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by underthetree
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

Re: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?

As a Vajrayogini practitioner I have to make the pilgrimage to Nepal at some point. It does seem to me that Nepal is ground zero for syncretic religion. Naths, Shaivites, Vajrayana, Mahayana, all cross-pollinating. Are any of these Newari sadhanas in print, or available in English on the web? It wou...
by underthetree
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddh-ism without the -ism?
Replies: 43
Views: 5038

Re: Buddh-ism without the -ism?

I think that perhaps without the ism, we're left with a tree, a stand of kusha grass, the sun going down beyond a slow river. And we sit down beneath the tree.
by underthetree
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

Re: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?

Are these Newar lineages?
That was going to be my next question.
by underthetree
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

Re: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?

First off, Padmasambhava was not Tibetan.......perhaps I'm stating the obvious. Absolutely. It's just that Padmasambhava has come to represent Tibetan Buddhism while - as far as I know - having no (remembered) impact on the Indian scene. If that isn't true then obviously a big part of my question i...
by underthetree
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?
Replies: 20
Views: 3433

Non-Tibetan Mahasiddha lineages?

This is a question that has been on my mind for a very long time: are there any authentic lineages today that have one of the original Mahasiddhas as their originator, but that have not come down through Tibetan channels? The question arises from another question: how might one practice in the origi...
by underthetree
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nakedness
Replies: 103
Views: 16243

Re: Nakedness

Conceptual thought is clothing. Conceptualization is simply the draping of emptiness so that it becomes form. It isn't about 'us' being naked. Everything is naked. Everything is clothed.

Or so it seems to me.
by underthetree
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7459

Re: Signs of progress

Are there any signs that one is progressing in Mahamudra - signs that can be explained on a forum, that is? I've had some teachings, but not the pointing out instructions. I've also read a fair amount - the most important book so far has been Takpo Tashi Namgyal's 'Clarifying the Natural State' - i...
by underthetree
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7459

Re: Signs of progress

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is visiting UK very soon Good to know. Unfortunately, that retreat is way beyond my means at the moment. But I also just discovered that there's a brand new Drikung centre in Scotland. Even further away from me, but somehow it's good to know that there's finally a Drikung pres...
by underthetree
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7459

Re: Signs of progress

The best situation is to find a mahāmudrā teacher. You can then ask them specific questions and follow their advice. Quite. Unfortunately they are few and far between in my part of the UK. I might get the chance to meet Ringu Tulku quite soon, however, and if I do I'll ask him - hopefully I'll be a...
by underthetree
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Hello everybody

Thank you, everyone!

I've jumped in feet first and posted a question in the Mahamudra section...
by underthetree
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7459

Signs of progress

Are there any signs that one is progressing in Mahamudra - signs that can be explained on a forum, that is? I've had some teachings, but not the pointing out instructions. I've also read a fair amount - the most important book so far has been Takpo Tashi Namgyal's 'Clarifying the Natural State' - it...
by underthetree
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Hello everybody

Hello! This is my first posting on Dharma Wheel, though I've been a browser for a long time - here and e-sangha. I've been around Buddhism pretty much my whole life but my practice is only a few years old. I'm a solitary practitioner and I suppose my practice is Mahamudra - my attraction is to the M...

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