

Re: Ngakpa Livelihood

unless you are rich already you need to work for money. Dharma in the west is not for free, retreats teachings etc cost money and sometimes a lot. choose work which you like to do, earn money, spend for Dharma practice (personal or support others). no need to complicate things I'm financial analyst ...
by Karinos
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: New Guru Rinpoche art by Alex Grey
Replies: 21
Views: 3613

Re: New Guru Rinpoche art by Alex Grey

Malcolm wrote: Personally, I think it is a pretty ugly painting. He has done much better work in the past.
:good:
by Karinos
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 88
Views: 24955

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

Lopon or LOTR ( :mrgreen: ) also visits UK, last year there were two courses and in 2016 there will be two probably too, one in July one in October. I believe Dudjom Khandro Tuktik terma teachings and empowerments. exact schedule will be availiable later: http://www.loponpogyantanzin.com/#!about2/c4nz
by Karinos
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jampal Tsedag picture
Replies: 25
Views: 3730

Re: Jampal Tsedag picture

the point is not that you describe me how he looks, the point is to find a correct picture :) thank you Good luck! I've been looking for almost 2 years. looking since 14 years :) haha ok not very extensive search but it's still unresolved and I'm not discouraged :sage: Maybe this will help, this sh...
by Karinos
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jampal Tsedag picture
Replies: 25
Views: 3730

Re: Jampal Tsedag picture

the point is not that you describe me how he looks, the point is to find a correct picture :)
thank you
by Karinos
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jampal Tsedag picture
Replies: 25
Views: 3730

Re: Jampal Tsedag picture

thanks, but Kalarupa / Dharmaraja - Yamantaka protector is looking slightly different from Jampal Tsedag (Manju Ayushpati).

still would be great to find picture :)
by Karinos
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Information on Sarasvati
Replies: 42
Views: 13736

Re: Information on Sarasvati

There are several tantric forms of Sarasvati in Tibetan Buddhism, both in Sarma and Terma - to mention few: - white two armed Vajra Sarasvati from Samputa Tantra, - white four armed Vajra Sarasvati (Taranatha's Rinjung Gyatsa), - red two armed Vajra Sarasvati (termas + Shakyasri Bhadra tradition - p...
by Karinos
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the Buddhist's view on homosexuality?
Replies: 31
Views: 6139

Re: What is the Buddhist's view on homosexuality?

I believe OP question was not about survival of monastic sangha but whenever people with homosexual tendencies are included or excluded from community of practitioners. And answer from my personal experience is - definitely included.
by Karinos
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the Buddhist's view on homosexuality?
Replies: 31
Views: 6139

Re: What is the Buddhist's view on homosexuality?

I'm gay and I'm practicing vajrayana for last 22 years.
There are homophobic teachers out there so just avoid them.
Most of teachers however they don't care or are supportive.

at some stage of practice it all becomes minor issue anyway, mind has no sex really :yinyang:
by Karinos
Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Hindu Deities in Tibetan Nyingma
Replies: 46
Views: 10064

Re: Hindu Deities in Tibetan Nyingma

Hindu deities like Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva (Mahesvara), Agni, Vayu, Varuna, Yama, Surya, Chandra, Kubera, Ganapati etc. etc. are also protectors of many HAYT mandalas (i.e. Vajrabhaiarava, Mahakala, Chaturpitha) they have their respective places in mandala and are subjects of offerings, veneration and...
by Karinos
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not following commitments
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

Re: Not following commitments

The ultimate goal of Guru is to get you to the point that you need no Guru anymore. So whenever I have doubts I always check myself if I'm becoming more self-confident about Dharma practice or more confused. There are also clear instructions about qualities of Guru. One should investigate and check ...
by Karinos
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How long do you meditate for?
Replies: 156
Views: 21070

Re: How long do you meditate for?

ngodrup wrote: One of my teachers, a Geshe from Ganden, put it very simply
"The dharma doesn't punish, it only blesses." This same Geshe asked me why most western practitioners are
so crazy.
:heart: :good:
by Karinos
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How long do you meditate for?
Replies: 156
Views: 21070

Re: How long do you meditate for?

Jeff, the point is that in Tibet in the Gelug tradition, śamatha meditation was not especially emphasized, historically. The fact is that Sakyas and Gelugpas don't do much sūtrayāna style śamatha because they think sadhana practice (reciting texts, chanting mantras, and so on) is a more effective m...
by Karinos
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 88
Views: 24955

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

I have one question; is there a possibility to meet Rinpoche in person, individually? How would you compare this to the retreat, which I thought, was only option? Łukasz (Poland) of course, there is always possibility for individual conversation. The best way is always to ask organizer or Rinpoche'...
by Karinos
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche's Marriage
Replies: 24
Views: 19417

Re: Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche's Marriage

kalden yungdrung wrote: All in all am very interested to visit a teaching from Rinpoche if he would be in Europe.
Please contact me, if someone of you does know when Rinpoche will give teachings here in Europe.
KY
Kalu Rinpoche is almost all the time in France these days :namaste:
by Karinos
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Active Protectors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

Re: Active Protectors?

why don't you do Mahakala sadhana (for example) everyday for few years and see how your life is changing? :twothumbsup: this way you will have direct experience of Dharmapalas activity yourself I have to say that sounds unsettlingly close to the "chant for wealth" doctrines taught by some religious...
by Karinos
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Active Protectors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2858

Re: Active Protectors?

why don't you do Mahakala sadhana (for example) everyday for few years and see how your life is changing? :twothumbsup:
this way you will have direct experience of Dharmapalas activity yourself
by Karinos
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 88
Views: 24955

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

Lukasz are you in Poland? Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpocze is visiting Poland regularly, I highly recommend to meet him. http://www.loponpogyantanzin.com/ Has he ever taught Dzogchen in Poland? I don't know. But he taught the Yeshe Lama in Austria last year. Dudjom Tersar is Dzogchen path, he teaches te...
by Karinos
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers
Replies: 88
Views: 24955

Re: recommended Dzogchen retreats/courses/teachers

Lukasz are you in Poland?

Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpocze is visiting Poland regularly, I highly recommend to meet him.

http://www.loponpogyantanzin.com/
by Karinos
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 62
Views: 7260

Re: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer

it's really really cool :namaste:

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